BRUNSWICK, Md. - The Hagerstown Braves forced a deciding seventh game in the Blue Ridge Adult League championshop Friday with a 4-1 win over the Brunswick Orioles.
Today's title game at North Hagerstown High School is at 2 p.m.
Hagerstown (40-9) tied the series after falling behind, 3-1.
"We have battled all year," Hagerstown player-manager Danny Cunningham said. "We have just stepped up. It has been a war. Both teams are playing good baseball. We have got to go get them (today). It is not done yet. We still have one more game."
Hagerstown pitcher J.R. Fitzwater, who still has one season left at Shepherd College, hurled a four-hitter and gave up one run in seven innings in a complete-game win.
"I was just trying to throw strikes," Fitzwater said. "The defense did everything tonight. They made my job easier. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have won. It feels good that you can throw strikes and let them hit it, because the defense will make the plays behind me. I pretty much felt good out there for the whole game."