8/8/16 - Championship final series game 6 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: Mechanicsburg finished off the playoff championship series with emphasis in an 8-1 home victory over Hagerstown taking the best of seven series four games to two. Sam Crater had a huge night for the Cardinals going 3 for 3 at the plate including a single, double and home run while driving in 2 runs and scoring 3. Joe DeBernardis had a pair of doubles and scored twice while Teed Wertz had 2 singles and knocked in a run. Brad Smith went the distance on the mound allowing just one earned run. Ryan Brown had the lone RBI for the Braves while going 2 for 3 (2 singles) and Jacob Crist contributed a pair of singles in 3 at bats.
8/7/16 - Championship final series game 5 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: After Mechanicsburg scored a lone run in the first inning and Hagerstown answered with a single run of their own in the bottom of the second, the Braves and the Cards battled it out until the top of the seventh inning in a 1 to 1 tie. Mechanicsburg broke the deadlock with two runs in the top of the seventh only to have Hagerstown rally for three in the bottom of the seventh to come away with an exciting 4-3 home victory. Justin Lewis was the big man at the plate for the winners with a single, home run and 2 RBI. Josh Miller went the distance on the mound giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs. Jeff Allen took the tough loss for the Cardinals. Game six of the series is now set for Monday, August 8 at 5:45pm back in Mechanicsburg.
8/6/16 - Championship final series game 4 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: Mechanicsburg pulled out a 4-2 victory with a 2 run bottom of the sixth to go up in the series 3-1. With the scored tied 2-2 in the bottom half of the inning, Eric Herbein delivered a two run single to center field scoring Sam Crater and Teed Wertz with the go ahead / game winning run(s). Crater came on in relief of starter Brayden Coe and pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless / scoreless ball to earn the win for the Cards. Tristan Baker knocked in both Brave's runs with a fifth inning single to right center scoring Manning Brookens and Alex Cline who had both walked. The series will continue tomorrow (8/7/16) with a 1:00 start back at North Hagerstown High School.
8/5/16 - Championship final series game 3 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: Hagerstown closed the series gap to 2-1 in favor of Mechanicsburg taking a 2-1 nail biter at North Hagerstown High School. The Braves scored all they needed with a two run second inning then let pitching and defense do the rest. Justin Lewis and Tristan Baker each delivered run scoring base hits to put Hagerstown up for good in this low scoring affair. Aaron Roby got the win for the Braves with 7th inning relief help from Casey Elbin. Braydon Lackey had three of the team total of 6 hits for the Cardinals. Next game in the series goes back to Rickenbach-Shirley Field in Mechanicsburg on Saturday 8/7/16 with a 1:00pm scheduled start time.
8/4/16 - Championship final series game 2 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: Mechanicsburg came out swinging in game two of the series scoring 12 runs in the first 3 innings to go on to a 15-0 victory over the visiting Hagerstown Braves. Joe DeBernardis, Ben Snyder, Sam Crater and Teed Wertz all had multiple hits for the Cardinals. Ben Epply aided the cause with a 2 run home run. With the win, the Cards take a two games to none lead in the series which will continue back in Hagerstown on Friday, August 5 at North Hagerstown High School. Game time is set for 5:45pm.
8/3/16 - Championship final series game 1 - Hagerstown versus Mechanicsburg: Mechanicsburg held off a seventh inning rally by Hagerstown to take the opening game of the best of seven championship series. On the strength of a four run fourth inning, the Cards took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of final inning. The Braves put on their rally caps, scoring three runs, but fell just short of tying the game. Ben Snyder had a three RBI night for Mechanicsburg with a single and a double. Jeff Allen went the distance on the mound. Ryan Brown went three for four with a pair of RBI for Hagerstown. The series is scheduled to continue tonight (8/4/16) at Rickenbach-Shirley Field in Mechanicsburg with a 5:45pm start time.