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South rises up late to top Hubs

May 10, 2001

South rises up late to top Hubs



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
South 13, North 8


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Belin, St. Clair (6), Fowler (7) and Decker. Bellon, Schildt (4), Long (6) and Long, Carbaugh (6). WP - Belin. LP - Long. HR: North Hagerstown - Bellon (fifth, two on). South Hagerstown - Showe (sixth, one on).



It was better late than never.

South Hagerstown waited five innings to get its offense cranked up. But when it did, the Rebels scored 12 runs in the last two innings to erase an 8-1 deficit and come back for a 13-9 win over the North Hagerstown Hubs on Wednesday in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League baseball game.

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"I am pleased that we didn't roll over," South Hagerstown coach Greg Eversole said. "I am thrilled that we were able to stay focused offensively. We have grown as a team throughout the season. Our overall record has gone from 2-6 to 9-11. I have to think that I have found a squad that is ready for the state level of playoff competition."

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Aaron Showe singled and Tommy Jesson doubled each to left to start the eight-run sixth inning for the Rebels (9-11, 8-10). Jeff Decker reached on an infield error, scoring Showe. Derek St. Clair was hit by a pitch to load the bases. One out later, pinch-hitter Mike Vaverchak forced St. Clair out at second, but he was safe on an error at first to score Jesson.

Pinch-hitter Rocky DiCola and Mike Campbell had RBI singles before Danny Fowler ripped a two-run triple to cut the Hubs lead to 8-7. Showe gave South the lead with a two-run homer to center.

"I didn't do well during my first two at-bats, so I knew that I had to do something," Showe said. "I feel that we battled and that we did what we had to do to come back and win."

The Rebels added four more runs in the top of the seventh for good measure against the Hubs (11-9, 9-9) on the strength of two-run singles by Miner and Fowler.

"We have got a good nucleus of seniors on this team and I am happy to be a part of this team," Fowler said. "We just stayed focused."

Eversole was proud of Fowler's performance.

"Danny Fowler is a good senior captain leader," Eversole said. "Danny stepped up today and showed that good senior leadership in his last North Hagerstown-South Hagerstown baseball game."

Fowler pitched the final two outs of the seventh to seal South's win.

Miner had three hits to lead South's support of winning pitcher Matt Belin.

North raised its lead to 8-1 in the fifth on Matt Bellon's three-run homer.

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