BOONSBORO -- Allegany got just enough out of its offense early and Boonsboro couldn't quite get what it needed later in Friday's Maryland Class 1A West first-round baseball game.
The Campers ended Boonsboro's season with a 6-4 decision to move into a quarterfinal matchup Monday at Clear Spring.
Boonsboro batters had little discipline at the plate through the first four innings as Allegany lefty Cody Ellsworth fanned 10 and worked to a 6-0 lead.
That lead was assembled against Dryan Cole, whom head coach Ben Leonard elected to start instead of ace lefty Seth Poffenberger, hoping to get past the Campers (9-7) to leave Poffenberger to go against Clear Spring.
"I'm not second-guessing the choice," said Leonard. "Except for their first hit, Allegany did not hit the ball hard. We got out of Dryan what we wanted. It was 10 strikeouts early that lost the game."