Dustin Isanogle reached on an error to start the second and later scored on singles by Hayden Bailey Walkersville and Brandon Buschman Walkersville. Jackson Raymond took the mound for the Hustlers in the 3rd and 4th innings allowing two runs while striking out five batters. Tyler Schroyer pitched the first two innings, and Brett Lucas pitched the last two innings in the win. Nick Delisi took the mound for the Hustlers and was deserted by his usually stout defense which committed an uncharacteristic seven errors. The Hustlers impressive play landed them the 1 seed for Sunday where they were to play the 8 seeded PA Diamond Nine at 8: Both pitchers were very efficient throwing mostly strikes on very few pitches.
Cunningham pitched the middle three innings of game two allowing two runs in his first inning before settling down and tossing two shutout innings. This is a level in which you are not even really conscious of aiming, or planning your position. With the game knotted at 2 runs a piece, the top of the seventh started with a runner on 2nd base and the Hustlers turn at the plate. In high-stakes golf, Vegas-style, the stakes just keep getting higher. Mickey Cammarata entered the top of the 6th with an lead and was able to close it out allowing only two additional runs for a final and a trip to the championship game. Unfortunately, the defense made a few mistakes but Kloster battled and threw strikes. Luke Schlimm worked four flawless innings before tiring in the fifth.
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Mott had two hits and Ball had one. Filet ala Oscar, and a pine float. The Hustlers found themselves down entering the bottom half of the 3rd before they could get their offense going. Damon Baker and Ryan Coulby both homered for the Hustlers. There were several players in each room that knew Cooney. Hamilton is a very public high roller; Mason was so clearly unguarded and open about his life as to be thoroughly believable; and as the debt mounted, I could see the pressure build on Thompson.
They showed great resiliency and a positive approach. Darian Gaskins followed with a double to the right center gap. The Raiders went quietly in the sixth and the young 10U Hustlers, playing in their first tournament ever, collected their championship trophies. To offer items, please send details including contact information to saskatoonhustlersfastball gmail. Puckett refused to acknowledge the called foul and continued to stroke the ball.