Warriors split Easter tournament games

March 29, 1997


Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - North Hagerstown's half of the Chuck Zonis Easter Classic may have been wiped out due to inclement weather, but Boonsboro wasn't hampered by the elements.

The Warriors managed to play their two games Saturday, defeating Allegany, 9-3, before losing to Westminster, 6-3.

After a rain delay early in the first game, the Warriors (4-2) used a big sixth inning to knock off the Campers (2-1).

Curt Heuer started the inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third on Harry Troxler's base hit. Phil Physioc and Cory Linton drew consecutive walks to give the Warriors a 5-3 lead. Chad Gay singled home Troxler and Brad Conway doubled to score Physioc and Linton. Gay ended the scoring, coming home on a single by Brian Grabill.


"We got some timely hitting and played some good defense," Boonsboro coach Fred Kreiger said. "Duane Kline had an outstanding day defensively in center field under some very adverse conditions."

Westminster starter Chris Matthias allowed only one hit in six innings in the second game. He also struck out five.

Conway and Brad Deaver each scored on an error in the bottom of the second inning to tie the score at 2-2. Boonsboro didn't score again until the seventh, when Heuer was sent home after a balk by Westminster reliever Mike Taylor.

"Matthias pitched a very strong ballgame," Kreiger said. "We had them on the ropes a couple of times but couldn't pull through."

Westminster (4-0) broke the tie in the third and added three runs in the sixth to put the game away.

Boonsboro scored a single run in the seventh.

"We had some hits and pretty good pitching," Owls head coach Carl Rihard said. "We got into trouble in the last inning."

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