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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.



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Mudcats celebrate another tournament season


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Think of the Middletown Mudcats as a training program for Middletown Area High School’s baseball team.

Youngsters age 8 to 11 join the Mudcats’ four traveling all-star teams each summer to play in tournaments that pit them against quality competition and hone their baseball skills.


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STRIKE FORCE: Two Middletown bowlers win gold at Keystone State Games

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Two Middletown Area High School bowlers won gold medals at the Keystone State Games on Saturday, July 19 at ABC East Lanes, Swatara Twp.
Eric Belles won the gold in the 16-to-20-year-old male scratch bracket, while Mitch Carson won the gold in the 12-to-15-year-old male handicap bracket . . .

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GOLD MEDALISTS: Two Middletown baseball players help Capital Region win Keystone State Games

twoplayers8 6 14Photo by Jodi Ocker Middletown Area High School baseball players Jordan Flowers, left, and Zack Sims wear the gold medals they won in the Keystone State Games. Their team, Capital Region, defeated Lehigh Valley, 4-3, in the gold medal game.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.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Middletown girls are quick, but young

The Middletown girls basketball team squeezed into the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season, claiming the 20th and final playoff spot.

This season, the young Blue Raiders will depend on freshmen and a sophomore to return to the playoffs.
Sophomores Jey Rivera and Halle Marion are the only starters returning on the nine-member Raider team, which depends heavily on young players.

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