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Columbia takes Hardball title

Maryland squad beats French Creek Valley, 3-2

June 18, 2012
By Andrew Davis - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

Colin Dyer had two hits and scored a run to lead Columbia (Md.) past French Creek Valley (Pa.) 3-2 Sunday to win the Hillbilly Hardball Classic title at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.

The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to bad weather around the area.

"I hated to see this game end how it did, after both teams played well today," Columbia manager Thomas Nanni said. "We told our team to jump out early in this game, because we knew of bad weather coming and we didn't want to take any chances."

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Andrew Davis
Columbia’s Colin Dyer tries to avoid the tag as French Creek Valley catcher Luke Basko attempts to make the tag Sunday in the Hillbilly Hardball Classic championship game at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.

Garrett Kurtz had a solo home run, while Jared Lacey had a run-producing double for Post 300, which finished the tournament 8-0.

Brandon Kratochwill had the other hit for Columbia (Md.)

Jerome Burgo picked up the win for Post 300 in five innings of work. He gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out three.

Jacob Digiancamo took the loss for French Creek Valley in three innings of work. He gave up three runs on five hits and struck out one.

Hunter Johnson had a double and scored a run, while Brandon Sherman also had a run-producing single for French Creek Valley.

"This was a very good tournament," Nanni said. "We played very good competition and we learned a lot about our team so far this year."



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