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AA's pound Braves

August 06, 1998|By JACK HILL III

With their backs to the wall Wednesday night, the Fayetteville AA's came out swinging.

The AA's pounded out 12 hits and used a pair of four-run innings to beat the Hagerstown Braves 10-1 at Municipal Stadium in the fifth game of the Blue Ridge Adult League baseball championship series.

Hagerstown leads the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 is tonight at 6 at Fayetteville.

"We finally got some hits to fall in and that is the big thing," Fayetteville manager Todd Burns said. "We just have not been able to string several hits together. But tonight, we were able to do that."

Eric Folmar scattered nine hits and struck out eight to earn the win.

Catcher Rob Paetow had three hits and four RBIs for the AA's. Billy Etter and Rusty Truett each had two hits.

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The AA's scored two runs in the third, then padded their lead to 6-0 with four in the fifth. With one out, three straight singles by Travis Brookens, Truett and Paetow produced a run. One out later, Mike Stewart delivered an RBI single. After Marty Rosenberry walked to load the bases, Brad Haugh capped the inning with a two-run single.

The AA's added four more runs in the top of the sixth. Folmar and Truett singled before Paetow ripped a two-run double. Etter followed with an RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Stewart.

Hagerstown got its only run in the bottom of the sixth when Nate Reeser doubled and scored on Pat Sweeney's single.

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