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July 8, 2012

Post 13 sweeps twinbill

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mike Moyer singled home the go-ahead run in the first game, and Drew O’Neal’s two-run homer began a six-run sixth inning in the second as Fort Cumberland Post 13 swept a doubleheader from Morgantown Post 2, 4-2 and 6-3, in American Legion baseball Sunday at West Virginia University.

In the first game, Dan Strietbeck scattered six hits, struck out five and walked one in getting the victory.

Tied 2-2 after six innings, Pat Livingston led off the top of the seventh with a single, moved to second on an error and scored on Moyer’s single to give Fort Cumberland its first lead. O’Neal provided an insurance run with a successful squeeze bunt.

Livingston, Strietbeck and Kevin Myers had two singles for Fort Cumberland, which outhit Morgantown 12-6.

Fort Cumberland rallied in the late innings to win the second game as well, scoring all six of its runs in the sixth inning.

O’Neal’s two-run homer put Fort Cumberland ahead 2-1. Strietbeck followed with a double and scored on a double by Aaron Lehman. Ryan Briner had an RBI single later in the inning.

Zach Bradfield scattered 10 hits and struck out seven in getting the win.

Travis Miller had two singles for Fort Cumberland (19-7), which hosts Ridgeley on Tuesday at 5:30 at Legion Field.

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