When the Federal All-Stars found themselves trailing National after two innings on Tuesday, there was no cause for concern.
Federal stayed the course and got some big hits that propelled it to a 15-3 victory over National in the Maryland District 1 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game at Kenneth E. Dudley Field.
Federal hosts Hancock in a losers' bracket game tonight at 6.
National started fast in the top of the first when Jake Boutieller blasted a two-run homer to center for a 2-0 lead that lasted until the third inning.
After going scoreless through the first two innings, Federal finally got some offense going. Cole Conrad tripled to right to bring home one run before Justin Smith hit a two-run home run to center and a 3-2 lead.