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Brunswick, Easton stay alive in 11-12

July 24, 2012


BRUNSWICK, Md. — Tyler Ebberts and Dominick Naylor hit two home runs apiece and Brunswick bounced back from a shutout loss to beat Rising Sun 16-0 Tuesday in the losers’ bracket of the Maryland State 11-12 Little League Baseball Tournament.

One day after suffering a 16-0 loss of its own at the hands of Clear Spring, the host team stayed alive despite getting just five hits. Instead, Brunswick took advantage of 11 walks and four Rising Sun errors.

Ebberts led off the game with a solo blast and added a two-run shot in the second inning. Both of Naylor’s home runs came in Brunswick’s eight-run fourth inning — a solo shot to lead off the frame and a grand slam in his second plate appearance.

Aaron Fitzwater allowed just three hits in 3 2/3 innings to earn the win for Brunswick. He struck out five.

Easton 12, South Maryland 6

Jimmy Halterman had two hits and four RBIs and Easton used a pair of five-run innings to eliminate South Maryland.

South Maryland took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on a two-run single by Andrew Kelly, but Easton answered with five runs in the third, highlighted by a two-run double from Halterman and an RBI single by Max Newnam.

South Maryland closed the gap to 5-4 in the bottom of the third on Alexander Rozner’s two-run homer, but Easton got both runs back on Noah Brack’s two-run double off the fence in left field.

South Maryland again closed to within one but left the bases loaded in the fourth. South Maryland stranded 11 runners in the game.

Easton iced the game in the sixth with five more runs. Halterman had a two-run triple in that inning.

Tucker Heinlein and Andrew Risher each had three hits for Easton.

Kelly, Rozner, Ryan Jack and Alex Cordon each had two hits for South Maryland.

Wednesday’s schedule: Easton vs. Brunswick, 4 p.m.; Clear Spring vs. West Salisbury, 7 p.m.

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