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Colt team gets runs early

July 29, 2000

Colt team gets runs early



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


Friday's rained out action did not dampen the performance of the Hagerstown A Colt League all-star team for the next day.

Gary Naile fired a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and his teammates supported him early by scoring all six runs in the first four innings.

All of those factors helped Hagerstown defeat the New Castle (Pa.) Twins 6-2 on Saturday in the first round of the Colt League Region Tournament at Hellane Park.

Naile gave up only one earned run and one walk in seven innings to get the complete-game victory.

"Gary Naile did a tremendous job for us on the mound," Hagerstown manager Duane Myers said. "He had control for the whole game. He never lost his composure."

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Leadoff hitter Josh Keyton and Matt Mastiano had three hits each for Hagerstown.

Hagerstown led from the start with two runs in the top of the first inning. Keyton led off with a walk, took second on a wild pitch and came home on a double by Aaron Davis. One out later, Davis scored on a single to center by Jeff Decker.

Hagerstown put things away with a three-run rally in the third. Decker started the rally with a walk. One out later, Darren Burnett walked and Jesse Hoffman singled to load the bases. The three scored on an RBI single by Tommy Jesson, a bases-loaded walk to Jesse Bennaka and an RBI single by Keyton.

Hagerstown got its final run in the fourth on a walk to Naile and singles by Decker and Mastiano.

"Our offense was really great today," Myers said. "We came out swinging the bats. We were very aggressive at the plate. We wanted to hit the ball."

Chambersburg defeated Erlanger (Ky.) 3-1 in the other first-round game.

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