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South boys outlast rain, Hubs for victory

May 13, 1999|By JACK HILL III

Over the years, North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown sporting events have been happenings.

On Wednesday, all the happenings just happened to happen in the fourth inning.

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It started with a five-minute rain delay followed by a separate 20-minute wait in top of the fourth. After that, the Rebels didn't wait, scoring four runs to build a 6-3 lead en route to a 12-6 over the Hubs in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.

"It was kind of a lackluster North-South game," South Hagerstown coach Greg Eversole said. "This game might have lacked the normal emotion. It's tough with the rain and everybody sitting down. But we are just focusing on preparing for the playoffs. We'll still take the city championship."

Matt Jenkins started the fourth-inning rally for the Rebels (13-7 overall, 12-6 MVAL) with a walk. Danny Fowler reached when Jenkins was forced out at second. After that, Jon Showe was hit by a pitch to set up Heth Troncatti's three-run homer to right.

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"Everybody gets lucky every once in a while," said Troncatti, who finished with three hits and five RBIs. "I am glad that I could do what I could do to help the team out. It was also good that everybody played together as a team. I hope that this carries over into the playoffs. It is not a one-person team. Everybody finds a way to contribute."

Chris Henson kept the rally going with a bunt single and Bo Repp walked. John Schnebly closed the scoring in the inning with a two-out single to center.

The Rebels added two runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth to build a 12-4 lead over the Hubs (6-14 overall, 6-12 MVAL).

Aaron Showe, Henson, Hiser and Jenkins had two hits each for the Rebels. Hiser got the win with two scoreless innings of relief.

Josh Barnes and Scott Keasey had two hits each, while Pat Bishop added two RBIs for the Hubs.

"I think the rain delay hurt our starting pitcher (Bishop) a little bit," North Hagerstown coach Shawn Reynolds said. "He went back out and he was tight. Hopefully in a game like this, you don't get one of your big guns hurt when you're getting ready for the playoffs."

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