WOONSOCKET, R.I. -- Mark Koontz had a plan for the Hagerstown PONY League 14 All-Stars.
Play three games in the East Zone Tournament and come home.
The All-Stars followed the plan, but not the way thier manager drew it up.
Hagerstown followed Friday's rousing victory with a pair of losses on Saturday to be eliminated from a chance to advance to the World Series. Hagerstown fell 10-0 to Chesterfield (Va.) in the winners' bracket final before losing 6-1 to Bergen Beach (N.Y.) to end their tournament run.
Hagerstown struggled through the second day of the tournament, collecting just five hits in the two games.
"The pitching was strong, but we just didn't hit," said Koontz.
Chesterfield put on a slow-and-steady show to lock up the win while Hagerstown bearly put up a fight.
"We had the bases loaded once and couldn't get a timely hit," Koontz said. "We didn't put any pressure on them."