Hancock's offense did plenty of damage on Thursday night in a 16-4 victory over National in a Maryland District 1 11-12 Little League Tournament losers' bracket game.
Hancock will travel to Clear Spring tonight at 6.
After a scoreless first inning, Hancock busted loose for five runs in the top of the second. Trent Rider and Jesse Wolford each singled, both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Taylor Kerns hit a one-out, two-run single to center. Tyler Clingerman reached on a fielder's choice and Carl Potter singled to left before Brad Younker slugged a three-run homer to left.
"I thought it was going to go over," Younker said. "I hit a fastball. I felt that we were going to win the game once we got the lead to 5-0. I thought it was a good win."
Younker pitched the first 4 1/3 innings to get the win.
"I was throwing different pitches to keep them off-balance," Younker said. "I felt like I was in control."