The Williamsport MadDogs, comprised mostly of Hagerstown PONY League All-Stars, recently went 4-1 to place second at the 15U USAAA Eastern Tournament in Goldsboro, N.C. The MadDogs beat the Carolina Rage 8-7, the Knightdale Knights 7-4, the Cary Sweepers 6-1 and the Wayne County Rays 7-0, before falling 3-2 to the Harnett County Hot Shots in the championship game. The MadDogs, managed by former Hagerstown Suns pitcher Marc Bluma, will play in the East Coast Championship Tournament in December in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
For the tournament for Williamsport, Chase Eichelberger batted .538 with three RBIs, Garrett Spinks hit .444 with five RBIs, Blake Harne and Josh Miller each batted .363 and Timmy Hartsock and Joe Forti each hit .333.
In the photo, from left to right, are: Front row -- Garrett Spinks, Joe Forte, Jake Clemmer, Casey Elbin and Jeremy Madon; Back row -- Coach Rodney Mason, Tyler Smith, Josh Miller, Chase Eichelberger, Tyler Mason, Coach Tim Hartsock, Blake Harne, Timmy Hartsock and Manager Marc Bluma.