The Hagerstown Braves emerged victorious, by a score of 2-0, in the final game of this exciting series versus the Mechanicsburg Cardinals. Austin Moser began the top half of the third with a walk but was forced out by Alex Cline who reached base on a fielder's choice. Justin Lewis was then hit by a pitch and Tristan Baker singled in Cline with the first Braves run. In the top of the fifth, Cline doubled, went to third on a wild pitch then scored on a single by Justin Lewis. Josh Miller went the distance on the mound for the Braves tossing a complete game shutout while allowing just 4 Mechanicsburg hits with 3 strikeouts and 0 walks. The Braves now advance to the best of seven championship series against the New Cumberland Tigers which will begin on Sunday, July 23 at New Cumberland Memorial Park. The series will alternate, home and away, on consecutive dates (weather permitting) until a champion is decided.
Game four of the series between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg went to the wire as the Braves staved off elimination with comeback runs in the bottom of both the sixth and seventh innings to win 8-7. The winners were lead by Hunter Martin who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI, Jake Crist 1 for 3 with 2 RBI, and Blake Dougherty who coaxed a pair of RBI walks. For the Cards, Teed Wertz and Sam Crater each had a single and a double both driving in 3 runs. This series will now go the full five games with the deciding contest to be played at Mechanicsburg tomorrow evening (7/21) at 6:00pm.
The New Cumberland Tigers have advanced to the championship round of the 2017 WSTBL playoffs with a 2-0 win in game three of their semi final series versus the Enola Express. Kyle Otstot tossed a three hit complete game shutout while Miles Campbell drove in both runs for the Tigers. This completes a three game sweep of this semi final match-up. New Cumberland now waits for the results of the other best of five semi final series, between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg, to determine their opponent in the best of seven championship series.
Mechanicsburg outlasted Hagerstown 5-3, in game three of the semi finals between these two clubs, to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the series. Sam Crater threw a complete game giving up 3 earned runs on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts. At the plate for the Cards, Ben Eppley went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs, Joe DeBernardis went 2 for 2 and scored a run and Matt Cody drove in 2 runs with 1 hit. This semi final series moves back to Hagerstown for game four tonight (7/20) scheduled for a 6:00pm start.
Game two of the semi final series between Hagerstown and Mechanicsburg went to the Braves by a score of 9 to 2. Tyler Elbin and Alex Cline did plenty of damage at the plate to lead the Braves offensively. Brad Enfield held the Cardinals to just two earned runs allowing six hits with scoreless relief help from Jared Durning in the seventh inning. This opening round series is now tied at one game apiece with the match-up continuing tonight (7/19/17) in Mechanicsburg starting at 6:00pm.
New Cumberland went up 2 games to none versus Enola in their best of five semi final series. Steven McKee's ninth inning bases loaded single drove in 3 runs to put the Tigers up 5 to 2 in this extra inning contest. The Express battled back in the bottom half of the final inning on a 2 run single by Alex Staton but a ground out to third base ended it with Enola coming up one run short. This semi final series will move forward tonight with a 6:00pm game three start at New Cumberland Memorial Park,
The Mechanicsburg Cardinals staged a dramatic bottom of the seventh comeback to win the first semi final game of this best of five match-up against the Hagerstown Braves. Trailing 2-0 going into their last at bats, the Cards took advantage of three walks, a single by Brandon Smith and a walk-off single by Teed Wertz to pull out the game one win. They lead this series 1 game to none. This series will continue with game two tonight (7/18/17) at North Hagerstown High School scheduled to begin at 6:00pm.
Game one of the semi final series between the New Cumberland Tigers and the Enola Express went to New Cumberland by a score of 6-0. Jeremy Charles pitched a complete game shut-out scattering four hits while striking out eight Express batters. At the plate for the Tigers, Stephen McKee had two hits including a triple and an RBI, Kyle Otstot also had two hits and an RBI, Jordan Lawson had two hits and Miles Campbell had a fourth inning double driving in a run. Game two of this best of five series moves to East Pennsboro High School tonight at 6:00pm.