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Lansdowne edges Franklin, 1-0, in 13


Brian Sullivan singled home Calvin Rogers with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning to give host Lansdowne a 1-0 victory over Franklin (11-6) in the state Class 3A, Region II title game yesterday and advance the Vikings (13-4) to a semifinal game against Thomas Stone today at Arundel at 7 p.m.

Rogers led off the inning with a walk, and went to third on a wild pitch and a single by Pat Parsons. After Adam Keim was walked intentionally and Randy Musgrove flied out to right, Sullivan got the game-winning hit.

In other region semifinals yesterday, visiting Joppatowne (17-3) beat Fallston, 9-0, in Class 1A, Region III, as Sean Ward pitched the complete game to advance the Mariners to a 4 p.m. semifinal vs. Cambridge-South Dorchester today at McCurdy Field in Frederick.

Fallston (16-5) defeated Perryville, 12-4, in a regional semifinal that had been rained out Friday.

A five-run third inning for Thomas Johnson propelled the Patriots to a 6-4 win over host South Carroll, for the Class 3A, Region III title.

South Carroll (18-2) had a 3-0 advantage, before Thomas Johnson rallied with five runs, highlighted by Kevin Breckinridge's two-run single. Aaron Wheat pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three hits for Thomas Johnson.

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