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Little League: Four County 11-12 All-Stars looking to stay alive in District 2 tournament

Four County's Justin Witmer scores a run during the 11-12 All-Stars District 2 tournament game July 6, 2019 against Thurmont.
Four County's Justin Witmer scores a run during the 11-12 All-Stars District 2 tournament game July 6, 2019 against Thurmont. (Bill Ryan/ For the Carroll County Times)

Four County’s 11-12 District 2 tournament started Saturday with a victory on the road, but the All-Stars need another one Tuesday to remain in the mix for a championship.

The Mount Airy-based team defeated Thurmont in Frederick County on Saturday, 8-5, before losing to Frederick National 7-3 on Sunday and slipping into the elimination bracket. Four County hosts Montgomery County Upper on Tuesday at Russell Windsor Field (the home team is decided by a coin flip).

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The double-elimination tournament began with Four County, Thurmont, Frederick National, Mountain Valley, Brunswick, Montgomery County Lower, Montgomery County Upper, and East Frederick in the field.

Montgomery County Lower won the district title last summer, but got knocked out Sunday by Montgomery County Upper. Thurmont defeated Mountain Valley in another elimination game Sunday.

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Four County was set to play Montgomery County Upper on Monday but the game was postponed because of inclement weather, and rescheduled for Tuesday night at 6.

Four County played Thurmont in the Little League 11-12 District 2 baseball tournament July 6, 2019.

Four County draws players from Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery counties. Five players from Four County’s team come from Carroll — Caleb Evans, Sam Gapen, Kyle Humbel, Caleb Kearns, and Jonah Oetken. Four County’s manager is Jason Evans.

In 2018, the All-Stars made a run to the elimination bracket finals before falling to Brunswick, but seven players on Four County’s 13-man roster this season are back from that squad.

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