The two time defending champion Brunswick LL CUBS repeated as champion by winning the 2010 TOC with a 7-1 victory over the Four County A's in the tournament finale. The CUBS won the title previously in 2008 and 2009.   




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2010 9 & 10 All-Stars Win District, go 1-2 in States 




The 2010 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Jeff Merriman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - George Auel(9), Nicholas Tucker(9)  CUBS - Lucas Stoud (9), Aaron Fitzwater, Austin Stockman, Joe Wanger,  ORIOLES - Tyler Polesky(9), Jack Wilson(9), Tyler Ebberts, PIRATES - James Marker(9), Dominick Naylor, and Luke Struss.



The BRLL 9 & 10 All-Stars scored in every inning on the way to a 5 inning route of Thurmont, 11-1 .The game was played in Brunswick on June 29. The locals slammed 15 hits in the game including 3 doubles. Brunswick scored a single run in the first, then scored 4 more times in the second to claim a commanding 5-0 lead. After Thurmont used their only hit, a triple to knock in their only run in the bottom of the second, the Railroaders came back to score a run in the third, 3 runs in the fourth and 2 more in the fifth to win by the 10-run rule. Tyler Ebberts had 3 singles in the first 3 innings to drive in 4 runs to lead the Railroaders at the plate. Aaron Fitzwater also had 3 hits. George Auel was on base all 4 times in the lead off spot, scoring 3 times. He had 2 singles, a walk and reached on an error. James Marker had two hits including a 2-run double in the second. Dominic Naylor and Lucas Stroud also had doubles. Austin Stockman started on the mound going the first 3 1/3 innings. He gave up 1 run on 1 hit striking out 1 and walking 2. Ebberts followed him on the mound going 1 1/3 innings with 2 strikeouts. Luke Struss got the last out with a strikeout. Brunswick now travels to Four County on Wednesday, June 30 @ 6pm.


The BRLL 9 & 10 All-Stars hammered Four County 38-1 to win game 2 of the District 2 tournament. James Marker led the way with 2 home runs in the 4 inning game. Marker and Joe Wanger were the pitchers allowing 2 hits. They now play at home against the undefeated Frederick National All-Stars on Friday, July 2 @ 6pm.


The Brunswick 9 & 10 All-Stars came back from 4-0 deficit to beat Frederick National 5-4 in a game played in Brunswick. With the win they advanced to championsship game in Brunswick on Tuesday, July 6, against the winner of the Thurmont/National game to be played on Monday. After falling behind early 4-0, Brunswick scored 2 runs in the third. After a George Auel double, Tyler Ebberts singled to drive in Auel. A sacrifice fly to center drove in Ebberts to make the score 4-2 after 3 inings. The Railroaders used 5 walks and a fielders choice by Auel to score 3 runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. Austin Stockman started for BRLL, allowing 4 runs in 2 2/3 innings. James Marker came in to shut the Nationals down over the final 3 1/3 innings.


Brunswick defeated Frederick National 12-3 to win their second District 9-10 title, the last coming in 2005. Playing in front of a large enthusiastic home crowd, the Railroaders behind two James Marker two-run home runs scored 9 times in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a close game. National scored a run in the top of the second to take an early 1-0 lead but the Railroaders came right back in their half of the inning to score 3 times. Aaron Fitzwater and Jack Wilson both had doubles in the inning and Goerge Auel singled. National scored two more runs in the top of the third to tie the score 3-3. It stayed that way until the bottom of the fifth inning when BRLL sent 15 batters to the plate, getting 4 singles by Tyler Polesky, Austin Stockman, and Fitzwater, 6 walks and the 2 homers by Marker to break the game open. Marker led the way at the plate going 3 for 4 with 2 home runs, a double and 4 RBI's. Fitzwater and Polesky had two hits each as the Railroaders pounded out 12 hits as a team. On the mound Marker went the distance, throwing a total of 70 pitches. He allowed 3 runs and 5 hits, striking out 1 and walking 2. The Railroaders played solid defense behind Marker in a game in which the National batters were making contact and putting the ball in play throughout the contest. Brunswick now plays the District 8 champion in the State 9/10 tournament to be held in Boonsboro starting July 17. 



Brunswick lost in the opener of the 2010 State Little League tournament 7-3 to West Salisbury. The tournament was being held in Boonsboro in Washington County at host South Mountain Little League. Brunswick took the early 2-1 lead when West Salisbury struck for 6 runs in the fourth inning, the final blow being a grand slam to take a 7-2 lead. Brunswick scored a run in the fifth to close to 7-3 and had the bases loaded in the top of the sixth with one out but could not score. Tyler Ebberts had a double and a single while reachings base all 4 times he was up. George Auel, Dominick Naylor, Joe Wanger and James Marker also singled. Marker threw 3 1/3 innings and gave up 4 runs off 7 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. Ebberts completed the fourth frame allowing 3 runs off 4 hits. Aaron Fitzwater threw the final innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk.


Brunswick defeated Elkton 17-7 in five innings in a loser's bracket game held on Day 2 of the State tournament. A James Marker 2-run home run was the big blow as the Railroaders led 4-1 after one inning, and 9-4 after two innings. BRLL also added a run in the third and fourth innings before finishing with 6 runs in their final at bat. Tyler Polesky batted 3 for 4 with 3 singles and reached base 4 of 5 times while scoring 2 runs. Austin Stockman also had 3 singles. Aaron Fitzwater, Tyler Ebberts and Luke Struss each added two hits for Brunswick. Struss hurled the opening 4 1/3 innings with 7 runs (4 earned), 9 hits, 3 K's and 1 walk for the pitching victory. Stockman finished out the final two-thirds of an inning with 1 hit and 1 strikeout. 


Denton eliminated Brunswick in a losers bracket game 5-2 on July 19. Austin Stockman and Tyler Ebberts held Denton to 3 hits but Denton still won, eliminating the Railroaders from the State tournament. The game was scoreless through the first 3 innings, then Denton struck for 3 runs and added 2 in the next frame to go up 5-0 after 4 1/2 innings. Brunswick scored its runs in the bottom of the fifth. Nick Tucker got things started with a single into left field. Tyler Polesky followed with a hit to right field. A fielders choice and a walk loaded the bases and James Marker then hit a 2-run single down the left field line. Stockman hurled the first 5 innings allowing 5 runs, 2 hits 5 K's and 2 walks. Ebberts twirled the final inning with no runs, 1 hit and 1 walk. 

2010 10 & 11 All-Stars win 1, lose 2 in Districts 


2010 10-11 allstars
2010 10/11 ALL-STARS


The 2010 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Jay Zimmerman and coached by Darren Loy and Drew Hawes. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - Zachary Heffner(10), Quinn Lear(10), and Chase Loy  CUBS - Tyler Rice(10) and Andrew Shaffer(10)  ORIOLES - Reed Wigfield(10)  PHILLIES -  Justin Howard(10), Jacob Robertson(10) and Daniel Summers(10)  PIRATES -  Noah Hawes, and James Shipe.



East Frederick scored 3 times in the bottom of the 6th inning, the last run coming with 2 outs to defeat the Railroaders in a heartbreaker 14-13. The game was hosted by East Frederick and they won the coin flip to be home team in the contest. East Frederick jumped out to the early lead with 6 runs in the bottom of the first. Showing a lot of heart, Brunswick sent 15 men to the plate in the top of the second, scoring 11 runs on 7 hits while taking advantage of some sloppy fielding by their opponent, as East Frederick committed 5 errors in the inning. Of the seven hits, 3 were 2 run doubles by James Shipe, Noah Hawes and Justin Howard. East Frederick scored a run in the bottom of the inning before Brunswick scored 2 more in the top of third on a 2 run double by Zach Heffner for a 13-7 lead. Even though they had men on base in the remaining innings they couln't get another run across and East Frederick kept chipping away at their lead. After a scoreless third, East Frederick scored 3 in the 4th, 1 in the fifth and 3 in the sixth to squeeze out the victory. Tyler Rice went 3 for 3 while Shipe, Heffner, and Hawes and Quinn Lear each went 2 for 4 to lead the Railroaders at the plate. On the mound Shipe went the first 1 2/3 innings. Hawes went the next 3 1/3 innings and Chase Loy finished on the mound for the Railroaders.  


Brunswick beat Thurmont 15-5 in game that took two days to complete. On Thursday, Brunswick was down 5-4 as they batted in the top of the sixth. The game that started 55 minutes late due to a thunderstorm was also halted twice for 15 minutes each because of lightning. So at 9pm the inning started with Brunswick down a run. After 12 batters in which 8 scored and with the bases loaded and one out, play was stopped at 9:25pm with 5 minutes to spare before the lights were tuned off at 9:30pm. On Friday with a 12-5 lead Brunswick proceeded to score 3 more insurance runs and then held Thurmont scoreless to seal the win. In the game Tyler Rice had 3 hits and 3 RBI's to lead the 10-hit attack, while James Shipe and Zach Heffner had 2 each. Heffner had a 2-run double and 3 RBI's for the game. Brunswick took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Thurmont scored single runs in the first and second to tie it. Shipe had a solo home run in the third to give BRLL a 3-2 lead, but Thurmont came right back in their half of the inning to score 3 runs that gave them a 5-3 lead. In the fourth a Noah Hawes double scored Heffner to close ot to 5-4. In the two day 6th inning at bat for the Railroaders, they used 5 hits and six walks to score 11 times in one inning for the second game in a row. Chase Loy started on the mound going 4 1/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits fanning 4 and walking 4. Heffner went the final 1 2/3 giving up 2 hits while striking out one. They now play at Four County on Saturday, July 10 @ 1pm.  


Four County defeated Brunswick 8-4 at Four County, eliminating BRLL from the 10/11 All-Star tournament. Four County scored 4 runs in the second inning to erase an early 1-0 lead by Brunswick. In the bottom of the fourth inning Four County struck for 4 more runs to take a commanding 8-1 lead. The Railroaders battled back with a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth inning and had the bases loaded but the rally fell short this time. James Shipe, Zachary Heffner and Noah Hawes each had 2 hits in the contest. The 10 year old Heffner went the first 3 1/3 innings and was followed to the mound by 10 year old Reed Wigfifeld who went the final 2 2/3 innings. 



2010 11 & 12 All-Stars Win District, States, finish 2-3 in Regionals 


2010 11-12 district II & STATE champs
2010 11/12 DISTRICT II & STATE CHAMPIONS photo by Larry Kean


The 2010 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Mark Tarleton and coached by Jeff Axline and Darrel Hauver. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - Tyler Babyak, Sean Christie, Alec Lewis, and Noah Tucker  CUBS - Dylan Ellis, Connor Kean, Justin Walls and Andrew Wanger  ORIOLES -  Tommy McCarthy and Nicholas Taylor  PHILLIES -  John Harding(11), Ryan Goodson and Joe Rindone.



Andrew Wanger hit two grand slams in the fourth inning and finished with four hits as Brunswick hammered Westminster 27-0 in game 1 of District II tournament play. Joe Rindone had four hits, including a homer and double. Tommy McCarthy stroked three hits and Justin Walls had two hits including a homer. Connor Kean also had two hits. Sean Christie pitched two innings for the win.


Brunswck scored 17 runs in the second inning in a 29-0 route of Frederick American. Joe Rindone, Justin Walls and Noah Tucker all had three hits, while Connor Kean and John Harding had two each. Tyler Babyak had a grand slam while Harding (3-run), Tucker (2-run) and Sean Christie (solo) also homered in a game that featured 18 Railroader base knocks in the 4 inning game. Babyak went 2 scoreless innings to get the win allowing 1 hit and strikling out 4. Tucker and Andrew Wanger pitched one scoreless inning each. Brunswick plays at home on July 14 against the Frederick National/Four County winner. 


Brunswick remained unbeaten with a 9-1 victory over Fredeick National in a game played in Brunswick on Wednesday, July 14. The Railroaders advance to the championship game of the District tournament on Friday in Brunswick and will play the winner of the National / Thurmont game on Thursday. BRLL put 2 runs on the board in the second inning on a Justin Walls solo homer and a bases loaded walk to take an early 2-0 lead. In the third Brunswick scored 2 more runs on base hits by Tyler Babyak and Noah Tucker. The Railroaders were at it again in the fourth when Tommy McCarthy and Andrew Wanger opened the inning with singles and Joe Rindone stroked a 3-run home run well over the fence in center. Brunswick got 2 more runs in the top of the fifth as Conor Kean and McCarthy singled and both came around to score on a Wanger single to make it 9-1.  National scored in the bottom of the fourth on a homerun by Myles Mensah down the right field line. It was the first run scored against Brunswick in the first 3 games of District play. McCarthy, Wanger and Rindone had two hits each to lead the Railroaders at the plate. Rindone went the first 4 innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit, striking out 5 and walking 2. He was followed by Wanger who pitched a scoreless fifth allowing 1 hit and striking out 1. Babyak pitched the sixth allowing 1 hit and walking 1. The game ended on a nice unassisted doubleplay by first baseman Sean Christie who snagged a hot line drive and stepped on first to retire the runner.

BRUNSWICK 10  THURMONT 9  (7 innings)

Brunswick won it's 21st District II championship in dramatic fashion, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th to beat Thurmont 10-9. The game was played at home in front of a large enthusiastic crowd. There have been many great little league baseball games played in Brunswick on the Marvin E. Younkins field, but you would be hard-pressed to find any better then this instant classic. The Railroaders overcame leads of 4-0, 5-2, 8-4 and 9-8 in beating a tough Thurmont team. Thurmont struck first getting 4 runs in the top of the third. BRLL finally broke through in the bottom of the fourth, scoring 2 runs on a single by Andrew Wanger, a double by Justin Walls and fly ball by John Harding. A run in the fifth for Thurmont made it 5-2. Brunswick came right back in their half of the inning scoring 2 runs on solo home runs by Tyler Babyak and Tommy McCarthy. In the top of the sixth Thurmont scored 4 times to take a commanding 8-4 lead as the Railroaders came to bat in their half of the inning. After an error and a walk, Babyak went deep again, stroking a 3-run homer deep over the scoreboard in right to make it 8-7. Brunswick then tied it up on a steal of home by Connor Kean on an appeal play to second by the Thurmont pitcher. In the top of the seventh, Thurmont jumped ahead again by a score of 9-8. In the bottom of the seventh Joe Rindone and Walls drew back to back walks to start the final comeback. John Harding hit a ball to shortstop that forced Rindone at third for a fielder's choice. After a passed ball allowed Walls to advance to third, Alec Lewis was inserted into the lineup as a special pinch-runner for Harding. He stole second on an undefended play. Then with runners on second and third, Dylan Ellis stroked a single up the middle that scored Walls and Lewis to complete the comback as Brunswick took their only lead of the ballgame, 11-10. Babyak and Walls led the Railroaders with 2 hits apiece. Babyak's two homers drove in 4 runs. On the mound, Babyak went the first 5 1/3 innings allowing 7 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 7 and walked only 1. Wanger replaced Babyak in the fifth and went the next 1 1/3 allowing 2 runs on 3 hits with a strikeout and a walk. He was replaced by McCarthy who walked the two batters he faced. The Railroaders then went with Kean who slammed the door to get the win. In his 1 inning of releif he allowed no runs or hits, strikiing out 2 and walking 1, which set up Brunswick for the dramatic ending that followed. 



Joe Rindone's go ahead 2-run homer in the top of the fifth inninig helped lead Brunswick to a 4-2 victory over South Caroline in the opener of the 2010 State Little League tournament in Salisbury on Saturday. South Caroline scored two runs in the second inning to take an early lead but the Railroaders tied the score in the third on a run scoring double by Justin Walls and an RBI single by Tyler Babyak. South Caroline mounted one last rally in the bottom of the sixth, getting runners to second and third with two outs before Babyak induced a ground out to first to end the game. Sean Christie started on the mound for the Railroaders and was followed by Andrew Wanger, Rindone, Connor Kean and Babyak. Brunswick plays Hughesville on Sunday @ 2 pm in a winners bracket game.


Brunswick romped to a 23-11 victory over Hugesville on Sunday. Joe Rindone went 5 for 5 with 3 home runs and a sacrifice fly. Tommy McCarthy and Dylan Ellis also homered for the Railroaders. On the mound BRLL used Tyler Babyak, McCarthy, Andrew Wanger, Noah Tucker, Connor Kean with Rindone closing out the final 1 1/3 innings. No pitccher threw more then 35 pitches today and each will be available on Tuesday in the winneState rs bracket game against the winner of Halfway and Berlin.


Brunswick scored 4 runs in the top of the sixth inning as they defeated Halfway 5-1 in the winners bracket game on Tuesday. It leaves the Railroaders as the only undefeated team remaining in the State tournament. The Railroaders scored first in the top of the third when Tommy McCarthy and Andrew Wanger both singled. Joe Rindone then hit an RBI single for the early 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third, a pass ball with a man on third allowed Halfway to tie the score at 1-1. The pitchers dual continued until Tyler Babyak stroked a solo home run to right field to open BRLL's half of the sixth. Brunswick would score 3 more times in the inning for a 5-1 lead. The third run scored on a wild pitch and then Rindone followed with a 2-run single. Rindone went the first 5 innings allowing 1 rn on 5 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Babyak pitched the sixth inning, the last out coming with the bases loaded.  


Brunswick hammered Halfway18-2 in four innings to win their 7th State championship. Brunswick slammed 17 hits in the game. Sean Christie had 3 homers and 6 RBI's while Joe Rindone and John Harding also went deep and had 2 hits each. Nick Taylor had two hits. Tommy McCarthy had 3 hits including 2 doubles. Tyler Babyak was the winning pitcher for the Railroaders.  He went all 4 innings giving up 7 hits, striking out 2 and walking 1.  They now go to Bristol Connecticut to the Regional Tournament. It is a round-robin format where you play four games with the top four teams advancing to a single elimination format. Their first game will be against Washington DC on August 6 @ 11:00am.



Brunswick, on a Sean Christie grand slam in the bottom of the fifth, came back to defeat Washington DC in game one of round-robin play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. The Railroaders held an early 2-1 lead before Capitol City took the lead 5-2 in the fourth inning, the big blow a 3-run homer. The Railroaders chipped away at the lead by scoring a run in the 4th inning on a Christie RBI single. BRLL rallied to take the lead for good in the fifth. After a fielders choice, Tyler Babyak singled to center and Andrew Wanger drew a walk to load the bases. Washington DC's starting pitcher Charles Parrino who had kept the Railroaders in check for most of the game reached his 85 pitch count limit and was replaced on the mound. The first batter to face the new hurler was Christie who promptly blasted the ball well over the centerfield fence for a bases clearing home-run. Christie led the way at the plate going 2 for 3 with 5 RBI's. Christie also started on the mound going the first 3 1/3 innings. He gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and struck out 2. He was followed by Wanger  who went 1 inning allowing just 2 walks. Joe Rindone who got the win went the last 1 2/3 giving up a hit while striking out 3 and walking 2. 

NEW YORK (Stony Point LL) 10  BRUNSWICK 0

Brunswick lost to New York in 4 innings on Sunday night by a score of 10-0. Their record is now 1-1 in pool play. Though the scoreboard only showed 3 errors, it seemed like much more as defensively, the Railroaders could not get untracked on this night when mental mistakes and poor execution plagued them throughout. Offensively they were held to only 2 hits, both singles by Andrew Wanger. Everything Brunswick hit was right at or handled flawlessly by their opponents. The Railroaders were putting the bat on the ball as they suffered only one strikeout in the game but could not sustain a rally of significance. In the top of the first the Railroaders got a hit by Wanger and a walk to Joe Rindone to put 2 men on with one out but could not score. Lefty Tommy McCarthy started for the Railroaders and got the first 3 New York batters in order. Brunswick stranded a runner in the second, but New York got on the board in the their half of the inning when after a hit batter, # 5 hitter Austin Pinelli went deep over the scoreboard in center for a 2-run homer and the early lead. After stranding another base runner in the third, things started to fall apart for Brunswick in the bottom of the inning. New York started the third by scoring 3 runs on 1 hit, 2 walks, a hit batter and 2 Brunswick fielding errors. Brunswick escaped further damage as Tyler Babyak relieved McCarthy with the bases loaded and none out and proceeded to get 3 outs on 2 pitches. Babyak's first pitch got by catcher Justin Walls and went to the backstop, but a nice play by Walls and Babyak got the runner at the plate trying to score. On the next pitch the New York batter lined the ball back to Babyak for the second out and his relay to third got the runner leaning off the base for a double play to end the inning. In the top of the fourth Brunswick again put runners aboard but coudn't score. In the bottom of the fourth New York scored 5 more runs to end the game early by the mercy rule. McCarthy went the first 2 innings and 6 batters, allowing 5 runs on 2 hits, He struck out 2 and walked 2 batters. Babyak went the next 1 1/3 innings allowing 5 runs on 4 hits with no strikeouts or walks. Andrew Wanger faced the final 3 batters allowing one hit.   

PENNSYLVANIA (Council Rock Newtown LL) 14  BRUNSWICK 1

Brunswick lost to Pennsylvania in 4 innings, 14-1 in a Monday afternoon game to fall to 1-2 in round-robin play. Starting pitcher Matt Hand used a nasty curveball to keep the Railroader offense in check as he allowed only 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 8 and walking only 1. Brunswick scored its only run in the third inning when Dylan Ellis led off with a drag bunt single and Andrew Wanger doubled into the gap in left-centerfield for the RBI. Joe Rindone started for Brunswick going the first 2 innings. The first inning didn't go as planned for the Railroaders as a couple of misplays in the field extended Rindone's pitch count and Pennsylvania scored 6 times to take the early lead. The second inning ended with BRLL down 6-0 and Rindone with his pitch count now at 55 was done for the day. He went 2 innings, allowing 6 runs, 5 unearned, 4 hits, 3 strikeouts and 3 walks. Connor Kean came on to pitch the third inning. He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits with 1 strikeout and 1 walk. Down 8-1 to start the fourth, Kean was relieved by Nick Taylor who allowed 6 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. A win over Delaware tomorrow would advance Brunswick to the single elimination phase of the Regional tournament.

BRUNSWICK 5  DELAWARE (Brandywine LL) 4  (8 innings)

Tommy McCarthy singled with 2 outs in the top of the eighth inning, then scored the winning run coming from first base on a throwing error by the Delaware third baseman, to give Brunswick a come from behind victory over Brandywine Little League of Delaware 5-4 in 8 innings. The win guaranties that the Railroaders will now advance to the next phase of the Regional tournament. The top 4 teams play a single elimination tournament with all games being on ESPN. Brunswick came out flat for the third game in a row as a walk, hit batter, an outfield error and two hits put the Railroaders in an early 3-0 hole after one inning. Tyler Babyak started on the mound for BRLL and after the shaky first, held Delaware in check for the next 4 innings. Between the second and fifth innings he allowed only 2 base hits as he shut down the Delaware offense. Down 3-0 entering the second, Babyak singled with one out and came around to score on a Dylan Ellis single to make 3-1. In the top of the fourth Babyak led off the inning with another single and he advanced to second on a single by Alec Lewis. After Noah Tucker walked to load the bases, Ryan Goodson hit a ball to the Delaware shortstop and on the force at second Babyak scored. Lewis then scored on a groundball fielder's choice hit by Andrew Wanger to tie the score at 3 all. The Railroaders took the lead in the fifth when with one out, Sean Christie stroked a double to left-centerfield. and Babyak walked. Dylan Ellis hit a comebacker to the pitcher that forced Christie at third. Connor Kean became a special pinch runner for Babyak and after a walk to Tucker scored on a passed ball to give the Railroaders the lead 4-3. Brunswick went 3 up 3 down in their half of the sixth and Babyak came out to pitch in the bottom of the sixth. After a lead-off double, Babyak was replaced on the mound by Christie. After striking out the first batter, a single to center tied the score and sent the game into extra innings. Babyak's pitching line was 5 innings and a batter with 4 runs and 5 hits allowed, 5 K's and 1 walk. After a scoreless seventh, McCarthy scored to give the Railroaders another one run lead in the eighth and this time Christie overpowered the Delaware batters to secure the big victory. Christie got the win, going 3 innings and allowing 2 hits with 2 strikeouts. At the plate, Babyak had two singles and scored three runs. Justin Walls and Christie both had doubles. McCarthy, Ellis and Lewis also had singles.   

#1 PENNSYLVANIA (Council Rock Newtown LL) 13  #4 BRUNSWICK 3

Brunswick lost 13-3 in the semi-final single elimination round of the Mid-Atlantic Regional to a tough Council Rock Newtown Little League squad representing Pennsylvania. PA will now play #2 seed New Jersey for the Regional crown and the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series. Brunswick jumped out in front early by scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Tommy McCarthy was hit by a pitch and after a fielder's choice by Andrew Wanger retired McCarthy at second, Joe Rindone singled to put two men in on base. Justin Walls and Sean Christie walked and Tyler Babyak was hit by a pitch as the Railroaders scored their first two runs of the game and had the bases loaded but the rally ended there. Pennsylvania scored three runs in their half of the first inning and scored four more runs in the second. Brunswick was down 7-2 to start the third when Walls singled and scored on a single by Nick Taylor to cut the lead to 7-3. Pennsylvania scored four more runs in the third and after the Railroaders left the bases loaded in the fourth, Pennsylvania ended it with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Pennsylvania pounded out 15 hits including 4 home runs in the game. For Brunswick, Walls had two hits and a walk while Rindone and Taylor each had one hit. Rindone started for Brunswick going 1 1/3 innings. He allowed 4 runs and 4 hits, struck out 1 and walked 2. Christie went the next 1 1/3 innings and allowed 7 runs on 7 hits. Wanger finished going 2/3 of an inning and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk. 





Bus Trip to Bristol - photos by Larry Kean



Bristol Day 1 - photos by Larry Kean


Tuesday, May 8
Maryland State Tournament 
Host - West Salisbury (District 8)


Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsHalfway
District 2 ChampionsBrunswick Railroaders
District 4 ChampionsSouth Maryland (Davidsonville)
District 5 ChampionsElkton
District 6 ChampionsSouth Caroline (Preston)
District 7 ChampionsHughesville
District 8 ChampionsBerlin


Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Halfway 14, South Maryland 3
Brunswick Railroaders 4, South Caroline 2
Hughesville 13, Elkton 0

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Halfway 5, Berlin 0
Brunswick Railroaders 23, Hughesville 11

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Elkton 6, South Caroline 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
South Maryland 8, Hughesville 2 (elim.)
Berlin 20, Elkton 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Brunswick Railroaders 5, Halfway 1

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Berlin 12, South Maryland 2 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Halfway 13, Berlin 9 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Brunswick Railroaders 18, Halfway 2 (4 innings; TITLE)


Sean Christie lived in the same house and slept in the same room that Joey Lucas had during the summer that his Brunswick Railroader Little League all-star team advanced all the way to the Little League World Series. Nearly a quarter-century later, Christie used his powerful bat to help keep his team advancing along the same path.

Christie belted a trio of home runs as Brunswick overpowered a pitching-depleted Halfway Little League all-star team by a mercy rule-shortened, 18-2 margin in the Maryland state championship game at West Salisbury Little League's field. With the win, Brunswick advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.

Brunswick was among the favorites heading into the 2010 state tournament, as nine of the team's eleven players had been members of the Brunswick team that claimed the Maryland championship in the 10-11 year old division in 2009. Brunswick entered the tournament hoping for a repeat performance, which would give the league just its second state championship since Lucas' team won the Maryland and Eastern Region crowns in 1986.

While Lucas' team had used stingy pitching to navigate the state tournament in 1986 -- the team allowed only two runs in three state tournament games -- the 2010 edition of the town's all-star team used a more forceful approach. Brunswick ended most of the suspense quickly in the championship game, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning and then adding nine more in the third. Justin Wells delivered a two-run single before Christie clubbed a three-run homer in the first, and Christie followed that shot with two more homers in third. Tyler Babyak added a two run single, Tommy McCarthy chipped in a run-scoring double, and Dylan Ellis and John Harding added RBI singles during the rally.

Halfway, which entered the game with its top four pitchers ineligible to throw, pulled back two runs on Matt Malphurs' homer in the third before Joe Rindone and Harding both homered for Halfway in the fourth.

Brunswick manager Mark Tarleton knew Halfway was short on pitching, and preached plate discipline to his team prior to the game.

"We just said 'be patient at the plate (and) make sure we're swinging at strikes'," explained the Brunswick manager. "And that's what we did."

"Hats' off to Brunswick, they're a great hitting team," said Halfway manager Mike Gooden.

Halfway had hoped that the game would be pushed back 24 hours, as thunderstorms scuttled the team's pre-game batting practice, but tournament officials pushed hard to get the game in. Had the contest been postponed, two of Halfway's top pitchers would have regained eligibility.

"We'd have much preferred (to play) tomorrow with a dryer field and our pitching situation," said Gooden.

Brunswick's title game output was not the first time the team had flexed its muscles at West Salisbury. After edging South Caroline on the tournament's first day, Brunswick leveraged a 24-hit attack to overwhelm Hughesville Little League, 23-11, in the winner's bracket semifinal. Rindone -- whose two-run homer was the difference-maker in the 4-2 win over South Caroline the previous day -- collected three home runs and drove in seven runs as part of a 5-for-5 afternoon. McCarthy (4-for-6) and Ellis (3-for-4) also homered for Brunswick, while Babyak collected five hits and drove in four runs.

"I had a good feeling going into the game," said Tarleton, who prepared his team by throwing batting practice from in front of the mound to simulate the shorter reaction time he expected against Hughesville's starting pitcher. "We knew we were facing a hard thrower. We came out swinging."

Two days later, Brunswick had more limited offensive opportunities, but again leveraged the long ball to claim a 5-1 win over Halfway. Babyak snapped a 1-1 tie by lining an opposite field home run to lead off the sixth inning, and Brunswick went on to add three more runs in the frame.

Ellis followed Babyak's blast by singling and scoring on a wild pitch, then Rindone capped the rally with a two-run single.

"(Babyak) is hitting in the five-hole for us, and he's a big strong boy," said Tarleton. "He came through for us."

Halfway kept the potent Brunswick offense in check for much of the game, as the Railroaders' only tally through the first five innings came in the third. Singles from McCarthy, Andrew Wanger, and Rindone produced the run, but Halfway pulled level in the bottom of the frame when Bryce Ruppenthal walked and later scored on a wild pitch.

"We played as well as we could," said Halfway manager Les Martin. "The hitting didn't come around, which I thought it would. Our defense was great (but) we didn't swing the bats well."

Some of Halfway's struggles at the plate were attributed to Rindone, who scattered five hits and allowed just the one run in five innings of work. Babyak relieved him in the sixth, and allowed three singles to bring the tying run to plate before inducing a game-ending strikeout that preserved the win.

The loss dropped Halfway into the bottom bracket, where the Hagerstown-area trailed for most of the game before John Davies capped a massive sixth inning rally with a walk-off grand slam home run that helped Halfway to stun Berlin Little League, 13-9. Berlin jumped to a large early lead thanks in part to a seven-run rally in the second, and Halfway trailed 8-1 midway through the game and 9-5 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. Halfway pushed across one run to narrow the deficit, before a double play left the District 1 winners just one out away from elimination. Ryan Downs kept the Western Maryland team alive by slamming a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw, and following a single and a pair of walks, Austin Sigler tied the game with a base hit up the middle. Davis followed by launching an 0-1 pitch beyond the center field fence to complete Halfway's resurrection.

"We had a lot of timely hits," said Mike Gooden, who assumed managerial duties for Halfway midway through the tournament. "That dugout erupted when he hit that walk-off. It was a magical, magical moment."

"We were loose up until the end there," said Berlin manager Rodger Bennett. "We just couldn't buy that last out."

The next day, Brunswick was well in command from the first inning onward, and eventually claimed the league's seventh-ever state championship in the major baseball division. Brunswick's state titles span four decades, with the first coming in 1966. Only Hagerstown National Little League, which won all of its state crowns in a ten-year span between 1964 and 1973, has won as many as five Maryland championships. Brunswick's 1986 squad was just the fourth Maryland league to reach the Little League World Series.

Brunswick split its four pool contests at the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, before falling to Council Rock Newtown Little League (Newtown, Pennsylvania) in the semifinal round.

Follow the Brunswick Railroaders at the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.



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The Frederick National Lions scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 6-6 tie, eliminating the Brunswick Orioles 7-6 in a semi-final game. The Thurmont Cardinals won this year's TOC by defeating the Nationals in the finale.  


Host - Thurmont Little League

June 25 @ 12:00pm - Frederick National Lions 4 East Frederick R F Kline 

June 25 @ 2:30pm - Westminster VFW 1  Four County Tigers 11

June 25 @ 5:00pm - Thurmont Cardinals 12  Frederick American Amvets 0 

June 26 @ 2:30pm - Brunswick Orioles 6  Frederick National Lions 7

June 26 @ 5:00pm - Thurmont Cardinals 3 vs. Four County Tigers 2 


June 27 @ 6:00pm - Frederick National Lions 3 vs. Thurmont Cardinals 12 


2011 9 & 10 All-Stars finish 1-2 in District play


2011 9-10 all-stars
2011 9/10 ALL-STARS


The 2011 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Jeff Merriman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - George Auel and Nicholas Tucker  CUBS - Aidan Fitzwater(9) and Lucas Stroud  ORIOLES - Tyler Polesky, Kadin Roberts and Jack Wilson PHILLIES Matthew Walker(9)  PIRATES - Bryan Beachley, Matthew Boyer, James Marker and Samuel Watkins.



James Marker got the win on the mound and also hit a first inning two-run homer to help Brunswick advance in the winner's bracket of the District 2 9/10 tournament. In a game played in Thurmont, the home team Railroaders blew the game open by scoring 7 runs in the second inning. They added 3 more runs in their last at bat in the third inning in a game that was ended after 4 innings by the 10 run rule. Bryan Beachley led the Railroaders with 2 hits. Tyler Polesky was 1 for 1, a double, with 2 walks to reach base all three times he batted. Goerge Auel also doubled and had 2 RBI's. Marker had a homer, walked once, scored twice and had 4 RBI's. Kadin Roberts and Matt Walker also singled. On the mound, Marker went the first 2 2/3 innings before being removed after 50 pitches. He allowed 1 run on 2 hits, with 6 K's and 1 walk. Auel relieved him, going the final 1 1/3 innings. He allowed one hit with 2 strikeouts and one base on balls. 


After trailing Brunswick 1-0 after 3 innings, Four County stormed back to score 5 runs in the fourth and 5 more in the fifth to beat the Railroaders 11-1 and advance to the winners championship game on Saturday. Tyler Polesky had Brunswick's only hit, a double in the third that gave Brunswick a brief 1-0 lead. George Auel and Polesky shared the mound duties for Brunswick. 


Thurmont defeated the Railroaders 12-2 in a District 2 tournament game played in Brunswick, eliminating BRLL from this years tournament. The 9/10 Railroaders finished with a 1-2 record. The game was scoreless until the fourth when Thurmont exploded for seven runs before the fire could be put out. An inning later Thurmont was back for five more runs. Brunswick's runs were single markers in the fourth and fifth. Sam Watkins started for Brunswick, holding Thurmont scoreless for the first three innings before Thurmont's rally in the fourth. He was followed to the mound by Tyler Polesky and Lucas Stroud. Offensively, Polesky hit a double and single, and scored a run. Stroud had a RBI double and George Auel doubled. Brian Beachley and James Marker singled.


Frederick National 6 - Thurmont 8,  Four County 9 - East Frederick 3, Brunswick 12 - Thurmont 1, East Frederick 1 - Frederick National 11, Four County 11 - Brunswick 1, Frederick National 7 -Thurmont 10, Brunswick 2 - Thurmont 12, Four County 4 - Thurmont 1 


2011 10 & 11 All-Stars go undefeated to win DISTRICT & STATE titles


2011 10-11 District II & State Champs
2011 10/11 DISTRICT II & STATE CHAMPIONS photo by Larry Kean


The 2011 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Mark Tarleton and coached by Dwain Stockman and Chris Walker. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS - Aaron Fitzwater, Tyler Rice, Austin Stockman and Joe Wanger  ORIOLES - Robbie Cruz, Tyler Ebberts and Reed Wigfield  PHILLIES Justin Howard, Jacob Robertson and Brittany Walker  PIRATES - Dominick Naylor and Luke Struss.



On Friday, Brunswick scored 8 runs on seven hits in the top of the fifth on their way to defeating host Thurmont by the 10 run rule in five innings, 13-2. The Railroaders collected 13 hits and were on the receiving end of 8 bases on balls. Austin Stockman was on base four times with 3 singles and a walk. Tyler Rice and Domick Naylor had two singles each and Luke Struss reached base four times with a double and 3 walks. Aaron Fitzwater, Tyler Ebberts, Robbie Cruz, Joe Wanger and Reed Wigfield each singled in the contest. On the mound, Stockman (1.2 innings) started and was followed to the mound by Tyler Ebberts (2.1 innings with six K's) and Brittany Walker (1 inning). None threw more then 35 pitches as they combined to allow just 5 hits while striking out ten..  


Brunswick batted in the top of the first here Sunday, and following a long rain delay and 3 walks they promptly had 4 runs come home on one mighty swing of Tyler Ebbert's bat, a grand slam home run. But at that point with no outs in the top of the first inning the game was halted again. A long delay followed as phone calls were made to headquarters in Bristol, CT concerning a Westminter pitcher being 12 in 'league age' and playing in a tournament for 10 & 11 year olds. When word came back, Brunswick was awarded a forfeit that went in the books as a 6-0 score. The District Administrator found a mistake in the paperwork and took the necessary action.   


The hitting and pitching tandem of Tyler Ebberts and Aaron Fitzwater led Brunswick to yet another District 2 Little League championship. Ebberts blasted 2 home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in 8 runs. Fitzwater shut out Westminster on an abbreviated two-hitter and Brunswick routed the Carroll County team, 20-0 in a rain-delayed, four-inning game for the district 10-11 title. Ebberts hit his grand slam in the third inning and added a 3-run shot in the fourth. He also had an RBI double in the second. Austin Stockman hit a 3-run homer in the second and added a run scoring single to finish with 4 RBI's. While Ebberts and Stockman set Brunswick's pace at the plate, it made for an easy day on the mound for Fitzwater. He threw a mix of four-seam fastballs, knuckleballs and curveballs on his way to the two-hitter. He struck out 7 and walked 1. Brunswick now advances to the State tournament where they will be the host team as this year's tournament is being played in Brunswick. 


Four County 15 - Frederick National 14,  Brunswick 13 - Thurmont 2, Four County 5 - Westminster 16, Thurmont 11 - Frederick National 10, Westminster 0 - Brunswick 6, Four County 9 - Thurmont 10, Westminster 17 - Thurmont 12, Brunswick 20 - Westminster 0 



Austin Stockman hit a walk off 2-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to advance Brunswick in the winners bracket of the Maryland State tournament. Brunswick led 1-0 before West Salisbury scored 2 runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead. In the bottom of the sixth, lead off hitter Aaron Fitzwater was hit by a pitch and after two strikeouts, Stockman, who also had a single, drove a 1-2 pitch over right center for the victory. Fitzwater went the first 4 1/3 innings on the mound and was followed by Tyler Ebberts and Stockman. For West Salisbury, Malike Johnson had a double. Cade Hurley went the first 2 1/3 innings on the mound and was relieved by Matthew Chrysostome.  


Brunswick's 12 run, 3 homer 6th inning completed a rout of Valley 21-3 in a championship round game leaving Brunswick as the only undefeated team left in the Maryland State tournament. Brittany Walker started the long ball show in the sixth with a 2-run home run. Later in the inning Aaron Fitzwater and Tyler Ebberts homered back to back with Fitzwater's being a 3-run shot. Ebberts had 5 hits including 2 singles, 2 doubles, plus his solo homer and 5 RBI's. Tyler Rice and Fitzwater added 3 hits each. For Valley, Austin Moser had a RBI double.   


Aaron Fitzwater threw 4 innings of no hit ball as Brunswick defeated Valley 14-0 by the 10-run mercy rule. He struck out 4 and walked 1. Brunswick went undefeated in this years State tournament, winning their third 10-11 title in four years, After a scoreless first inning, Brunswick grabbed the lead with 4 runs in the second inning. In the inning, after consecutive walks to Austin Stockman and Brittany WalkerRobbbie Cruz singled to left to plate Stockman in what proved to be the winning run. The Railroaders added 4 runs in the third and struck for 6 more in the fourth. Luke Struss had 2 singles and 3 RBI's and Tyler Rice also had 2 singles and one RBI.  


West Salisbury 11 - Denton 4, Elkton 0 - Valley 16, South Maryland 0 - Waldorf 4, Elkton 4 - South Maryland 5, Brunswick 3 - West Salisbury 2, Valley 15 - Waldorf 11, Denton 9 - Waldorf 14, South Maryland 7 - West Salisbury 17, Brunswick 21 - Valley 3, Waldorf 2 - West Salisbury 5, West Salisbury 9 - Valley 12, Brunswick 14 - Valley 0 

2011 11 & 12 All-Stars finish with 1-2 record in Districts


2011 11-12 all-stars
2011 11/12 ALL-STARS


The 2011 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Curtis Anderson and coached by Drew Hawes and Darren Loy. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - Zachary Heffner(11), Quinn Lear(11), Chase Loy and Conor McCormick(11)  CUBS - Dakota Reeves and Andrew Shaffer(11)  PHILLIES Ryan Cooper, John Harding, daniel Summers(11) and Bradley Winter(11)  PIRATES - Noah Hawes and James Shipe.



Brunswick opened their defense of the Maryland state title with a 11-9 victory over Frederick American. The game was originally scheduled to be in Frederick but was moved to Brunswick after the Americans field at Baker Park was flooded during a heavy rain storm the day before. Brunswick was led by John Harding, the lone returnee from last year's squad that went to the regional's in Bristol, CT. Harding sent a 1-0 pitch deep over the left field fence in the bottom of the first inning for a 3-run homer that gave the Railroaders a lead first that they never relinquished. He also started on the mound, pitching the first 2 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball with five strikeouts. He left after 50 pitches and is eligible to throw again on Tuesday. He was followed on the mound by Noah Hawes (35 pitches), James Shipe (20 pitches) and Chase Loy (20 pitches). Brunswick took control of the game, batting around in a nine-batter, five run third. Quinn Lear had a two run single to highlight Brunswick's scoring burst. Hawes had a two-run single in the fourth.  


Loose play in the field cost the Railroader all-stars here on Sunday. A late scoring run fell short, and Brunswick lost 5-3 to Thurmont. The loss sent the Railroaders to a loser's bracket game on Monday against East Frederick. James Shipe hurled the first 3 2/3 innings with 5 runs and 7 hits allowed. He struck out 2 and walked none. Chase Loy went the final 1 1/3 innings with no runs,hits, K's or walks. For the game Brunswick did not walk a batter, but 6 fielding errors loomed large. In the Brunswick fifth, John Harding doubled in Loy and Zach Heffner drove in Harding. In the sixth Dakota Reeves got things going with a single and later scored on a ground out on a ball hit by Andrew Shaffer. Then with two men on and two out, Harding hit a long shot down the left field line that was called foul. The game ended with the bases loaded. Harding had a RBI double and a single. Loy a double, and ReevesHeffner and Conor McCormick had singles. 


A tough East Frederick team eliminated Brunswick in a game that took two days to complete because of lightning, 16-1. Brunswick was trailing 13-1 while they batted in the third when a series of lightning delays halted play. The following day the Railroaders scored their lone run in their last at bat in the fourth in a game that ended by the 10-run rule. Noah Hawes, Chase Loy and John Harding shared the pitching duties.  


 Frederick American 9 - Brunswick 11,  Thurmont 14 - Westminster 4, Four County 9 - East Frederick 3, Thurmont 5 - Brunswick 3, Frederick National 6 - Four County 5, Frederick American 25 - Westminster 14, Four County 7 - Frederick American 5, East Frederick 16 - Brunswick 1, Four County 8 - East Frederick 3, Thurmont 6 - Frederick National 3, Frederick National 22 - Four County 12, Frederick National 13 - Thurmont 6, Thurmont 8 - Frederick National 3 

Maryland State Tournament 
Host - Maugansville (District 1)
At Jay W. Stouffer Field


Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsConococheague (Williamsport)
District 2 ChampionsThurmont
District 4 ChampionsSouth Maryland (Davidsonville)
District 5 ChampionsElkton Community
District 6 ChampionsSouth Caroline (Preston)
District 7 ChampionsNorthern Calvert (Dunkirk)
District 8 ChampionsWest Salisbury


Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Northern Calvert 13, South Caroline 9
South Maryland 6, Thurmont 1
Elkton Community 9, West Salisbury 5

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Northern Calvert 4, Conococheague 2
Elkton Community 13, South Maryland 2

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
West Salisbury 12, Thurmont 10 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
South Maryland 15, South Caroline 14 (elim.)
Conococheague 9, West Salisbury 1 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Conococheague 10, South Maryland 9 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Elkton Community 5, Northern Calvert 3

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Conococheague 8, Northern Calvert 4 (elim.)

Championship Series:
Conococheague 11, Elkton Community 1 (6 innings)
Conococheague 14, Elkton Community 10 (TITLE)


Conococheague Little League started the Maryland state tournament with a whimper. They ended it with a bang.

After managing just two hits and hitting one other ball out of the infield in a 4-2 loss to Northern Calvert Little League in their state tournament opener, Conococheague won five consecutive games to claim its second state championship in three years.

Conococheague tallied eight or more runs in each of their subsequent games, and scored 12 of their 14 runs via home runs in a 14-10 championship game victory over Elkton Community Little League.

Conococheague's run through the bottom bracket included a 10-9 victory over South Maryland Little League in which the District 1 winners trailed by four runs entering the bottom of the sixth inning, and the final game slugfest in a game which saw a 98 minute rain delay, seven home runs, and six lead changes.

Levi Taylor had two of the game's home runs, and helped Conococheague to seal the title with a three-run shot and a grand slam in his final two at-bats as his team rallied from 5-1 and 7-6 deficits in the contest.

Conococheague opened the scoring in the final game at Maugansville Little League's Jay W. Stouffer Field, scoring on Jake Arnone's single in the first inning. But Elkton struck back in the third, when Austin Ross' three-run homer capped a five-run rally and gave the District 5 winners their first lead of the game.

Conococheague responded with five of its own in the bottom of the inning, when Robert Carr drilled a grand slam.

From that point, the game evolved into a volley of home runs: Jake Stewart's solo shot helped Elkton to a 7-6 lead in the top of the fourth, before Taylor's three-run blast and Arnone's solo home run put Conococheague back in front in the bottom of the inning. Nick Gregson's three-run homer helped Elkton to draw level in the fifth, before Conococheague made a final push in its half of the inning.

Isaac Schlottenbeck, Justin Beckley, and Caden Keplinger all walked to load the bases, before Levi Taylor drove a pitch over the center field fence for his seventh home run of the tournament. Arnone, who threw the final five innings for Conococheague, closed out the win in the top of the sixth and helped his team to claim a bookend to the 9-10 year old state championship that many of the same players had won in 2009. Conococheague had also won Maryland's major baseball state championship in that same summer.

"This is unbelievable," said Conococheague manager Pat Taylor. "There is nothing I can say. The kids are amazing. The kids on Elkton are amazing, too. There was so much heart on this field tonight."

Conococheague's heart was on display throughout the tournament, as the locals were forced to take a circuitous route to the title game following the opening round loss to Northern Calvert. Curveball specialist Dillon Waters surrendered only four hits and struck out twelve batters over 5-2/3 innings as Northern Calvert kept Conococheague off the scoreboard until the final inning.

Northern Calvert converted two hit batsmen, three walks, two wild pitches, and a throwing error into three runs in the second inning, and added another unearned run in the third.

"(Waters) did a phenomenal job," said Northern Calvert manager Steve Kingsbury. "I looked at our catcher and he said 'I got it. I know what to call.'"

"Conococheague is a strong and powerful team," added the Northern Calvert manager. "We knew we were in for a battle."

The eventual champions would continue to battle, ousting West Salisbury Little League, 9-1, behind three Levi Taylor home runs, and then stunning South Maryland with a bottom-of-the-sixth comeback in a 10-9 victory.

Conococheague broke to an early 5-0 lead in the win over South Maryland, but a series of errors sparked a South Maryland comeback, and the District 4 winners carried a 9-5 lead into the sixth. But in the bottom of the sixth, seven consecutive hitters reached base as Conococheague clawed back from the deficit.

Levi Taylor opened the inning with a single, then Arnone and Gage Kyler followed with singles of their own that narrowed the deficit to 9-6. Carr added a run-scoring double, and Schlottenbeck followed with a two-run single that tied the game. After Hunter Ostrom walked, Justin Beckley sliced a double that landed on the right field foul line and plated special pinch runner Jerry Moschel with the winning run.

"What can you say?" remarked Pat Taylor after the game. "Justin (Beckley) gets very excited and I just wanted to calm him down. I just wanted him to see a pitch he could hit."

Carr was the winner in relief for Conococheague, as the team's coaches managed pitch counts closely with an eye toward what they hoped would be an extended stay in the bottom bracket.

"We didn't have our big inning yet," explained Pat Taylor of his thinking prior to the sixth inning rally. "(Carr) kept us in the game. We asked him to pitch with guts and heart and he did a terrific job."

The win earned Conococheague a rematch with Northern Calvert, as Elton Community dispatched their Southern Maryland opponents by a 5-3 margin in the winner's bracket final. Pitcher Austin Ross threw 3-2/3 no-hit innings for Elkton, and Nick Gregson contributed three hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning.

Elkton manager Dale Ross employed an unconventional strategy in the waning moments of the game, bringing on reliever Will Lorman to replace Jake Stewart in a bases loaded situation with one out and two strikes on the batter. Lorman threw four consecutive curveballs for strikes to retire the final two Northern Calvert hitters and send Elkton to the state championship game for the first time since 2007.

"I was watching (the Northern Calvert hitter's) swing, and he was starting to catch up to (Stewart's) fastball," explained Dale Ross. "I have great faith in our pitching staff. I went to Will because he has that curveball that he throws when he is ahead in the count. He threw four straight and never tried a fastball."

Conococheague took advantage of its second shot at Northern Calvert, riding the bat and arm of Levi Taylor to an 8-4 victory in the elimination bracket final. Levi Taylor escaped a potential threat in the top of the first inning, then delivered a solo home run which sparked a four-run Conococheague rally. Northern Calvert twice narrowed the deficit to two runs, but Levi Taylor scattered seven hits over 5-2/3 innings before exhausting his pitch count, and Schlotterbeck gave Conococheague breathing room with a two-run homer in the third inning.

The eventual champions then demonstrated that they had learned from their earlier loss, exhibiting patience at the plate and capitalizing on ten Elkton errors in an 11-1 victory that forced the tournament to a final game. Arnone set the tone for Conococheague by jumping on a hanging curveball and drilling a two-run homer in the top of the first for the game's initial runs.

"After the first game, we didn't want to go up and be free-swinging," explained Pat Taylor. "The only thing I can say is Jake is Jake. He is a natural athlete and things seem to go his way when he hits."

Conococheague batted around in the second inning, and capitalized on two Elkton errors in a four-run rally that put the game out of reach. Schlotterbeck added a two-run homer in the fourth and a single as part of a three-run sixth. Arnone, Kyler, and Carr each contributed two hits for the winners, and Schlotterbeck surrendered only one run and one hit in a complete game effort.

"Isaac was magnificent," said Pat Taylor. "I'm extremely proud of him. He pitched very well and he stayed within himself."

"It was just one of those nights," said Dale Ross after his team was forced to a final game. "We need to regroup and come back better. We'll have everything fixed."

Elkton limited its defensive miscues and found its offense in the deciding game, but Conococheague's potent and in-form offense helped lift the District 1 winner to its third-ever state championship in the major baseball division. Conococheague won the Maryland championship in 1961 before winning again in 2009.

Both of those teams claimed their Maryland crowns without a loss, in contrast to the roller coaster experienced by the 2011 champions.

"I couldn't be more proud of them," said Pat Taylor of his team after it claimed the championship flag. "It's been an amazing week. I just can't believe how it all unfolded."

Follow Conococheague at the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.



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2011, Brunswick hosts both the 9-10 age & 11-12 age Little League State Tournament




for 9/10 & 10/11 year old age groups 



Welcome to the 2011 Maryland State Little League

Championship Tournament at

Railroaders Little League Complex

July 16 – July 22, 2011

Hosted by Maryland District 2


Railroaders Little League

Brunswick, MD

The Railroaders Little League welcomes all participating District Championsto the City of Brunswick. To make your stay as enjoyable as possible, we have prepared this information packet for you. Parents may download a copy from the tournament website www.eteamz.com.md2. The Railroaders Little League Complex is located in Western Maryland ( Frederick County) at 100A Cummings Drive, Brunswick MD. 21716. We hope you enjoy your stay and may you all play
your best game !!!



9-10 bracket











10-11 bracket










for 9-10 YEAR OLDS  








South Caroline scored 3 runs in the top of the first and broke a close game open with 4 runs in the sixth on their way to an 8-4 victory in the opening round of the Maryland State 9-10 tournament. Remington Magnum led South Caroline at the plate, going 3 for 3 form the lead off spot, while Nathan Roth scored 3 runs. Jamison Covey went the first 3 innings on the mound, and was followed by 3 South Caroline hurlers who all threw 20 pitches or less. For Elkton Brett Valentin had 3 hits and Hunter Tipton had 2 hits.  



South Maryland scored 3 times in the second innng and added 4 runs in the fourth and fifth innings on their way to a 12-5 victory over Capitol City. Alex Greene and Matthew Palumbo both had 3 hits and scored two runs for South Maryland.. For Capitol City, Sofia Ohanian had a triple.



Berlin outlasted Sharpsburg 10-7 in the first round of the Maryland State Tournament. Berlin scored 3 runs in the first before Sharpsburg stormed back to take the lead with 4 runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Berlin then scored 3 more runs in second and third innings to take control. Lead off hitter Hayden Snelsire was on base all four times and scored three runs. Kevin Beck also crossed the plate 3 times. Tristan McDonough had 2 hits. For Sharpsburg, TJ Kalagher and Ben Burgan had 2 hits and Dalton Shank reached base 3 times and scored 3 times.



Hughesville broke a close 2-0 game open by exploding for 12 runs in the third and then added 8 more in the fourth to win in a 4 inning game ended by the 10-run mercy rule. 



In a seesaw battle, Elkton outlasted Capitol City 20-14 in an elimination game on day 2. Elkton jumped out to an early lead by scoring 9 runs through 2 innings. But in the 3 & 4 innings Capitol City rallied with 11 runs to take the lead 13-11 after 4 innings. In the sixth Elkton stormed back by scoring 9 runs to make the final 20-14. For Elkton, Brett Valentin had 4 hits, Hunter Tipton slammed a home run and added 2 singles and Aaron Crowley had 3 hits. For Capitol City, Eli Doroshow had 2 doubles.



Sharpsburg scored 4 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to force the game into extra innings, but Four County regained the lead in the 8th inning to win 12-9 in an elimination bracket game. Sam Smith led Four County with 3 hits. For Sharpsburg, Ben Burgan cracked a 2-run homer and TJ Kalagher had 3 hits.  



South Caroline used a 7 run second to propel them to a 4 inning 11-1 victory in an elimination bracket game ended by the 10-run mercy rule. Jamison Covey, Tyler Stanley and Jonathan Zebron each had two hits for District 6 champ South Caroline. Alex Greene knocked in Kyle Goetzger for South Maryland's only run.



Berlin defeated Hughesville 12-3 in a winners bracket game Sunday. Jack Rosenberg was 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 singles and a double while scoring all 3 times he came to the plate. Tristan McDonough stroked a double and a triple and Hayden Snelsire scored 3 runs with a double and a single. For Hughesville, Clark Burroughs had a 2-run homer and a RBI single.. 



In an elimination game, Elkton defeaterd Hughesville 7-1, scoring 2 in the second and breaking loose with 3 in the fourth and 2 more in the fifith. Elkton's Aaron Crowley reached base all 4 times he came to the plate including a RBI triple and 2 runs scored. Hughesville's Evan Buchanan and Clark Burroughs had two hits each. 



Max Proctor pitched a one hitter to lead Four County over South Maryland 9-1 in an elimination game. Proctor threw 65 pitches in 5 2/3 innings, nearly getting a complete game victory. The hit occurred in the first inning to the second batter. Proctor struck out four and walked 3 batters. Sam Smith closed out the victory by getting the final out. Four County held a slim 2-0 lead going into the fifth inning before scoring 2 runs and then added 5 more in the top of the sixth. Smith had 3 hits in the game, including a triple. Jake Ference had a single and a triple. Griffin Gill had 2 singles and scored 3 runs. For South Maryland, Alex Greene had a single. 



Hayden Snelsire led Berlin with 4 hits as they routed South Caroline by scoring 16 unanswered runs in the final 3 innings in a championship bracket game. The victory leaves them as the lone undefeated team in the Maryland State tournament. Tristan McDonough reached base all 5 times he came to the plate, going 3 for 3 with 2 walks while scoring 4 runs. Remington Magnum had a double and scored a run for South Caroline in a game that was tied 2-2 after 3 innings. 



Four County rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to defeat Elkton 13-9 in an elimination round game. After an one hour rain delay and trailing 8-5, Four County rallied for 8 runs in the fifth for their first lead of the game. Four County's Jake Ference and Max Proctor each had 2 hits with a double and 2 RBI's. For Elkton, Brandon Sepulveda had a 2-run double and a RBI single and Christian Keyes stroked a double and a RBI single. 



Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, South Caroline scored 1 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth to rally past Four County and advance to the championship game against undefeated Berlin. Garret Nepert's one-out, two run walkoff single erased a 2-1 deficit and gave the eastern shore team a 3-2 win. Remington Magnum added 2 singles. Four County's Max Proctor had a single and scored 2 runs. Mark Kline and Sam Smith also singled.



Unbeaten Berlin scored the last 9 runs with 6 coming in the fourth inning, to defeat South Caroline 10-4 in the championship game of the 2011 Maryland State 9-10 Tournament. Jack Rosenberg led Berlin by going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI's. Hayden Snelsire and Tristan McDonough added 2 hits each. South Caroline's Nathan Roth had two hits for the runnerups. The victory sends Berlin to the Regional tournament in Rhode Island. 


for 10-11 YEAR OLDS  


2011 10-11 STATE MONTAGE






West Salisbury scored 4 runs in the first and 3 in the second to take an early lead 7-2 and never looked back in winning the opening game of the Maryland State tournament 11-4. Malike Johnson led West Salisbury with 3 hits while Timmy Kerrigan and Hunter Massey added two each. For Denton, Will Warfel had two hits.



Valley defeated an exausted Elkton team 16-0 in 4 innings in a game ended by the 10-run mercy rule. Elkton did not qualify for the tournament until late Friday night after playing a double hitter. For Valley, Gavin Shubert had a 3-run homer. Brett Baille had 3 hits. 



Waldorf defeated South Maryland in a close well played game 4-0. Waldorf broke through for a run in the third and added another run in the fourth. In the fifth, Seth Morrison stroked a 2-run home run to stretch the lead to 4. Morrison added an RBI single in the third. DeShaun Ruiz added 2 hits. On the mound for Waldorf, Morrison, Ian Remalia and Dylan Bell combined for the shutout. For South Maryland, Alex Cordone and Andrew Kelly each had two hits. 



A walk off 2-run homer by Alexander Rozner in the bottom of the sixth led South Maryland to an exciting 5-4 voctory over Elkton in an elimination bracket game. Ryan Jack added two hits for South Maryland. For Elkton, Tripp Willis, Colin Harkey and Evan Spencer each had two hits.



Austin Stockman hit a walk off 2-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to advance Brunswick in the winners bracket of the Maryland State tournament. Brunswick led 1-0 before West Salisbury scored 2 runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead. In the bottom of the sixth, lead off hitter Aaron Fitzwater was hit by a pitch and after two strikeouts, Stockman, who also had a single, drove a 1-2 pitch over right center for the victory. Fitzwater went the first 4 1/3 innings on the mound and was followed by Tyler Ebberts and Stockman. For West Salisbury, Malike Johnson had a double. Cade Hurley went the first 2 1/3 innings on the mound and was relieved by Matthew Chrysostome.  



Valley exploded for 10 runs in the first inning and then held off a charging Waldorf in a winners bracket game 15-11. Austin Moser and Gavin Shubert both slugged home runs for Valley. Waldorf's Seth Morrison had 2 hits and scored 3 runs. 



Trailing 8-7, Waldorf scored 7 runs in the top of the sixth to pull away from Denton by a 14-9 score. Ian Remelia had 3 hits for the winners while DeShaun Ruiz and Nick Blanton added 2 each. For Denton Mark Conner and Matt Grogan had two hits each. 



West Salisbury topped South Maryland in an elimination round game 17-7. The champs from District 8 scored 6 runs in the third inning to break an 1-1 tie and never looked back. Cade Hurley had 2 singles and a double to lead West Salisbury. Malike Johnson added 3 singles. For South Maryland, Alexander Rozner hit a 2-run homer in the third inning. Chris Arnold added a solo round-tripper in the fourth. 



In a fast paced, well played game West Salisbury scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth to come back from an early 2-0 deficit to advance in an elimination game over Waldorf 5-2. Dylan Bell's 2-run double in the first gave Waldorf the early lead. In the third West Salibury used a double by Griffin DelGaudio, a RBI single by Cade Hurley and a Waldorf throwing error to tie the game. The West Salisbury rally in the fifth started when Logan Spotts singled. After a sacrifice bunt and a groudout to first, Hurley stroked his second RBI single to give them the lead. Hurley went 3 for 3 in the game with 2 RBI's. For Waldorf, Ryan Barnett, Ian Remalia and Austin Burgess had two hits each. 



Brunswick's 12 run, 3 homer 6th inning completed a rout of Valley 21-3 in a championship round game leaving Brunswick as the only undefeated team left in the Maryland State tournament. Brittany Walker started the long ball show in the sixth with a 2-run home run. Later in the inning Aaron Fitzwater and Tyler Ebberts homered back to back with Fitzwater's being a 3-run shot. Ebberts had 5 hits including 2 singles, 2 doubles, plus his solo homer and 5 RBI's. Tyler Rice and Fitzwater added 3 hits each. For Valley, Austin Moser had a RBI double.   



Dylan Eyler's 3-run home run in the top of the sixth led Valley to 12-9 win over West Salisbury in an elimination bracket game. The victory moves Valley into the championship over undefeated Brunswick. Austin Moser added a 2-run homer in the first and a run scoring double in the fourth. Matt Dunn had two singles. For West Salisbury, Matt Chrysostome had 2 singles and scored 4 runs.



Aaron Fitzwater threw 4 innings of no hit ball as Brunswick defeated Valley 14-0 by the 10-run mercy rule. He struck out 4 and walked 1. Brunswick went undefeated in this years State tournament, winning their third 10-11 title in four years, After a scoreless first inning, Brunswick grabbed the lead with 4 runs in the second inning. In the inning, after consecutive walks to Austin Stockman and Brittany WalkerRobbbie Cruz singled to left to plate Stockman in what proved to be the winning run. The Railroaders added 4 runs in the third and struck for 6 more in the fourth. Luke Struss had 2 singles and 3 RBI's and Tyler Rice also had 2 singles and one RBI.   


2012 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS  , Cubs lose in semi-final

BRLL was represented by the Major Champion CUBS in the 2012 TOC. The CUBS received a first round bye. The TOC was located at Bennett Cerf Park in Westminster this year.

Game 1 - Frederick National  12  vs.  East Frederick  0

Game 2 - Four County  6  vs.  Frederick American  0  

Game 3 - Thurmont  12  vs.  Westminster  7

Game 4 - Frederick National  7  vs.  Brunswick  4 

Game 5 - Thurmont  10  vs.  Four County  6


Game 6 - Thurmont 4  vs.  Frederick National 3



2012 11-12 all-stars


The 2012 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Mark Tarleton and coached by Darrel Hauver and Dwain Stockman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - Zachary Heffner.  CUBS -  Aaron Fitzwater, Tyler Rice, Austin Stockman and Joe Wanger.  ORIOLES  Robbie Cruz, Tyler Ebberts and Reed Wigfield.  PHILLIES - Daniel Summers and Brittany Walker  PIRATES -  Dominick Naylor and Luke Struss



Aaron Fitzwater, Zach Heffner and Tyler Ebberts combined on a 2 hit shutout as host Brunswick opened District 2 play with a 7-0 victory over visiting Westminster. Starting pitcher Fitzwater pitched 2 2/3 innings before being relieved by Heffner after reaching 35 pitches. Fitzwater allowed one hit with 4 strikeouts and one walk. Heffner went the next 2 1/3 innings, throwing 34 pitches. He allowed no hits with 5 strikeouts and one walk. Ebberts threw the last inning allowing one hit with 2 K's. Brunswick took the early lead 1-0 in the bottom half of the second. Dominic Naylor and Tyler Rice walked and after a passed ball put them at second and third, Heffner brought in Rice with a nicely executed drag bunt toward second. Brunswick scored twice in the third as Fitzwater and Naylor hit back to back home runs for a 3-0 lead. Brunswick was back at it again in the fourth scoring 4 more runs. Heffner led off the inning with a double down the third base line. Brittany Walker walked and Reed Wigfield was hit by a pitch to load the bases. After a fielders choice to short got Heffner at the plate for the first out, Ebberts walked  to bring in the fourth run of the game. Fitzwater singled in 2 runs and a ground out to third by Naylor plated the last run to make it 7-0. Fitzwater finished with a solo home run, a single and 3 RBI's. Heffner reached base 3 times as he singled, doubled, walked with one RBI. Naylor had a solo home run and 2 RBI's and Austin Stockman also singled to account for the Railroaders 6 hits. 


Three Brunswick pitchers combined on a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 9-3 win over host Frederick National in the winner's bracket final of the District 2 11-12 Tournament. Tyler Ebberts was the starter, going three innings and throwing 71 pitches allowing 3 runs and no hits, with 8 strikeouts and four walks. Zach Heffner followed going 2 1/3 innings with 33 pitches, no runs, two hits and 4 strikouts. Austin Stockman closed out the win in the sixth with 2 strikeouts and one walk. Brunswick led the entire game. The Railroaders took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run home run by Aaron Fitzwater over the centerfield fence with Heffner aboard after he had reached on a walk. Luke Struss hit a leadoff homer in the second, giving Brunswick a 3-0 advantage. Brunswick batted around in the third, scoring 5 more runs. Ebberts led off with a walk and Fitzwater singled, advancing to second on the unsucessful throw to third. Dominic Naylor singled to knock in Ebberts and Fitzwater. Austin Stockman and Struss walked to load the bases. A throwing error by the pitcher on a bunt by Reed Wigfield allowed Naylor to score. Run scoring singles by leadoff hitter Heffner and Ebberts completed the rally, giving the Railroaders an 8-0 lead. National rallied for 3 unearned runs in their half of the third on 2 Brunswick errors. In the sixth, Brunswick scored an insurance when Naylor plated Fitzwater with a single to left for a 9-3 lead. Fitzwater scored three runs, with a 2-run homer and a single. Naylor had two singles and 3 RBI's. Struss had a solo homer and Heffner, Ebberts, Stockman and Joe Wanger singled.   


Aaron Fitzwater hit 3 homers and pitched a complete game victory as host Brunswick defeated Frederick National 11-1 in 5 innings to win the District 2 title. Fitzwater walked once and belted three home runs in four plate appearances for 5 RBI's, then scattered seven National hits with no earned runs, 6 K's and 1 walk, as Brunswick chalked up their 22nd district crown. Fitzwater belted a 0-1 pitch off National starter Dalton Fowler over the fence in left-center field in the first for a two run homer, driving in Zach Heffner who had singled leading off for a 2-0 lead. After National scored an unearned run in the bottom half of the first, the Railroaders got it back in the second. Tyler Rice walked, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Reed Wigfield, and then went to third on a ground out to the pitcher before scoring on a wild pitch. Fitzwater's 2nd homer was a leadoff shot over the center-field fence on a 3-0 count in the third for a 4-1 lead. Dominic Naylor scored the second run of the inning when he walked and scored on a bases load walk to Brittany WalkerTyler Ebberts singled and scored on a bases loaded walk to Luke Struss in the fourth. In the Railroaders final at bat, Ebberts hit a lead-off triple and came arouind to score on Fitzwater's third homer, a bomb over the left field fence. For the second time in the District tournament, Naylor followed with a long bomb of his own as the pair went back-back again. Austin Stockman walked and scored on a single by Wigfield.  Struss singled and scored on a single by Joe Wanger for the eleventh run. Fitzwater and Ebberts each had 3 hits. Naylor had a homerun and Stockman, Struss and Wanger singled. 



Nothing went right for the Railroaders in their first appearance of the 2012 State Little League tournament. Clear Spring's Jaret Lazich's grand slam in the second inning led Clear Spring to a 16-0 victory over Brunswick to advance in the winners bracket of the 2012 11-12 State Tournament. Josh Colliflower allowed 1 hit in the 10-run rule shortened game with 8 strikeouts. Tyler Ebberts had the Roaders only hit, a single in the first.


Brunswick defeated Rising Sun 16-0 in four innings behind the 2-hit pitching of Aaron Fitzwater and the long ball exploits of Tyler Ebberts and Dominic NaylorFitzwater left after 49 pitches and was relieved by Naylor who threw 3 pitches to end the game. Ebberts hit 2 home runs and had 4 RBI's and Naylor also had 2 homers, a solo shot and a grand slam to finish with 5 RBI's.


Tyler Ebberts and Dominic Naylor homered in the first inning, leading Brunswick to an 11-5 victory in the elimination bracket of the 11-12 State Tournament. Brunswick, who never trailed in the contest led 11-2, before Easton rallied in the bottom of the sixth. After Easton scored 3 runs and with the bases loaded, Ebberts came on to strike out the last batter.  Max Newnam homered for Easton.


Brunswick avenged an earlier loss to Clear Spring, winning by a 10-5 score after a rain delay of 90 minutes. The victory advances Brunswick to the championship game against West Salisbury. The Railroaders built a 10-1 lead after 5 innings behind the 4 hit pitching of Tyler Ebberts. Dominic Naylor threw one pitch in the fifth to get the last out of the inning. Ebberts hit a solo home run and also had two singles. Naylor also had a solo homer. After the rain delay, Clear Spring rallied in the bottom of the sixth, scoring 4 runs. Naylor started the sixth and was relieved by Brittany Walker who struck out the last batter with the bases loaded. Josh Colliflower had a two run homer for Clear Spring. 


Undefeated West Salisbury defeated Brunswick in the championship game of the MD State 11-12 Tournament by a 4-1 margin. Brunswick's Tyler Ebberts hit a leadoff ome run for the third straight game to give Brunswick the early lead after one inning of play. In the top of the second Matt Chrysotome hit a 2-run blast to give West Salisbury all the runs they would need. They added to insurance runs in the fifth for the final margin. Grason Winterbottom pitched 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Chrysotome threw hitless ball over the final four innings. Aaron Fitzwater went the 5 1/3 innings for Brunswick and was relieved by Brittany Walker.






The 2012 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Jeff Merriman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - George Auel, Eric Fields, Jason Lewis and Nick Tucker  CUBS -  Lucas Stroud and Jared Remsburg, ORIOLES  Tyler Polesky and Brady Snoots.  PIRATES -  Bryan Beachley, Matt Boyer, James Marker and Sam Watkins. 



James Marker came up huge in the host Brunswick Little League's 6-0 shut out victory over Four County. Marker pitched a complete game one-hitter and also clouted a two run home run in leading the Railroaders to a opening round victory. Marker registered nine strikeouts and one walk. The Railroaders didn't wait long to put runs on the scoreboard. In the first inning Tyler Polesky had a hit and later scored on a fielding error and a Lucas Stroud double chased home Marker who had been intentionally walked. It stayed 2-0 until the third when an Eric Fields double drove in two more runs. The final two runs scored when Marker clanged one off the centerfield flag pole for a two run round tripper. Brunswick pounded out eleven hits in the game. Polesky and Fields each had a double and a single. Nick Tucker and George Auel had two singles, and Auel scored two runs. Marker hit a 2 run homer and scored two runs. Jared Remsburg and Stroud singled.   


Visiting Brunswick scored in every inning but the second as they pounded host Frederick National 18-5. Brunswick got home runs from James Marker and Bryan Beachley, while George Auel hurled a complete game with four strikeouts. Eric Fields had three hits and four RBI's, Lucas Stroud had three hits with two triples and three RBI's. Auel had three hits with a double and Sam Watkins, Nick Tucker and Matt Boyer added two hits. Marker scored 5 runs as he was walked 4 times to go along with his 3 run homer. Beachley's lone hit was a 3 run jack. 


James Marker shut down Four County for a second time as host Brunswick defeated home team Four County 6-0 in the championship game of the 10-11 District 2 tournament. Marker held Four County to 3 hits, striking out 5 and walking 3. The win allowed Brunswick to win the District 2 title for the second year in a row and it is also the sixth District 2 title in 8 years. By advancing to the State Tournament at Hurlock in Dorchester County against the District 4 Champion,  Brunswick also gets a chance to defend the State title they won last year. The Railroaders also captured the State crown in 2008 & 2009. 

Brunswick took an early 2-0 lead in the first. Tyler Polesky walked and advanced to third on a double by George Auel. After an intentional walk to Marker, the first of three in the game, Lucas Stroud grounded to second to score both Polesky and Auel who alertly scored from second. In the second, following an Eric Fields double and a sacrifice bunt by Jarod Remsburg which moved Fields to third, a Matt Boyer ground out scored Fields. The Railroaders were back at it again in the third when Marker who had walked, scored on a single by Stroud. Brunswick clinched the win with a pair of runs in the fifth on a RBI groundout by Stroud and a single by FieldsStroud had a single and 4 RBI's. Fields had 3 hits including a double and 2 singles and Auel had a double to account for the Railroaders 5 hits. Marker walked 3 times and scored twice.  



James Marker and George Auel combined on a two hitter, and the Railroaders pounded out 10 hits to open their defense of the Maryland State Championship, defeating South Maryland 11-1 in a 10 run rule shortened 4 inning game. Marker threw 65 pitches in the first 3 innings before being relieved by Auel who threw 13 pitches in the fourth and final inning. Marker needed 31 pitches to get through the first inning when South Maryland from District 4 scored their only run on 3 walks and a fielders choice. But Marker, pitching in a steady rain, regrouped to strikeout seven of the last nine hitters he faced. Marker allowed 1 run on 1 hit, struck out 8 and walked 4. Auel gave up a hit and struck out one in the final inning. After falling behind 1-0 after one inning, the visiting Railroaders scored two in the top of the second. Lucas Stroud led off with a single and scored on a ground out to second by Jason LewisBryan Beachley reached on an error by the shortstop and scored when Matt Boyer singled to left. Boyer reached third after the leftfielder misplayed the ball for a two base error. In the third inning, Brunswick added another run when Auel singled and Marker doubled to the gap in rightcenter. After a walk to Stroud loaded the bases, Eric Fields singled up the middle to score Auel. Brunswick exploded for 8 runs in the fourth aff of 3 South Maryland pitchers. Sam Watson walked and Tyler Polesky singled. Nick Tucker reached on a swinging third strike passed ball to load the bases. A double by Auel knocked in the first two runs of the inning. Marker walked to load the bases. Stroud reached on an error by the centerfielder and Fields reached on an error by the shortstop to put Brunswick up 9-1. RBI singles by Jarrod Remsburg and Watkins completed the scoring. Auel led Brunswick with a single and a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in. Marker doubled and Polesky, Tucker, Stroud, Fields, Remsburg, Boyer and Watkins added singles.


Brunswick lost 12-11 to West End in a game that took two days to complete because of the weather. The Railroaders trailed 5-0 when they came to bat in the third, but three homeruns helped them grab the lead 9-5. Bryan Beachley hit a solo round tripper, James Marker blasted a grand slam, and Lucas Stroud came right behind him with another solo shot. A Matt Boyer triple and 5 straight walks accounted for 3 more runs. West End had a grand slam og their own and scored 5 runs in the fourth to regain the lead. Marker finished with tge grand slam homer, a single and 4 RBI's. Boyer a triple and a single, Eric Fields 2 singles, Beachley and Stroud homered. Pitchers Fields and Tyler Polesky together were charged with 12 runs (5 unearned), 9 hits, 4 K's and 4 walks.


The Railroaders got back on the winning path with a 9-8 triumph over Bethesda. Sam Watkins was the story in this game, coming up big on the mound and the plate. Watkins went 5 innings on the hill, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits, fanning 2 and walking one. George Auel hurled the final round with 2 runs, 3 hits allowed and striking out 1. At the plate, Watkins stroked a 3-run homer and a 2-run double, totaling 5 RBI's. James Marker had a solo homer and a single. Lucas Stroud and Tyler Polesky singled.  


Brunswick used 3 pitchers on the way to an 8-6 victory over Easton. Nick Tucker pitched the first inning allowing 2 runs on 3 hits with a strikeout. James Marker went the next 3 1/3 innings with 1 run allowed, 3 hits, 7 K's and 1 walk. George Auel pitched the final 1 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs, 4 hits, 2 K's and 1 walk. Marker bashed a 2-run homer and scored 2 runs. Lucas Stroud had a RBI double and a single. Brady Snoots had 2 singles, Tucker a triple and Tyler Polesky and Eric Fields a single.


Behind the pitching of Lucas Stroud and Tyler Polesky, Brunswick avenged an earlier loss in the State tournament to West End. Stroud and Polesky combined on a 1-hitter and allowed only 1 earned run as Brunswick won 10-5. The win eliminated West End and sent the Railroaders to the title game against Berlin. Down 4-0 to West End for the second time in 3 days, Brunswick took off and scored 5 runs in the third. Eric Fields hit a 2-run single to spark the comeback. Stroud pitched the first 5 innings with 4 runs (1 earned), 1 hit, 1 K and 4 walks. Polesky hurled the last round with no runs or hits and 1 K. Fields had 3 singles and 2 RBI's. James Marker had an RBI double and a single. George Auel stroked 2 doubles. Stroud had 2 singles and 1 RBI. Nick Tucker and Polesky singled.


Berlin pitching was mighty tough, holding Brunswick to 5 hits in an 8-2 win in the 2012 State title match. Berlin scored 5 runs in the third to pull away for the victory. James Marker had a 2-run homer in the third with George Auel on base. Nick Tucker and Auel had doubles and Brady Snoots singles. Eric Fields went the first 2 innings, allowing 2 runs and 1 hit. Tyler Polesky twirled the final 4 innings with 6 runs (2 earned), 1 K and 1 Walk. 



2012 9-10 all-stars



The 2012 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Jay Zimmerman and coached by Drew Hawes and Harrold Capps. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  A's - Anthony Pecora, Kyle Perez and Bryce Shaffer.  CUBS -  Trevor Barnhouse, Aiden Fitzwater and Curtis Lakin.  ORIOLES  Dalton Cooper and Chase Ebberts (9).  PHILLIES - Kody Capps (9) and Matt Walker. PIRATES -  Trevor Garrott and Ryan Shaffer.



The 9/10 Railroaders won a marathon opening round game in the District 2 Little League Tournament, outlasting Thurmont by a 22-18 score. Brunswick was in control of the game from the beginning, losing the lead briefly in the third before pulling away again in the fourth. Brunswick led 5-0 going into the bottom of the third before Thurmont tallied nine runs on only one hit as walks and errors got the best of the Roaders. They regrouped however in their at bat in the fourth to tally 7 runs on 5 hits, a walk and an error by Thurmont. BRLL scored 4 more in the fifth to take a 16-9 lead before Thurmont scored 4 in their half to make it 16-13. After adding 6 more runs in the top of the sixth for what seemed like a comfortable 22-13 lead, Thurmont, not giving up, put a scare into the Railroaders by scoring 5 times to make it 22-18. With the bases full of Thurmont base runners and with the tie run at the plate and only one out, 9 year old Kody Capps, the fifth hurler of the game for Brunswick, got the next two hitters on strikes to end the game. Brunswick pounded out 17 hits in the game, led by Matt Walker who had 3 hits in 4 at bats including a 2 run homer and a run scoring single. He scored 4 times as he also reached on a walk. Bryce Shaffer crossed the plate all 5 times he came to bat, getting 2 singles, a walk and reaching base twice on errors. Capps had a double and a single, Chase Ebberts, Trevor Barnhouse (2 singles each) and Kyle Perez (2 run single and ground rule double) also each had 2 hits. Ryan Shaffer, Curtis Lakin, Trevor Garrott, Anthony Pecora and Dalton Cooper had one hit each. Walker started on the hill for Brunswick before tiring in the third and was followed to the mound by Bryce Shaffer, Ebberts, Aiden Fitzwater and Capps.    


Brunswick lost to National 4-2 in a well played game, knocking the Railroaders into the losers bracket. Both teams got good pitching and excellent defense in a tense battle that was not decided until the final pitch. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the home team Railroaders began a final attempt to rally againt host National. Trevor Garrett and Anthony Pecora had back to back singles bringing the winning run to the plate before the final out was recorded. Bryce Shaffer started on the mound for Brunswick and went the first 2 1/3 innings allowing 3 runs on 3 hits, striling out 1 and walking 6. He was relieved by Trevor Barnhouse in the top of the third with the bases loaded and one run in, giving the Nats a 3-0 lead over the Railroaders. Barnhouse fanned the first two hitters he faced to end the inning without any further damage. He went on to go 3 2/3 innings allowing only a solo home run to clean up hitter Trevor Yusko. He struck out 4 and walked one as he kept the game close and gave his team a chance to rally. Brunswick scored 2 runs in the third when Barnhouse led off the inning with a single, fllowed by a single by Kody Capps. The third hitter of the inning Chase Ebberts then singled in Barnhouse to cut the lead to 3-1. A sacrifice fly by Matt Walker closed the gap to 3-2 as Capps tagged and scored the second run and Ebberts went to third. Ebberts was tagged out at home on a very close play at the plate for the second out. A strike out ended the rally with Shaffer (hit by pitch) on third and Dalton Cooper (walk) on first. Brunswick collected six hits in the game, all singles by Capps, Ebberts, Walker, Garrott, Pecora and Barnhouse.     


Host, and home team Brunswick scored 4 runs in their half of the first inning giving starting pitcher Aiden Fitzwater all the runs he would need in a 10-2 BRLL win over Four County, eliminating them from the District 2 tourney. Fitzwater threw 79 pitches in 5 strong innings, allowing only one run, 5 hits, 4 strike outs and walking only 2 batters in a blazing hot day at the ball park. The 10 year old was followed by 9 year old Chase Ebberts who went the final frame allowing 1 run on 2 hits with a strike out. In the opening frame the Railroaders used 2 walks and a single by Ebberts, a run scoring single by Matt Walker and a 2 run single by Dalton Cooper to jump on Four County early. They also scored 2 runs in the second, fourth and their final at bat in the fifth. Ebberts went 3 for 3 and scored three runs as he singled twice and tripled. Walker had two singles and scored twice. Kody Capps, Cooper, Fitzwater and Trevor Barnhouse singled.    


Host Brunswick bolted to a 10-3 lead over Thurmont before settling for a 10-6 win behind the pitching of Matt Walker who went 4 1/3 innings. After the first two batters for Thurmont had hits and scored their first two runs, Walker retired the next 12 batters in a row before tiring in the fifth as he approached 65 pitches. The 10 year old Walker allowed 4 runs on 4 hits with 6 k's and 1 walk. He was followed by 9 year old Chase Ebberts who finished the fifth inning allowing 2 runs on 2 hits with a walk and a strikeout and two hit batters. With Brunswick on top, 10-6 in the bottom of the sixth, 9 year old Kody Capps came on to pitch a 1-2-3 inning, striking out two. Leading 4-2 after 4 innings, the Roaders exploded for 6 runs in the top of the fifth to go up 10-2 . The big hits in the inning were a 2 run single by Ryan Shaffer, which was followed by a 2 run triple off the bat of Trevor Garrott, providing the cushion BRLL needed to weather the storm to come in the bottom of the fifth. Walker, Garrott and Bryce Shaffer each had two hits in the game while Anthony Pecora doubled and Trevor Barnhouse, R. Shaffer, Aiden Fitzwater and Capps each singled.


Home team Brunswick jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 3 innings and went on to defeat host East Frederick by one run, 4-3. Trevor Barnhouse went 5 strong innings in very hot weather, allowing 3 unearned runs and 4 hits. He struck out 4 and didn't walk a batter before being removed from the game at his 10 year old pitch count limit of 74 pitches. He was relieved by Matt Walker who threw 20 pitches, allowing no runs on one hit with a strike out and a walk. Walker was removed at 20 pitches, which makes him eligible to pitch the next day in Little League. Kody Capps came on to throw 1 pitch to get the final out after entering the game with a 1 ball & 2 strike count. The Railroaders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in their half of the first. Barnhouse walked and was forced at second on a ground ball by Chase EbbertsEbberts scooted to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Walker who went to second on the throw to home. After reaching third, Brunswick caught the East Frederick pitcher and cather napping, as Walker dashed home to score the second run of the inning standing up. Dalton Cooper singled to left center and scored on a Capps single to right in the second inning. In the third, Brunswick went up 4-0 when Ebberts was hit by a pitch and scored on a Walker ground out to short. After scoring an unearned run in the fourth on 2 infield errors, East Frederick's Robert Wachter doubled home 2 runs in the fifth to close the gap to 4-3. Walker took the hill in the top of the sixth and immediately gave up a double to the gap in left center to lead off hitter Kurt Gyyzbowski. After a grounder to first baseman Ryan Shaffer moved the runner to third, A walk and a strike out followed. Walker got to 1- 2 count on the next batter before he reached his 20 count limit. Capps then entered the game with men on second and third. His first pitch got by cather Ebberts, who pounced on the ball and threw a strike to the lightning quick Capps who beat the runner from third and applied the tag for the final out. Brunswck's Walker had a single with 2 RBI's and Capps also had a single with one RBI. Cooper, Ebberts and Trevor Garrott also singled as the Railroaders collected 5 hits and advanced to the championship game,    


Host Frederick National came back from an 8-2 deficit to defeat Brunswick 18-8, winning the 2012 District 2 championship. After a scoreless first, visiting Brunswick scored two runs in the top of the second. After a Dalton Cooper single and walks to Aiden Fitzwater and Anthony Pecora, leadoff hitter Kody Capps singled to drive in the first two runs for the early lead. National tied the score in the bottom of the inning. In the third the Railroaders exploded for six runs. Matt Walker singled to open the inning. After a walk to Trevor Barnhouse and with Walker on third, Walker stole home on a double steal as Barnhouse reached second. After a Bryce Shaffer walk, Kyle Perez singled in BarnhouseTrevor Garrott and Pecora walked to load the bases. Capps walked to bring in the third run of the inning. With the bases loaded and a 5-2 lead, Chase Ebberts hit a bases clearing triple to the gap in leftcenter to finish the scoring. It was at this point that the game turned as the triple digit heat finally got to the Railroaders. Starting pitcher Walker left the game in the bottom of the third with an arm injury after a hit and two walks, leading 8-2. A series of Brunswick pitchers could not find the strike zone as National scored 7 runs in the third to take a 9-8 lead and scored 7 more in the fourth. In the two innings, five Brunswick pitchers walked 15 batters as the game slipped away. In the fifth, National scored two to end the game by the ten run rule, 18-8. Offensively, Ebberts had two singles and a 3 run triple. Capps, Walker, Shaffer, Cooper, Perez, and Fitzwater singled. Brunswick's pitchers were Walker, Ebberts, Capps, Fitzwater, Garrott and Shaffer.       

Maryland State Tournament 
Host - Brunswick Railroaders (District 2)
At Railroaders Little League Complex


Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsClear Spring
District 2 ChampionsBrunswick Railroaders
District 4 ChampionsSouth Maryland (Davidsonville)
District 5 ChampionsRising Sun
District 6 ChampionsEaston
District 7 ChampionsHughesville
District 8 ChampionsWest Salisbury


Click here to view 2012district tournament resultsfor Maryland.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Clear Spring 15, Easton 9
South Maryland 5, Rising Sun 0
West Salisbury 7, Hughesville 4

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Clear Spring 16, Brunswick Railroaders 0
West Salisbury 10, South Maryland 3

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Rising Sun 11, Hughesville 7 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Easton 12, South Maryland 6 (elim.)
Brunswick Railroaders 16, Rising Sun 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Brunswick Railroaders 11, Easton 5 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
West Salisbury 3, Clear Spring 1

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Brunswick Railroaders 10, Clear Spring 5 (elim.)

Championship Game:
West Salisbury 4, Brunswick Railroaders 1 (TITLE)


For Matt Chrysostome and his West Salisbury Little League all-star team, it was a perfect opportunity to rewrite the ending.

Twice earlier in the week, Brunswick Little League's Tyler Ebberts led off the game with a home run in what became a mercy rule victory for his team as it worked its way through the tournament. And, in the championship game meeting between West Salisbury and Brunswick, Ebberts again struck early, clearing the fences to open the bottom of the first inning as Brunswick jumped to a 1-0 lead.

Chrysostome also had some revisions in mind. One year earlier, the West Salisbury right-hander surrendered a two-run home run to a Brunswick Railroader Little League player in a 2-1 loss that eliminated West Salisbury from the state 10-11 year old all-star tournament. Now, with the players a year older and the state championship on the line, Chrysostome entered in relief in the third inning. West Salisbury had curtailed Brunswick's offense after the early home run and had taken a 2-1 advantage, but it was up to Chrysostome to protect that lead and secure victory for the Eastern Shore team.

Chrysostome proceeded to throw four hitless innings and shut down a potent Brunswick offense as West Salisbury ran out to a 4-1 victory in the Maryland state championship game at Brunswick's field. Most of West Salisbury's players had finished third in the state tournament at the 9-10 and 10-11 year old age levels, but as twelve year olds, they were now headed for the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut.

"We came into the tournament with high expectations," said West Salisbury manager Frank DelGaudio. "We had overall talent."

West Salisbury, which had won its first three contests to reach the championship round, needed to stymie a high-flying Brunswick offense to close out the tournament. After dropping its opening round game, a 16-0 blowout win by Clear Spring Little League, Brunswick won three consecutive elimination matchups by a combined 37-10 margin. But Grant Winterbottom, the West Salisbury starter, and Chrysostome combined to keep the District 2 champions off the scoreboard after the first inning home run. Meanwhile, West Salisbury's offense warmed up, as Chrysostome followed Malike Johnson's leadoff double in the second inning with a two-run homer to right center field, before Cade Hurley and Winterbottom drove in runs during a two-run rally in the fifth.

After the fifth inning rally extended West Salisbury's lead to 4-1, Chrysostome registered a pair of 1-2-3 innings to give the victors their third state championship in the major baseball division in the league's history, and the second in six years.

"I wasn't worried about the home run and falling behind 1-0," said DelGaudio after the game. "We did that when we beat Clear Spring (earlier in the tournament), and we had six full innings to play."

"We didn't quit," said Brunswick manager Mark Tarleton of his team's resilience after its opening round disaster. "We hung in there, we kept going, but we were up against a very good West Salisbury team.

"Chrysostome was throwing gas out there," added the Brunswick manager. "He had good control of his pitches."

West Salisbury opened the tournament with a 7-4 victory over Hughesville Little League. Winning pitcher Cade Hurley struck out eight batters, and kept the game scoreless until the fourth, when Hughesville scored three times after a string of West Salisbury errors. In the bottom of the inning, Tim Kerrigan singled, and Tyler Shockley drove a two-run homer beyond the center field fence to bring West Salisbury back to within one run, and Johnson delivered a two-run double later in the inning to put the Eastern Shore team in front. Hurley added a two-run homer as part of a three-run fifth to advance West Salisbury into a meeting with South Maryland Little League.

West Salisbury used a trio of home runs to power past South Maryland, 10-3. Chrysostome belted a three-run homer as part of a four run first inning rally, then Hurley added a two-run blast in the second and Johnson added a solo shot in the third.

Two days later, West Salisbury edged Clear Spring, 3-1, in the winner's bracket final. Clear Spring struck on the game's first pitch, which Jarey Lozich deposited over the left center field fence for a quick 1-0 advantage, but Johnson, Chrysostome, and Winterbottom combined to keep the District 1 champions off the scoreboard for the balance of the game.

West Salisbury tied the game in the bottom of the first, when Winterbottom lined a single to center field that plated Hurley, and moved in front in the third. Hurley hit that inning's first pitch beyond the left field fence, and two batters later, Chrysostome lined a pitch into the trees beyond the left center field fence.

West Salisbury carried its 3-1 advantage into the sixth, and needed clutch pitching from Winterbottom to secure the win. Clear Springs' first two hitters in the inning reached base, and, after Winterbottom moved to the mound, Josh Colliflower singled to load the bases. But Winterbottom then registered three consecutive strikeouts to escape the jam and lift his team into the championship game.

"To come in and strike out three with no outs and the bases loaded, it's just unbelievable," said DelGaudio "(Winterbottom has) been a gamer all year for us, and he's an important piece of our puzzle."

"You're looking at a great opportunity with the bases loaded and none out," said Clear Spring manager Pete Lazich.

"Four hits won't win many games," added the Clear Spring manager, referencing his team's offensive output in the loss. "(West Salisbury) was two homer runs better than us tonight. That was it."

The loss dropped Clear Spring into a rematch with Brunswick. Clear Spring had won Maryland's championship in the 9-10 year old division in 2010, and Brunswick had captured the title in the 10-11 year old age bracket in 2011. When the two teams met earlier in the tournament, Clear Spring managed just six hits, but capitalized on nine walks and four hit batsmen in a 16-0 victory. Brunswick rebounded, though, routing Rising Sun Little League, 16-0 in four innings, and ousting Easton Little League, 12-5, to earn a rematch.

When the teams met a second time, Brunswick avenged their earlier loss, jumping to a big lead with a six run rally in the second inning and claiming a 10-5 victory. Clear Spring stranded twelve baserunners in the game, as Ebberts struck out ten and did not allow an earned run in 4-2/3 innings on the mound. Brunswick batted around in its big second inning, with Aaron Fitzwater driving in a run with a bases loaded walk and Dominic Naylor capping the inning with a two-run single. Naylor later added a solo home run in the fourth before Ebberts did the same in the fifth.

The win extended Brunswick's season for one more game, but the momentum from their string of victories was stopped by the strong pitching of Winterbottom and Chrysostome in the championship game as West Salisbury closed out the tournament.

"We realize how big this is (going to Bristol)," said DelGaudio after the tournament. "And we're just really blessed to be in the position we are in. This is really incredible, and we are just absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity."

West Salisbury split its four pool competition games at the region tournament, but fell, 6-0, to Newark National (Delaware) Little League in the semifinal round.

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2013, TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Won by the Pirates





Saturday, 06/22/2013 @ 7pm    BRLL PIRATES 4 vs. EAST FREDERICK 1

Sunday, 06/23/2013 @ 7pm    BRLL PIRATES 1 vs. FREDERICK NATIONAL 0

Monday, 06/24/2013 @ 6pm     BRLL PIRATES 6 vs. THURMONT 0



2013 11-12 ALLSTARS



The 2013 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Jeff Merriman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Jared Remsberg and Lucas Stroud  ORIOLES -  Tyler Polesky, Kadin Roberts and Jack Wilson..  PIRATES -  Bryan Beachley, Matt Boyer, James Marker and Sam Watkins.  REDS -  George Auel, Eric Fields and Nicholas Tucker   



Host Brunswick blasted Four County 18-1 in their opener of the 2013 District 2 Tournament. The Railroaders, behind long balls from 3 different players and a 4 hitter in 3 2/3 inning from starting pitcher George Auel dominated Four County from the first pitch on in a contest shortened by the 10 run mercy rule. Auel struck out the side in the first inning and the route was on. In the bottom of the inning, Brunswick scored 8 runs on 6 hits, the big blow being a grand slam homer to right center by third sacker Lucas Stroud. After plating a run in the second inning for a 9-1 lead, Brunswick tacked 9 more runs on the board in the third behind 8 hits including 3-run homers by Sam Watkins and Matt Boyer. Lead off hitter Tyler Polesky went 4 for 4, with 3 runs scored. He had 2 doubles, 2 singles and 2 rbi's. Watkins, Stroud and Eric Fields had 2 hits each. Boyer and Bryan Beachley had one hit each. Auel allowed 1 run on 4 hits with 6 k's and 1 base on balls. Beachley came on to strike out the final batter. 


Brunswick slammed 5 homers, 3 by James Marker, as they topped host East Frederick 12-2 in a 5 inning game shortened by the ten-run rule. Brunswick was down 2-1 when they came to bat in the bottom of the third inning. After a walk to George Auel, who reached base and scored all four times he came to the plate, the longball show began. Starting pitcher Marker who walked on four pitches in his first at bat, drove a 3-0 pitch high and far over the leftcenterfield fence to put the Roaders up 3-2. Sam Watkins followed with a first pitch drive high into the trees in center. After 2 more runs crossed the plate, Brunswick led 6-2 after the third was complete. Brunswick was at it again in the fourth scoring 3 more runs, the first 2 on back to back jacks by Auel and Marker. In the fourth Marker stroked his third homer of thre game, a 2-run blast to right with Auel on board again, as Brunswick tacked 3 more on the board for a 12-2 lead, Marker who went the first 4 innings on the mound, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 6 strikeouts was relieved by Watkins who allowed 2 hits but 0 runs to close out the city team in 5. The Railroaders collected 12 hits in the game. Marker was 3 for 3, all homers with 5 rbi's. Watkins had a homer and a single. Kadin Roberts had 2 singles and a sac fly with 2 rbi's. Auel homered and Tyler Polesky, Lucas Stroud, Eric Fields and Jack Wilson singled.   


Host Brunswick staved off a late rally by Frederick National, winning 10-7, and now advance to the championship round of the District 2 tournament. Brunswick collected 14 hits including homers by Eric Fields and Lucas Stroud. Brunswick scored 4 runs in the top of the second inning, the first two on a 2-run home run to center by Fields. National scored one run in the second, two in the third and tied the game in the fourth off of starter Sam Watkins. He was relieved by Bryan Beachley with a runner on second and one out. After a bloop single to center and a walk to load the bases, Beachley fielded a tapper back to the mound and made a quick throw to the cather Matt Boyer for the force out at home. Boyer then threw a strike to first baseman Fields for the inning ending double play. The Roaders rallied in their half of the fifth to take control again. Leadoff hitter Stroud drove a 3-2 fastball over the fence in right for a solo homer. Tyler Polesky's 2-run double with the bases loaded plated two more runs and James Marker's single knocled in Polesky to complete the rally, giving the Railroaders an 8-4 lead. In the sixth Brunswick score 2 more runs for a 10-4 advantage. Beachley doubled into the gap in leftcenter. After an error on a ball hit by Boyer scored BeachleyNick Tucker singled in Boyer with the tenth run. National rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but Beachley induced a ground out to short to end the game.

Marker led the 14-hit attack with 3 singles and 2 rbi's. Polesky (double and single and 3 rbi's), Stoud (homer and single), Kadin Roberts ( two singles), Beachley (double and single). and Tucker ( two singles) had 2 hits each while Fields had a homer and 2 rbi's. Watkins went 3 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk on 64 pitches. Beachley went the final 2 2/3 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk on 41 pitches. 


James Marker led the way from the mound and lent a hand with an early home run which gave host Brunswick a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Thurmont as the Railroaders romped to an 8-0 victory and claimed their 23rd District tilte. Brunswick has won 4 of the last 5 District crowns and have won more titles then any District foe since Little League started in this area in the 50's. 

Marker completely baffled Thurmont batters, allowing just 1 runner to get as far as third while fanning 10. Leading 1-0 off Marker's early inning homer, the power showed itself again when Eric Fields clouted a 2-run homer with Lucas Stroud on base after a double. In the fourth a Tyler Polesky hit scored Kadin Roberts, who had singled, making it 4-0. Two more runs were added in the fifth, one on a Sam Watkins solo home run slammed on a 2-2 pitch deep down the leftfield line. Later in the same inning Fields doubled and on the throw back to the infield the ball got past the fielders and the speedy Fields raced around third to score the 6th run. In the sixth and final round for the Roaders, Jack Wison hit a leadoff double and went to third on a wild pitch. Watkins scored Wilson with a sac fly, then later in the inning Matt Boyer's sac fly out plated Polesky for the 8th and final run. Fields had a homer and double, Boyer a double and single.  



Conococheague scored 3 runs in the first and 6 in the second inning on the way to an 11-2 victory over Brunswick in the opener of the Maryland Stare 11-12 Tournament in Arbutus. The Railroaders scored two runs in the third, but otherwise was shut down as they collected only 4 hits. Tyler Polesky, George Auel, Lucas Stroud and Nick Tucker each singled once but none occurred in the same inning. James Marker, Sam Watkins and Bryan Beachley shared the mound duties for Brunswick.


For the first two innings of Brunswick's second game in the MD State Little League tournament, it looked like more of the same. After six consecutive outs to start the game, Brunswick's high powerd offense was still lloking to get untracked, but unlike Game #1, they were involved in a pitcher's duel with 0-0 score. Then in the top of the third the bats woke up. Bryan Beachley led off with a double to rightcenter field gap. With two outs George Auel stroked a 2-run homer to give the Railroaders their first lead in the tournament. The next hitter, James Marker, then followed with a long blast over the left field fence for a 3-0 advantage. In the fourth, Eric Fields led off with a single and Sam Watkins doubled to start the inning. After a Jared Remsburg sacrifice fly, Kadin Roberts and Tyler Polesky both had run scoring doubles to put Brunswick ahead 6-0. Auel threw 3 scoreless innings, and was followed to the mound by Marker and Beachley.  


James Marker hit a 3-run homer to bring Brunswick back from a 2-run deficit as they defeated South Caroline 9-7,  and advanced to the losers bracket final. Jared Remsburg had a no-hitter through 4 innings as the Railroaders built a 6-0 lead. Remsburg threw only 26 pitches in the first 4 innings and was helped by his defense as the Roaders turned 3 double plays. In the fifth however, he began to tire and South Caroline mounted a comeback. He was relieved by Marker and when the dust settled Brunswick was down 7-6. In the top of the sixth, George Auel led off the inning with a single and Lucas Stroud reached on an error. Marker got the green light on a 3-0 count and launched a long homer over the fence in left to get the lead back. Marker got 2 outs in the bottom of the sixth before the pitch count casme into play. Sam Watkins came in to strike out the final District 6 hitter. Marker had 2 homers in this game and Stroud one, a 2-run shot in the fourth. Kadin Roberts had a double and single, Remsburg a RBI single, and Auel and Eric Fields singled.  


Pitching, hitting and defense make up the game of baseball, and all three area's went awry for the Railroaders in the opening game loss to Conococheague. Four days after the team's only loss of the all-star season, Brunswick got back at the Washington County team with a 6-4 win in the losers bracket final, putting BRLL in the championship round and two wins from it's first state title since 2011.  

Brunswick got six of it's eight hits from the heart of the lineup as George Auel, Lucas Stroud and James Marker each collected two hits each. Eric Fields and Sam Watkins who were batting right behind them had the other two hits. Auel hurled the first two innings and Watkins threw the last four to get the win. In this game the Railroaders stellar defense turned it's seventh double play of the tournament and rightfeilder Kadin Roberts threw out a runner at second for a crucial out in the bottom of the sixth when Conococheague's 2 run rally came up short.  


Berlin scored all five of it's runs in the third inning, and Brunswick couldn't come back as it fell 5-1, in the Maryland 11-12 Little League Baseball state championship game. This was the first time these two teams met in the tournament, although they knew each other well. Berlin beat Brunswick 6-2, in last year's 10-11 state final. The Railroaders took an early 1-0 lead when Sam Watkins blasted a solo homerun in the second but they got only two other hits in the finale, a Lucas Stroud double in the first and a James Marker single in the sixth against a tough Berlin hurler. On the hill for Brunswick, Marker struck out 10 and shut out the eventual state champs in all but the third inning. 



2013 10-11 ALLSTARS
NOT PICTURED: Kellen Holland & Kyle Perez



The 2013 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Keith Tucker and coached by Gary Barrett and Darren Loy. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Trevor Barnhouse, Max Bucynski (10), Aiden Fitzwater, Curtis Lakin and Tyler Pearl.  ORIOLES -  Dalton Cooper.  PHILLIES - Kellen Holland and Matt Walker.  PIRATES -  Trevor Garrott and Ryan Shaffer.  REDS -  Anthony Pecora, Kyle Perez and Bryce Shaffer 



The Brunswick age 10-11 all stars had little trouble with Thurmont rompimg 15-0 in the their first game in District 2 play. Thurmont had defeated Frederick National by eleven runs in their opener. The Railroaders wasted little time against Thurmont, batting around in the first inning with a seven run frame. The big hit being a bases loaded triple by Trevor Barnhouse. Brunswick scored 3 more runs in the second for a 10-0 advantage. Matt Walker led the Railroaders at the plate, with 4 hits in 4 at bats. CJ Lakin hit a double and single with four RBI's. Ryan Shaffer had 2 hits and Aiden Fitzwater hit a 2-run double. Walker, Bryce Shaffer and Tyler Pearl combined to limit Thurmont to one hit. The three hurlers all threw 20 pitches or less due to the pitch count rule, meaning they could pitch the next day. They combined to strike out seven batters with Pearl striking out the side during his one inning of work. 


Brunswick fell behind 3-0 early in this contest before exploding for all eleven runs in a huge third inning, as they beat host East Frederick 11-6. In the third, Matt Walker and Trevor Barnhouse each had doubles. Walker handled the mounf duties. 


Back from the dead came Brunswick, all the way from a 4-run deficit in the final inning to pull out a magical 10-8 victory and carry off the District 2 age 10-11 flag for 2013. There were many story lines, especially the relief pitching and homer hitting of Tyler Pearl and contributions by Matt Walker on both sides of the ball including a homer and double. But nothing could beat Brunswicks final at bat. The Railroaders were 3 outs away from defeat with East Frederick up 8-4. Trevor Garrott led off the big frame with a double, Walker singled, then a bunt single by Max Bucynski loaded the bases. Pearl hit into a fielders choice to score Garrott. Brunswick got 4 straight walks to help their cause. CJ Lakin scored the winning run when Anthony Pecora walked with the bases loaded. Walker had 3 hits including a 2-run homer, a double and single and 2 RBI's. Trevor Barnhouse had 2 singles and 1 RBI. Ryan Shaffer had 2 singles. Bryce Shaffer and Lakin had RBI singles Pearl had a homer over the centerfield fence. Aiden FitzwaterBucynski and Pecora had singles. Pearl was the winning pitcher, taking over in the third and working the team out of a huge jam. He did not give up a run over the final 3 innings, allowing 3 hits with 6 K's and no walks. Shaffer pitched the opening 2 2/3 innings with 5 unearned runs, 3 K's and 2 walks. 



Elkton took advantage of 10 Brunswick errors to defeat the Railroaders 10-3. Elkton took a 6-0 lead after 2 innings on just 4 hits, and never looked back. Brunswick didn't help itself, committing 6 errors in those 2 innings. Brunswick scored singled runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings with Bryce Shaffer collecting 2 RBI's. The Railroaders pulled to within 6-2 in the top of the fourth, but Elkton responded with 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth. Shaffer, Tyler Pearl and Trevor Barnhouse shared mound duties for the Railroaders


Bethesda produced plenty of runs in a four inning victory in a losers bracket game, eliminating the Railroaders 18-3. Bethesda was off to the races in the top of the first, scoring six runs, Three infield errors, along with 3 walks got Brunswick off to a bad start as Bethesda batted around in the at bat. After getting a run back in the Railroaders half of the first, Bethesda scored 4 more to take a 10-1 lead. The lead jumped to 18-1 in the third before Brunswick was able to plate their last two runs.



2013 9-10 all-stars
NOT PICTURED: Chase Ebberts & Brandon Naylor



The 2013 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Drew Hawes and coached by Harrold Capps and Chris Walker. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Brett Ingram.  ORIOLES -  Colin Dinges (9), Chase Ebberts, Hunter Jacobs, Brandon Naylor (9) and Jared Struss (9).  PHILLIES - Kody Capps and Kyle Cruz (9) and Luke Walker. PIRATES -  Tristan Anderson and Adam Watkins.  REDS -  Joshua Barrett (9) and Ethan Fritter.



BRLL's 9-10 All Stars went right to it's strength, team speed, to gain a quick advantage over host East Frederick in the District 2 tournament opener. The Railroaders stole 8 bases to go along with 15 hits and won with ease 18-5, in a game shortened to four innings because of the 10-run rule. After scoring 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in the top of the first, the big blow being a 2 run double by Jared Struss, Brunswick saw it's big lead vanish in the bottom of the inning as East Fredrick batted around also to score 4 runs to make it a one run game, 5-4 after the completed first. The Roaders then exploded for 9 runs in the second, sending 13 men to the plate, as they went up 14-4 and never looked b back. Brunswick stroked 6 more hits and used 4 walks to break the game open. Chase Ebberts 2 run triple was the highlight of thre inning that saw the Roaders open the isecond with 5 straight hits. Brunswick scored 3 more in the third for a 17-4 lead. Brunswick's last run scored in the fourth when Adam Watkins launched a towering drive into the trees down the left field line for his first career homer. The game ended when in the bottom of the fourth with the bases loaded and two outs, an East Frederick single up the middle scored their 5th run but centerfielder Ebberts threw a strike to cather Kody Capps to nail the runner trying to score from second for the final out.

Capps and Ebberts both had 3 hits and scored 2 runs. Ebberts drove in 4. Watkins and Hunter Jacobs had 2 hits each. Struss, Kyle Cruz, Brett Ingram, Luke Walker and Ethan Fritter had one hit each. On the mound, Watkins, Fritter, Ebberts and Cruz combined on a 4 hitter, none throwing more then 35 pitches. 


Brunswick's starting hurlerr Ethan Fritter needed only 37 (35) pitches thru 3 iinings in leading the 9-10 Roaders over host Frederick National 11-0 in a game shortened to 4 innings by the ten-run rule. Fritter allowed only two hits with 4 strikeouts and no walks. He went to a 3 ball count on only 1 hitter as he continually pounded the strike zone and forced the Nats to swing the bat. Brunswick's defense handled all but one of their chances successfully. Fritter was relieved by Adam Watkins in the fourth. He didnt allow a hit and had one strikeout and 2 walks. The game ended when Kody Capps quickly got to a passed ball and threw out a runner at third trying to advance, as Fritter put down the tag to end the game. 

Offensively, the Roaders were led by Watkins who had 2 singles and 3 rbi. Capps and Hunter Jacobs also had 2 singles. Kyle Cruz and Tristan Anderson had doubles. Brunswick scored 4 runs in the first and put the game away with 5 more in the second. They then positioned themselves for the 4 inning win by scoring 2 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the third. Capps singled and Chase Ebberts walked on four pitches. The dangerous third hitter in the lineup Ebberts walked 3 times on 12 pitches but scored all 3 times he reached base. Cleanup hitter Watkins then stroked a 2 run single for the 11-0 lead.


Chase Ebberts stole home with the bases loaded to cap a 4 run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning as host Brunswick rallied to defeat Thurmont 8-7. Brunswick advanced to the championship game of the District II 9-10 tournament with the victory. The Roaders took an early 2-1 lead iafter the first inning, only to see Thurmont score 5 runs in the top of the second on some sloppy fielding by Brunswick. Down 6-2 as they came to bat in the second, the Roaders got one back as Tristan Anderson sent a 2-1 fastball over the left field fence for his first career homer cutting the leasd to 6-3. The Roaders cut the lead to 6-4 in the third when Ebberts' sac fly to left scored Kody Capps who had reached on an error. After Thurmont scored a run in the top of the fifth to make the score 7-4, Brunswick began their go ahead rally with back to back walks to Brandon Naylor and Josh Barrett to start the inning as Thurmont's starting pitcher reached his pitch count and was removed from the game. Kyle Cruz then hit into a fielders choice, scoring NaylorCapps reached on a throwing error on a ground ball to third, advancing all the way to third as Luke Walker scored. Walker was a special pinch runner for Barrett. A single by Ebberts tied the score when Capps crossed the plate. A pair of walks loaded the bases. Ebberts then caught the defense napping when he stole home for the go ahead run on the throw from the catcher to the pitcher. Adam Watkins took the mound in the sixth. After a leadoff walk put the tie run on first, the Roaders got a double play when Watkins struck out the next hitter and catcher Ebberts fired a strike to shortstop Ethan Fritter who applied the tag to the runner trying to steal for the second out. A grounder to second ended the contest. Offensively, Capps singled and reached base twice on errors, scoring 3 times. Anderson homered, Cruz doubled and Ebberts singled, walked, and had a sac fly for 2 runs scored and 2 rbi's.

Capps started on the mound for Brunswick, working 2 2/3 innings. He allowed 6 runs (5 unearned) on 6 hits with 3 k's. Cruz went the next 2 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 3 strikeouts. Watkins worked the final inning for the save, allowing 1 walk and striking out 1 hitter. 


The Railroaders ran into a pitcher on top of his game as Thurmont topped host Brunswick in 4 innings 10-0. Colby Horning's 1 hit shutout put the two teams in a winner take all championship game the next day. Brunswick's Kody Capps had a first inning double but was stranded at third base. The Railroaders stranded a runner at third in the second and left the bases loaded in ther third, all runners reaching on walks. Chase Ebberts and Kyle Cruz handled the mound duties for Brunswick.


The Railroaders needed one more out, but it simply couldn't be found. Thurmont scored 3 times in the final inning, defeating Brunswick 12-11 in the District 2 Championship game at Thurmont. After a 7 run third Brunswick led 8-2, but Thurmont just kept coming back, in part helped by some loose Railroader glove work. Kody Capps had 3 hits and 2 runs. Chase Ebberts a triple, single and 3 runs. Adam Watkins a 2-run single and Hunter JacobsBrett Ingram and Jared Struss a single. Ethan Fritter and Watkins shared the mound duty for the Roaders.



2013 Maryland State Tournament for 11-12 year olds 
Host - Arbutus (District 4)
At Arbutus Middle School

Arbutus Middle School is located at 5525 Shelbourne Road in Arbutus.

Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsConococheague (Williamsport)
District 2 ChampionsBrunswick Railroaders
District 4 ChampionsArbutus
District 5 ChampionsElkton Community
District 6 ChampionsSouth Caroline (Preston)
District 7 ChampionsBethesda
District 8 ChampionsBerlin
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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Conococheague 11, Brunswick Railroaders 2
Elkton Community 8, South Caroline 4
Berlin 4, Bethesda 3

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Conococheague 6, Arbutus 0
Berlin 12, Elkton Community 2 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
South Caroline 7, Bethesda 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Brunswick Railroaders 9, Elkton Community 2 (elim.)
South Caroline 9, Arbutus 4 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Berlin 2, Conococheague 0

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Brunswick Railroaders 9, South Caroline 7 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Brunswick Railroaders 6, Conococheague 4 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Berlin 5, Brunswick Railroaders 1 (TITLE)






Tristan McDonough has a knack for making games shorter, and opponents' days longer.

McDonough threw four innings of one-hit relief, striking out eleven batters and helping his Berlin Little League all-star team to a 5-1 victory over Brunswick Railroaders Little League in the Maryland state championship game at Arbutus Middle School near Baltimore.

The victory gave Berlin its first-ever state championship in the major baseball division, and meant that the league's players won consecutive state championships in the 9-10, 10-11, and major baseball divisions between 2011 and 2013. Berlin had also defeated Brunswick, 6-2, in the 10-11 year old state championship game the prior summer.

Brunswick struck first in the championship game, when Sam Watkins drove a pitch over the center field fence in the bottom of the second inning. But Berlin answered immediately. Hayden Snelshire singled with one out in the third, and Tristan McDonough followed with a single and moved to second on defensive indifference. Billy Wheatley grounded to the shortstop, but the throw to first was in the dirt, and Snelshire scored to tie the game. Matt Kinsey doubled to right field to drive in a pair of runs, and on the next pitch, Wes Powell delivered a two-run homer to center that gave Berlin a 5-1 lead.

Berlin's strategy after the rally was simple: hand the ball to their top pitcher, and watch him quickly grind through the remaining outs that Brunswick had available to them.

"What we were looking to do was what happened for us," said Berlin manager Cameron McDonough. "Zach Pletcher threw strikes, and once we got the lead, we'd turn it over to Tristan."

"Hats off to them," said Brunswick manager Jason Cooper. "That pitcher was pretty much lights out."

"We had that one bad inning," added Cooper. "Other than that, we played a clean game. (I) couldn't have asked for more. We got five strong innings out of (James Marker)."

Marker, the Brunswick pitcher, struck out ten batters in five innings. After homering twice in an earlier win over South Caroline Little League, including a walk-off three-run homer, Marker was intentionally walked by Berlin in each of his first two plate appearances.

While Berlin established control early in its championship game win, it waited until the final batter to decide its opening round win over Bethesda Little League. In a game that saw four lead changes, Bethesda carried a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, before Kinsey connected for a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth that gave Berlin a 4-3 victory.

Ryan Duncan tripled in the first and homered in the fifth for Berlin, and Snelshire struck out seven and did not allow an earned run in 3-2/3 innings on the mound.

Later that day, Berlin moved into the winner's bracket final with a four inning, 12-2 win over Elkton Community Little League. Elkton scratched for an early 1-0 advantage, but Berlin scored four times in the third inning and pulled away with eight in the fourth. Powell, who homered in the third, had a pair of hits and three runs batted in, while Kinsey homered for the second consecutive game.

Berlin's opponent would be Conococheague Little League, which upended Brunswick, 11-2, in the tournament's first game, and then blanked Arbutus Little League, 6-0 in its second game. Berlin managed just two hits against Conococheague, but turned them into the game's only runs in a 2-0 victory over the District 1 champions. Duncan delivered a run-scoring hit, and Tristan McDonough scored Berlin's second run. Meanwhile, Snelshire scattered three hits over five innings, and Tristan McDonough then shut down Conococheague in the sixth.

"Snelshire was beautiful to watch tonight," said Cameron McDonough of his starting pitcher. "He rotated his pitches and was getting ahead of batters to control the game."

Conococheague had its opportunities late in the game, getting leadoff triples in the fourth and fifth innings. But infielder Kevin Beck caught the runner leaning the wrong way on a grounder in the fourth and picked him off third, and in the fifth, Tristan McDonough fielded a grounder and threw out a runner at the plate.

"We have good bats, but we hang out hats on our defense," explained Cameron McDonough. "I told our boys after the game we made every play tonight."

The win moved Berlin into the championship round, and sent Conococheague into an elimination round rematch with Brunswick. The Railroaders reversed their earlier defeat, defeating Conococheague 6-4 to earn a championship round berth. Brunswick snapped a 2-2 tie in the third when George Avel doubled, Lucas Stroud singled, and Marker singled to give his team a 4-2 lead. In the fourth, Avel drove in a run with a groundout, and Marker followed with a ground rule double that plated a second run.

Conococheague scored twice in the sixth, but Watkins registered a game-ending strikeout to complete the victory.

"It was a great game," said Cooper, the Brunswick manager. "We did everything right that we didn't do in the first game against them."

The next day, Brunswick grabbed the early advantage, but Berlin was too strong and closed out its state championship run.

"We're good," said Cooper after the game. "They were just better."

Berlin split its four pool competition games at the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament in Bristol, Connecticut, and then fell in the semifinal round, 9-3, to Lionville (Pennsylvania) Little League.



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HOSTED BY FREDERICK AMERICAN (with help from East Frederick because of rain cancellations)

Sunday, June 15

Four County  1  vs. Frederick National  2   @ Frederick American

Thurmont  11  vs. Montgomery County  0  @ Frederick American  

Brunswick 16  vs. East Frederick  2  @ Frederick American 

Tuesday, June 17

Thurmont  5 vs. Brunswick  6  @ East Frederick

Wednesday, June 18

Frederick National  12  vs. Frederick American  2   @ Frederick American

Thursday, June 19

 Brunswick  6  vs. Frederick National  7   @  East Frederick





2014 11-12 allstars



The 2014 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Mark Tarleton and coached by Drew Hawes, Josh Via and PW Shaffer. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Trevor Barnhouse, Aiden Fitzwater, CJ Lakin, Kane Miller and Tyler Pearl.  ORIOLES -  Dalton Cooper.  PHILLIES - Matt Walker.  PIRATES -  Tommy Cicmanec, Trevor Garrott and Ryan Shaffer.  REDS -  Adreece Roell and Bryce Shaffer.



Brunswick defeated host East Frederick, 4-2 in the first game for each team in District 2 tournament play. Trevor Barnhouse threw a complete game. bending but never breaking on the mound. Kane Miller had a 2-run bomb and 3 RBI's total to lead the hitting. Matt Walker had a run scoring single and a double. 

In the top of the first Walker, batting second, reached on an error by the second baseman, and advanced to third but was stranded. For East Frederick, lead off hitter Kurt Grzybowski hit a comebacker to Barnhouse, but a throwing error allowed him to reach third. A base hit by Robert Wachter drove him in for a quick 1-0 lead. The Railroaders went down 1-2-3 in their half of the second. With one out in EF's second at bat, they put two runners on after back to back fielding errors by BRLL. After Barnhouse struck out lead off hitter Grzybowski for the second out, Wachter singled to center, scoring the second run. However, Brunswick made a nice defensive play to get out of the inning when centerfielder Bryce Shafer hit the cutoff man Dalton Cooper who relayed to catcher CJ Lakiin to nail the runner at the plate for the third out. That seemed to energize the Railroaders some as they came to the plate in the top of the third. After a groundout to start the inning, Reece Roellreached on an infield single. Barnhouse was retired on a strikeout. Walker then hit a 3-2 pitch to left center to score Roell who had gotten to third on 2 stolen bases. Miller then crushed a 1-1 pitch deep over the right center field fence  for a 2-run homer and a 3-2 Brunswick lead. EF went down  1-2-3 in the third. Despite a single by Trevor Garrott and Aiden Fitzwater, Brunswick did not score. In EF's fourth at bat. Barnhouse issued his only walk to the lead off hitter. Johnny Weber then singled to right field. Right fielder Tommy Cicmanec threw into first baseman Tyler Pearl who threw to third as the runner slid in safely. Third baseman Miller then saw the hitter trying to stretch his hit into a double and threw to second sacker Fitzwater who applied the tag for a 9-3-5-4 put out. In the top of the fifth, Barnhouse struck out but reached first when the catcher couldn't handle the pitch. A double by Walker put men at second and third. Miller then grounded out to shortstop, scoring Barnhouse with the final run. In the city teams fifth inning, Grzybowski and Wachter singled to start the inning, but they coudn't score. After a 1-2-3 sixth for Brunswick, East Frederick put the lead off man on again when Jacob Marunycz singled, but 9 pitches later Barnhouse got his complete game. 


BRLL defeated Frederick National 5-0 in game 2 played in Brunswick. National went 1-2-3 in their half of the first. In Brunswick's first at bat, with 2 out, Kane Miller singled to right and Dalton Cooper walked, but Ryan Shaffer fly out to center to ended the threat. In the top of the second with one out, Josh Roberson walked. Alex Tyeryer grounded to short, and the runner was forced at second for the second out. A throwing error on a ground ball to third pulled the first baseman off the bag to keep the inning alive. Starter Bryce Shaffer got a strike out to end the inning with 2 on base. Bryce Shaffer led off the bottom of the second with a line drive into left field. CJ Lakin bunted but the ball popped up and the third baseman caught it in the air and threw to first to double offBryce ShafferAiden Fitzwater struck out to end the second inning with the score tied 0-0. In the top of the third, National got a walk and a single but stranded the two runners. With one out, Reece Roell was hit on the knee with a pitch. Matt Walker then hit the first pitch over the center field fence for a 2-run homer. Miller then hit the next pitch deep over the right center field fence for another homer. Ryan Shaffer also had a first pitch single in the inning but was stranded. BRLL led 3-0 after 3 complete.

A lead off walk and a single put 2 runners on with no outs for National to start the fourth. The next 3 hitters were all reserves and all 3 struck out as the runners advanced to second and third on a passed ball but did score. For Brunswick, Trevor Garrott hit the first pitch for a single up the middle. Fitzwater then drove a ball to the left center field gap on the first pitch for a double. Tyler Pearlhit a 3-2 pitch sac fly to right scoring Garrott. Walker then hit a line drive to left center for a single scoring Fitzwater, giving BRLL a 5-0 lead after 4 innings. With two outs and no one on in the fifth,Shaffer walked Noah Shoemaker on a 3-2 pitch to reach his pitch count limit. He was replace by Miller who got cleanup hitter Matt Fowkes to ground out to second to end the inning. Dalton Cooperhit a ground rule double on the first pitch of the fifth inning. He was replaced by Cicmanec on the bases. Ryan Shaffer flied to center to advance Cicmanec to third. Bryce Shaffer then flied to left scoring Cicmanec. National appealed that the runner left to early and Cicmanec was called out to end the inning with BRLL still up 5-0. In the top of the sixth, Miller struck out the first two hitters and got a line drive to center that Bryce Shaffer made a shoestring catch to end the game.


The Railroaders had the lead 3-2 thru 5, needing only 3 outs to go to the States, but couldn't get it done, fallng 8-3. In the top of the first starter Kane Miller walked two but got out of the inning without giving up a run. In the bottom half of the first, Tommy Cicmanec reached on a first pitch drag bunt and went to second on a bad throw to first. Matt Walker hit the next pitch into right for an RBI single. Miller walked, and Dalton Cooper hit a sac fly, scoring Walker. After Bryce Shaffer and CJ Lakin singled to load the bases with two outs, Aiden Fitzwater  hit as ball up the middle that the shortstop made a nice play on, ranging toward second base, snagging the hit and stepping on second unassisted.  4 walks by Miller let National get a run back in the second, but a solo homer by Walker in the bottom of the second put BRLL up 3-1.  Both teams were held scoreless the next two innings. In the fifth with Miller facing his last batter because of the pitch count rule, Shane Bowie hit a 3-2 pitch over the left field fence for a homer, cutting the lead to one. Trevor Barnhouse entered the game for BRLL and got 3 outs to end the inning.  After 5, BRLL led 3-2. In the sixth, Barnhouse walked the first 2 hitters and was replaced by Walker. A single thru the infield scored  2, giving National the lead. A pop up behind short  fell in scoring another run. Walker struck out # 2 hitter Bowie, who had homered in his last at bat and then fanned the #3 hitter. With two outs, 3 straight doubles to leftcenter gave National an 8-3 lead before Tyler Pearl came in to get the last out.

Brunawick had  8 hits, including a homer and an RBI single by Walker and a double by Fitzwater.  Cicmanec, Miller, Bryce ShafferRyan Shaffer, and CJ Lakin all singled.  Miller allowed 2 runs on 2 hits with 6 k's and 6 walks, but none after the second.  


National beat  BRLL 5-1 in the Championship game that took place over two days  plus  a 2 1/2 hour delay.  On Tuesday Brunswick was batting in the bottom of the first when the storm hit and the game started over because an inning had not completed. Both starting pitchers threw less then 20 pitches so  they were able to start on the second day with a complete pitch count.  3 base hits and an error produced a run in the top of the first for National.  The Railroaders pulled off a double play to end the inning to keep the damage to a minumum. With the bases loaded,  #5 hitter Josh Roberson grounded to shortstop Matt Walker who threw home for the force out and then cather CJ Lakin threw to first to complete the double play.  In the third inning BRLL tied the game on a solo homer to left by Aiden Fitzwater.  Brunswick had 3 straight singles and a walk after  the homer in the inning but could nit score. Tyler Pearl and Walker singled. Reece Roell went in to pinch run for Pearl at second base. Kane Miller singled up the middle but was thrown out at home on a good relay from center to the pitcher to the catcher who put the tag on to keep the go ahead run from scoring.  A strikout ended the inning with the bases loaded.  In the fourth , National got a leadoff walk and a single to start the inning. After a strike out, leadoff hitter Jacob Orr singled in the go ahead run. A walk and a single by #3 hitter Noah Shoemaker drove in the third run before starter Trevor Barnhouse could get the final two outs of the inning.  The Railroaders got a lead off double by Bryce Shaffer and a walk  to Fitzwater had runners at 1st and third but 2 k's ended the inning.  Pearl replaced Barnhouse in the fifth and allowed a double and a 2-run homer to Aiden Foland to stretch the lead to 5-1. Brunswick stranded single runners in the 5th and sixth also.  Fitzwater pitched the sixth as BRLL pulled off another 5-4-3 double play.  

Walker was 3 for 3 with a double. Shaffer had a double and a single. Fitzwater had a solo homer.  Pearl and Miller singled. BRLL also was the beneficiary of 3 walks and a HBP, for a total of 12 base runners total, but couldn't grt the timely hit to score any more runs. FNLL palyed tough defense the entire game. Barnhouse went 4 innings with 3 runs, 7 hits, 4 k's and 4 walks.







2014 10-11 allstars



The 2014 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Harrold Capps and coached by Chris Walker and Steve Patnode. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Max Bucynski, Dylan Gordijenko and Brett Ingram.  ORIOLES -  Scott Ingram, Avery Roberts and Cole Wilson.  PHILLIES - Kody Capps, Hunter Jacobs and Luke Walker. PIRATES -  Tristan Anderson, Ryan Boyer and Adam Watkins.  REDS -  Ethan Fritter 



Adam Watkins hit 2 homers, the second a walk off grand srunswick lam, and drove in 9 runs while leading Brunswick to a resounding 21-8 win over Frederick National.Watkins had 4 hits total, the 2 homers and 2 runs scoring singles and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. The Railroaders batted around in the second inning, sending 11 to the plate and they scored in each inning.

Hunter Jacobs had 3 hits, including a double and drove in 5 runs. Jacobs and Watlins accounted for 14 of the runs. Luke Walker hit a triple and single. Avery Roberts, Kody Capps and Watkinspitched and gave up just one run. 


Brunswick's bats were smoking against host Four County. The Railroaders scored in every inning, while getting great pitching from Brett Ingram in a 12-2 victory. Starting pitcher Ingram, got excellent defense in his 4 iinings on the mound giving up 2 first inning runs and 4 hits, struck out 7 and walked 3. Tristan Anderson threw a scoreless fifth inning.


Brunswick had scored 33 runs in two District 2 all-star games, then ran into a real good pitcher and solid defense, falling to Montgomery County 6-1. The Railroaders were retired by strikeout just 4 times, but every ball put in play found a glove and Montgomery County played errorless defense. Kody Capps batted 2 for 3 and drove in the lone run when he plated Ethan Fritter in the third inning. Fritter had doubled to the right centerfield gap. Hunter Jacobs singled in the fourth.

Cole Wilson pitched 4 innings allowing only 1 earned run off 1 hit with 7 K's and 4 walks. Fritter pitched the last two innings allowing 2 hits in the sixth with one strike out.


Host Brunswick led 5-3 in the final inning, then had the roof cave in when Frederick Nationals' Alex Dunheimer clouted a 2-run homer that won the game in walk-off fashion and sent Brunswick out of the District 2 playoofs. 





2014 9-10 allstars



The 2014 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Jeff Merriman. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Jake Bucynski (9) and Aaron Hall.  ORIOLES -  Colin Dinges, Brandon Naylor and Jared Struss.  PHILLIES - Kyle Cruz, Colby Hurdle (9) and Nolan Wickless (9). PIRATES -  Eric Anderson (9) and Zachary Moore (9).  REDS -  Joshua Barrett, Bryton Schnur and Brendan Walsh.



Three Thurmont hurlers combined to toss 4-hit ball and strike out 14 Brunswick batters in the 6-4 loss. The Railroaders got 2 runs in the first inning, then was quiet while Thurmont scored a run in the second and third inning. They went ahead 6-2 with 4 runs in the fourth. Brunswick got 2 runs back in their final at bat in the fifth.

The Brunswick hits were a Brandon Naylor double in the first that scored Kyle Cruz, an Eric Anderson single in the first to plate Naylor, and an Aaron Hall double in the fifth which scored CruzHall soon scored on a fielding error.

Naylor hurled 3 1/3 innings with 3 runs allowed off 3 hits, 4 K's and 4 walks. Cruz went the final 1 2/3 innings with 3 runs, 3 hits, 2 K's and no walks.   


Jared Struss pitchced a solid game in Brunswick's second adventure in the District tourney, getting plenty of backing in a 14-3 victory over Frederick National. Struss was on his game, throwing the first 5 1/3 innings with 3 runs, 4 hits, 5 K's and 4 walks. In relief Kyle Cruz worked 2/3 of an inning, allowing one hit.

Brunswick scored a run in the top of the first and 4 in the third to lead 5-0, then added 5 in the fourth and 4 in the fifth. National scored 2 runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. 

Cruz singled twice, reached base on back to back walks, and scored 4 runs. Brandon Naylor belted a 2-run double and a RBI single. Struus had a single and a 2-run triple and scored a run. Eric Anderson had an RBI double and single. Nolan Wickless stroked a 2-run single in the fifth and Colby Hurdle singled in a run in the fifth.  


Bryton Schnur and Eric Anderson combined to throw a no-hitter while Brunswick's batters stung the ball well, roughing up host East Frederick 12-2. This game was played over two days because of rain.  

Schnur hurled 2 2/3 innings with 2 runs allowed, no hits, 1 K and 5 walks. Anderson twirled 2 1/3 innings with no runs or hits, 3 K's and 1 walk.

Nolan Wickless hit an RBI double in the second, an RBI single in the fourth and a single in the fifth. Kyle Cruz hit a RBI single in the second and doubled. Anderson hit a 2-run double in the fourth, Schnur a 2-run double in the second. Colby Hurdle had 2 singles, Brandon Naylor an RBI single in the fifth and Jared Struss roped a single in a 5 inning game shortened by the ten run rule. 


Host Brunswick got it's second consecutive no-hitter and a 10-0, 4 inning victory over Four County. Brandon Naylor pitched 3/2/3 innings striking out 8 batters and walking 5. Kyle Cruz pitched to one batter, getting a ground out to second to end the shortened game.

Nolan Wickless batted 3 for 3, driving in 4 runs and scoring 2. Naylor had 2 singles. Eric Anderson had a RBI double.  Josh Barrett Had a 2-run single, Colin Dinges a run scoring single and Brandan Walsh, Aaron Hall and  Cruz a single. Eric Anderson scored 2 runs. 


Host Thurmont scored first and led early before Brunswick began pecking away, scoring 3 times in the second and third innings and twice in the sixth to hand Thurmont it's first loss 8-4.  Walks played a part in the game. The Railroaders were out hit 12 to 8 but used 8 walks to help their cause, and Brunswick got steady team defense and pitching from Jared Struss and reliever Kyle Cruz. Struss pitched 4 1/3 innings with 4 runs off 10 hits, with 5 K's and 1 walk. Cruz relieved for the last 1 2/3 innings with no runs and 2 hits. He struck out 3 with no walks.

Thurmont scored 2 runs in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second Bryton Schnur, Max Bucynski and Brandan Walsh all walked to load the bases. Cruz singled home Schnur and Bucynski, and soon Brandon Naylor singled home Walsh to make it 3-2.  In the third Aaron Hall led off with a single and Bucynski and Zach Moore walked to load the bases again. Lead off sparkplug Cruz singled home 2 runs  and then scored on a passed ball. Cruz batted 3 for 4 with a double and 2 singles, drove in 4 runs and scored 2. Eric Anderson had a RBI double. Naylor singled in the second, Hall singled in the third, and Nolan Wickless had singles in the third and sixth. 




BRUNSWICK (D2)  8   VALLEY (D1)  6

Brunswick began the tourney at Conococheague Little League in Williamsport MD, with an 8-6 victory over D1 host Valley. The Railroaders used a bucketful of walks to get 4 of the runs. Brandon Naylor had 4 hits, 2 doubles and 2 singles and scored 3 runs with 1 RBI. Kyle Cruz, Aaron Hall and Jared Struss drove in runs. 


Brunswick edged Capital City, 6-5 after a 3 hour rain delay in the second game of the State Tournamment.  

BERLIN (D8)  9  BRUNSWICK (D2)  3 

Berlin scored 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning, topping the Railroaders 9-3. Berlin added a run in the second and 2 more in the third for a commanding 8-0 lead. All 3 Brunswick runs came in the top of the fifth when Eric Anderson hit an RBI double, Aaron Hall an RBI single and Nolan Wickless scored on a fielding error. Unbeaten Berlin would eventually go on to win the State title and advance to the Eastern Regionals in Cranston, Rhode Island.  

VALLEY (D1)  14  BRUNSWICK (D2)  5 

In Brunswick's final game in the State tourney, Valley got retaiiation for their opening game loss to the Railroaders. Valley scored in each of the first 5 innings to win 14-5. The Railroaders scored in the first, second and fourth innings.

In the first an Eric Anderson single drove home a run then a bases-loaded walk to Jake Bucynski forced in a run to put Brunswick ahead 2-1. In the Brunswick second, Jared Struss hit an RBI single and Nolan Wickless scored a run on a ground out. Valley, however, led 7-4 after plating 6 runs in the top of the second. In the fourth, Josh Barrett hit an RBI double to make the score 11-5.

Struss hit 2 singles and a double and scored 3 of the 5 runs. Brandon Naylor had 2 singles, Barrett an RBI double, Anderson a RBI single, and Kyle Cruz, Bryton SchnurZach Moore and Wickless a single. Anderson pitched the first 2 innings with 7 runs off just 3 hits, striking out 1 but walking 4. Cruz hurled the final 4 innings with 7 runs allowed on 8 hits with 3 K's and 2 walks. 



Maryland State Tournament 
Host - North East (District 5)

Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsSharpsburg
District 2 ChampionsFrederick National
District 4 ChampionsArbutus
District 5 ChampionsElkton Community
District 6 ChampionsEaston
District 7 ChampionsHughesville
District 8 ChampionsWest Salisbury
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Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
West Salisbury 20, Hughesville 4 (4 innings)
Sharpsburg 11, Arbutus 1 (5 innings)
Easton 20, Frederick National 0 (4 innings)

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Elkton Community 13, West Salisbury 11 (7 innings)
Sharpsburg 2, Easton 1

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Frederick National 9, Arbutus 0 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Easton d. Hughesville (elim.)
West Salisbury 10, Frederick National 2 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Sharpsburg 10, Elkton Community 9

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
West Salisbury 5, Easton 3 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
West Salisbury 17, Elkton Community 6 (4 innings; elim.)

Championship Series:
West Salisbury 14, Sharpsburg 6
West Salisbury 12, Sharpsburg 2 (4 innings; TITLE)






West Salisbury Little League won five consecutive games after an early round loss, including a doubleheader sweep of Sharpsburg Little League on the tournament's final day, and claimed its fourth state championship in a twelve-year span.

West Salisbury topped Sharpsburg, 14-6, to force the tournament to an 'if' game, then overpowered the same team 12-2 in four innings later the same afternoon to seal the title.

Six different West Salisbury players homered in the doubleheader sweep, as the District 8 champions cleared the fences eight times in the two games. Four of the home runs came in the first game, when West Salisbury reversed a 6-5 deficit with a nine-run rally in the fifth inning. Ryan Mitchell opened the scoring in the decisive frame with a two-run home run, and when West Salisbury batted around, Mitchell added a three-run homer later in the inning to extend his team's advantage to 14-6.

Earlier in the game, seventh-place hitter Jake Taylor and ninth-place hitter Travis Adams each drilled two-run shots as West Salisbury broke to an early lead. Sharpsburg catcher Zach Taylor responded with a three-run homer in the third to pull his team in front, and after West Salisbury tied the game, Peyton Mason delivered a two-run double in the fifth to again push Sharpsburg into the lead.

West Salisbury knew it needed a doubleheader sweep to claim the state championship, and held its top pitcher, left-hander Dylan Smith, for the second game. Smith struck out nine batters in four innings, and allowed just two hits. He struck out the final five hitters he faced.

West Salisbury's offense, meanwhile, continued its torrid hitting, with Ryan Teaman connecting for a three-run homer in the first that staked his team to an early edge. Mitchell slammed a three-run shot in the second -- his seventh homer of the international tournament -- while Smith and Blake Corbin hit back-to-back home runs in the third.

"When they hit 'em, they made it hurt," said Sharpsburg manager Troy Taylor. "Then they were really fortunate to have their ace in the last game. Good coaching on their part."

West Salisbury needed the doubleheader sweep after dropping its second game in the tournament. After easing past Hughesville Little League, 20-4 in four innings, in their opener, West Salisbury tumbled into the bottom bracket following a 13-11 loss to Elkton Community Little League in seven innings.

Elkton, which was playing its first game after an opening round bye, jumped to a 10-2 lead through three innings, but West Salisbury mounted a furious comeback to narrow the gap. After scoring three times after the second out was recorded in the fourth inning, West Salisbury tallied six runs in the fifth, with Corbin delivering a three-run homer (his second round-tripper of the game) that lifted his team to an 11-10 lead.

Elkton wasn't done though, and Marcus Rose slammed his second home run of the game in the bottom of the inning, a solo shot that leveled the score. In the seventh, Rose struck again, depositing a pitch beyond the outfield fence for his third homer of the game and a walkoff 13-11 victory.

The loss, coupled with rainouts that compressed the scheduled for later-round games in the tournament hosted by North East Little League, meant West Salisbury would need five wins in four days in order to claim the state championship -- a daunting task in a pitch count-restricted era. But pitch counts don't restrict a team's offense, and West Salisbury had already reached double-digits in seven of their eight tournament games to date. The District 8 winners would do so again in four of their five remaining games during their run to the title.

"Having past success in our program helps us get through tough games," said West Salisbury manager Pete Peterman after the tournament. "I got a call from the coach of the 2007 team (when West Salisbury won state and region championships and advanced to the Little League World Series), and he told me that year they did the same thing, losing their second game in the state tournament, then coming up through the loser's bracket."

West Salisbury began its climb through the bottom bracket with a 10-2 win over Frederick National Little League, and then earned a rematch with Elkton by edging Easton Little League, 5-3. In their second meeting with Elkton, West Salisbury dialed up the offense from the start, scoring three runs in the first inning and then eight more in the second to end any suspense early in a 17-6 four inning victory.

Corbin keyed the second inning rally with a bases-loaded single after Elkton errors helped to load the bases. Teaman then drove a pitch beyond the center field fence for a grand slam and a 9-1 lead, and later in the inning, Jake Long's two-run homer landed in essentially the same spot.

Tyler Hayden hit a two-run homer for Elkton in the third, and Austin Farrall added a three-run shot in the fourth. But West Salisbury scored three in the third and three more in the fourth, when Teaman connected on a two-run homer that pushed his team's lead to double-digits and ended the game.

"We made a couple of mistakes early defensively," said Elkton manager Chris Hall. "A good hitting team like (West Salisbury) will capitalize on those types of plays. You have to be mistake-free against those guys. They're a good team and you can give them all the credit."

"The first game against Elkton was a pretty intense game, but we were on the losing end," said Peterman. "I saw in their eyes that they wanted to play Elkton again. Last year we won states by beating Elkton (in the 10-11 year old age division). I think once they beat Elkton, they felt they could beat Sharpsburg."

West Salisbury did just that, starting slowly against Sharpsburg, but as the offense soon revved up, an avalanche of runs helped West Salisbury to emerge from the bottom bracket.

West Salisbury advanced to the Mid-Atlantic Region tournament following its state tournament victory, and the Maryland champions won one of their four pool games to finish the tournament in fifth place.



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For the first time since the late 1990's, Girls softball returned to Brunswick Little League and District 2.  BRLL has one Majors 9-12 year old team consisting of 13 players. They played a 12 game schedule against District 1 teams, with 9 games against the 3 Sharpsburg LL teams. The team finished with an 11-1 record, but did not have enough players at the 9-10 or 11-12 year old level to qualify for All-Star play. 



2015 9-12 girls softball
Brunswick Girls Win First Game

The 2015 BRLL 9-12 Girls Softball team was managed by Dwain Stockman and coached by Todd Thomas and Todd Hogeback. The Brunswick Girl Softball players are:  12 year olds -  Sarah Hogeback, Makayla Longerbeam, Brianna Munday and Gabriella Wilhelm  11 year olds -  Skylar Harlan, Ellen Stockman and Emily Stockman.  10 year olds -  Carly Bruchey, Kara Graves and Natalee Hartman.  9 year olds -  Presley Fowler, Grace Nelson and Anna Putnam.





The Reds finished second in the 2015 TOC. After an opening round 15-0 win over Mountain Valley and a 15-0 win over Frederick National in the second round, the Reds fell to host Montgomery County by a 4-0 score.

SUNDAY 06/28/2015 





MONDAY 06/29/2015



TUEDAY 06/30/2015






2015 11-12 allstars


The 2015 BRLL 11 & 12 All-Star team was managed by Darren Loy and coached by Gary Barrett and Chris Walker. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Dylan Gordijenko and Brett Ingram.  ORIOLES -  Tristan Anderson, Chase Ebberts, Scott Ingram and Avery Roberts.  PHILLIES - Kody Capps, Hunter Jacobs and Luke Walker.   REDS -  Ethan Fritter, Adam Watkins and Cole Wilson.


The Railroader beat National in a home rum fest 9-5 in a game featuring four homers from each team. Two of Brunswick's four homers were part of a five ri=un first inning. Kody Capps led off the bottom of the first with a first pitch drive over the wall in left-center field. Five batters later, Hunter Jacobs hit a 1-2 pitch beyond the wall in right center for a two-run shot. Brunswick got two more homers in the third on a two-run shot by to right center by Cole Wilson and a solo homer to left center by Avery RobertsCapps was the only player with a multi hit game. He also had a single in the fourth. Adam Watkins had a double in the first. 




Host Brunswick batted around with 10 batters in the second inning and nine more in the sixth. Chase Ebberts had a  grand slam in the second and drove in five runs for the Railroaders. Teammate Tristan Anderson had two hits, including a solo home run, and knocked in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the sixth inning. Adam Watkins had two hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs. Cole Wilson had two hits.







2015 10-11 allstars


The 2015 BRLL 10 & 11 All-Star team was managed by Jason Cooper and coached by Steve Dinges and Cody Bechtol. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Aaron Hall, Joe Nuse and Nate Stuyck.  ORIOLES -  Colin Dinges, Jake Geisbert and Brandon Naylor.  PHILLIES - Kyle Cruz.   REDS -  Josh Barrett, Josh Duncan, Bryton Schnur, Brendan Walsh and Hunter Zalewski.



Brunswick beat Four County 6-4 in their opener at Four County. BRLL built a 6-0 lead before a late rally by Four County came up short. Kyle Cruz and Brandon Naylor shared the mound duties for Brunswick. They now play in Brunswick on Wednesday against Thurmont in a winners bracket game at 6 PM. 


Brunswick batted around twice, once in the first inning and again in the second inning, to gain the early advantage on Thurmont. The Railroaders sent 16 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring 10 runs. In the second inning, Brunswick scored 4 more runs while sending 10 batters to the plate for a commanding 14-0 lead. The host team added 3 more runs in the third. Kyle Cruz had four hits to lead Brunswick. Josh Duncan had 4 RBI's. Cruz and Dominic Naylor combined for the win. Cruz pitched into the third, allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts. Naylor finished the shortened game with no earned runs and 2 strikeouts.    




BRUNSWICK (D2)  15  LAUREL (D4)  2 




2015 9-10 allstars


The 2015 BRLL 9 & 10 All-Star team was managed by Drew Hawes and coached by Josh Via and Chris Ohler. The Brunswick All-Star players are:  CUBS -  Alex Angelidis (9), Jake Bucynski, Devin O'Neill, Jishnu Patel and Ben Wells (9). ORIOLES -  Eric Anderson, Bradley Keriakos (9) and Joel Wenner.  PHILLIES - Zachary Moore and Nolan Wickless.   REDS -  Koltin Boyer (9) and Ethan Houck (9).


Host Brunswick scored early and often on their way to an 18-2 victory over Montgomery County in a 4 inning game shortened by the 10-run rule.. BRLL scored 4 times in the top of the first behind aNolan Wickless 2-run single and a RBI double by Eric Anderson. They followed up with 6 runs in the second and 8 more runs in the third. Wickless and Anderson each had 4 hits with 2 doubles. Lead off hitter Bradley Kariakos had three hits and scored 4 runs. Alex Angelidis and Devin O'Neill also had doubles. Anderson went the first 2 innings on the mound and was followed up byZach Moore and Jake Bucynski


Host Frederick National defeated Brunswick 13-3 in five innings on Sunday. National broke open a close game with 2 runs in the fourth and 5 runs in the fifth to win by the 10-run rule. Jake Bucynski had 2 hits including a triple. Alex Angelidis and Zach Moore each had two hits including a double. Five pitchers were on the mound for BRLL, Eric AndersonMoore, Bucynski, Angelidis and Nolan Wickless.  


The 9/10 All-Stars were knocked out of this years District 2 tournament, 10-7 by host East Frederick. After falling behind early, a late rally by BRLL fell short. The Railroaders outhit the city team 11 to 8 but ten walks aided East Frederick's effort. Alex Angelidis had 3 singles and reached base 4 times. Bradley KeriakosJake BucynshiZach Moore and Eric Anderson had 2 hits each.Angelidis, Bucynski, Anderson and Devin O'Neill shared the mound duties. 



Maryland State Tournament 
Host - Easton (District 6)
At North Easton Park

North Easton Park is located at 1078 North Washington Street in Easton.

Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsWest End (Hagerstown)
District 2 ChampionsMontgomery County (Germantown)
District 4 ChampionsSouth Maryland (Davidsonville)
District 5 ChampionsRising Sun
District 6 ChampionsSouth Caroline (Preston)
District 7 ChampionsBethesda
District 8 ChampionsDelmar
Click here to view 2015district tournament resultsfor Maryland.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Delmar 6, Rising Sun 2
West End 18, South Maryland 2
Bethesda 5, Montgomery County 4

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Delmar 14, South Caroline 3
Bethesda 4, West End 3

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Montgomery County 7, South Maryland 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Rising Sun 15, West End 4 (elim.)
Montgomery County 11, South Caroline 1 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Delmar 5, Bethesda 2

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Montgomery County 17, Rising Sun 9 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Bethesda 9, Montgomery County 3 (elim.)

Championship Game:
Delmar 14, Bethesda 4 (4 innings; TITLE)


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The CUBS were eliminated in the second round of the 2016 TOC. After an opening round 10-6 win over Mountain Valley, the CUBS held a 5-1 lead early before dropping a 15-5 decision to Four County.

FRIDAY 06/24/2016


SATURDAY 06/25/2016  





SUNDAY 06/26/2016



MONDAY 06/27/2016



2016       ALL STAR  SOFTBALL 




Brunswick fell in Game 1 of the District 2 Junior Softball Tournament 20-4. National held a 1-0 lead after 4 innings before scoring at least 5 runs in each of the last 3 innings. The Lady Roaders scored twice in the fifth and seventh, but National already had the game out of reach. Brianna Munday had two hits with a double for BRLL.


In a game that lasted 2 days and 12 innings and included a seasons worth of lead changes and drama, the Brunswick Junior Lady Roaders outlasted Frederick National 25-24 to stay alive in the Junior Softball District 2 Tournament. The teams played to a 22-22 stalemate after 8 innings with lots of hits and runs scored on the first day of the marathon game. But it was a completely different game when play resumed on day 2 with strong pitching and tight defense by both squads. In the bottom of the 12th with the scored tied at 24, Makayla Longerbeam led off a single. After eventually advancing to third, Anjoli O'Brien's sac fly brought her home with the winning run. Longerbeam and Brianna Munday each had four hits for BRLL. Ellen Stockman pitched all 12 innings for Brunswick.


Ellen Stockman tossed a 6 hitter, shutting down the Frederick National bats as the Junior Lady Roaders came back being down one game to winning the Junior District 2 Championship. Sarah Hogeback, Ellen Stockman and Makayla Longerbeam had two hits each. Stockman struck out 7 and walked 2. The Lady Roaders scored 3 runs in the third. They added a run in the fifth and put the game away with 4 runs in the sixth. National scored a run in the seventh on a passed ball. 


Unfortunately, due to injuries and a player moving out of state, the Junior Girls were unable to participate in the State Tournament in 2016.




The BRLL 10-11 age softball All Stars started their journey on July 7th at home with a 13-3 victory in which all 10 girls on the team had at least 1 hit  These girls are very aggressive but disciplined at the plate as well as on the bases  Natalee Hartman pitched the 4 inning game allowing 2 hits and stroking out 8. 


On July 8th, BRLL hosted Four County in the championship game. As in game 1 of the series, every girl on Brunswick had at least 1 hit  in the 15-1 win. Natalee Hartman pitched the 4 innings with 8 strikeouts and 1 hit. The lone hit was nullified by a great play by Presley Fowler on a ball hit to center field where she threw to Carly Bruchey covering 2nd base as the Four County player was trying to stretch a single into a double. McKenzie Thompson led the Lady Roaders with two hits. Natalee Hartman had a double.




Brunswick defeated Sharpsburg in game 1 of the State 10-11 Girls State Softball Tournament by a 9-5 score. The tournamet was being held at Conococheague Little League in Williamsport, MD. At the plate, the Lady Roaders were led by Kara Graves with 3 hits, Natalee Hartman, Grace Parks and Zoe Hartman each had two hits. Carly Bruchey had a 2-run double. Natalee Hartman pitched a complete game with 11 strikeouts, allowing 4 hits.


Brunswick defeated Sharpsburg 8-4 in the championship game of the 10-11 age Girls Softball Tournament. The Lady Roaders won the series 2 gmes to none. Kara Graves and Alyssa Roberts each had two hits. Natalee Hartman and Presley Fowler each had 1 hit. Natalee Hartman was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts, allowing 8 hits.

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A big inning was all Brunswick needed to set itself up for the win in the opening game of the District 2 Little League Tournament. Host Brunswick batted around in the top of the second inning, scoring 7 runs and eventually topping National 16-9. The Railroaders also batte around in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring 3 runs each time. A 3-run homer over the left center field fence by Jake Bucynski was the big blow in the second. He also had a triple in the sixth and finished with 4 RBI's. Nate Stuyck had two hits with a double and 2 RBI's. Jared Struss and Collin Dinges each had two hits and one RBI. Struss was the winning pitcher, going five innings with three earned runs and a strikeout. Kyle Cruz came on to close out the sixth allowing 2 runs with a strikeout.


Brunswick defeated Four County 8-1 behind the 5 inning shutout pitching of Aaron Hall and a 7 run bottom of the third inning by Brunswick. In the inning, Nate Stuyck had a 3-run homer and Josh Duncan had a 2-run blast. In his 5 innings of work, Hall gave up two hits, struck out 6 and walked 4. Kyle Cruz relieved in the sixth. Stuyck had a double, 3-run homer and a single. Cruz had two singles. They now play in Brunswick on Thursday at 6 PM against Montgomery County Lower who defeated Montgomery County Upper 9-6 in 7 innings.


Just when the Railroaders thought it was heading foe an early win against Montgomery County Lower with an eight eight run lead after four innings, the District 2 11-12 winners bracket final changed in a hurry. The Bethesda based team rallied for nine runs in the top of the fifth to take a one run lead, forcing BRLL to play catch up in the bottom of the sixth to send the game into extra innings. MCL scored 3 runs in the top of the seventh, then held the Railroaders scoreless in the bottom of the seventh for a 16-13 win that took over three hours. The loss drops BRLL into the elimination bracket, when it plays tomorrow in Thurmont. For Brunswick, Hunter Zalewski, Jake Bucynski and Brandon Naylor all homered. Bucynski and Naylor also had a double. Nate Stuyck had two singles and Josh Barrett doubled.


Thurmont eleiminated the Railroaders in a 4 inning, 10 run rule shortened game 18-6. On this day BRLL was no match for Thurmonts power game. Brunswick was out hiy 16-7. Josh Duncan had a two-out solo homer in the second. Hunter Zalewski had two hits including a double.



Brunswick dropped a 14-10 decision to Four County in their opener of the  10-11 age District 2 Tournament. BRLL received a bye in round 1 while Four County defeated Thurmont 12-0. In the back and forth affair, Brunswick scored 5 runs in the bottom of the fourth to take an 8-6 lead but Four County rallied in the fifth for 7 runs and a 13-8 lead. Nolan Wickless had 2 homers and eight RBI's amongst his 3 hits. Zach Moore also had 3 hits, including 2 doubles and scored 3 runs. Devin O'Neill and Jonathan Dysinger had 2 hits each. Moore, Dysinger and Wickless were on the hill for BRLL. They now play Montgomery County Lower in Bethesda on Wednesday, July 6 at 6 PM.


Brunswick traveled to Bethesda to play Montgomery County Lower in an elimination bracket game on July 6 and dropped a 12-2 decision. MC Lower jumped on top early and BRLL could not recover. They finish All Star play with no wins and 2 losses.



Brunswick topped Four County in their opener of the 9-10 age District 2 Tournament, 19-4 in a game played at Four County.  Ethan Houck, Ryan Sweeney and Alex Angelidis combined on a no-hitter in the four inning game ended by the 10 run mercy rule. BRLL had 17 hits, including 3 hits by Angelidis and 2 each by Houck, Sweeney, Bradley Keriakos and Ben Wells.


Brunswick defeated Montgomery Co. Upper (Germantown) behind the two hit pitching of Alex Angelidis. Angelidis completed the first 5 innings on only 65 pitches before being removed from the game. He allowed one run, struck out eight and walked two. Bradley Keriakos pitched a scoreless sixth. The Railroaders scored at least once in their first four at bats taking at 6-0 lead after 4 innings. Keriakos 2 hits, including a lead off double in the first. They now play Thurmont at home on Thursday in a winners bracket game stating at 6 PM.




Brunswick batted around three times against Host East Frederick in a 21-6 five inning game. Eight of nine starters got at least one hit as the Railroaders advanced to todays Championship game against Thurmont. For Brunswick, Ryan Sweeney led off the fifth with a solo shot over the left field fence. Alex Angelidis led the way for BRLL with four hits and three RBI's. Bradley Keriakos and Ethan Houck each had three hits with a double. Bradley Pearl and Sam Verosto each had two hit's with one of Verosto's being a double.


Brunswick lost to Thurmont 16-2 in the District 2 Championship game and finish All Star play with 3 wins and 2 losses. Host Thurmont held a 3-1 lead after three innings, but started pulling away in the fourth with 3 runs. In the fifth Thurmont tacked on 3 more runs before BRLL got a run back. The sixth saw Thurmont add 6 more runs, advancing to their second straight 9-10 All Star State Tournament. Brunswick runs scored on a RBI single by Ethan Houck in the third and a fifth inning single by Alex Angelidis. Both had 3 hits with a double. AJ Moore started for the Railroaders.

Maryland State Tournament 
Host - Waldorf (District 7)
At Robert Dean Stethem Park

The Robert Dean Stethem Memorial Sports Complex is located at 4250 Piney Church Road in Waldorf.


Participating Teams
District 1 ChampionsValley (Hagerstown)
District 2 ChampionsThurmont
District 4 ChampionsLaurel
District 5 ChampionsRising Sun Community
District 6 ChampionsSouth Caroline (Preston)
District 7 ChampionsHughesville
District 8 ChampionsDelmar


Click here to view 2016district tournament resultsfor Maryland.

Tournament Results:

Opening Round:
Rising Sun Community 9, Delmar 3
Laurel 15, Valley 9
Thurmont 13, South Caroline 4

Winner's Bracket Semifinals:
Hughesville 6, Rising Sun Community 1
Laurel 6, Thurmont 4

Elimination Bracket - Round 1 (seven teams remain):
Valley 14, South Caroline 4 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals (six teams remain):
Delmar 15, Thurmont 11 (elim.)
Rising Sun Community 10, Valley 8 (elim.)

Winner's Bracket Final:
Hughesville 8, Laurel 7

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain):
Delmar 8, Rising Sun Community 6 (elim.)

Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain):
Delmar 18, Laurel 5 (4 innings; elim.)

Championship Game:
Hughesville 12, Delmar 5 (TITLE)


Follow Hughesville at the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament -- Click here to view results.



Hosted by Frederick National Little League

RD 1     Sat, June 17      Brunswick Phillies  9   Four County Thunder  6

             Sat, June 17     Frederick National Civitan  13  Montgomery Co. Upper Wegmans  0

             Sat, June 17     Montgomery Co. Lower  12  East Frederick Ridgeley's Services  7

RD 2     Sun, June 18     Brunswick Phillies  8  Montgomery Co. Lower Red Sox  4

             Sun, June 18     Thurmont Nationals  14  Frederick National Civitan  11

RD 3     Tue, June 20     Brunswick Phillies  15  Thurmont Nationals  18


RD 1      Tue, June 20     Mountain Valley Indians  12  @  Brunswick Cubs  1




RD 1      Mon, June 26     East Frederick   0  @  Brunswick  24

The 8-10 All Star team opened District play with a 24-0 blowout over East Frederick in a game played in Brunswick on Monday, June 26. The Roaders scored 10 runs in the first and second innings for an early 20-0 lead. Colin Pearre had 4 hits and 5 RBI's, with a double and 2 triples. Nick Piermarini had 3 hits. Ethan Houck had 2 hits, including a homer. Jackson Dudley, Jackson Renn, Carson Eye and Sam Verosto also had 2 hits. Pearre and houck threw a combined 2 hitter with 8 K's and 1 walk. 

RD 2      Wed, June 28     Brunswick  5  @  Four County  2  

The 8-10 All Star travelled to Four County on Wednesday, June 28 and won 5-2. BRLL scored a run in the second and 2 more in the 3rd and 4th for a 5-0 lead before Four County rallied in the fifth to score 2 runs, cutting the lead to 5-2. Collin Pearre led the Railroaders with 2 hits. Houck and Pearre combined on a 7 hitter, striking out 10 and walking 2.

RD 3       Fri, June 30,      Brunswick  6  @  Frederick National  0

Colin Pearre threw 5 2/3 of shutout ball against Frederick National on the way to 6-0 win on Thursday at Frederick National.. Pearre allowed 5 hits, struck out 8 and walked 1. Justin Ricketts came in to get the last out when Pearre reached his limit of 75 pitches. The Railroaders scored 3 runs in the third to take the lead. Noah Paschilidis lead off with a hit and scored on a Pearre single. Ethan Houck then parked a two run homer. Pearre knocked in two more in the sixth.

RD 4       Sun, July 2,        Lower Montgomery Co   4  @  Brunswick  14

The 8-10 team wrapped up their District 2 run on Sunday, July 2 with a 14-4 victory over Lower Montgomery County. LMC from Bethesda took a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning, but the Railroaders responded to being behind for the first time with 4 runs in their half of the first. After Bethesda tied it in the second, Brunswick exploded for 9 runs in the third, the big blows being a 2-run double by Carson Eye, a 3-run double by AJ Moore and a 2-run triple by Colin Pearre. Ethan Houck had a walk off single in the fourth with the bases loaded to end it. Houck had 4 hits and 3 RBI's. Eye had 2 doubles and 3 RBI's, Sam Verosto also had 2 hits. Houck went the first 3 1/3 qnd was relieved by Justin Ricketts who got the last two outs.



Hosted by District 4  @  South Baltimore Little League

RD 1      Sat, July 15, 11:30AM    Home Run Baker (D6)   5   Brunswick (D2)  12  

Ethan Houck had a first inning 3-run homer and a 2-run double to lead BRLL to an opening round victory in the 2017 State Championships. Colin Pearre had 3 hits, Nick Piermarini had 2 including a double. Kadin Longerbeam had a 2-run double and Zack Via had a 2-run single. Houck started and ran into some trouble in the second. Nate Borawski, Justin Rickets, Brady Renn and Pearre combined for 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while allowing just one hit. They combined to strile out 8 and walk 3.

RD 2     Sun, July 16, 3:00PM    Elkton (D5)  7  Brunswick (D2)  10

Colin Pearre went 5 innings on the mound in leading BRLL to a game two victory 10-7 over Elkton (D5). Pearre allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 5 K's and 3 walks. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the second, brunswick scored two runs and never trailed after. Nick Piermarini bunted for a single and scored on a Carson Eye single. AJ Moore singled in  Eye for the go ahead run. Brunswick picked up two more runs in the third and after a single run by Elkton in the fourth, BRLL held a 4-2 lead through four innings. Brunswick struck for 6 runs in the fifth, the big hits being a Zack Via single and a 2-run double by Pearre. Elkton didn't quit and staged a late rally in the sixth but it wasn't enough.

RD 3     Tue, July 18, 5:00PM    NW Washington (D3)  6  Brunswick (D2)  5

NW Washington scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to rally for a 6-5 victory. Ethan Houck went the first 4 2/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits. He strckout 3 and walked 3. Lefty Nick Piermarini's 2-run double down the first base line put the Roaders on the board in the top of the first, 2-0,. Colin Pearre's 2-run double to the gap in rightcenter help them grad a 5-0 lead after two complete. NW scrated out 2 runs in the third and a single run in the fourth. Then with score 5-3 Brunswick in the bottom of the sixth with none on and two outs, NW struck for 3 runs, rallying for a 6-5 victory. Kadin Longerbeam had two hits for Brunswick.

RD 4     Wed, July 19, 5:30PM    Fruitland (D8)  11  Brunswick (D2)   10

Brunswick was eliminated, 11-10 by Fruitland in an elimination bracket game. Fruitland jumped ou to an 11-0 lead with 1 out in thte top of the third when lefty hurler Nick Piermarini entered the game. Over the next 3 2/3 innings, Piermarini held the big bats of Fruitland to two hits and no runs. He struck out four and had only one base on balls. With Piermarini holding the opposition in check, the Railroaders started their valiant comeback. They got 3 runs back in the bottom of the third. With one out, Nate Borawshi and Justin Ricketts singled, Brady Renn ws hit by a pitch to load the bases. Colin Pearre then grounded to short to force Renn at second, scoring Borawski with the first run. An Ethan Houck base hit brought in 2 more to cut it to 11-3. In the fourth, 4 straight walks opened the inning to score a run before Noah Paschilided pulled a long fly down the first base line for a 2-run double and an 11-6 deficit. A sac fly by Brady Renn and a single to the gap in left by Pearre made it 11-8. In the bottom of the sixth, Borawski led off the inning with a walk and he scored on a triple down the first base line by Paschilides. Pearre got Paschilides home on a grounder to short to cut the lead to one. With two outs, Houck singles and advanced to third on a couple passed balls. Unfortunately, that was as far as he got when Fruitland got the third out and the victory. Paschilides had a double and triple and 3 RBI's. Houck had two singles and 2 RBI's.  Borawski scored 3 times on a single and two walks. 



Manager: Drew Hawes     Coach: Josh Via, Pat Via

CUBS: Colin Pearre (10), Sam Verosto (10), Zack Via (9)  ORIOLES: Jackson Dudley (10), Noah Paschalides (10), Brady Renn (9), Jackson Renn (9), Justin Ricketts (9)  PHILLIES: Carson Eye (10), Andrew Moore (10), Nicolas Piermarini  REDS: Nathan Borawski (10), Ethan Houck (10), Kadin Longerbeam (10)


RD 1      Tue, June 27     Brunswick  1  @  Thurmont  16

The 10-12 team lost to a stacked Thurmont team that pounded 7 homers, 15-1. Thurmont hosted the game. Brunswick scored in the fourth when Devin O'Neill tripled and scored on a passed ball.

RD 3      Wed, June 28     East Frederick  6  @  Brunswick  4  ( 7 innings )

Host Brunswick lost a heartbreaker in seven innings to East Frederick, 6-4. The Railroaders rallied in their last at bat in regulation to tie the game, only to have East Frederick take the lead back in the seventh. Brunswick loaded the bases but was unable to score, ending their playoff run.

10/12 D2 BRACKET

10/12 ROSTER

Manager: Eric Pearl     Coach: Chris Ohler, Danny Wenner

CUBS: Devin O'Neill (12)  ORIOLES: Alex Angelidis (11), Ricky Cicmanec (12), Bradley Keriakos (11), Joel Wenner (12)  PHILLIES: Dylan Harsh (11), Zachary Moore (12), Conner Ohler (11), Bradley Pearl (11), Ryan Sweeney (11)  REDS: TJ Ault (11), Koltin Boyer (11), Anthony Rakowski (11), Zane Robertson (12)


RD 1      Thu, June 29,    Frederick National  5   @  Brunswick  0

Host Brunswick lost to Frederick National at Brunswick High School in BRLL's first Senior Division District All-Star game, 5-0. four runs for Frederick were unearned in the tight game. Cody Cooper and Chase Ebberts had hits for the Railroaders.

RD 2      Fri, June 30,      Frederick National  14   @  Brunswick  10

Host Brunswick lost to Frederick National in in game 2, 14-11, and were eliminated from the District tournament. FNLL jumped out to an early 9-1 lead but by the fifth inning the Railroaders had closed to within one run, 11-10.  Frederick got three back in the top of the seventh and Brunswick's rally in their half of the inning fell short. Ryan Shaffer was 4 for 5 including a double. Chase Ebberts had 3 hits and Cody Cooper had 2 his with a double. Trevor Barnhouse also had a double for Brunswick.



Manager: Steve Ebberts     Coach: Art Heffner, Don Perkins

ROSTER:  Trevor Barnhouse (15), Kody Capps(14), Cody Cooper (16), Chase Ebberts (14), Josh Heffner (14), Brett Ingram (14), Sean O'Neill (15), Michael Perkins (14), Riley Roosa (14), Ryan Shaffer (15), Luke Walker (14)


RD 1      Mon, July 10, 6:00PM     Frederick National   13  @   Brunswick  3

RD 2      Tue, July 11, 5:30PM       Brunswick 10  Frederick National  19



Manager: Matt Duncan     Coach: Cliff Geisbert, Ryan Dinges

ROSTER:  Anthony Callahan (13), Tim Cole (13), Collin Dinges (13), Joshua Duncan (13), Jake Geisbert (13), Joseph Nuse (13), Bryton Schnur (14), Nate Stuyck (13), Bobby Whipp (14), Jeremy Whitworth (14), Hunter Zalewski (14)

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