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Chargers blast Pointers; host Charles City Thursday

Middlesex High JV third baseman Maddie Norwood waits for a throw from catcher Lynn Burch as a West Point runner steals third base during Tuesday’s Conference 42 MHS victory at the Middlesex Sports Complex. In the background is pitcher Jazlyn Hayes (right), and first baseman Julianna Soloman.
(Photo by Tom Chillemi)

by Tom Hardin

Behind a balanced hitting attack and the pitching of Alex Fitchett, the Middlesex Chargers downed West Point 12-4 Tuesday in a Conference 42 game that lasted almost three hours.

Fitchett (2-0) gave up 4 hits, 3 earned runs and 5 walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out 10. At the plate he had a single, double and 3 RBIs.

The Chargers struck for 4 runs in the third inning on Austin Cooper’s two-run single, a run-scoring triple by Chris Blake, and a run-scoring single by Adam White.

MHS added 2 more runs in the fifth inning without getting a hit. An error, two hit batters, and two walks produced the runs.

The Chargers put the game away with 5 runs in the sixth inning. Big hits in the inning were a two-run single by Mason Phillips and a two-run double by Fitchett.

MHS tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning when Kyle Lawson tripled and scored on Blake’s single.

Matt Horne also had a double for MHS.

Last Friday at Mathews, the Chargers lost 8-3 in a Conference 42 game.

Middlesex will host Charles City at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in Deltaville; will host King William at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, in Deltaville; and will host King and Queen in a doubleheader on Thursday, May 15, beginning at 4:30 at Deltaville Ballpark.

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posted 05.07.2014

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