Cumberland Times-News


April 9, 2014

Hafer’s hit caps major rally for Miners

FROSTBURG — Jake Hafer capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, singling in Jalen Washington with the winning run to lift Mountain Ridge to a 10-9 AMAC victory over Southern in high school baseball Tuesday at Mountain Ridge.

Having fallen behind 9-5 after five innings, the Miners (4-2)  rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, then two more in the seventh to win it. Patrick Kimble singled with one out to start the seventh-inning rally before Washington walked. Michael Livingston singled home Kimble with the tying run before an intentional walk to Mike Strietbeck loaded the bases, setting up Hafer’s game-winning single.

The Miners were led by Livingston with two doubles and a single with three RBIs. Strietbeck doubled and singled to knock in a run, while Hafer finished with two singles and two RBIs. Zach Beal had an RBI single.

Tristen Nazelrod and Derrick Hinebaugh had a double, single and RBI and Austin Reckart doubled for Southern (2-4).

Mountain Ridge (4-2) will play Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m., at Keyser. Southern (2-4) will visit Allegany Thursday at 4 p.m.

Allegany    12

Hope for Hyndman    0

CUMBERLAND — Trent Eirich went 3 for 3 with a grand slam and Bryce Nightengale was 2 for 3 with a three-run homer to power Allegany past Hope for Hyndman in five innings.

Nightengale pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out nine. At the plate, he started the scoring with a two-run double in the first inning.

An inning later, he belted a three-run homer.

In the third, after loading the bases on hits by Wade McGee, Trevor Porter and Brady Hillegas, Eirich cleared the bases with his grand slam.

Eirich added two singles, McGee had two hits and Matt Oleksik a double for the Campers.

 Elijah Stair and Jake Leydig had the Hornets’ only hits.

Allegany (6-0) is scheduled to play Thursday at home against Southern at 4 p.m. with the junior varsity game at the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m. Hyndman (0-4) host Forbes Road High School on Thursday.

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