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HCC, Pitt rained out

regional playoff series resumes today

May 19, 2008

The second game of the NJCAA Division I Eastern District baseball finals between Hagerstown Community College and Pitt (N.C.) Community College was postponed on Sunday, giving the Hawks one more night to sleep on its one-game lead.

Game 2 of the best-of-3 series will be played today at noon at HCC, with the Hawks (39-16) holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

If Pitt (40-14) wins Game 2, the decisive game of the series will be played 20 minutes later.

The winner of the series earns a berth in the NJCAA Division I World Series, which begins Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

The Eastern District winner will play its first World Series game Sunday at 9:30 EDT against Grayson County (Texas) College.

The Eastern District champion will be the last of 14 to be crowned.

The Hawks won the topsy-turvy first game in the series Saturday afternoon 5-4 as Spencer Cromer threw his first complete game of the season.

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HCC has won 18 of its last 22 games. Pitt had to win six games in five days last week just to get to this point.

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