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Two Middletown players shine on baseball field in Keystone State Games



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.