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Falls Church News Hounds Win 2010 NABA-DC Championship

024newshoundsIn heart-pounding fashion the Falls Church News Hounds closed out the National Adult Baseball Association-DC Wood AA Championship Saturday night, rallying from a five-run deficit to edge the Virginia Rebels 9-8 and sweep the best-of-five series three games to none.

 

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THE STARTING (AND ONLY) NINE for the Falls Church News Hounds’ game three win to take the 2010 National Adult Baseball Association–D.C. AA crown. Standing, left to right: Jody Fellows, Jason Wippich, Miguel Marti, Brian Ladd, Jason Hand, David Acosta, Mike Boyle, Drew Reid. Kneeling: Ryan Greeney. Not pictured: Jeff Mayhugh, John Longmire, Mike Hollandsworth, Paul Green, Rob Weinig, Will Weinig, Scott Egarian, Wes Stansel.

 

In heart-pounding fashion the Falls Church News Hounds closed out the National Adult Baseball Association-DC Wood AA Championship Saturday night, rallying from a five-run deficit to edge the Virginia Rebels 9-8 and sweep the best-of-five series three games to none.

Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and with the bases loaded, News Hounds reliever Mike Boyle struck out the final Rebels’ batter with a 3-2 breaking ball. It was the 21st strikeout of the evening for the flame-throwing Hounds, who promptly celebrated their win at the pitcher’s mound to the applause of the sell-out crowd of 30+ fans at McLean High School.

The Hounds didn’t make it easy on themselves, spotting their opponents a 6-1 lead before rallying in the late innings. F.C.’s Jody Fellows had a two-out, bases loaded single in the top of the sixth to bring the Hounds within two.

Heading into the eighth, the Hounds trailed by three, but after a sacrifice fly by Ryan Greeney and a run-scoring single by David Acosta, the Hounds were within one. With runners at the corners, aggressive base running by Jason Hand induced a balk to push the tying run across.  Drew Reid singled home the eventual game winner.

Pitching on three day’s rest, F.C. ace Acosta mowed down 16 hitters over 6 and 2/3rds innings to keep the Hounds within striking distance, before giving way to Boyle who earned the win in relief, his third in the finals. Acosta finished the series with a remarkable 40 Ks, while Boyle did not allow an earned runs in 11 innings of relief.

News Hounds catcher Greeney had a monster series, going 10-for-13 with 5 RBI in the finals to power the Hounds to their first-ever championship.

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