By BOB PARASILITI
Hagerstown Junior College softball coach Wes Hoover has tendered his resignation just five games into the 1997 season and has been replaced by Brian Beck.
Hoover resigned on Tuesday after the Hawks played in the Charles County Tournament in LaPlata, Md. Beck, assistant coordinator of HJC's athletic complex, was named interim head coach for the rest of the season, according to athletic director Jim Brown.
"I'm stepping down for personal reasons," Hoover said. "I don't want to burn any bridges. I just decided to step aside. I should have done it after last year, because I was really frustrated."