CUMBERLAND — Bryce Nightengale took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and smacked a double and single at the plate to lead top-seeded Allegany to a 5-0 win over Fort Hill in their Class 1A West Region, Section I baseball semifinal Monday at Campobello.
Nightengale finished with a one-hit shutout and 10 strikeouts as the Campers (18-1) advanced to Wednesday’s sectional championship game. They will host Northern (14-6) on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Matt Oleksik ripped two doubles and a single and knocked in a run, and Trenton Eirich tripled for Allegany. Nightengale drove in two runs with his two hits.
Devin Erichson had Fort Hill’s only hit, a leadoff single in the seventh inning.
Adam Duvall struck out seven for the Sentinels, who finish the season with an 8-10 record.
The winner of Wednesday’s Northern-Allegany game will play for the region championship against the Brunswick-Smithsburg winner on Friday, at 6 p.m., at McCurdy Field in Frederick.
ACCIDENT — Trevon Jones put out the fire that was Southern’s seventh-inning rally and Northern hung on to beat the Rams and advance to the Class 1A West Region, Section I championship game.
Trailing 6-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Southern was able to get a pair of runners on base with two outs before Derek Hinebaugh cleared the bases with a three-run home run that sliced the score to 6-4. Jones came on in relief after the home run and induced a pop up to first to end the game.
Northern used a home run of its own in getting a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Brett Oates, who would also single, drove in the final two runs of the inning with a home run that gave the Huskies a 3-0 lead. Freshman Logan Yommer added a double with an RBI and winning pitcher Aaron Rodeheaver doubled and singled.
Southern also got a home run from Tristan Nazelrod, who led off the second inning by going deep. He also singled. Broc Lohr and Matt Imhoff doubled and singled.
Second-seeded Northern (14-6) will travel to Cumberland to face top-seeded Allegany for the section championship on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
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SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Micah Stair, Colten Mowry and Elijah Stair had three hits apiece and Hyndman banged out 15 as a team in a come-from-behind victory over Shanksville.
Hyndman trailed 7-3 after three innings, then stormed back with a run in the fourth and five in the fifth for a 9-7 lead.
Stair had a double, single and an RBI, Mowry three singles and two RBIs, and Stair three singles and one RBI in sparking the comeback. Grant Sisk added a double, single and an RBI and Jack Leydig had a pair of singles and an RBI.
Nick Norris homered, doubled, singled and knocked in five runs for Shanksville.
Hope for Hyndman (4-9) plays at Fannett-Metal today.