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June 29, 2014

Cumberland rallies for win, sweep of Potomac

— HYNDMAN, Pa. — Roy Jefferys and Chris Wilson knocked in runs in a two-run seventh inning, breaking a tie game and lifting the Cumberland Orioles to a 7-5 win over the Potomac Pirates for a sweep of their Pen-Mar-WV League doubleheader Sunday afternoon.

Ben Russell threw a complete game in an 8-3 win in the opener.

In the second game, Cumberland (8-4) jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a four-run first inning, but Potomac (2-6) chipped away with a run in the fourth, two in the fifth and then tied it with two more in the sixth when Chad Deneen doubled in a run and scored when Jesse Minnick reached on an infield error.

The Orioles answered in the top of the seventh when Jack Leydig led off with a single and Patrick Kimble doubled. Jefferys doubled in Leydig to break the tie, and Kimble scored on a single by Wilson to make it 7-5.

Jefferys finished with two doubles, Kimble had a double and single and Wilson two singles for the Orioles. Shane Malloy got the win in relief.

Chad Deneen had two doubles and Bobby Deneen and Caleb Stair one double for Potomac.

In the first game, Russell scattered six hits and took a shutout into the seventh inning.

Wilson had two singles and Russell and Malloy an RBI single each for Cumberland, which led 5-0 after six innings. Both teams scored three times in the seventh.

Brett Vanderhout had two singles for the Pirates. Chad Deneen struck out four in two innings of relief.

The Pirates will host Potomac Valley on Saturday and Tri-State on Sunday in 1 p.m. doubleheaders at Hyndman. Cumberland is idle until playing at Oakland on July 13.

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