The District 2 Tournament began June 30th with 8 teams for the 12U Little League All-stars:
1. Montgomery County Little League – Lower County (MoCo LoCo)
a. Manager – Jason Davis
b. Coach – Darren Bumbaugh
c. Coach – Ray Thomas
2. Montgomery County Little League – Upper County
3. Four County Little League
4. Frederick National Little League
5. East Frederick Little League
6. Brunswick Little League
7. Thurmont Little League
8. Mountain Valley Little League
12U All-star players:
This is the first tournament in the road to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA which is every young baseball players dream.
The tournament structure begins with the District tournament, followed by the State tournament, followed by the Regional Tournament (which is held in Bristol, CT for the Mid-Atlantic region).The last leg is the Little League World Series, held in Williamsport PA each year.
The district tournament was not going to be an easy task as the returning District 2 champions, Thurmont Little League, was expected to be just as strong as last year with Frederick National and Brunswick Little League not far behind.
Game 1 (June 30 vs Brunswick LL)
Montgomery County Little League MoCo LoCo started the District 2 tournament against Brunswick LL.
the game ended up being a pitchers dual. A few silly errors and silent bats kept MoCo LoCo in the hole and they could not get anything started at any point in the game. MoCo LoCo lost, 5-1.
This meant they had to win their way through the loser’s bracket– with the potential of facing Brunswick at some point down the road.
Game 2 (July 1 vs Four County LL)
MoCo LoCo faced Four County LL at the MoCo LoCo home field North Chevy Chase Park. The MoCo LoCo bats started to come alive during a strong pitching outing by Max Ferguson. MoCo LoCo was able to come away with a 7-4 win, starting their long battle back through the loser’s bracket. Ferguson was able to strike out 7 in the game to keep the Four County batters in check. Jadon Bumbaugh closed out the game with 5 K’s in the last two innings.
Game 3 (July 2 vs Mountain Valley LL)
Brandon Sun pitched a shut-out game for MoCo LoCo as they defeated Mountain Valley Little League 8-0. Sun threw a gem, pitching 6 innings with 4 K’s, 2 hits, and zero runs.
Asher Friedman and Jadon Bumbaugh went 2 for 3 this game, with both players driving in runs. Max Dober, Miles Kessler, JoJo Liebreich, Ari Snyder and Brandon Sun all had RBI’s as well.
Game 4 (July 3rd vs East Frederick LL)
MoCo LoCo 12U All Stars defeated EFLL 12U All-Stars 10-0 on Tuesday, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Tristan Davis struck out #8 to finish off the game.
MoCo LoCo got things started in the first inning when Jadon Bumbaugh doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
MoCo LoCo put up five runs in the third inning. Their big bats in the inning were led by singles by Isaac Kreisler and Sam Deichman, and a double by Ian Alves. Max Dober went 2 for 2 in the game while Asher Friedman and Isaac Kreisler went 3 for 3, securing the hits needed to walk away with the game.
Isaac Kreisler toed the rubber for MoCo LoCo All Stars. He went three and a third innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out eight, and walking zero.
MoCo LoCo All Stars totaled 15 hits in the game. Isaac Kreisler, Asher Friedman, and Max Dober all managed multiple hits for MoCo LoCo 12U All Stars. Asher Friedman and Isaac Kreisler all had three hits to lead MoCo LoCo.
Game 5 (July 5 vs Frederick National LL)
Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound for this game but MoCo LoCo All Stars defeated Frederick National LL 3-2. MoCo LoCo pitchers allowed just three hits to Frederick National LL.
Frederick National LL got things moving in the first inning with a 2 run single.
MoCo LoCo pulled away for good with two runs in the third inning when Jadon Bumbaugh crushed a long homer on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Miles K got the start for MoCo LoCo All Stars. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out five.
Isaac K went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars in hits. MoCo LoCo was sure-handed in this game and didn't commit a single error. Asher Friedman made the most plays with ten.
Game 6 (July 6 vs Brunswick LL)
To no-one’s surprise, MoCo LoCo’s first championship game would be against Brunswick LL, who ended up making it through the bracket undefeated. A tough task, as they’d have to win this game on their home field and then once again the next day to win it all.
Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars Defeats Brunswick LL 12U All-Stars Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning.
MoCo LoCo managed through a push by Brunswick LL 12U All-Stars in the fifth inning where MoCo LoCocoughed up three runs, but MoCo LoCo was able to pull out a 4-3 win in the end.
Jadon Bumbaugh was on the pitcher's mound for Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars. He went four and a third innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out eight.
MoCo LoCo collected 12 hits on the day. Max Ferguson, Isaac Kreisler, Miles Kessler , Asher Friedman, and Brandon Sun each managed multiple hits for MoCo LoCo.
The final push came in the last inning with the bases loaded and Brunswick LL’s pitcher threw a wild pitch that went back to the backstop allowing Miles Kessler to make a dash for the plate scoring the game wining walk off run.
Game 7 (July 7 vs Brunswick LL)
This was going to be tough and MoCo LoCo knew Brunswick was going to be ready for them.
Brunswick LL started out Strong in the first half inning, putting up 5 runs on the board.
MoCo LoCo answered by putting up 10 runs in bottom of the first inning.
Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars got out to a six-run lead in the third inning and held on for an 11-9 victory over Brunswick LL 12U All-Stars on Saturday. Brunswick LL 12U All-Stars scored four runs in the failed comeback.
Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars grabbed an early lead. Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars scored on a fielder's choice by Isaac Kreisler, a single by Asher Friedman, a walk by Sam Deichman, a lightning tripledown the 3rd base line by Tristan Davis, followed by a double by Miles K, and then a home run by Jadon B in the first inning. That was Bumbaugh’ s 2nd home run of the tournament and both had critical game winning implications.
Asher led things off on the pitcher's mound for MoCo LoCo going one-third of an inning, allowing five runs on four hits and walking zero. Brandon Sun came in to finish 4 solid innings only allowing 3 runs and striking out 5.
After a rough start by Brunswick’s opening pitcher their reliever threw the final four and two-thirds innings in relief giving up 4 earned runs in total.
Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars socked one home run on the day. Jadon Bumbaugh went deep in the first inning. Moco LoCo also racked up ten hits on the day. Jadon Bumbaugh and Miles Kessler each collected multiple hits for Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars. Jadon Bumbaugh led Montgomery County LL 12U All Stars with three hits in three at bats.
MoCo LoCo held on to victory and brought home the Maryland District 2 Little League title, winning 6 straight after their opening loss!
The Chevy Chase trailside shop has moved to 11610 Rockville Pike - conveniently located at the beginning of the Bethesda Trolley Trail in Rockville.
Construction on the Purple Line has closed the Georgetown Branch of the Capitol Crescent Trail for the next 5 years. City Bikes has had the privilege to serve the Chevy Chase community for the last 15 years, and they plan on returning to Chevy Chase Lakes area once the trail is rebuilt.
In the meantime, you can visit their nearby Rockville or Tenleytown locations. The Tenleytown shop is at 4810 Wisconsin Ave N.W.
H&R Retail represented the LL in this transaction.
Montgomery County has strong ties to many celebrities, but we wanted to list a few that aren’t discussed as much as the usual suspects.
This list looks at just 10 of the many celebrities with ties to the county we love!
You may recognize her from one of her many movie or television roles (Kindergarten Cop, Junior, Jericho, NCIS: Los Angeles, etc.), but before she went to Hollywood, Reed lived in Silver Spring and attended Springbrook High School.
Perhaps best known for his role as a villain in the first Fast & the Furious movie, Yune has had a successful TV and film career since the late 90s.
Yune (then Yun) was born in D.C., but attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (then in Wheaton).
Many recognize Heard as the Dad from Home Alone, but there was a time the actor was approaching A-list status in Hollywood.
Heard was from Chevy Chase. Sadly, he passed away in July of 2017.
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The actress and comedian has appeared on multiple Comedy Central Roasts as well as her own NBC sitcom, Whitney.
She was born and raised in nearby Georgetown, but attended St. Andrews in Potomac, where she graduated in 2000.
Baker is one of those actors that has been in everything. You know who he is, you’ve seen him plenty, but you just never knew his name.
Born in New York and raised in Virginia, he finished out high school in MoCo when he graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1976.
Murray was introduced to most of us as Thackery Binx in Hocus Pocus (the young man that was turned into a cat). Later on he started in JAG and is currently in a starring role in the hit CBS series, NCIS.
Murray is from Bethesda.
You may remember Davidson as one of the breakout stars of In Living Color, but he has also appeared in many movies (Ace Ventura, Juwanna Mann, etc.).
Davidson graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1982.
He has played the role of a police officer in just about everything! You may recognize him from his role in HBO’s The Wire, Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, etc.
He is a graduate of Blair High School in Silver Spring.
Jane has had a very long lasting and successful Hollywood career. You may remember him from his starting role in The Punisher, his HBO series Hung, or his current Netflix original movie, 1922.
He graduated from Wootton High School in 1987.
You’ve probably seen him in his role in the popular teen drama The O.C., or the country music series, Nashville. He also released an EP in 2015.
Carmack is a graduate of Magruder High School.
Niche, a website that uses comprehensive data to create rankings for schools and neighborhoods, has released their 2018 ‘Best Places To Live In Maryland’ list.
The list is based on cost of living, school ratings, crime rates, job opportunities, and other data.
MoCo areas comprised 19 of the top 25 areas on the list.
1. North Bethesda
2. Garrett Park
3. North Potomac
5. South Kensington
12. Chevy Chase
13. Forest Glen
15. Takoma Park
20. Cabin John
21. Chevy Chase Village
22. Four Corners
23. Chevy Chase Town
The full list can be found here: www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/best-places-to-live/s/maryland/
There have been approximately 1,000 incidents handled by Montgomery County Fire & Rescue since early this morning.
The images below show just a small fraction of the damage from different areas across Montgomery County.
With Chevy Chase Supermarket closing after nearly six decades, the Kirsch brothers have announced that they’ll be opening Poolesville Market this fall.
The 7,000 square foot market will be located in Poolesville Plaza next to Tractor Supply and will offer fresh produce, dairy, and meats in an inviting neighborhood setting, according to their Facebook page.
“I understand that there is more to having a neighborhood market than just having a market in the neighborhood. Our customers will be our friends, our employees will be family, and we will be the neighborhood market for the town of Poolesville for generations to come.” said founder, Jason Kirsch.
Welcome to The MoCoShow’s Best Pizza in MoCo list!
I made the decision to go with two different lists this year, giving the the brick oven/woodfired/Neapolitan style pizzas their own category in a Top 5 list. Almost every other type of pizza is included in the Classic Style Top 20 List.
Please read a few of the rules we used at the end of this article to avoid any confusion.
Here we go!