Tomorrow's forecast: rain, and two games, hopefully

Weather postpones two of three state finals


May 28, 2000|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

One state baseball championship was settled yesterday at Joe Cannon Stadium in Harmans, but two others will have to wait until tomorrow, thanks to yesterday's rain.

Rising Sun of Cecil County defeated St. Michael's of Talbot County, 8-2, to win the Class 1A state title, but the Class 3A and 2A finals involving top-ranked Fallston and No. 14 Towson were postponed to Memorial Day at Cannon Stadium.

Fallston (21-1) will play Montgomery County's Damascus (20-0) at 1 p.m. tomorrow in a matchup of the top-ranked teams in the Baltimore and Washington areas for the Class 3A state title.

Towson (18-4) meets defending champion Walkersville (20-2) of Frederick County for the Class 2A crown at 4 p.m.

Fallston and Towson are playing in their first state finals.

With rain in the forecast through Memorial Day, the state baseball committee is looking to play the two remaining finals Tuesday if tomorrow is washed out.

"We can play a 4 p.m. game Tuesday at Cannon, but something is already scheduled at the stadium that night," said baseball committee chairman Rick Wiles of Anne Arundel County.

"If we can work something out with them [scheduled teams], we would play our other game at 7p.m. We prefer one site. If not, we might put one of the games at another site, possibly Arundel High. We may not decide that until we see what happens with Monday."

Yesterday's first game was played at 11a.m. instead of 1 p.m. because of a prior commitment for Rising Sun coach Dan Fravel.

Fravel, whose players made sure there were no extra innings with a six-run victory, was to be the best man in a wedding set for 5p.m. in Williamsport, Pa. After leading his school to their second state title, Fravel hustled to nearby BWI airport where a private plane was waiting with his tux and rings for the bride and groom.


State finals

(At Joe Cannon Stadium, Harmans)

Tomorrow's games

Class 3A

Fallston vs. Damascus, 1 p.m.

Class 2A

Towson vs. Walkersville, 4 p.m.

Yesterday's results

Class 3A

Fallston vs. Damascus, ppd., rain

Class 2A

Towson vs. Walkersville, ppd., rain, Class 1A, Rising Sun 8, St. Michael's 2

Friday's result

Class 4A

Watkins Mill 3, Dulaney 2

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