Two Middletown Area High School baseball players won gold medals in the Keystone State Games, leading the Capital Region team to a 4-3 victory on Sunday, Aug. 3 at East Pennsboro High School.
Middletown pitcher/third baseman Zack Sims, who pitched in the gold medal game, was named most valuable player in the tournament. He will be a senior next season for the Blue Raiders.
Jordan Flowers, a pitcher/outfielder, was Middletown’s other gold medalist.
Two Middletown underclassmen, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Noah Zimmerman, played for Capital’s junior division team that lost the bronze medal game to Lehigh Valley on Sunday at Veterans Park, Susquehanna Twp.
In the scholastic division, which features players who will be seniors and juniors in the upcoming school year, Capital defeated Metro – a team from the Philadelphia area – in an 8-1 rout to start the Games.
Capital posted a 4-3 victory over Blue Mountain, then beat Pocono, 7-2.
Capital finished the first round undefeated, beating Nittany, 6-3 and Lehigh Valley, 1-0, before meeting Lehigh Valley again in the championship.
Sims and Flowers won silver medals in baseball at the games in 2013. Capital lost the gold last year on a rare rule violation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:16
Written by Jim Lewis
For Middletown’s Halle Marion, hard work is rewarded with all-star honors and a softball scholarship
Halle Marion learned that Pennsylvania high school softball coaches had named her to a statewide all-star softball team while she was – where else? – on a softball field, helping conduct a softball camp for young girls.
The text from Mike Thomas, her coach at Middletown Area High School, was a happy surprise, and a goal she had eyed before the Blue Raiders’ successful 2014 season began . . .
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:28
Written by Jim Lewis
Four Middletown baseball players will compete for gold medals in the Keystone State Games when the baseball competition begins on Thursday, July 31 at local diamonds.
Two sophomores, Noah Zimmerman and Jimmy Fitzpatrick, will play for the Capital junior division team, while upperclassmen Zack Simms and Jordan Flowers will play for the Capital scholastic division team – players who will be seniors or juniors in high school this fall. . .
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:26
The Suburban Athletics 10-and-under softball team endured a long day in the recent Amateur Softball Association State Championship tournament at Sunset Park in Londonderry Twp.
They played seven consecutive games, waited out two rain delays and changed fields twice.
The day began at 9 a.m. and ended with a championship game appearance underneath the lights.
What made the day even more fun: The Athletics won the championship, defeating Cedar Cliff for the gold medal.
The team included local players.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:05
Two Middletown baseball players will play for the Capital baseball team in this summer’s Keystone State Games.
Pitcher/third baseman Zack Simms and pitcher/outfielder Jordan Flowers, both seniors this upcoming school year, were chosen to play for Capitol after tryouts for the team.
The baseball competition begins on Thursday, July 31 at several baseball fields in the Harrisburg region and ends on Sunday, Aug. 3 with a championship game.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:01