From Staff Reports
OAKLAND — Lakeview Auto Parts raked 19 hits and Brooks Carr struck out eight on the mound in a playoff series clinching 12-2 win over Madigan’s Auto Sales at Broadford Park on Thursday.
Lakeview scored six runs each in the first and second innings to demoralize Madigan’s.
Carr pitched all five innings, allowing just three hits and coming up with three hits of his own at the plate. Tyler McClintock and Aaron Rodeheaver each hit a double and a single. Justin Derado and Brett Oates each had three base hits and Logan Yommer and Caleb King both knocked two.
Lakeview took the best-of-three series in two games and will play Bedford Thomas Chevrolet in the next round on Tuesday at the Hot Stove Complex.
Frostburg Legion 4
Cork’s Cars 0
FROSTBURG — Jake Hafer worked a two-hit shutout, striking out five, as his Frostburg Legion teammates scored a single run in four different innings to beat Cork’s Cars Thursday evening and knot the best-of-three playoff series at a game apiece.
The deciding game is scheduled for 5:30 tonight at Broadford Park with the winner advancing to the second round.
Legion scored a run in the first inning, tacked on a second in the third and pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fourth. It scored the final run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Ben Nicol led the offense with a pair of singles and one RBI. Zach Beal finished with a triple, while Dan Blair and Hunter Rice had one RBI each.
Dakota Hinebaugh and Ethan Bittinger had Cork’s two hits with Hinebaugh doubling and Bittinger hitting a single.
Keith Chapman allowed five hits and recorded nine strikeouts in the loss.
Thomas Chevrolet 3
POTOMAC PARK — Zach Shaffer and Trenton Elliott had run-scoring hits to back the pitching of Jeffrey Kidd as Thomas Chevrolet beat Grantsville at Hamilton Field to sweep their best-of-three playoff series.
Thomas Chevrolet (15-5) scored a run in the first and it remained a 1-0 game through four innings. Thomas added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and was on top 3-0 going into the seventh.
Shaffer smacked an RBI triple and Elliott hit an RBI single for Thomas Chevrolet. Kidd scattered eight hits and struck out eight in a complete-game win.
Colton Houser, Meshach Metz and Logan Fratz had two singles for Grantsville (13-7). Metz absorbed the loss despite throwing a five-hitter and fanning five.