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Frederick Hustlers
Wayne Main
Middletown, Maryland
Tuesday, January 20
Frederick Hustler Baseball - 2015

Welcome to the Frederick Hustlers Baseball Club. The Frederick Hustlers are a premier youth baseball organization based in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 2001, the Hustlers have become one of the more successful travel baseball organizations in the state.  The 2014 10U, 11U, 12U & 13U teams played in the very competitive Chesapeake Regional Amateur Baseball League (CRAB). The 10U team placed first during the regular season with a 20-5 record. While they lost a hard-fought 4-3 to the Olney Pirates in the Postseason Championship Game, the 10Us won the Ripken In The Zone Tournament and the Dig In Invitational. The 11U team was also very successful in the CRAB League finishing fourth with a 10-6 record; they also won the Hershey Chocolatetown Classic and the Ripken Web Gems Event. The 12U team played their best baseball in tournaments winning The Ocean City Boardwalk Brawl, finishing 2nd in the Ripken Memorial Day Tournament, and won the Ripken Web GemsTournament. They finished with an 8-15 CRAB League record but look to improve on that next season. The 13U Hustlers went 4-9 in the CRAB League but played very well in several USSSA tournaments. The 22U Hustlers played their second season in the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League and enjoyed quite a bit of success. 

The 2015 season promises to be even more exciting as three new age groups will look to win league crowns and compete in national events.  During the 2015 Summer seasons, we will have teams at the 8U, 9U, 10U (CRAB), 11U (CRAB), 12U (CRAB) and 14U (Tournament Only) age groups.  We are particularly excited about adding our new 8U, 9U and 10U teams.

The philosophy behind the organization remains the same. We want to develop players in a highly competitive environment. It is our goal to enable our players to move onto the next level of baseball, whether it be in high school or at the college level.  We are always looking to add quality players; if this sounds like the right fit for your son, please call us at 301-401-9034.

14U Hustlers are Santa's Helpers
13U Hustlers are Santa's Helpers
Tuesday, December 22
SANTAs Helpers: 13U Hustlers Volunteer at Glade Valley Toy Shoppe

The 2016 13U Frederick Hustlers recently volunteered at the Glade Valley Holiday Toy Shoppe in Walkersville, MD. The Toy Shoppe is an annual event in Walkersville that provides Christmas gifts, toys and jackets to families in need in the Walkersville area. The boys helped out by meeting cars as they entered the parking lot and unloading all of the donations and carrying them upstairs to the main sorting and organizing room at the Walkersville Town Hall. Once they were up there other volunteers took care of sorting out all of the different donations to prepare for the families to do their shopping. It takes a large number of volunteers to run this event every year and the Hustler boys had a great time helping out the community and topped off the night with a pizza dinner at CiCis! A good time was had by all and the Hustlers look forward to making this an annual event.

Monday, September 28
12U Hustlers Make Early Exit From Longhorn Tournament

The 12U Hustlers played uninspired baseball over the weekend and found themselves heading back from the Longhorn Tournament in Leesburg, VA earlier than expected. The Hustlers got a strong combined pitching effort from Nick DeLisi, Tyler Prather and Matt Cunningham under the lights on Friday night and beat a solid Fielder’s Choice team from Purcellville 5-3. With a chance to win their pool on Saturday morning, the “black and gold” came out flat and lost to PG Select 11-5. “We didn’t compete. We simply went thru the motions - it was a very disappointing performance,” noted Coach Main. One bright spot in the game, however, was the emergence of newly acquired LHP Luke Schlimm. “He’s extremely crafty. He has an idea – he’s going to be a good one,” added Main. The Hustlers responded to the challenge and showed the determination and grit that’s become a trademark of the program in the consolation game on Saturday night. Down 4-2 heading into the last inning, the Virginia Force padded their lead to 6-2 after a Hustler miscue. With the Forces’ starting pitcher still on the mound, the Hustlers went to work in the bottom of the sixth. Dustin Isanogle led off with a liner to center. DeLisi gave the Hustlers hope with a "take this" two-run homer to left center. Cunningham answered with a solo shot to left (his second of the night) sending the pitcher to the showers and the Hustler faithful into a frenzy. Down 6-5 and no outs, Tyler Prather greeted the reliever with a sharp single to left and Ryan Bennett followed with a drive to right that went off the right fielder’s glove. The Hustlers had second and third with no outs. Unfortunately, the next three hitters struck out and the rally fell short. JT Sachar gave the Hustlers a huge lift pitching four solid innings and Cunningham was outstanding in his two frames.

The Hustlers are back in action Sunday, October 4, 1:00pm and 3:00pm, at the Yellow Springs baseball complex against the MD Warriors.

Tuesday, September 22
Fall Baseball Update

The 2016 12U Hustlers are in full-swing, Fall baseball mode. “We’ve added some new kids to go with our strong core group so there’s really a feeling of optimism and excitement in the air,“ noted Coach Main. “The kids are working hard, the attitudes are amazing, and the results have been impressive to say the least.” In the past two weekends, the Hustlers have tangled with three quality teams: the Olney Pirates, MD Redbirds and the Catoctin Baseball Club. “All three of these clubs are very well coached and the kids play hard so it was satisfying to see our guys getting after it,” added Coach Main. “We hit the ball this past weekend, by far, the best in the two-plus years that this group has been together, and I’m talking right thru the entire lineup.” The Hustlers played the always tough Olney Pirates to a 2-2 tie in a rain-shortened game on the opening weekend, and then turned around and lost two slugfest games (13-12, 15-13) to the extremely talented Redbird team this past Saturday. “Despite being on the wrong end of the score, we took a lot of positives out of these two games because the Redbirds are very good and we had leads going into the last inning of both games; we just didn’t finish,” noted Coach Main. “We squared up balls from gap to gap.  I’m thinking we’ll look back at some point and see these games as a turning point for many of our guys.” Sunday’s doubleheader against the Catoctin Baseball Club (CBC) which featured several of the talented players from the Thurmont Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional Runner-up team gave plenty of reason for the optimism. The Hustlers scored ten runs in the first inning of game one and eight runs in the first inning of game two on the way to two wins. The Hustlers are back in action on Friday night in Leesburg, VA, as part of the Longhorn Tournament where they will face Fielder’s Choice (VA).

Monday, June 29
11U Hustlers Win Sports at the Beach “Schools Out” Championship

Sports at the Beach CHAMPS
The Frederick Hustlers rolled into Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for the 15-team Sports at the Beach Tournament and left with the Championship. The winners, known for their outstanding pitching and defense, added one more spice to their recipe and that came in the form of the long ball. Matt Cunningham hit three home runs, Marshall Mott connected twice, and Joe Pippin and Tyler Prather each had one as the Hustlers outscored their six opponents 58-15. Mott, Cunningham, Nick DeLisi, Justin Ropp, and Pippin all came up big on the mound throughout the weekend. The Hustlers beat the Waldwick Warriors 13-0 on Friday to open pool play and then took care of the Northern Valley Coyotes 7-4. The boys in black and gold then turned around Saturday and dispatched the Delmarva Diamonds 11-3 before the heavy rain came. Saturday’s second scheduled game against the Frozen Ropes Rockies was cancelled. The #1 seeded Hustlers started Championship Round play on Sunday with an impressive 11-0 win over the Olney All-Stars. They followed that up with an equally exciting 10-5 win over the GB Heat; the GB Heat had just eliminated the strong Olney Pirates from the CRAB League 8-1. The Championship game pitted the tournament’s #1 and #2 seeds and this day belonged to the Hustlers. DeLisi, Cunningham and Pippin limited the Pittsburgh Outlaws to three runs in the 6-3 win. Mott led the Hustlers at the plate going 6-11, followed by Prather (7-13), DeLisi (7-14), Pippin (7-14), Ropp (6-12), Cunningham (6-15) and JT Sachar (4-10).

Tuesday, June 23
Hustlers Dominate ALL-AREA First Team Honors

FNP All-Area First Team

Congratulations to the following players who spent time developing their skills as Frederick Hustlers.  Eighteen players were recognized by the Frederick News Post as High School ALL-AREA First Teamers for 2015 and eleven of those young men wore the Hustler black and vegas gold.  We are incredibly proud of these guys as they are not only super-talented on the diamond, they are outstanding young men.  We take great pride in drawing players from all over - these guys represent Middletown, Brunswick, Urbana, Walkersville, Governor Thomas Johnson, Oakdale and Tuscarora High Schools.

Would you like to be next? Tryouts for next year's Hustler teams are August 15-16 and 22-23 at Yellow Springs. 

Monday, June 22
12U Hustlers Win RIPKEN In the Zone Tournament

Ripken In The Zone Champs


The 12U Hustlers went 4-0 while winning the Ripken In The Zone Tournament. The Hustlers utilized 6 pitchers: David Karszen, Brooks Burnett, Graham Albers, Justin Lynch, Brooks Aleshire, and Colby Horning. Colby Horning was selected as the MVP during the championship win over the Calvert Tide; he had 8 strikeouts over 4 innings of work. Brooks Burnett came in and closed out the final two innings. During the two day tournament Adrian McGuthrie led the Hustlers with 9 RBI's, followed by David Karszen and Kyle Brown with 5 RBI's each. All 12 players contributed at least one RBI.


Monday, June 22
12U Hustlers Win Battle at Gettysburg Championship

2015 12U Battle at Gettysburg CHAMPS

Thursday, June 18
11U Hustlers Split DH With Olney

The 11U Hustlers played host to the Olney Pirates on Wednesday evening and the result was more of the same when these two teams meet. The Pirates won game one 6-3 and the Hustlers took game two 12-5. Justin Ropp, Matt Cunningham and Andrew McElwain each had two hits in the opener. JT Sachar was 1-1 with two walks and two runs scored. The Hustlers leaned on the pitching of McElwain, Nick DeLisi and Cunningham in game two. McElwain and Tyler Prather doubled for the winners, while Sachar and Joe Pippin had key run scoring singles. Sachar, DeLisi, McElwain, Pippin and Ryan Bennett each scored two runs.

The Hustlers travel to Howard County on Sunday for a doubleheader with the HCYP Raiders.

Wednesday, June 17
Struss, Cunningham Provide Power Surge – 11U Hustlers Take Two

Coming off a disappointing game where they were shut out, the 11U Hustlers responded in grand fashion in Saturday's twinbill. Jared Struss connected for two home runs (one an opposite field blast) and two doubles, and Matt Cunningham homered and had two doubles to complement outstanding pitching and defense. The Hustlers beat the PG Select BlueSox 5-4 and the MD Warriors 11-6 behind strong outings from Marshall Mott, Justin Ropp, Cunningham and Nick DeLisi. The Hustler’s trademark defense was also on display with Joe Pippin running balls down in centerfield and Ropp and JT Sachar turning double plays in the middle of the diamond. The Hustlers recorded eleven hits in game two with Struss, Cunningham and Andrew McElwain each having two.

The Hustlers are back at it today (Wednesday, June 17) at Yellow Springs with a doubleheader against the talented Olney Pirates; first pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm.

Monday, June 15
8U Hustlers - RIPKEN Summer Kick Off Tournament Co-CHAMPS!!

8U Ripken Co-Champs
The 8U Hustlers had a RIPKEN EXPERIENCE to remember.  Locked up in a 3-3 tie going into the bottom of the 6th on Sunday, the young Hustlers were forced to settle for Co-Champs with the Go Wags Outlaws (PA) after a two-hour storm rolled through Aberdeen during the Championship Game. The Hustlers opened up a 3-0 lead after three innings; however, the Outlaws came back to score three of their own in the top of the 4th. When the storm arrived, the Hustlers had a runner on first with one out in the bottom of the 6th but we'll never know how it would have ended. The young Hustlers started Saturday with a 14-0 win over the Backyard University Gamers (PA) and ended the day with a 16-1 win over the Medford Renegades (NJ).  Sunday morning started with a well played 6-0 victory over a well-traveled VA Select Team that draws from the baseball hotbed of Tidewater, VA.  Congrats to the young players who have continued to improve throughout the season; we are extremely proud of them!!

Monday, June 8
11U Hustlers Fall 6-3 in Semis to Tournament Champ

The 11U Hustlers enjoyed a great weekend of baseball in the 4th Annual Battle at Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. The Hustlers went 2-0 in Saturday’s preliminary round and beat the Renegades Athletic Club 8-7 and the Keystone Bombers 12-9. Saturday’s play earned the Hustlers the #4 seed in the 14 team tournament Championship round. The young Hustlers started Sunday’s play with an impressive 15-0 win over the Central PA Yetis (#5 seed). That set up a semi-final matchup with the talented #1 seeded GoWags War Eagles. The War Eagles prevailed by a score of 6-3 and went on to win the tournament championship. The War Eagles outscored their other four opponents by a combined score of 38-1, including an 8-0 win over the Southern MD Knights in the final game.

Marshall Mott started on the mound in the semi-final game and was most impressive for 2.2 innings. Unfortunately, Mott ran out of gas and surrendered four runs before the 3rd inning ended. Matt Cunningham came on in relief and pitched well.

Mott, Cunningham, Andrew McElwain, Tyler Prather and Justin Ropp all had strong outings on the mound over the weekend.    McElwain (7-11, .636), Cunningham (5-9, .555) and Nick DeLisi (5-11, .455) led the Hustlers offensively. Cunningham and Jared Struss each homered.

The Hustlers are back in action Wednesday night, 6:00pm, at the Yellow Springs Baseball Complex.

Monday, June 1
Déjà vu Andrew – 11U Hustlers Take Two from Warriors

One of the defensive stars from the 2014 10U Hustler Championship season was third baseman Andrew McElwain. Andrew was an individual highlight reel, making all of the routine plays and frequently the difficult causing fans and opponents to shake their heads. Early in the 2015 season, Andrew flashed a penchant for running down fly balls during a batting practice and was hesitantly moved to centerfield where he’s been equally impressive. On Sunday, McElwain returned to his home of third base and as Yogi Berra once quipped, “it was déjà vu all over again.” Andrew made the routine and the difficult plays look easy as he accounted for six of the 18 outs in game two. He also delivered at the plate. The Hustlers rode the strong pitching of Marshall Mott and Nick DeLisi in game one for a 10-3 win and Justin Ropp and Matt Cunningham for an 8-5 victory in the nightcap. JT Sachar led the winners offensively in game one with a 3-3 performance. Tyler Prather, Mott and Joe Pippin each contributed 2-run singles. Dustin Isanogle had the other Hustler hit. The Hustlers collected 10 hits in the second game and the star was McElwain who doubled, tripled and drove in a run. Mott also had two hits and an RBI to complete a strong 3-5 day. Prather, Ryan Bennett, and Pippin each contributed RBI singles. Sachar, Ropp and Isanogle also singled. Sachar added a walk to go with a line drive out to deep right to complete a 4-5 day. Isanogle also walked to reach base safely three out of six plate appearances on the day. Bennett made several key running grabs in left field, and DeLisi and Isanogle provided solid efforts behind the plate.

The Hustlers are back in action Thursday evening at home – the Yellow Springs baseball complex at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, May 26
8U Hustlers Win Walk the Plank Memorial Day Tournament

Champs at Walk The Plank Tournament
The 2015 8U Hustlers played great defense and had "lights out" pitching to win their first tournament of the summer. The defense only committed 2 errors and the pitchers only surrendered 3 walks during the 5 wins. They say "good pitching beats good hitting" and that was the case this weekend. "The offense came thru in the right situations and moved runners up when needed and then the timely hit seemed to happen for us this weekend," said Manager Steve Sigler. Sigler added, "Base-running was also excellent throughout the weekend. Great team Chemistry was evident as the kids seemed to really pick each other up!!" The Hustlers started out beating the Olney Pirates on Saturday 3-0, and followed that up with a 13-3 win over the HCYP Raiders. On Sunday the day started with a 12-2 win over PG Select and ended the afternoon with a hard fought 5-1 win over the Raiders of HCYP again which put the young Hustlers in Monday's Championship game. The Hustlers went up against the Olney Pirates again on their home field - bringing home the Championship Trophy with a well played, 4-0 win against a strong Pirates Squad.

Thursday, May 21
Hustlers Cool Off HCYP

Hustlers Celebrate with Jimmie Cone

The Hustlers took on one of the hottest CRAB League teams on Wednesday night in Howard County and came away with a 12-1 win over the HCYP Raiders. Nick DeLisi, Marshall Mott and Tyler Prather shared the pitching duties and all three competed. DeLisi worked three scoreless to open the game and only gave up two hits. Mott came in for innings four and five and only surrendered one run on two hits. Prather slammed the door with a scoreless sixth and seventh and was aided by an impressive 6-4-3 double play. JT Sachar led the Hustlers with four hits and three runs. Joe Pippin, Ryan Bennett and Dustin Isanogle each had two hits; one of Bennett’s was a double. Matt Cunningham had a double to go along with two SAC flies and four RBIs. DeLisi, Prather and Mott each had a hit.

The Hustlers are back in action at home on Thursday, May 28 against the Olney Pirates.

Monday, May 18
11U Hustlers Earn Split in Sunday Round-Robin

The Frederick Hustlers locked horns with two quality opponents on Sunday and came away with a split – losing the opener 12-7 to the Keystone Bombers (PA) and taking the nightcap 10-5 against PG Select BlueSox. The Hustlers found themselves in a great 3-3 game heading into the last inning when the Bombers exploded for nine runs. The Hustlers did not go quietly in the bottom half scoring four runs of their own. Marshall Mott was effective on the mound holding the solid hitting Bombers to two runs in four innings. Mott had three strikeouts. JT Sachar, Tyler Prather and Matt Cunningham led the Hustler 9-hit attack with two each. Sachar doubled and scored two runs while Cunningham hit a mammoth home run to deep left center. Nick DeLisi and Andrew McElwain doubled and Ryan Bennett singled in a losing effort.

The PG Select BlueSox beat the Keystone Bombers in the middle game 8-7 when Jasiah Harris belted two home runs. The Hustlers then bounced back and beat the BlueSox 10-5. Nick DeLisi was solid toeing the rubber; he pitched four innings and surrendered only five runs. Prather pitched well in relief throwing two scoreless. In the meantime, the Hustler bats woke up and created havoc. The Hustlers scored five runs in the first behind four hits, a SAC fly and two walks. DeLisi, Justin Ropp, Mott, and Joe Pippin had the big hits. Mott and Jared Struss each had two hits while DeLisi doubled and Sachar, Ropp, Cunningham, Pippin, and Dustin Isanogle had one a piece.

The Hustlers are back in action on Wednesday evening when they travel to Kiwanis Wallis Park to take on HCYP.

Monday, May 11
11U Hustlers Drop Three in Dig In Tournament

The Frederick Hustlers dropped three games over the weekend in the nine-team Dig In tournament – one to the Elkridge Hurricanes (7-6) and two to the tourney champ Virginia Breeze (9-1) and (1-0). Saturday’s effort against Elkridge lacked effort and energy and the Hustlers ended up on the short end. The game ended with two outs in the bottom of the 7th when a high pop-up between second base and CF wasn’t caught. Dustin Isanogle led the Hustlers with two hits while Joe Pippin delivered a big, two out two-run single in the Hustler four-run fourth inning. Tyler Prather doubled, and Justin Ropp, Marshall Mott and Ryan Bennett each contributed singles. After a very disappointing loss, the Hustlers bounced back against a really good Virginia Breeze team. The Hustlers were in a 2-1 ballgame before the wheels came off in the 5th. Marshall Mott limited the Breeze to one run on three hits in the three innings of work. The Hustlers were held to a lone hit – a single by Bennett in the fourth.

The reward for a bad Saturday of baseball was a rematch on Sunday as the #7 seeded Hustlers got a rematch against the #2 seeded Breeze. This time – the Hustlers came ready to play and Marshall Mott, Nick DeLisi and Matt Cunningham were all sensational on the mound. Mott worked the first three and only allowed one base hit; he struck out three. Nick DeLisi made his season debut on the bump and wasn’t to be outdone. He too pitched three scoreless – striking out three and only surrendering two hits. Matt Cunningham pitched a scoreless 7th and struck out two. The Breeze finally broke through in the bottom of the 8th with a run on a walk and a single. The Hustlers had great opportunities in the 7th and 8th innings to win but couldn’t get the big hit or sacrifice fly. In the 7th, JT Sachar led off with a line drive to left center. After stealing 2nd, Nick DeLisi laid down a beautiful sacrifice to get Sachar to third with one out. The next two Hustlers struck out and grounded back to the pitcher to end the threat. Matt Cunningham led off the 8th by air-mailing the left fielder with a double. Mott followed with a comebacker to the pitcher but Cunningham was thrown out going to third to end the rally. Sachar had two hits, and Cunningham doubled and Jared Struss singled in the loss.

The Virginia Breeze beat a very good Dig In team 8-3 in the Championship game.

Wednesday, May 6
12U Hustlers Finish Second at 6th Annual Chocolatetown Classic

12U Hustlers Claim Runnerup Medals
The 12U Hustlers put together a strong weekend in defeating the Wyckoff Raiders (NJ) 12-2, Seneca War Eagles (NJ) 12-4, Elite Baseball (PA) 11-1, Loudoun South Eagles (PA) 19-5, and the Mid-State Mavericks (PA) 9-5 before losing to the South Jersey Sand Sharks 16-1 in the Championship game at the 6th Annual CHOCOLATETOWN Classic in Hershey, PA over the weekend.

Monday, May 4
11U Hustlers Finish Runner-up at RIPKEN Gold Glove

Ripken Gold Glove Runnerups
The Frederick Hustlers made the trek to Aberdeen, MD for the 16-team Ripken Gold Glove tournament over the weekend and came away with second place and numerous new admirers of their stellar defensive play. Playing the 8:00am game on Saturday at Cal Sr.’s Stadium Field, the Hustlers showed a lot of life in defeating the Bergen Express (NJ) 9-1. Justin Ropp was fantastic on the mound working three innings with four strikeouts and holding Bergen to one run. Matt Cunningham and Marshall Mott closed the deal with three scoreless innings. Nick DeLisi led the Hustlers with two base hits. JT Sachar doubled, Cunningham tripled and Tyler Prather added a single. The Hustlers kept the pedal to the floor in defeating the Washington Township Minutemen 10-0 in the 2:45pm game. Marshall Mott and Joe Pippin combined on an abbreviated no-hitter with four strikeouts and the Hustler defense made several nice plays in the field. DeLisi and Cunningham each had two hits; one of Cunningham’s was a double. JT Sachar, Ropp, Ryan Talbert and Andrew McElwain each singled while Pippin had a double.

Saturday’s effort earned the black and gold the #1 seed for Sunday’s championship round and another game on Cal Sr’s Stadium Field at 10:15am. This time the opponent was the South River Seahawks (Annapolis, MD) and the Hustlers won 9-0. Ropp and Pippin again combined on the shutout and the defense was again very sharp and fun to watch. Prather and McElwain each had two hits. One of Prather’s was a triple. Sachar also tripled, Pippin and Cunningham doubled, and Talbert singled in the win. The Hustlers moved on to the semi-final game against the Mid-Atlantic Shockers (Salisbury, MD) at 12:30pm. The Shockers scored one in the first but were then shut down by Mott and Cunningham who combined for five strikeouts. The Hustlers swung tired bats and only accounted for two hits (Sachar and Ropp) but managed to take advantage of four Shocker miscues in the field to take a 4-1 win and advance to the Championship game.

The Hustlers lost the Championship game 10-0 to the South Jersey Titans and most surprisingly, played uninspired baseball with the title on the line. The Titans struck early in the first when tournament MVP Adams Williams hit a deep home run to left to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. It looked like the Hustlers would bounce right back as Sachar and DeLisi scorched base hits to lead off the bottom half of the first. The Hustlers had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs but went quietly when the 3, 4 and 5 hitters popped up consecutively to end the threat. The Hustlers had runners on 2nd and 3rd in the second inning as well with one out but got a weak ground ball to third and a sharp line out to first to end the inning. Sachar and Pippin led the way with two hits while DeLisi, Ropp, Cunningham, and Talbert each had singles.

Thursday, April 30
11U Hustlers on Losing End of Close Ballgame

The young Hustlers took a 7-2 lead into the 6th inning only to find themselves on the losing end of 8-7 ballgame to HCYP on Wednesday evening in Howard County. On a beautiful evening for baseball, the Hustlers fielded the ball poorly and didn’t take charge on the mound down the stretch. Toss in the fact that HCYP kept battling and put together good ABs in the 6th and 7th innings, and the Hustlers had a long ride back to Frederick. JT Sachar, Andrew McElwain and Dustin Isanogle each had two hits. Matt Cunningham added a two-run home run, while Nick DeLisi, Ryan Talbert and Ryan Bennett each had singles. Justin Ropp and Cunningham tossed the first four innings and limited HCYP to two runs on four hits.  Marshall Mott and Joe Pippin shared the last three innings on the mound.

Monday, April 27
Mott, Cunningham NO-NO Highlights Saturday Sweep

Marshall Mott Dealing K's

The 11U Hustlers played arguably their best baseball of the young season in sweeping Backyard University and the HCYP Raiders by scores of 9-6 and 13-1 on Saturday at the Yellow Springs Baseball Complex. Joe Pippin got things going by tossing four quality innings against Backyard – limiting the Gamers to one run on two hits. Pippin fanned three. Meanwhile, the Hustlers used singles by JT Sachar and Nick DeLisi, and a two-run double by Justin Ropp to plate two runs in the bottom of the first to set the tone. The Hustlers jumped to a 9-1 lead after five innings before the Gamers made things interesting in the 6th. Ropp went 3-3 with two doubles, DeLisi had two hits and Ryan Talbert doubled.

Game two featured the Hustler’s big lefty against a really good HCYP team. Marshall Mott turned in another stellar performance throwing four innings of no-hit baseball with four strikeouts. The lone run scored on a hit batsmen, stolen base and fielder’s choice. Matt Cunningham pitched a 1-2-3 5th inning to preserve the no-hitter in a game stopped after five by the 12-run rule. The Hustlers banged out ten hits and were led by Sachar, Andrew McElwain and Talbert who each had two hits. One of Talbert’s hits was a line drive home run over the right center fence.

Friday, April 24
11U Hustlers Bring the Lumber

Pippin Slides Safely
The Hustlers put together a solid offensive showing against a good MD Warriors squad Thursday evening and came away with a 13-3 win. The black and gold banged out 12 hits of which four were for extra bases. Matt Cunningham, Justin Ropp and Ryan Talbert led the winners with two hits each. Nick DeLisi, Tyler Prather and Ryan Bennett added doubles while Marshall Mott, Joe Pippin and Jared Struss each singled. Ropp and Cunningham shared the pitching duties and both were effective. None of the three runs allowed were earned. The young Hustlers are back in action Saturday for a round-robin with Backyard University and HCYP. First pitch is scheduled for 11am at Yellow Springs, Field #1.

Tuesday, January 20
Hustler Teams Kick Off Indoor Workouts at Extra Innings


All six Frederick Hustler age groups officially kicked off the 2015 season with their first indoor workouts this weekend at Frederick Extra Innings.  Coach and fitness trainer Colin Doll is seen above taking the 11U players thru a stretching and conditioning program prior to hitting, throwing and fielding drills. The 11U roster features 11 players who represent ten different schools - a diverse and talented makeup that is common to all Hustler travel teams.  

  1. Ryan Bennett (St. John's)
  2. Matt Cunningham (Windsor Knolls)
  3. Nick DeLisi (Kemptown)
  4. Dustin Isanogle (Thurmont)
  5. Andrew McElwain (St. John's)
  6. Marshall Mott (Mother Seton)
  7. Joseph Pippin (Oakdale)
  8. Tyler Prather (West Frederick)
  9. Justin Ropp (Walkersville)
  10. J.T. Sachar (Green Valley)
  11. Jared Struss (Valley)

Wednesday, October 22

8Us, 9Us & 14Us Still Looking to Add a Couple of Talented Players For Spring 2015 Season

With the Fall tryouts behind us, the 2015 Spring teams are taking shape and we're excited about the talent that was added to all of our age groups.  We are now looking forward to beginning our indoor Winter workouts in Janauary.  In the meantime, we are focused on finding 2-3 quality players for our 8U, 9U and 14U age groups - players that will compete, contribute and grow with the program.  Please contact the respective coach if you think you have what it takes to be a Frederick Hustler; we would be happy to give you a personal workout.

Thanks, Wayne Main

President, Frederick Hustlers Baseball


8U - Manager, Steve Sigler, 301-992-8686

9U - Manager, Ronnie Jones, 717-521-9995

14U - Manager, Rocky Pryor 240-818-4531; Coach, Darren Beachley, 240-285-0055

Monday, July 7
10U Drops Heartbreaker in CRAB League Postseason Championship Game

Zach Rutter Home Run

After finishing the CRAB League regular season with a League best 19-4 record and winning the 10U National Division with a 7-1 record, the Hustlers grabbed the #1 overall seed and opened postseason play against a tough Maryland Warriors squad. As has been the case for the most of the season in big games, the Hustlers handed the ball to Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) and he did not disappoint. Ropp held the good hitting Warriors scoreless for three innings while the Hustlers went to work with their bats. JT Sachar (Green Valley) led off with a double in the first and scored on a Ropp base hit. Dustin Isanogle reached on an error to start the second and later scored on singles by Hayden Bailey (Walkersville) and Brandon Buschman (Walkersville). The Hustlers picked up two more runs in the third on a Ropp walk and singles by Andrew McElwain (St. Johns) and Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) to take what seemed like a commanding 4-0 lead. The lead grew to 5-0 before the Warriors mounted a huge comeback. Brandon Buschman pitched a shutdown inning in the 4th but struggled in the 5th with a couple of walks sandwiched between two hits and an error. The Hustlers still felt good about themselves taking a 5-3 lead into the last inning but the first two batters reached via base hits. JT Sachar came in to put out the fire with the Warriors having the tying run on third when the last out was recorded. Ropp and McElwain led the way offensively with two hits a piece while Sachar, Pippin, Ryan Bennett (St Johns), Bailey, Buschman, Zach Rutter (Middletown, RBI), and Riley Donovan (Tuscarora) each had one.

The Championship game ended up pitting the two teams with the best records during the regular season. The Olney Pirates punched their ticket with an 11-10 win over HCYP and the Hustlers knew they would have to play well to stay with the extremely talented Pirate team. The Hustlers, sporting their Vegas Gold jerseys, did not disappoint. Andrew McElwain and Joseph Pippin each threw three innings and both had what could be considered their best outings of the season. The Hustlers fell behind 1-0 in the third when Zach Rutter answered with a “bomb” to left center. The two teams traded runs in the fourth and the Hustlers seemed destined for the win in the bottom of the fifth when JT Sachar doubled in Buschman who had reached on a hit-by-pitch. Sachar stole third and that’s when the Hustlers decided to go for the win. Sachar timed the catcher’s release back to the pitcher perfectly and headed home. The pitcher’s return throw was high as Sachar slid in. When the dust settled, the umpire ruled Sachar out. Olney then scored a single run in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead and the Hustlers went quietly in their half and lost 4-3. Sachar led the way offensively with three hits against very good pitching. Rutter had the only other hit – the home run to left center.

Monday, June 23
Hustlers Pull Off Ripken TRIFECTA – Win Three Age Group Tournaments in Same Week

11U RIPKEN Web Gem Champs

Three Frederick Hustler teams went to Ripken this past week in Aberdeen, MD and all three came home with Tournament Championships. The 10U team won the 2014 In The Zone Tournament and the boys in black and gold were certainly in a zone defeating the Backyard University Gamers 11-8, Oxford Outlaws 13-1, the Ambler A’s 24-2, the South Jersey Titans, 12-1 and the Backyard University Gamers 10-2 in the Championship Game. Matt Cunningham was named the MVP.

The 11U Hustlers played some of their better ball of the season in taking home the 2014 Web Gems Tournament Title. The Hustlers beat the VBC Mudcats 9-1, the New Oxford All Stars 16-6, Capital City Crushers 9-4, the Delaware Sabres 11-1 and the GoWag Rockhounds 21-2 in the Championship Game. Andrew Stroka was named the MVP.

The 12U Hustlers continue to peak at the right time and won the 2014 Web Gems 12U Tournament. They played an inspired game against a tough Blaise Alexander Ford team and came away with a 1-0 win. They then beat the Mayslanding Muckdogs 7-4 and 11-1 before eliminating the New Bern Flames 13-4. The championship game was against none other than the Blaise Alexander Ford team and the Hustlers prevailed 8-7 and took home the Championship hardware. Kameron Walters was named the MVP.

Monday, June 16
10U Hustlers Take Doubleheader from MD Warriors

Photo courtesy of J. Buschman

The 10U Hustlers continued their solid CRAB League play with a Saturday sweep over a tough MD Warrior team by the scores of 4-0 and 13-1. Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) and Andrew McElwain (St Johns) each tossed three innings in the opener and combined on a three-hitter. The defense took care of the rest as they came up with a variety of big plays including a relay from right-center to cut down a runner at third, a highlight catch by Riley Donovan (Tuscarora) in center, and an inning-ending 4-6 double-play to thwart another rally. JT Sachar (Green Valley), Mikhai Evans (North Frederick), Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown), and Brandon Buschman (Walkersville) each had a hit; Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

The Hustler bats came to life in game two. Sachar set the table and was on base all three plate appearances. Evans had two doubles and a walk, Cunningham had a bases-clearing double to deep left center, and Isanogle doubled in a run of his own. Ropp and Ryan Bennett (St Johns) each contributed singles. Joseph Pippin (Green Valley) and Cunningham handled the pitching duties and both were superb, once again holding a good hitting ball club to three hits and one run.

The Hustlers are back in action on Thursday and Friday in Aberdeen, MD for the Ripken “In The Zone” Tournament.

Thursday, June 5
Hustler 10Us Turn Back Olney Pirates

Photo courtesy J. Buschman

The Frederick Hustlers 10U hadn’t played a game in over a week so a trip to Olney to take on the always tough and well-coached Pirates seemed like a tall order. The young Hustlers answered with their trademark play: solid pitching, great defense and timely hitting. The result was a 3-2 signature win for the first year team. Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) got things going in the first when he doubled to the corner in right chasing home Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) who had drawn a tough two-out walk. The Pirates tied the score at one in the fourth only to see the Hustlers respond with two of their own. Mikhai Evans (North Frederick) walked and stole second before Ropp singled up the middle. Ropp moved up to third with some heady base running before Andrew McElwain (St. Johns) delivered a key sacrifice fly. Ropp, McElwain, Joseph Pippin (Oakdale), JT Sachar (Green Valley) and Brandon Buschman (Walkersville) shared the pitching duties and all were effective. Sachar got the win and Buschman picked up the save. The Pirates outhit the Hustlers 6-3. Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) had the other Hustler hit.

The Hustlers travel to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware this weekend for Sports at the Beach’s Clash of the Titans Tournament.

Monday, May 19
10U Hustlers Dig In and Win Tournament Championship

2014 Dig In Tournament Champs

The 10U Hustlers played like champions on Sunday and came away with the 2014 Dig In Invitational Tournament Championship. The day started at 9:00am with a 7-4 win over Gambrills. The young Hustlers then put together one of their most complete games of the season and beat the #2 seed - a very good team out of Winchester, VA - 10-0. The Hustlers then waited for the winner of the other side of the bracket where the HCYP Raiders of the CRAB League nipped the tournament host Dig In team by a score of 9-7. The Hustlers refused to lose and won their first tournament crown by beating a well-coached HCYP Raider team 8-2.

The Hustler’s alarm clock sounded in the second inning of game one on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) and Andrew McElwain (St Johns) got things started with back-to-back singles. Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) then created chaos by introducing the bunt game. Pippin laid down a perfectly placed bunt to load the bases. After a fielder’s choice at the plate, the Hustlers turned to the safety squeeze and Ryan Bennett (St Johns) laid down a gem. Riley Donovan (Tuscarora) moved the runners over before JT Sachar (Green Valley), Mikhai Evans (North Frederick), Cunningham and McElwain produced run-scoring singles. When the inning was over, the Hustlers had put a 7-spot on the board and turned to their pitching and defense. Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs), McElwain and Brandon Buschman (Walkersville) all pitched great in the win.

The Hustlers got an immediate scare in game two. Winchester’s leadoff hitter laced a line drive off the starting pitcher Mikhai Evans. Evans had to leave the game but returned later to take his place in CF. Meanwhile, Cunningham came on and tossed three shutout innings. The Hustler bats went to work getting one in the third when Sachar walked and stole two bases, and two more in the fourth when Ropp walked, Cunningham singled and McElwain doubled. The Hustlers scored four more in the fifth and three in the sixth to make in 10-0. Meanwhile, Ropp, McElwain and Pippin combined to slam the door on the Winchester bats. Sachar finished 1-1 with three runs scored, Ropp went 2-3 with two runs, and Cunningham and McElwain each had two hits.

The Championship game was against a familiar League foe in HCYP who the Hustlers have struggled with some in this young season. The Hustlers however responded and played like this game had a little more purpose. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Hustlers came back swinging and got even at two apiece in the second. Evans gave his team the juice it needed by bouncing one over the fence in left center for a standup double to start the third. Ropp followed with single, McElwain doubled, Pippin got hit-by-the-pitch, and Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) singled. The Hustlers then turned to their trademark pitching and defense with Ropp, McElwain and Cunningham each pitching like they weren’t willing to settle for anything less than the championship. The Hustlers kept the momentum going when Cunningham, McElwain and Pippin led off the fifth with consecutive singles. After a walk to Isanogle, Bennett scorched one to left and Zach Rutter (Middletown) singled to left center. The Raiders went quietly in the sixth and the young 10U Hustlers, playing in their first tournament ever, collected their championship trophies.

The Hustlers split two close games on Saturday to pick up the third seed in the eight team tournament for Championship Sunday. Isanogle caught all five of the Hustler games over the weekend and was so incredibly good. Sachar pitched an awesome complete game two on Saturday which allowed the Hustlers to have their full arsenal of starters available on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 13
12U Hustlers Win Ocean City Boardwalk Brawl

Photo courtesy of D. Norris
The 12U Hustlers went 4-0 in their first tournament of the year.  The team did a great job in all facets of the game. Strong pitching performances! Great weekend with the bats! Great overall defense!

Monday, May 12
10U Hustlers Bounce Back with Doubleheader Win Over Ruffnecks

Photo courtesy of S. Buschman

The Frederick Hustlers completed a doubleheader sweep of a tough Mason Dixon RuffNeck squad from York, PA with a clutch 5-4 win in game two on Saturday. The Hustlers were late to wake up in the opener trailing 2-0 early but a six run third inning proved the difference as they came away with a 10-4 victory. Matt Cunningham (Green Valley), Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) and Mikhai Evans (North Frederick) handled the pitching duties while the offense went to work. Leadoff man JT Sachar (Green Valley) started the 3rd inning with a line drive to left and the Hustlers were off and running. Evans followed with a walk and Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) singled. Another clutch hit by Dustin Isanogle (Lewiston) sandwiched around two Mason Dixon errors where Andrew McElwain (St Johns) and Ryan Bennett (St Johns) squared up balls and the Hustlers found themselves with a workable cushion. Sachar and Ropp each had two hits and scored two runs while Evans was on base all three times (error, walk and single) and scored two runs. Cunningham, McElwain and Isanogle each recorded a hit.

Game two turned out to be quite a pitcher’s duel. Justin Ropp tossed the first three innings and was sharp as always. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out five Ruffnecks. The game stayed at 1-0 Mason Dixon until the 4th inning when the Hustlers plated two runs. Hayden Bailey (Walkersville) got things going with a single. With two outs, JT Sachar and Mikhai Evans ripped back to back hits and the Hustlers took a 2-1 lead. The Hustlers than got a leadoff double from cleanup hitter Matt Cunningham to open up the fifth inning. Not to be outdone, Dustin Isanogle smoked one to left center for a triple and Ryan Bennett drew a critical 2-out walk. Brandon Buschman then stepped to the plate and delivered the key hit of the day - a line drive 2-run single to center to plate Isanogle and Bennett and give the Hustlers a 5-1. The Ruffnecks were not impressed and responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to make it a 5-4 game. The Hustlers tried to add one in the sixth but the Ruffnecks turned a nifty double play on a smoked liner by Sachar after a key SAC bunt by Riley Donovan (Tuscarora). The Hustlers then went to work on the defense side. Brandon Buschman struck out the cleanup hitter and then Andrew McElwain and Joseph Pippin turned in plays for ESPN Sportscenter. McElwain made a game saving diving catch on a ball hit to the fence in right field and Pippen jumped and snagged a liner header to the right field corner to end the game. Donovan also made a nice running catch earlier in the game in centerfield to thwart a Mason Dixon rally. Ropp, McElwain and Buschman all pitched well and Bennett was his superb self behind the plate.

The Hustlers are back in action Wednesday evening against the HCYP Raiders at the Yellow Springs Baseball Complex.

Friday, May 9
Olney Pirates Too Much for 10U Hustlers

Photo courtesy of S. Buschman
The Frederick Hustlers found themselves in a good ballgame trailing 5-3 going into the bottom of the 5th inning last evening at Olney Park. Unfortunately for the Hustlers, the Pirates found another gear and scored six runs on three uncharacteristic walks and five hits and sent the Hustlers up Interstate 70 with an 11-3 loss. The Hustlers got a gutsy three innings of pitching from Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) who limited the Pirates to just three runs (only one earned). Ropp picked off two base runners but the Hustlers failed to complete the run downs. Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) had another strong game behind the plate and has proven to be one of the best catchers in the Crab League. The Hustlers struggled to get much going offensively. JT Sachar (Green Valley) led off the 4th by getting hit-by-the-pitch. He stole second and third and scored on Mikhai Evan’s (North Frederick) RBI single. Evans then stole second before scoring on a nice line drive by Matt Cunningham (Green Valley). Cunningham finished with a 2-2 day (double, single) while Evans and Andrew McElwain (St. Johns) recorded the only other Hustler hits. Isanogle drove in the 3rd Hustler run with a nice SAC fly to left.

Monday, May 5
Sunday Fun-Day for 10U Hustlers

Photo Courtesy of S. Buschman

The Frederick Hustlers 10Us came away with a round-robin sweep on a beautiful afternoon for baseball at the Yellow Springs Baseball Complex. The Hustlers beat a scrappy Catoctin Baseball squad 13-5 in game one and held a very solid Hickory Hornets team in check in game two and won 11-4. Pitching and defense was the story of the day as the first-year Hustler team continues to put together an impressive spring. Catoctin’s starting pitching had trouble finding the plate in the opener when the Huslters scored five in the first and three in the second. The big blows in those rallies were a triple from leadoff man JT Sachar (Green Valley) and a double from three-hitter Justin Ropp (Walkersville). Sachar ended up going 2-2 with a walk and three runs scored and Ropp was 2-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) caught a stellar game and added a single, and Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) reached twice and scored two runs. Matt Cunningham (Green Valley), Pippin and Brandon Buschman shared the pitching duties. Cunningham had three strikeouts.

The Hustlers put it all together in game two against Hickory. The black and gold got great outings from Ropp and Andrew McElwain (St Johns), played superb defense and brought the lumber to the plate. Sachar was at it again leading the Hustlers off in the first with a single followed by a missle to right center by Mikhai Evans (North Frederick). Ropp got hit-by-the-pitch and Cunningham followed with a one-hop bomb to the fence in left for a standup double. After a fielder’s choice by McElwain, Pippin laced a single and it was game on. The Hustlers kept their foot on the pedal in inning two and scored four more. Zach Rutter (Middletown) and Riley Donovan (Tuscarora) drew walks before Sachar singled and Ropp ripped a shot to right center. Meanwhile the Hustlers defense made believers out of many as they turned two more double plays – literally killing Hickory rallies in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Ropp and McElwain turned in phenomenal performances on the mound, and Ryan Bennett (St Johns) and Isanogle continued to provide leadership and solid play behind the plate. Sachar, Cunningham and Pippin each had two hits; Sachar and Cunningham scored two runs. Ropp also had a hit and scored two runs and Evans finished with one hit and a run scored.

The Hustlers are back in action Thursday evening against the Olney Pirates at Olney Manor Park.

Friday, April 25
Ropp and Big Five Run Fifth Leads Hustlers Over Bears

Photo Courtesy of S. Buschman

The 10U Hustlers broke open a close ball game with five runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a 13-4 win against the LOUYAA Bears.  The Hustlers finished with 13 hits but the key to the game was pitching and defense.  Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) pitched three strong innings allowing only one run and the young Hustlers turned three double plays -- the final one a game-ender.  Dustin "Ice" Isanogle (Lewistown) was red hot at the plate going 3-3 with a double and two runs scored, JT Sachar (Green Valley) went 2-3 with a double, and Brandon Buschman went 2-3 with a run scored.  Riley Donovan (Tuscarora) and Zach Rutter (Middletown) had two of the bigger hits driving in runs in key situations; Donovan's was a triple.  Mikhai Evans (North Frederick), Ropp, Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) and Andrew McElwain (St. Johns) also contributed a hit.  Isanogle was once again a force behind the plate.

The Hustlers are back in action Saturday, April 26, for a DH against the same Bears at Utica Park.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm.

Monday, April 14
10U Hustlers Sweep Sunday Games with Catoctin and Hickory

Photo Courtesy of S. Buschman

The 10U Frederick Hustlers took their “A game” for a long ride to Bel Air, MD for a Sunday twinbill against Catoctin Baseball and the Hickory Hornets. The boys from Frederick got an excellent three innings from Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) to start game one and came away with a 17-3 win. Mikhai Evans (North Frederick), Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) and Brandon Buschman (Walkersville) worked the final two frames and provided sound relief in a game shortened by the 12-run rule. JT Sachar (Green Valley) continued his hot summer going 2-2 with a double, single and a walk. The big bats came alive in the 4th with the Hustlers clinging to a 4-1 lead. Cunningham hit a triple over the centerfielder’s head and Andrew McElwain (St. Johns) followed with a deep blast to center for a 2-run home run. Pippin, Dustin Isangole (Lewistown) and Ryan Bennett (St. Johns) followed with base knocks while Buschman and Zach Rutter (Middletown) walked before Sachar singled and the Hustlers were off and running. Sachar, Cunningham, Isanogle and Hayden Bailey (Walkersville) each had two hits. Isanogle was outstanding behind the plate.

Game two could perhaps go down as a defining moment for the young Hustlers season. The Hickory Hornets decided to give their new friends from Frederick a lesson in baseball. The Hornets rapped out six hits in the first inning and coupled with two outfield miscues, took what seemed like a commanding 6-0 lead. The Hustlers would have none of that. JT Sachar led off the bottom of the inning with a sharp single to right and then stole 2nd and 3rd. Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) followed with a single and the Hustlers were on the board with seemingly new life. Ropp went out and slammed the door on the Hornets the next two innings while the Hustlers bats came alive. Pippin, Isanogle, Buschman and Rutter all had base hits in the 2nd as the Hustlers scored three times. The big noise was made in the 4th when Sachar led off with a single, followed by a two-base missile from Evans, and sharp singles from Cunningham, McElwain, Pippin and Isanogle. When the inning was over, the Hustlers had scored five runs for a 9-6 lead. Credit goes out to Hickory because instead of rolling over, they answered with fours runs of their own in the 4th to take a 10-9 lead. The Hustlers went quietly in the fourth but came up big in the fifth as Sachar once again got things going, this time getting hit by the pitch. Evans and Ropp followed with singles and Cunningham doubled and Pippin singled. The Hustlers put four big runs up to take a 13-10 lead. McElwain then went out and slammed the door holding a great hitting team scoreless over the final two innings. Pippin led the way with three hits and two runs. Sachar was again 2-2 with an HBP and scored three runs. Evans, Ropp, and Isanogle each had two hits while McElwain, Buschman, Rutter and Riley Donvan (Tuscarora) each chipped in with one. Ryan Bennett gave the Hustlers a gritty and outstanding effort behind the plate.

Sunday, April 6
10U Hustlers Take Both Ends of Doubleheader Against Backyard University

The newest addition to Frederick Hustler baseball got its first taste of victory on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of a very good Backyard University squad from York, PA. The Hustlers answered Backyard's 2-run first with two runs of their own and then seemingly took charge of the game with a 5-run third inning. Backyard University didn't seem fazed as they continued to battle and tack on runs - two in the 3rd, 5th and 6th innings to tie the game going into the bottom of the sixth. The Hustlers answered the bell as Matt Cunningham (Green Valley) drew a one-out walk and stole second and third before being driven in by Andrew McElwain (St. Johns). Leadoff man JT Sachar (Green Valley) was on base all three ABs and scored two runs, Mikhai Evans (Eastern) singled, walked and scored two runs and Joseph Pippin (Oakdale) drove in two runs with a timely single. Cunningham, Pippin and Justin Ropp (Yellow Springs) shared the pitching duties and all three were effective; Dustin Isanogle (Lewistown) was great behind the plate.

Game two featured stellar pitching by McElwain and Ropp as they limited a good hitting Backyard ballclub to six hits. The Hustlers also got their bats going as they picked up doubles from Evans, Ropp and McElwain. Leadoff man Sachar was his feisty self as he reached base all three times again and scored two runs. Cunningham and Pippin led the way with two hits a piece. Ryan Bennett (St. Johns) was strong behind the plate. Game two ended with the Hustlers turning a spectacular 6-4-3 (Sachar-Cunningham-Rutter (Middletown)) double play.

The Hustlers are back in action on Tuesday against LOUYAA at Kemptown Elementary School. Game time is 5:30pm - come support your Hustlers!!!!

Friday, June 28
Hustlers Go 2-4 at Perfect Game WWBA 15U National Championships

The Frederick Hustlers got two great pitching performances from Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and one from Spencer Griffin (St Johns Catholic Prep) in the weeklong tournament in Marietta, Georgia.  Unfortunately, both of Parker's gems resulted in losses, a 1-0 (unearned run) heartbreaker to Team Georgia and a 2-0 loss to the SBA Canes (where Parker left after 5 innings with a scoreless game).  Griffin's masterpiece resulted in a 6-3 win over the South Carolina Diamond Devils.  The following game summaries appeared in the Scout Notes on Perfect Game's website.  Additional comments have been added by the Hustler coaching staff.

Late Double Saves Game From 0-0 Tie

6/25/2013 2:45:21 PM

After five scoreless innings, SBA Canes put two on the board in the bottom of the sixth and defeat Frederick Hustlers 2-0. Bishop Jones (2016, Charlotte Christian, NC) and Clay Hunt (2015, Ft. Mill, NC) pitched for SBA Canes. Jones struck out six with two balls and one hit in six innings. Hunt struck out three in the final inning and allowed no hits or walks. Jones touched 81 mph, Hunt touched 85 mph. Hunt went 1-for-2 with a double. John Turley (2016, Charlotte Christian, NC) also went 1-for-2 and doubled but had one RBI. Vaughn Parker (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson, MD) opened the first five for Frederick with five Ks, zero walks, and five hits. Noah Tucker (2015, Tuscarora, MD) closed with one, one, and three. Evan Pettyjohn (2015, Boonsboro, MD) and Tom McCarthy (2015, Brunswick, MD) each had one stolen base. Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) had the lone Hustler hit.  Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) pitched the bottom of the sixth and took the loss, surrendering 2 runs on three hits and a walk.

Hustlers fight to get the W

6/24/2013 10:53:07 AM

Frederick Hustlers just barely pushed passed Georgia Select Navy in their 8-7 win. Evan Pettyjohn (2015, Boonsboro, MD) was 2-2 at bat with a triple and scored two runs. John Harding (2016, Saint Johns Catholic Prep, MD) was 2-2 at bat with two doubles and three RBI's. Tom McCarthy (2015, Brunswick, MD) had two hits and scored one run. Akil Baddoo (2016, Salem, GA) had two hits with a home run and three RBI's. He also scored two runs.  Jimmy Cain (Elkridge) pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Steelheads Win Offensive Shootout

6/23/2013 2:38:30 PM

In a game shortened to 5 innings, the NY Steelheads defeated the Frederick Husters, 11-7. The 2 teams did most of their damage in different ways: the Steelheads had 10 BB and 5 timely hits, while the Hustlers had 9 hits to only 5 BB. Jake Zarrello (2016; Farmingdale, NY) had the Steelheads' only extra base hit, going 1-2 with a double, a BB, 2 runs and a RBI. Additionally, Mike Iacobellis (2016; Farmingdale, NY) went 1-3 with a run and 2 RBI. Dylan Rooney (2016; Farmingdale, NY) had 2 BB, 2 SB and 2 runs. Leadoff hitter Taylor Itnyre (2015; Jefferson, MD) led the way for the Hustlers, going 4-4 with a double, a run and 4 RBI. Elsewhere, Joey Schwartz (2016; Hagerstown, MD) went 1-3 with a double and a RBI and Alex Cartner (2015; Middletown, MD) went 1-3 with a double and a run. Noah Tucker (2015; Frederick, MD) had 2 BB and 2 runs. Steelheads starter Anthony Greco (2016; Lloyd Harbor, NY) was arguably the most effective pitcher of the game, giving up just 1 earned run while striking out 5 in 3.2 innings. In addition to his fastball, Greco threw a number of curveballs and sliders.

Hustlers withstand Devils comeback

6/22/2013 7:02:39 PM

The Frederick Hustlers scored one in the 5th and two in the 6th to win 6-3 over Diamond Devils 15U White. The Diamond Devils had come back to tie the game at three in the 3rd, before the Hustlers pulled away in the latter innings. Frederick was led offensively by the trio of Joey Schwartz, Vaughn Parker, and Matt Orr. Schwartz (2016, Smithsburg Senior HS, MD) homered, knocking in two, Parker (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, MD) went 2-3 with a double, two runs scored, and a SB, and Orr (2015, Gov. Thomas Johnson HS, MD) drove in two on two singles and also stole a base. Parker also provided a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two and earning the save. Starter Spencer Griffin (2016, Saint Johns Catholic Prep, MD) was solid, allowing three runs in five innings, striking out six. Diamond Devil Chris Thompson (2016, J.L. Mann HS, SC) homered out of the leadoff spot. Austin Wrape (2015, Andrew Jackson HS, SC) was 3-3 with a double and Thomas DesChamps (2015, Low Country Day HS, SC) was 2-3, both hits being singles. Each had a RBI.

TGBA 15U Blue pitching holds for the win

6/21/2013 12:30:18 PM

TGBA 15U Blue just barely beat Frederick Hustlers in their 1-0 win. Alex Sutton (2015, Alpharetta, GA) hit a home run in the first inning with one RBI. Hayden Magill (2015, Alpharetta, GA) pitched all seven innings allowing only two hits and one walk, striking out four. His fastball averaged between 75-76 mph and topped at 78 mph.  Vaughn Parker (2015, Thomas Johnson, MD) pitched a complete game two-hitter for the Hustlers.  **The lone run allowed was actually a base-hit and a three-base error.**

5th inning rally gives team the win

6/21/2013 11:03:31 AM

Atlanta Blue Jays 15U used their 5th inning rally for their 8-2 win over Frederick Hustlers. Armani Mejis (2016, George Washington, GA) had one hit with two RBI's and scored one run. Josh Johnston (2016, North Atlanta, GA) had two hits with one RBI and scored one run. Frank Jones (2016, Fork Union Military Academy, GA) had one hit with one RBI and scored one run.  The score was tied at 1-1 before the Blue Jays seven runs in the 5th on five hits, three walks, a HBP and two errors.

Wednesday, June 19
Hustlers Escape with Win in 9-Inning Game

The Hustlers overcame a strong pitching effort from South River Seahawk lefty Sean Healy and beat the Seahawks 3-1 in 9 innings. Healy struck out 12 in 6 innings of work and only allowed one run on an RBI single from Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson HS). Healy left the game with the score knotted at 1-1 but the Hustlers strung together a couple of hits in the top of the 9th to plate 2 runs. Noah Tucker (Tuscarora), Braden Thomson (Catoctin) and Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) each had hits in that inning. Tucker and Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) each finished with two hits.

Saturday, June 15
15U Hustlers Sweep Putty Hill 16s

The Hustlers played solid baseball on both ends of the doubleheader, beating Putty Hill 5-3 and 7-1.  Alex Cartner (Middletown) got his first start on the mound and took advantage.  Cartner tossed 6 1/3 innings of four-hit baseball, striking out four and giving up two earned runs.  Cartner helped his own cause with two hits.  Evan Pettyjohn (Smithsburg) also had two hits and continued to swing a hot bat.  Matt Orr (Thomas Johnson) contributed two RBIs with a base knock and a bases-loaded walk.  Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) came on to record the final two outs and picked up the save.

Tucker got the nod in game two and pitched a gem.  He held Putty Hill to one run on five hits and struck out six Panthers.  Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) and Cartner (Middletown) each had two doubles.  Jack Duffy contributed an RBI double, and Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and Braden Thomson each had a single.  Parker was on base three out of four plate appearances.  The Hustlers run their record to 14-1.

Friday, June 14
Pettyjohn Rescues 15U Hustlers

The Hustlers took a 6-1 lead into the top of the 7th only to find themselves tied 6-6 going into the bottom of the inning.  Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) led off with a bloop single to right center, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) moved Schwartz over, and after a strikeout, Evan Pettyjohn (Boonsboro) delivered the game winner – a two out, line drive, walk-off single to left.  Pettyjohn, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and Jack Duffy (Urbana) each had two hits; one of Duffy's was a double.  Matt Orr contributed a huge 2-RBI triple in the 4th.  Spencer Griffin (St John's Catholic Prep) pitched 4 2/3 innings and only allowed one run on four hits before running out of gas.  Taylor Itnyre worked the final two outs of the 7th and picked up the win.

Wednesday, June 12
15U Hustlers Suffer First Loss

Elkridge’s Jordan Carr and Jimmy Cain made big pitches when it counted and the Hurricanes defeated the Hustlers 8-2 at Howard High School. The Hustlers scratched out nine hits but were only successful two out of eight times with runners in scoring position and left nine runners stranded. Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) suffered the loss, working 2 2/3 innings and giving up eight hits and five earned runs. Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) worked the final 3 1/3 surrendering four hits and three runs (two earned). Alex Cartner (Middletown) had two doubles, two walks and an RBI and Parker had two hits (one double) and an RBI. Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) was on base all four of his at bats and Braden Thomson had a double. Andy Weaver had four hits for the winners.  Interestingly enough, Elkridge’s Carr was a tournament addition for the Hustlers 2011 14U team that won the NABF World Series in Lynchburg, VA; Carr pitched the Championship game that year.

Monday, June 10
10U Hustlers Capture Championship in Battle at Gettysburg

The 10U Hustlers ran the table at this past weekend's 15-team Battle at Gettysburg tournament.  They defeated the GoWags Thunder 12-5, the Aberdeen Arsenal 13-4, GoWags Thunder again in the semifinal winning 8-7, and the GoWags Rockhounds 12-5 in the championship game.  More details will follow later in the week. Congratulations boys and coaches!!!

Wednesday, May 22
Hustlers Compete on A National Stage - Is This Where You Belong?

Besides playing regular season games in the Baltimore Metro League, the Chesapeake Regional Amateur Baseball League (CRAB) and the Montgomery County Baseball Association (MCBA), Hustler players are given an opportunity to compete against the best teams regionally and nationally.  The tournaments below are just a few of the events that our boys get to attend to assess how they measure up as a team and as individuals.  If you are serious about the game of baseball, want to improve as a player, get quality coaching and make friendships for life, perhaps this is the place for you.  Call us today at 301-905-7205.


Thursday, June 6
Hustlers (15U) Run Record to 11-0

Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) smashed three doubles and five pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Hustlers beat HCYP White 8-0. Noah Tucker (Tuscarora), Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick), Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson), and Schwartz formed the bullpen by committee and all were effective. Parker had a huge 2-RBI single in the third to get the Hustlers going, and Mason Machak (Middletown) delivered a 2-RBI line drive single to left in the fifth.

Thursday, June 6
Hustlers (15U) Sneak Past HCYP Blue 5-4

Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) went 2-2 with two doubles and three RBIs and Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) had three hits and scored twice as the Hustlers hung on to beat the HCYP Raiders Blue 5-4. Spencer Griffin (St John’s Catholic Prep) picked up the win working the first four innings, surrendering four earned runs on five hits and four walks. Jordan Tapley (Smithsburg) worked the final three innings and had three strikeouts to get the save.

Saturday, June 1
Tucker, Parker Dominate Harford Land Sharks 16U in Sweep

Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) pitched his best game of the young season, a complete game four-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks as the 15U Hustler edged the Harford Land Sharks in game one by a score of 2-1.  The effort offset a great performance by the Land Sharks right-hander Scott Bradley who held the Hustlers to four hits as well.  Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) had two of the hits and an RBI and Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) doubled.

Parker pitched an abbreviated five inning complete game in the back end of the doubleheader, also holding the Land Sharks to four hits in a 12-2 romp.  The Hustlers found themselves down 2-1 in the fourth when they exploded for six runs on five hits and three walks and followed that with a five run fifth.  John Harding (St Johns Catholic Prep) started things with a line drive to left, Mason Machak (Middletown) doubled down the left field line and Jack Duffy (Urbana) ripped an two-run double to the left center gap.  Schwartz, Parker, Harding and Duffy each had two hits.

With the two wins, the Hustlers run their record to 9-0.  They are back in action Tuesday evening, June 4th at Governor Thomas Johnson High School against the HCYP Raiders Blue.  First pitch is set for 6:00pm.

Thursday, May 30
Smithsburg Duo Slams the Door on South River

Jordan Tapley (Smithsburg) and Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) combined on a one-hitter as the 15U Hustlers (7-0) beat the South River Seahawks (16U) 11-1.

Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) led the Hustlers with three hits including a double and a triple, and Alex Cartner (Middletown) had two hits and two RBIs.  Schwartz, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson), Braden Thomson (Catoctin) and Jack Duffy (Urbana) each doubled for the Hustlers.  Mason Machak (Middletown) was on base all four of his ABs. 

The Hustlers are back in action on Saturday at Thomas Johnson High School with a DH against the Harford Land Sharks 16U.  First pitch is set for 11:00am.



Tuesday, May 28
15U Hustlers Beat WHC Renegades 10-0

The Hustlers broke a scoreless tie in the 3rd inning with two unearned runs and then put a seven spot on the board in the 4th to take control.  Mason Machak (Middletown) led off the 4th with an 11-pitch walk, Tommy McCarthy (Brunswick) played team baseball and laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt and the Hustlers were off and running.  Jack Duffy (Urbana) blasted a triple over the centerfielder’s head, Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) launched a one-hop triple off the right field fence, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) and Alex Cartner (Middletown) followed with singles before Evan Pettyjohn (Boonsboro) unleashed his own triple to dead center.  Itnyre finished with two hits.

The other huge story of the game was the crafty lefty for the Hustlers, Spencer Griffin (St. Johns Catholic Prep).  Griffin got on top of hitters all night throwing a four-hitter with four strikeouts and no walks in the abbreviated five-inning game.

The Hustlers are back in action Thursday evening against the South River Seahawks 16U at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.  First pitch is scheduled for 6pm.

Saturday, May 25
15U Hustlers Take Two from GGB Patriots

As has been the theme so often in this young season, the Hustlers struggled to get anything going offensively in game one and fell behind 4-2 heading into the final frame.  That’s when jack Duffy (Urbana) led off with a scorching line drive single to left and beat the throw to second on a fielder’s choice by Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick).  Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) walked before Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) hit a deep sacrifice fly to center scoring Duffy.  Alex Cartner (Middletown) sent an RBI missile to right center and Evan Pettyjohn (Boonsboro) followed with an RBI single to center.  Before the inning was over the Hustlers scored four runs to account for the final score of 6-4.  Cartner had two hits and Mason Machak (Middletown) doubled.  Jordan Tapley (Smithsburg) got the win on the mound with 2 1/3 innings of hitless relief and three strikeouts.  Noah Tucker (Tuscarora) worked  4 2/3 innings but struggled with his command and was the victim of poor defense.  He only allowed 2 hits but walked seven and struck out five.

The bats showed up in game two to the tune of 15 hits and the Hustlers cruised to a 17-3 win.  Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) tossed a solid four innings (1 ER, 0 BB, 4 Ks) before giving way to Tommy McCarthy (Brunswick) who pitched the final two innings.  Alex Cartner (Middletown) led the way with four hits.  Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) and Parker each had three.  Evan Pettyjohn (Smithsburg) was on base all five of his plate appearances with two hits, two walks and a hit by the pitch.  Noah Tucker (Brunswick) had a double.

Wednesday, May 22
Hustlers Win Ugly, Stay Perfect!

Spencer Griffin (St John’s Catholic Prep – 6 1/3, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks) turned in a stellar pitching performance and the 15U Hustlers escaped with a 4-3 win over the 16U Elkridge Hurricanes.  Griffin held a good Elkridge team to one-hit through six innings. Meanwhile the Hustlers struggled to figure out Elkridge starter Ezio Rebechi who limited the Black and Gold to one hit through four innings.  Elkridge made a pitching change in the 5th and the Hustlers scored three times with Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) delivering the clutch RBI single.  Griffin continued to cruise getting a 1, 2 3 sixth inning and sat at only 54 pitches entering the 7th.  That’s when things started to unravel.  The leadoff hitter walked and after a strikeout, the Hustlers uncharacteristically committed a physical mistake (E5) and two mental mistakes (i.e., OFs missing cutoffs) on two base hits.  Griffin left with a 3-3 game but certainly deserved much better.  Jordan Tapley (Smithsburg) came in and recorded the last two outs with the lead run on 2nd base, striking out the final hitter.  Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) led off the bottom of the 7th with a sharp single to left and Joey Schwartz (Smithsburg) walked.  Elkridge elected to play the odds and walk Parker (Thomas Johnson) intentionally.  After infield popups by the 4 and 5 hitters, Evan Pettyjohn (Boonsboro) battled to a full count before getting hit by the pitch, bringing in Itnyre with the winning run. 

The Hustlers run their record to 3-0.  They are back in action Thursday evening against the 16U HCYP Raiders at Mount Hebron HS.

Saturday, May 18
15U Hustlers Open 2013 Campaign in Impressive Fashion

The Frederick Hustlers took both ends of the doubleheader against the Gambrills 16U squad by scores of 4-3 and 4-2.  Solid pitching, great defense and timely hitting allowed the Hustlers to start 2-0. 

The Hustlers grabbed a 4-3 win in the season opener behind the strong pitching of Noah Tucker (Tuscarora – 4IP, 3 H, 2 R, 6 Ks) and Jordan Tapley (Smithsburg – 3IP, 0 H, 1 R, 3 Ks).  Gambrills 16U struck first with two runs in the third on a 2 RBI single from Jackson Kerchner.  The Hustlers answered big in the 4th win four runs of their own.  Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) opened the inning with a double, Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson) was hit by the pitch and Alex Cartner (Middletown) lined a single to center plating Itnyre.  With runners on first and second, Braden Thomson (Catoctin) laid down a perfect bunt single.  The ball was thrown into right field, scoring two runs and Thomson ended up at third.  Tommy McCarthy (Brunswick) drove in Thomson with a line drive single to right to conclude the scoring.  The Hustlers finished with seven hits; Cartner and McCarthy had two each.  Daniel Morrison pitched well for Gambrills.

Solid pitching continued in the second game of the doubleheader as the Hustlers scored late to take a 4-2 win.  Vaughn Parker (Thomas Johnson – 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 5 Ks) pitched a masterpiece holding a very good Gambrills team to 2 hits.  Parker walked the first hitter of the game only to see him score on a triple by Ben Moore.  Gambrills tacked on one more run in the 6th to take a 2-0 lead.  That’s when the Hustlers bats woke up.  Jack Duffy (Urbana) beat out an infield single, Taylor Itnyre (Brunswick) lined a sharp single to left before Parker got the Hustlers on the board with a line drive single to left.  Alex Cartner (Middletown) continued to swing a hot bat lining a single to right to tie things at 2-2 before Tommy McCarthy (Brunswick) delivered the big blow – a 2-run double to right center.  Matt Binder took a no-hitter into the 6th for Gambrills.

The Hustlers play host to Elkridge Hurricanes Orange 15U  on Tuesday evening, May 21st at Governor Thomas Johnson High School.  Game time is 6:00pm.


The 16U Frederick Hustlers made the 14-hour trek down Interstate-81 to South Haven, Mississippi a memorable one, beating Lufkin, Texas 9-5 and capturing the 2004 Junior Division World Series Championship. Along the way, the "boys from Frederick" beat the State Champions from LA, TX, FL, AL, and TN. Billy Gross and Aaron Main got the Hustlers off to a good start in game one scattering five hits and striking out eight in a 3-1 win over Vinemont, Alabama. Gross had the big hit in the third inning driving in two runs. Andrew Derr also had an RBI-single and Wes Gross had a double. Kyle Myers kept a very good N. Georgia Bandits squad off balance for four innings in game two - surrendering only a first inning RBI double as the Hustlers won 5-1. Billy Gross came in and slammed the door over the final three innings, striking out eight Georgia hitters. Gross had three hits and Philip Jordan doubled. Austin Vesper brought his "A" game to the mound in game three and dominated Terrabonne, Louisiana. Vesper recorded eight strikeouts in six innings as the Hustlers cruised to a 13-1 win. The Hustlers struck quickly; first inning highlights included doubles by Gross and Vesper, a "2-run bomb" from Philip Jordan, and an RBI-single from Wes Gross. Billy Gross and Jordan each finished with three hits. The win advanced the Hustlers to the winner's bracket championship where they would face last year's World Series champion - a very talented team from Bonifay, Florida. Ty Main's RBI double in the 2nd got the Hustlers going as Aaron Main and Billy Gross combined on another pitching gem. The Hustlers won a 5-2 nail-biter as Philip Jordan and Ty Main each had two hits. Mark Hammond and Billy Gross added doubles. Lufkin, Texas then beat Bonifay, Florida 7-5 in a thrilling loser's bracket championship game and earned the right to face the Hustlers. Lufkin, TX won game one 9-5 giving the Hustlers their first and only loss in the tournament, and forcing a final and deciding championship game. Kyle Myers and Austin Vesper split the first game pitching duties against Lufkin. The Hustler's only trailed 4-3 after five innings but three late fielding miscues turned the close game into a 9-3 Texas rout. Zach Converse had three hits, Billy Gross and Jordan had two hits and Ty Main had a double in the loss. Rather than panic, the Hustlers regrouped for the championship game and quietly demonstrated the qualities that define a champion. The Hustlers struck for six first innings runs with the big blows coming from Austin Vesper and Jesse Tome. The big story though was Aaron Main tossing a masterpiece and striking out nine for the 9-5 win and the series title. Billy Gross won tournament MVP honors - hitting an "unreal" .542 (13-24) and recording 14 strikeouts in 10-innings of mound work. Philip Jordan was equally hot hitting a torrid .524 (11-21). Zach Converse (7-17, .412), Ty Main (5-17, .294) and Austin Vesper (5-21, .238) rounded out the "Top Five" Hustler batting averages for the tournament. The storyline though was once again pitching and defense as Billy Gross, Aaron Main, Kyle Myers, and Austin Vesper pitched their hearts out.

2004 Dizzy Dean World Series Champs

Hustlers Second at 2005 Dizzy Dean World Series

The 16U Frederick Hustlers added new piece of hardware to their trophy case as they finished second at the 2005 Junior Division Dizzy Dean World Series in Southaven, Mississippi, held July 22-28. The Hustlers battled back from an opening game loss and knocked off the state champs from Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama before falling in the championship game to Bonifay, Florida.

The Hustlers Ty Main was named co-MVP of the tournament and Aaron Main, Mark Darlington, Wes Gross and Brad Thompson were also named to the 2005 Dizzy Dean All World Series Team.

The Gazette's Marc Ethier covered the tournament. For his article, read

Tuesday, August 15
Hustlers Land in Second at 2006 NABF HS World Series

2006 NABF HS Division (17U) World Series Runnerup
Thursday, July 27, 2006
From staff reports

Brett Harman and Ty Main Named to NABF World Series All Tournament Team <-- [clickable link]

For the second straight year it was second place for the Frederick Hustlers on a World stage.

The 17-and-under baseball team went 5-2 recently at the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series in Greensboro, N.C., losing 15-6 to Queens, N.Y. in the championship game.

Last season, the Hustlers took second in the Dizzy Dean World Series as a 16-and-under club.

Frederick opened this year’s tournament with a 2-1 run through pool play. The Hustlers won their first game 6-1 over Cincinnati, with Brett Harman getting 11 strikeouts. Kevin Murphy added an RBI single and Ty Main drove in two runs with another single.

Against Lenoir City, Tenn., the Hustlers got a 9-3 win from Ty Main to advance to single-elimination. Main hit two home runs, and Harman also had a solo shot. Frederick lost to Ontario, Canada, 6-3 to close out pool play.

Aaron Main started pitching in the championship round, earning a 9-5 win over North Columbus, Ohio. Harman and Brad Thompson each had three hits, while Ty Main hit his third homer of the tournament.

Using a team effort of three pitchers, Frederick next beat the Indiana Bulls. But there was a bigger loss in the game: After racking up two hits, including a double, in his first two at bats, Ty Main was hit by a pitch and suffered a fractured wrist. His batting average for the tournament was .450.

Thompson got Frederick into the championship game by allowing only six hits against Seneca Valley, Penn.—a team coached by former Pittsburgh Pirate and Atlanta Brave Sid Bream.

But with the pitching worn out and Ty Main missing from the lineup, Frederick was out-matched by Queens. Thompson, Kyle Kane and Harman each chipped in two hits, and Harman was good for two RBI. Harman finished the tournament with a .500 batting average with two homers, 10 RBI and eight runs.

Even after only playing in five of seven games, Ty Main was good for 10 RBI and seven runs, while Thompson (.407), Kane (.318) and Murphy (.313) each racked up a decent amount of hits, according to Manager Wayne Main.

Frederick finished the year at 28-9 and 23-7 in the Baltimore-Metro Baseball League. The Hustlers were tied for second place in the league despite being only one of four 17-and-under teams in the 17-team league, most of which moved up to 19-and-under programs for the senior division.

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Monday, August 15
14U Hustlers Complete Magical Season

The 2011 Frederick Hustlers ended their season by capturing the NABF Sophomore National Championship in Lynchburg, VA.  The Hustlers defeated the Long Island Storm 8-2 in the championship game to finish the season with a 51-3 record.  Along the way, the Hustlers won the 14U Division of the Baltimore Metro League going 23-1.  This successful group also won the Maryland State Championship, the Beast of the East tournament in Wheeling, WV, and the USA Baseball 14U Federation Cup in Cary, NC.

Wednesday, April 25
Video of Frederick Hustler's Maciah Thomas Goes Viral

If you're a sports fan, you need to check out this video!

Last summer, Maciah was the top hitter at the NABF World Series in Lynchburg, VA.  Now this...................check out his video - #1 on ESPN's Top Ten Plays of the Day.  This afternoon, he makes an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Monday, September 10
Great Turnout for Hustler Tryouts


Tryouts for the 2013 Spring/Summer teams were held over the past two weekends at Governor Thomas Johnson High School baseball field and the response from players was incredible.  The organization just completed its 11th season competing in the Baltimore Metro League and the future looks as bright as ever with players coming from Frederick County, Washington County, Howard County, Carroll County, the Eastern Panhandle of WV and as far north as Chambersburg, PA. 

If for some reason, you were unable to attend one of the four sessions and would like a personal tryout, please email or call 301-905-7205.

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