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Baseball

April 18, 2014

Allegany wins two as pitchers take control

Nightengale 2-hits Smithsburg, three limit Preston to six hits

POTOMAC PARK — Allegany pitchers held two teams to eight base hits while defeating Smithsburg and Preston as part of the Mountain Ridge Easter Classic Friday afternoon at the Hot Stove Complex.

In the first game, Bryce Nightengale threw a two-hitter while striking out 12 with three walks and the offense pounded out 17 hits to thump Smithsburg 13-1. The top-ranked Campers led 7-0 entering the seventh — and last — inning.

Matt Oleksik, Wade McGee and Trevor Porter limited Preston to six singles as the Campers, up 9-3 through four innings, improved to 12-0 with a 10-5 victory over the Black Knights.

Colton Sivic was the day’s big hitter combining for seven hits and four RBIs. He had a triple and a double in each game, two singles and three RBIs against Smithsburg and another base hit and an RBI against Preston.

Trenton Eirich also had three RBIs against the Leopards with a double and a single. Oleksik, Trevor Evix and McGee all had two singles with Oleksik and McGee each knocking in a run.

Against the Black Knights, The Campers’ connected 11 times with Brady Hillegas, Nightengale and Jack Hawkins all getting two hits with Hillegas driving in two. Dylan Shockey had three sacrifice RBIs.

Preston, who scored a run in every inning but the first and seventh, dropped to 7-6.

Allegany (6-0 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference, 2-0 City) visits Keyser for a 5 p.m. game on Monday.

Mountain Ridge splits Easter Classic games

POTOMAC PARK — Michael Livingston smacked a pair of doubles and a single and Mike Strietbeck had a double, single and a pair of RBIs to help lift fourth-ranked Mountain Ridge to a 9-8 win over Preston in the Mountain Ridge Easter Classic at Memorial Field.

Smithsburg beat Mountain Ridge later in the day, 13-1.

In the first game, Strietbeck had a two-run double in a five-run third that put the Miners up 5-1 early. After Preston tied it 6-6 in the fourth, Mountain Ridge (6-3) took the lead for good with three unearned runs in the fifth. The first two scored when A.J. Winters reached on an infield error. Jalen Washington’s RBI single made it 9-6.

Washington and Jake Hafer had two singles and an RBI and Colton Winner added an RBI single for the Miners, who had 13 hits.

Patrick Russell, who relieved in the fourth, got the win. Hafer came on in the seventh, struck out the side and earned a save. Preston had loaded the bases with two hits and a walk when Hafer got his third strikeout to end the game.

Kaleb Atkinson and Levi Nolan doubled and singled for Preston (7-5).

In the second game, Colby Messersmith tripled, singled and had four RBIs and Joey Schwartz had two doubles and four RBIs for Smithsburg (6-7).

Hafer doubled and Russell had an RBI single for the only hits for Mountain Ridge, which will play again Tuesday at Southern.

Hampshire goes 1-1 in Easter tournament

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bucky Timbrook drove in three runs and Cody Kesner tossed a five-hitter to lead Hampshire to a 7-5 win over Berkeley Springs in the Indians’ Easter Tournament on Friday.

The Trojans lost to Meyersdale later in the day, 8-5.

In the Hampshire win, Timbrook belted a two-run triple, Shane Ennis had two doubles and an RBI and Dane Heavener an RBI double as the Trojans rallied from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits.

Kesner went the distance, walked two and struck out seven.

In the second game, winning pitcher Connor Christner tossed a five-hitter and hit a two-run homer and a double, and Riley Christner also homered for Meyersdale (9-1).

Timbrook had a double, single and two RBIs, Heavener two singles and Zach Rhodes an RBI double for Hampshire (9-4).

The Trojans begin a week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Monday with a noon game against West Hill (N.Y.).

Northern JV    11

Frankfort JV    1


ACCIDENT — Winning pitcher Hunter Mallow belted a two-run double and Northern rolled to an 11-1 win over Frankfort in a five-inning junior varsity game on Thursday.

Colton Houser and Ryan Gallucci had a single and an RBI for the Huskies (5-3), who will host Petersburg in a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Monday.

Mallow allowed five hits and struck out two for the win.

Shawn Dixon and Troy Mumma had two singles for Frankfort.

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