Two Middletown Area High School baseball players almost won bronze medals at the Keystone State Games on Sunday, Aug. 3.
But their team, the Capital Region, lost the third-place game in the junior division – teams with players who will be sophomores and freshmen this fall – to Lehigh Valley on Sunday, at Susquehanna Twp.’s Veterans Park.
Jimmy Fitzpatrick, a pitcher, catcher and infielder, and Noah Zimmerman, an outfielder, contributed to Capital’s run for a medal. Fitzpatrick pitched Capital into the bronze-medal game, getting out of a bases-loaded jam with no one out in the first inning of a game against Delaware Valley to secure the victory and give Capital a chance at third place.
Fitzpatrick, who won a bronze medal last year with Capital’s baseball team, added an RBI in the six games.
Zimmerman drove in two runs in Capital’s first game, a victory over Nittany. He also drove in a run in a victory over Pocono.
Two other Middletown Blue Raiders, Zack Sims and Jordan Flowers, won gold medals when their team, Capital Region, won the scholastic division – seniors and juniors – by beating Lehigh Valley 4-3 in the championship game final of the Keystone State Games.