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Frederick Hustlers
Wayne Main
Middletown, Maryland
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Monday, April 4
Frederick Hustler Baseball - 2016

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 2016 season promises to be exciting five age groups will look to win league crowns and compete in national events.  During the 2016 Summer season, we will have teams at the 8U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U age groups.  We are particularly excited about adding our new 8U team.

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.



Friday, December 2
8U Manager and 13U Pitching Coach Needed for Upcoming Season

Here's an opportunity for the right individuals to join the Frederick Hustler baseball family.  We are looking for a good baseball person to manage our new 2017 8U team - a team comprised of very talented "little guys" from all over Frederick County.  The team was selected in Fall tryouts and is set to begin winter indoor workouts in mid-January.  We are looking for someone with playing and/or coaching experience who would love to share their passion and enthusiasm for the game. 

We are also looking for a pitching coach for our extremely talented 13U team.  This team, started in 2014, has turned into one of the better 13U teams on the east coast.  This individual would join an experienced staff of coaches and would mentor and manage the pitching staff.

Please contact Wayne Main at frederickhustlers04@gmail.com or 301-401-9034 if you have interest. 



Friday, July 15
Tryouts a Huge Success - Thank You!

The Frederick Hustlers concluded two weekends of tryouts on Sunday and the numbers and talented players that showed up speaks volumes to the state of baseball in Frederick and the surrounding area.  Thank you very much for giving us an opportunity to show you what the Hustler Family is all about.  We will be making phone calls this week to those that were selected.  If you weren't, please continue to work at your game and give us another try next year. 

Our new 8U and 10U teams still have a few openings; please call Wayne at 301-401-9034 or email frederickhustlers04@gmail.com with if you are interested. 



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Tryouts

Wednesday, July 13
12U Hustlers Make it to Semis in SATB 13U Clash of the Titans

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SATB Clash of the Titans

The 12U Frederick Hustlers faced a new challenge this past weekend and ended up winning over new admirers and fans from Delaware to New York. The Hustlers traveled to Rehoboth Beach, DE for the 13U Clash of the Titans 10-team baseball tournament. The fields were bigger, the opponents were older and stronger but the game was the same. The Hustlers turned to their fundamentals and made it to the semifinals before losing an 11-10 thriller to Team All American out of Pittsburgh, PA. For the weekend, the Hustlers went 4-2 and finished with the bronze. The Hustlers picked up two wins in Friday’s pool play action with a 13-2 defeat of the Batting 1,000 Seminoles (NY) and an 11-3 win over the Brooklyn Bulldogs (NY). Saturday’s play began with a tough 8-4 loss to Team All American (PA) before taking a pivotal 8-0 shutout over the South Amboy Thunder (NJ). The top six teams advanced to Sunday’s Championship flight and the Hustlers were well positioned as the #3 seed. A rematch ensued with the Brooklyn Bulldogs who countered with a hard throwing RHP but the Hustlers once again had the answer winning 10-2. That set up the much anticipated mulligan with Team All American who had run-ruled every opponent they had faced other than the Hustlers. Playing their best baseball of the season, the Hustlers jumped out to a 9-2 lead before the All American squad made their run and took a 10-9 lead into the final frame. The Hustlers refused to go quietly rallying for a single run and sending the game into extra innings before dropping the heartbreaker.

The Hustlers got major contributions from all eleven players. The biggest surprise came in the form of the long ball where the fan favorites hit 11 homeruns on the 270 ft fences – three each by Brandon Bradshaw and Matt Cunningham, two by Marshall Mott and Gabe Torres and one (a timely grandslam) by Nick DeLisi. Dustin Isanogle once again had a great tournament hitting .500 (7/14), followed by Torres (.438, 7/16)), Bradshaw (.421, 8/19), Mott (.412, 7-17), Tyler Prather (.400, 6/15), Ryan Bennett (.400, 4/10), DeLisi (.375, 6/16), Cunningham (.375, 6/16), Andrew McElwain (.364, 4/11), Luke Schlimm (.333, 2/6) and JT Sachar (.250, 3/12).

The Hustlers also pitched well throughout the tournament where they rode the arms of Mott, DeLisi, Schlimm, Cunningham, Prather, Bradshaw and Sachar.



Wednesday, June 29
Defense Carries 12U Hustlers into CRAB League Semis

Coming off a weekend in which they played six games in Pittsburgh, the 12U Hustlers dug deep and escaped with a 5-4 win over the Hickory Hornets in quarter-final CRAB League action at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening. The storyline was the Hustlers’ trademark defense as they turned two double plays to thwart Hornet rallies. Both teams traded runs in the first before the Hornets erupted for three runs in the third on three-run home run from Cody Kurek to take a 4-1 lead. The Hustlers showed grit and determination by responding with two of their own in the bottom half on RBI singles by Dustin Isanogle and Marshall Mott. In the top of the fourth with a runner on first and one out, Tyler Prather snagged a one-hopper headed for right field and threw to Matt Cunningham at second who turned and fired to a hustling JT Sachar at first for a text book double play. The Hustlers then added two more in the bottom half on walks to Prather and Ryan Bennett and singles by Cunningham and Andrew McElwain. The nail in the coffin, however, proved to be in the top of the fifth when the Hornets loaded the bases with no outs and fell victim to another double play. First, Cunningham fielded a ball at short and showed off his arm getting a force at home. Then, Mott fielded a come-backer and threw to DeLisi at home who then unleashed a fastball to Prather to complete the 1-2-3 back-breaking double play. Luke Schlimm pitched four strong innings with six strikeouts before giving way to Mott in the fifth. Mott entered with the bases loaded and pitched out of the jam.

The Hustlers return to Aberdeen on Wednesday night for a semi-final clash with the Gambrills Athletic Club.



Tuesday, June 28
12U Hustlers Finish in Top 8 in Pittsburgh New Era Cap Classic

The 12U Frederick Hustlers traveled up the PA Turnpike to the Steel City for the 2016 New Era Cap Classic and came away with a 4-2 record and a Top Eight finish in the 22 team tournament. The Hustlers got out of the gate fast with a 35-0 thrashing of the Burning River Baseball Club (OH) where they hit seven home runs. The Boys from Frederick followed that with a 7-6 win over a solid Pittsburgh Slider ball club (PA) before losing 12-11 to the Westmoreland Wolverines (PA). In that game, the Hustlers battled back from a 12-5 deficit in the bottom of the sixth and had the tying and winning runs on second and third when the game ended. The Hustlers played their best baseball of the tournament on Saturday when they beat a strong Detroit Bees (MI) squad 10-2 to end pool play and started seeded play with an impressive 13-3 win over the talented NY Muckdogs. As happens so many times in tournament play, the Hustlers were pitted once again against the Detroit Bees with a trip to the semifinal game on the line. The Bees were better this time around as they beat the Hustlers 11-3. The Detroit Bees ended up playing in the Championship game.

The Hustlers got strong pitching performances from Brandon Bradshaw, Nick DeLisi, Marshall Mott, Tyler Prather, Matt Cunningham and Andrew McElwain throughout the tournament. Offensively, the Hustlers found their groove and pounded 15 home runs – five each by Mott and Cunningham, two by DeLisi, and one a piece for Bradshaw, McElwain and Dustin Isanogle. The scrappy Isanogle who loves playing the game led the Hustlers in hitting with a .692 average (9-13), followed by Bradshaw (.688, 11-16), Mott (.647, 11-17), Cunningham (.529, 9-17), McElwain (.467, 7-15) and DeLisi (.438, 7-16).

You can catch the Hustlers back in action on Jul 8-10 when they travel to Rehoboth Beach , DE to participate in the 13U Division of the Clash of the Titans.



Monday, June 20
12U Streak Reaches Ten before Hustlers Stumble

The 12U Frederick Hustlers traveled down I270 Saturday night to beautiful Cabin John Park for a doubleheader against Bethesda Chevy-Chase. The black and gold ran their win streak to ten straight in the opener with a 5-1 win before seeing it snapped in the nightcap by a score of 4-0.

Nick DeLisi tossed four shutout innings in game one; DeLisi was magnificent allowing one BCC hit and fanning two. Brandon Bradshaw closed things out with two frames of solid relief. Meanwhile, the Hustler bats go going in the first as JT Sachar walked and scored on a Tyler Prather double. Bradshaw followed with a big triple to give the Hustlers a quick 2-0 lead. The Hustlers then turned to small ball to pick up a run in the 3rd and two more in the fifth. Prather led the way with two doubles, while Gabe Torres doubled, Matt Cunningham tripled, and Andrew McElwain singled.

Game two was a thriller even though the Hustlers came out on the wrong side. The game was a classic pitching duel as the Hustler’s Luke Schlimm and BCC’s Ethan Engel locked horns for six scoreless innings. BCC’s Engel was superb as he only allowed a JT Sachar single and Schlimm was equally impressive as he only allowed two BCC hits. The crafty, carefree lefthander struck out five and only walked two in giving his team a chance. Dustin Isanogle made a beautiful running grab in the bottom of the sixth on what looked like a certain extra base hit to send the game into extras. Two walks and an untimely error sandwiched between two scratch hits in the 7th made for a long ride back to Frederick for the Hustler faithful.

The Hustlers are back in action Thursday evening for their first game in the New Era Cap Classic in Pittsburgh, PA.



Saturday, June 11
12Us Run Win Streak to Nine - beat Hickory and HCYP

The 12U Frederick Hustlers continued their winning ways on Saturday, beating the Hickory Hornets 7-2 and the HCYP Raiders 7-6. Nick DeLisi worked four strong innings in game one and only allowed an earned run with four strikeouts. Brandon Bradshaw closed out the win with two scoreless innings. Tyler Prather, Gabe Torres and Matt Cunningham led the 11-hit attack with two hits each. A clutch, bases-loaded single from Torres followed by a huge Ryan Talbert double and Matt Cunningham single in the fifth broke open an otherwise close ball game. Bradshaw, Dustin Isanogle, Ryan Bennett and Jake Sherdel each added singles in the game.

The Hustlers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in game two before holding off a furious comeback by the HCYP Raiders. Luke Schlimm worked four flawless innings before tiring in the fifth. Bradshaw again came in and closed out the win. Gabe Torres kept the sizzling bat going in game two as he singled in a run in the first and homered in the third – a majestic bomb estimated at 320 feet.  Ryan Talbert followed Torres’ shot with one of his own to give the Hustlers back-to-back jacks. Talbert also drove in what turned out to be the game winner in the bottom of the fifth with a single after Prather and Bradshaw led off the inning with hits. DeLisi, McElwain, and Schlimm also had singles.

The Hustlers are back in action on Saturday evening, June 18, for a doubleheader against Bethesda Chevy Chase at Cabin John Park, Field #2.  The first pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm. The second game will be the first game this season for the Hustlers under the lights.



Monday, June 6
DeLisi, Schlimm Toss Gems as 12U Hustlers Capture Crab Claw Classic Championship

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12U Crab Claw Classic Champs
Tournament MVP Nick DeLisi and Luke Schlimm delivered back-to-back complete game gems as the Hustlers captured the 4th Annual Chesapeake Viper Crab Claw Classic in Centreville, MD on Sunday. DeLisi got the ball in the semifinal game against the host team Chesapeake Vipers and turned in a gutsy performance. The big righthander from Monrovia, MD scattered four hits with five strikeouts and gave his team a chance to battle a solid arm in the Viper’s LB Thompson. The “new fight” Hustlers did just that. After two outs in the bottom of the first, Tyler Prather and Brandon Bradshaw worked full count walks before Gabe Torres stepped in and delivered the difference-maker with a three run bomb over the right center fence. The Vipers answered with two of their own in the second and the game remained tight until the bottom of the 4th when Ryan Talbert laced a two-run single and Matt Cunningham delivered a clutch sacrifice fly. Dustin Isanogle followed with a beautiful triple in the right field corner and Andrew McElwain brought Isanogle home with a sacrifice to give the Hustlers some breathing room. The Hustlers went on to win 9-4 and punch a ticket in the Championship Game.

The Hustlers had their work cut out for them in the finale. Facing undoubtedly the best arm to date in the Delaware Diamond’s Jenkins, the Hustlers needed to be solid in all phases. Luke Schlimm took care of the pitching as the crafty lefthander was magnificent. After surrendering a leadoff double and two-out run scoring single in the top of the first, Schlimm was perfect. Mixing a live fastball with a filthy curve ball, the kid with the big smile held the Diamonds to two hits with seven strikeouts over the last five innings. Offensively, the Hustlers found a way. JT Sachar led off with a walk in the bottom of the first and Tyler Prather doubled to right center to knot the game at one a piece. The Hustlers added a run in the fourth on a key Nick DeLisi double and picked up an insurance run in the fifth when Talbert led off with a single, stole second, moved to third on a Cunningham sac and scored on an Isanogle single. The Hustlers took home the trophies with a great 4-1 team win.

The Hustlers beat an undermanned Severna Park team 17-2 in the first game on Sunday.

For the tournament, Cunningham and McElwain hit .555 (5/9), Prather hit .500 (5/10), DeLisi and Isanogle chipped in with .455 (5/11) and Torres and Talbert hit .400 (4/10).


Saturday, June 4
12U Hustlers Strong in Day One of Crab Claw Classic

The Frederick Hustlers made the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Centreville, MD for the 2016 4th Annual Crab Claw Classic and came away with the #1 seed heading into Championship Sunday. The Hustlers beat the heat and the Game Time Baseball Club in game one by a score of 19-1. The Hustler bats showed life in pounding out 15 hits – six for extra bases – and Nick DeLisi (2 innnings), Brandon Bradshaw (1 inning), Tyler Prather (1 inning) and Matt Cunningham(1 inning) combined on a three-hitter. Andrew McElwain led the winners with three hits, while DeLisi, Bradshaw, Cunningham and Ryan Bennett each had two. DeLisi, Prather, McElwain and Jake Sherdel each doubled while Cunningham tripled and homered deep over the left center fence.  Leadoff man JT Sachar and DeLisi each scored three runs.

Luke Schlimm (2 innings), Bradshaw (1 inning), Prather (1 inning), McElwain (1 inning) and Sherdel (1 inning) shared the pitching duties in game two against a solid Delaware Diamond squad and all were equally effective in an 8-3 win. The Hustlers scratched out eight hits – two by Gabe Torres and Dustin Isanogle. Prather hit a bomb to straight away center in the fourth and Torres and Isanogle each doubled when the Hustlers scored four runs. Prather scored three runs and Ryan Talbert and Isanogle scored two a piece.

The Hustlers earned the #1 seed in the ten team tournament and will play Severna Park at noon on Sunday.



Tuesday, May 31
Hustlers win 2016 Maryland Stars & Strikes 10A Championship

The 10U Hustlers traveled to Ellicott City to participate in the Maryland Stars and Strikes tournament on Saturday. The Hustlers had been playing much better baseball over their last four games, and things continued on this long holiday weekend. The Hustlers opened with BCCC Warriors Saturday morning. BCCC plated 3 runs in the first, but the Hustlers topped that with 4 in the bottom of the first, and 4 more in the second. This ended up being a tight game, but the Hustlers held on the win 10-9. Ryan Jones had 3 hits including a triple, while Connor Allen had two hits including a double. Camren Baker, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Tyler Schroyer, and Brett Lucas each had 1 hit. Logan Malachowski pitched the first two innings, Mason Miller pitched 3 innings, and Tyler Schroyer came on in the last inning to shut the doors on the Warriors. Game two on Saturday was a pitcher’s duel, as the Hustlers faced the Diamond Dodger Skills. Ryan Jones and Tyler Schroyer each pitched great baseball, but a few miscues in the field allowed the Dodger skills to plate 3 unearned runs, and the Hustlers lost the game by a score of 4-3. Jones pitched 3& 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, and Schroyer pitched 1&1/3 inning, allowing no earned runs. Camren Baker had two hits, while Jones, Landon Johnson, double, Schroyer, Logan Malachowski, Jaxson Wood, and Landon Tolber each had 1 hit. Sunday, the Hustlers started with the WHC Renegades, who won the 9A bracket in this tournament last year. The Hustlers quickly put an end to the Renegades tournament, by jumping on top with 4 runs in the first, and continued chipping away each inning, and went on to take an 8-2 victory from the Renegades. Again, as was the case all weekend, the Hustlers got great pitching from the entire staff. Brett Lucas pitched 3 innings allowing no runs, with 4K’s. Connor Allen pitched two innings, and Tyler Schroyer shutdown the Renegades in the last inning. Camren Baker had 2 hits, while Ryan Jones, Allen, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Schroyer, Logan Malachowski, Killian Stair, and Jaxson Wood each had 1 hit. Malachowski, Miller, Schroyer, and Wood each doubled. Game 4 had the Hustlers facing a very tough Bel Air team from the CRAB League. This was a 2-2 game going into the 3rd inning, when the Hustlers plated 3 in the 3rd, and 3 more in the 4th, and went on to take a big time victory over a good team by the score of 8-5. Landon Johnson pitched 4 great innings on the hill, allowing only 3 earned runs. Tyler Schroyer pitched a scoreless final two innings to shutdown Bel Air. Connor Allen led the way for the Hustlers with 3 hits, while Jaxson Wood had 2 hits. Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Mason Miller, Landon Johnson, Logan Malachowski, and Landon Tolbert each had 1 hit. Malachowski and Baker each tripled. Monday,s semifinals had the Hustlers facing the API team from the CRAB league. Again, this was another tight game. The Hustlers fell behind 2-1 after 3 innings, but plated 4 runs in the 4th, and held on to win by a score of 5-4. Ryan Jones pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, with 5 K’s, and Tyler Schroyer pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 earned run. API had runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th, but Schroyer got a short fly ball to Left field, and a bloop fly ball to Short, and hold the game for the Hustlers. Landon Johnson had 2 hits, while Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Connor Allen, Tyler Schroyer, and Logan Malachowski each had 1 hit. Malachowski, Schroyer, and Johnson each doubled. The championship game, which was game 6 of the weekend for the Hustlers, had them facing the Diamond Dodger Skills team, who just 10 runned a good KMS Baseball team from the CRAB league. This was a back and forth game. The Hustlers fell behind by a 4-2 score after 2 innings, but plated 2 in the 4th, and 3 more in the 4th. The Dodger Skills opened the bottom of the 6th down 7-5. They scored a run to make it 7-6, and had runners at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. The Hustlers elected to walk a big stick by the name of Kroll to load the bases. That is when Brett Lucas went to work on the mound. He induced a popup to himself, and a ground ball to Killian Stair at second base, and the Hustlers took home the Championship game by a score of 7-6. Lucas pitched a wonderful 4 innings of baseball allowing 1 earned run. Logan Malachowski pitched the first two innings for the Hustlers. Camren baker, Killian Stair, Brett Lucas, and Jaxson Wood each had 2 hits, while Ryan Jones, Connor Allen, Malachowski, and Landon Tolbert each had 1 hit. Jones doubled. The Hustler pitchers were awesome all weekend long. Leading hitters for the weekend: Camren Baker .500, Connor Allen .500, Ryan Jones .471, Jaxson Wood .462, Landon Johnson .333, and Logan Malachowski .333.

Friday, May 27
12U Hustlers Ride into Memorial Day Weekend on High Note

The 12U Hustlers played host to the Bulldog Baseball Club out of Gettysburg/Hanover, PA on Wednesday night and showed no signs of looking ahead to the customary Memorial Day weekend break. The young Hustlers clicked in all facets as they beat the Bulldogs 14-0. Nick DeLisi got the start on the hill and he was rock solid as usual. DeLisi held the team from up north hitless with four strikeouts over two innings and the Hustler bats sizzled on a beautiful night at the park. JT Sachar singled to open the first, DeLisi walked, Tyler Prather ripped a double to left, Gabe Torres hit a sacrifice fly, Brandon Bradshaw smoked a single to left center, Ryan Talbert singled up the middle and Matt Cunningham doubled to the fence in right center producing a 4-0 lead. The Hustlers would go on to score three in the second, four in the third and three more in the fourth. The Hustlers tallied 18 hits in five innings. Sachar and Talbert led the way with three hits a piece; one of Talbert’s was a double high off the fence in left center. Prather, Bradshaw and Jake Sherdel each had two hits. Dustin Isanogle had a two-run double. Bradshaw, Sherdel, Luke Schlimm and Prather each pitched a scoreless inning. Bradshaw struck out three and Schlimm fanned two batters.

Saturday, May 14
12U Hustlers Get Knocked Down But Get Back Up

The Frederick Hustlers forgot to set their alarm clocks for Saturday’s 11:00am opener against the PG Select Blue Sox and found themselves on the wrong end of an 11-1 thrashing. PG’s Luis Noda had something to do with that as he held the black and gold to two hits and one run with four strikeouts in three innings of work. Nick Delisi took the mound for the Hustlers and was deserted by his usually stout defense which committed an uncharacteristic seven errors. The Hustlers only mustered four hits in the five inning game shortened by the run rule. Luke Schlimm led the way with two hits and Ryan Talbert and Dustin Isanogle each contributed one.

Game two was a different story. Schlimm tossed a five inning gem striking out six and only allowing five hits in an 11-1 Hustler blowout. Schlimm dominated and the Hustler bats came to life. The Hustlers had ten hits with JT Sachar going 3-3 with two doubles. Matt Cunningham, Talbert and DeLisi each came thru with key run-scoring hits. Tyler Prather had a double.

The Hustlers are back in action Tuesday evening at Yellow Springs against the Gettysburg Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00pm on Field 1.



Tuesday, May 10
12U Hustlers Battle Olney in Mother's Day Special

The 12U Hustlers played host to the Olney Pirates on Sunday and came away with a split – winning the first game 6-5 and losing the nightcap 7-6. In the opener, the Pirates scored two quick runs in the top of the first to let the home crowd know that they were there and ready to play. The Hustlers, a new determined bunch comprised of seasoned returning players and several key offseason acquisitions, answered with an emphatic four-spot in the bottom of the inning. Game on. JT Sachar drew a leadoff walk and stole second before Nick DeLisi unleashed a drive to left center for a standup double. Tyler Prather ripped a single and the Hustlers were off and running. Olney recaptured the lead in the third when they scored twice after scoring a single run in second. DeLisi then followed a Sachar single with a bomb to left center to give the home team the lead for good. DeLisi worked a solid four innings and Luke Schlimm came in and pitched a scoreless 5th and 6th inning. DeLisi and Prather led the Hustlers with two hits each.

The Pirates jumped to a 3-0 lead after two innings of play in game two. The Hustlers answered with two runs in the third and one in the fourth on big run scoring hits from Gabe Torres and Ryan Talbert. The Pirates tacked a single run in the third and the held a 4-3 lead going into the 5th inning. Sachar and DeLisi reached safely to start the 5th before Prather homered deep to left center to jolt the Hustler faithful. The Hustlers took that 6-4 lead into the bottom of the last inning where it seemed like a sweep was inevitable. Olney had other ideas as the well-coached ball club is always going to fight until the end. Bryce Greene led off with a sharp single, Cooper Kroll followed with his own base hit before Phil Stasko ended things with a walk-off two-run home run. Prather and Brandon Bradshaw handled the pitching duties for the Hustlers and both threw well. JT Sachar had an all-around impressive day putting together great at bats and playing well defensively at 2B and SS.



Sunday, May 1
12U Hustlers Golden at Ripken Event

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Ripken 2016

The Frederick Hustlers traveled to Aberdeen, MD for the 18-team RIPKEN Gold Glove tournament and played flawless baseball in pool play on Saturday. The Hustlers blanked the Monroe Falcons (Monroe Township, NJ) 6-0 in game one and jumped all over the South Jersey Rams 19-0 in game two. The Hustlers impressive play landed them the #1 seed for Sunday where they were to play the #8 seeded PA Diamond Nine at 8:00am on Cal Sr Field. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and the Sunday slate was cancelled due to heavy rain in the Harford County area all day.

The Saturday opener proved to be a great challenge for the Hustlers as they faced the best arm of the season to date. JT Sachar opened the game with a walk and the big Monroe RHP proceeded to strikeout the Hustlers 2, 3 and 4 hitters. Gabe Torres had different ideas in the second inning. Torres stepped to the plate and after falling behind 0-2 he gave the black and gold a big shot in the arm with a monstrous home run. Torres' homer, measured at 280 feet, flew the outfield of the adjacent field and landed on the infield dirt. The Hustlers kept the pressure on as Ryan Talbert and Dustin Isanogle each singled sharply to center and Ryan Bennett brought Talbert home with a sacrifice bunt. The Hustlers grabbed a 2-0 lead and were feeling good about themselves. The Hustlers would add one in the third and three more in the fifth. Nick DeLisi had huge hits in both innings - picking up a single in the 3rd and a double in the fifth. Talbert's 2-run double in the fifth was the other big blow. Sachar, Brandon Bradshaw, Isanogle and Torres each reached safely twice, and DeLisi and Talbert had two hits. Matt Cunningham, Bradshaw and Luke Schlimm combined to shut out the Falcons. The Hustlers flashed their trademark leather and turned two double plays – one a backbreaker on a long-running ESPN highlight grab by CF Isanogle who then doubled up the runner at first.

Game two was a little déjà vu all over again. The SJ Rams countered with a soft lefty who gave the Hustlers fits in the first inning. Gabe Torres changed all of that in the second when he launched his second bomb of the day – this one landed on the bank before the playground on Cal Sr’s field in left center. The Hustlers then added two in the third and sixteen runs in the fourth to end the game with the run rule. Tyler Prather and Ryan Talbert each had three hits; one of Prather’s was a triple off the wall in straight away center. Bradshaw singled and doubled, and Torres added a double to go with his HR. Sachar and Jake Sherdel each contributed two hits; one of Sherdel’s was a double. Cunningham doubled, and DeLisi and Isanogle each had hits. Tyler Prather was fantastic on the mound tossing three scoreless innings. Bradshaw closed things out with a solid fourth inning.



Thursday, April 28
Cunningham Propels 12U Hustlers Past Raiders

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Matt Cunningham #2

The 12U Frederick Hustlers put together their best all-around performance of the young season and beat a solid HCYP Raiders Blue team out of Howard County 4-0 on a cool Wednesday evening at the ballpark. Nick DeLisi, Luke Schlimm and Tyler Prather split the pitching duties for the Hustlers and all were superb. The right-left-right combination held the Raiders to four hits. The Hustlers meanwhile had their work cut out as they faced two hard throwing arms in lefty Evan Marcinko and righty Ripken Reese. JT Sachar got things going in the bottom of the first when he worked a walk and ended up scoring on a passed ball. The Hustlers tacked on two more in the fourth when Gabe Torres led off with a missile to right center for a single and Matt Cunningham followed with a long two-run bomb to left. The Hustlers picked up their final run in the fifth when Prather and Cunningham each singled. On the defensive side, the Hustlers turned to their trademark play. Cunningham showed why he's one of the best middle infielders around as he turned in three beautiful plays at short. Dustin Isanogle was spectacular behind the plate and Schlimm threw a bullet from CF to the plate in the fourth to squelch a Raider rally. The Hustlers finished the game with eight hits. Cunningham had two and DeLisi, Prather, Torres, Ryan Talbert, Isanogle, and Ryan Bennett each had one. Talbert reached safely all three at bats and Sachar reached safely twice.

The Hustlers head to Aberdeen, MD this weekend for the Ripken Gold Glove Tournament.



Monday, April 25
12U Hustlers Stumble in Game Two

The 12U Frederick Hustlers continued to master their Sunday Jekyll and Hyde act pounding Backyard University 20-7 in the opener and losing 2-0 to Gambrills in the nightcap. The boys from Frederick recorded 16 hits in game one and kept the pedal to the floor scoring in all five innings. Tyler Prather had four hits, and JT Sachar and Nick DeLisi each had three in a game shortened by the run-rule. Dustin Isanogle and Luke Schlimm each chipped in with two. Ryan Talbert, Schlimm and Jake Sherdel each doubled. Gambrill’s Eddie Sargent had other ideas in game two. Sargent, playing more like a General, limited the Hustlers to three hits – two by Sachar and one by Ryan Bennett. The Hustlers only struck out twice but simply couldn’t get anything going against a quality arm. Nick DeLisi worked the first four innings and was the hard luck loser. DeLisi walked the first two batters of the game and gave up a single to Daray Murdock and that was the difference. DeLisi only surrendered three hits in four innings and struck out six. Luke Schlimm worked a perfect 5th and 6th to give the Hustlers a chance. The Hustlers got runners on 2nd and 3rd in the bottom of the 6th and it looked like there would be some Hustler magic. Sargent induced a groundout to 3rd to record a complete game shutout. The Hustlers JT Sachar had an impressive day going 5-6 with two walks and four runs.

The Hustlers play host to the HCYP Raiders on Wednesday before heading to Ripken in Aberdeen on the weekend for the Gold Glove Classic.



Friday, April 15
Prather, Sherdel Power 12U Hustlers

Tyler “T” Prather and Jake “The Snake” Sherdel played long ball, and Nick DeLisi was spectacular on the mound as the Hustlers throttled the Maryland Warriors 10-5 on a warm and comfortable night at the ballpark. DeLisi worked three solid innings and allowed his offense to go to work. The Hustlers leadoff man Josh “JT” Sachar found his groove and got the black and gold going in the first with a double to left center. DeLisi followed with a single before Prather unleashed a three-run bomb to straight away center. The home team tacked on two more in the second when Luke Schlimm walked before Sherdel ripped a two run shot over the fence in left field. The Hustlers never looked back. The Hustlers added four more in the fifth as Sachar drew a leadoff walk, and Prather, Matt Cunningham and Gabe Torres followed with RBI singles. Ryan Talbert closed out the scoring with a scorching two-run line drive off the fence in left center. DeLisi finished the game with two hits including a double, and Prather was 2-2 with a homerun, SAC fly and five RBIs. DeLisi tossed three innings allowing one earned run on a scratch single with four strikeouts. Cunningham worked the 4th and 5th and was effective limiting the Warriors to just one run. Sachar worked the 6th and Talbert the 7th as the Hustlers ran their CRAB League record to 4-1.

The Hustlers are scheduled for two games on Sunday at Yellow Springs against Hickory and Catoctin. Game one is slated to begin at noon.



Monday, April 4
10U Hustlers Open 2016 Season at LongHorn Tourney in Leesburg, VA

The 10U Frederick Hustlers got their season underway on Saturday, April 2nd, playing in the Long Horn tournament in Leesburg, Virginia. The first game had the Hustlers paired up with PG Select Blue Sox. Ryan Jones pitched a scoreless 1st, and the Hustlers quickly put two on the board in the bottom of the first as Camren Baker and Jones scored. PG Select tied the game in the second, and went ahead in the top of the 3rd by a run. But the Hustlers responded with 3 runs in the bottom of the third and held on to win a tight 5-4 victory. Jones pitched the first two innings, while Mason Miller pitched the middle inning, and Landon Johnson came on in the last two innings to shutdown PG Select. Each of them pitched well. This game was about pitching and defense, as each team only had four hits. The young hustlers committed only one error in the game. Baker, Jones, Miller, and Landon Johnson each had one hit for the Hustlers.

The second game had the Hustlers facing the Potomac Riverdogs. The Riverdogs scored 5 runs in the first 3 innings, but could not keep up with the hot Hustler bats, as the Hustlers plated 3 in the first, 4 in the second, and 4 more in the 3rd. The game was called after 4 innings due to the time limit, and the Hustlers came away with a 12-5 victory. Brett Lucas led the way with 2 doubles, one which was a monster shot to right center that bounced off the top of the fence and back into the field of play. Mason Miller and Jaxson Wood each hit long doubles in the game also. Camren Baker, Ryan Jones, Connor Allen, Miller, Landon Johnson, Logan Malachowski, Landon Tolbert, and Wood each had 1 hit. Tyler Schroyer pitched the first two innings, and Brett Lucas pitched the last two innings in the win.

Unfortunately the tournament was canceled Sunday due to the weather. The Hustlers are back in action next weekend, starting CRAB league play



Monday, April 4
Opening Day 2016: 12U Hustlers Sweep Doubleheader

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Schlimm and DeLisi

The 12U Frederick Hustlers opened their 2016 campaign in grand fashion, beating a solid Backyard University Gamer squad out of York, PA by scores of 4-0 and 12-4. Pitching ruled this cold day at the park as Nick DeLisi, Luke Schlimm, Matt Cunningham and Jake Sherdel all pitched well. DeLisi was particularly sharp in the opener tossing four shutout innings with eight strikeouts. Schlimm closed out game one in equally dominant form striking out four in two innings and worked the first two innings of game two and only allowed one run with two strikeouts. Cunningham pitched the middle three innings of game two allowing two runs in his first inning before settling down and tossing two shutout innings. Sherdel closed out the game giving up one run and benefiting from a beautiful double-play by 2B Andrew McElwain.

The Hustler bats were hot on this chilly day, producing six hits in game one and eleven in game two. New addition Gabe Torres got things started in game one with a run-scoring single to left followed by Ryan Bennett’s RBI liner to right. JT Sachar led off the third with a sharp single to left center and was brought home with a laced RBI double by DeLisi to the gap in right center. Torres drew a walk to start the fourth and was eventually driven home by Ryan Talbert. The Hustlers exploded for 12 runs in the nightcap with Sachar, Cunningham, Tyler Prather, Talbert and Schlimm each accounting for two. Schlimm and Bennett each had three hits; one of Schlimm's was a double. DeLisi had two doubles and three RBIs. On the day, Bennett was 5-6 with four RBIs, DeLisi was 3-6 with three doubles and four RBIs, and Schlimm was 3-5 with three RBIs.

The Hustlers are back in action on Sunday, April 10 at Yellow Springs where they play host to Gambrills High Heat and the BCC Big Train in round-robin action. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30pm.



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

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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

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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

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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

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2015 12U Battle at Gettysburg CHAMPS

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.



Thursday, May 21
Hustlers Cool Off HCYP

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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.



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

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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

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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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.



HUSTLERS WIN DIZZY DEAN WORLD SERIES

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.

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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

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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! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgsxopDNJ7A

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

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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 wcmain@comcast.net or call 301-905-7205.



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