From Staff Reports
KEYSER, W.Va. — Bryce Nightengale had all his pitches working for him Monday afternoon in Keyser as the 6-foot-4 junior put an egg in the Golden Tornado hit column to send his second-ranked Allegany Campers to an 11-0 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference victory.
Nightengale fanned seven batters and issued three walks over the seven innings to improve Allegany to 9-2 overall.
Dylan Shockey and Trenton Eirich provided him with plenty of support as the two combined for nine runs batted it. Shockey hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning and added two singles for a total of nine RBIs. Eirich rocketed a two-run shot in the seventh inning and added a single for a total of four RBIs.
Carter Imes gave the Campers two singles as they collected a total of 10 as a team.
After going scoreless in the first inning, Allegany scored two runs in each the second, third and fourth innings, scored three times in the fifth and added two more in the seventh.
Allegany plays today, 3:30 p.m., at Bishop Walsh. Keyser (0-12, 0-9) visits Berkeley Springs today.
No. 1 Hampshire 8
ACCIDENT — Shane Ennis saved the Trojans from a seventh-inning disaster by striking out three batters with the tying and winning runs in scoring position to lead No. 1 Hampshire over Northern during Monday’s AMAC action.
Northern was able to put the tying run at third base and the winning run on second with no outs in the bottom of the seventh before Hampshire turned to Ennis. The Trojans’ pitcher struck out the first batter he faced, but issued a walk to the next to load the bases. He then proceeded to strike out the final two batters to preserve the win.
Ennis also got it done at the plate, hitting a two-run home run and adding a single. David Delawder and Josh Crawford added a double and two singles, and Garrett Crawford hit an RBI single.
Northern’s Brooks Carr doubled home a run, and Seth Mast came through with two singles and two RBIs.
Hampshire plays at Jefferson on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Huskies (6-7, 4-5 AMAC) try to finish a suspended game with Allegany at 4:30 p.m., at home, on Wednesday.
No. 4 Petersburg 5
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Fourth-ranked Petersburg scored four runs in the fourth inning to which proved to be enough to hold off Frankfort for a two-run Vikings’ win Monday afternoon.
Brandon George finished with nine strikeouts and allowed five hits in a complete-game victory. He was helped at the plate by Ryan Colaw’s three hits and run batted it, and Brett Reall’s two hits. Catcher Justin Smith also provided his battery mate with two hits.
Frankfort scored a run in the first inning, but Petersburg jumped ahead 4-1 in the fourth. Frankfort scored once in the bottom of the fourth, while each team traded one run in the seventh.
The Falcons got Tyler Conley with a triple and a double. Thane Cutter hit a double and a single to drive in two RBIs.
Petersburg (14-4) hosts Moorefield today while Frankfort (11-10) plays Southern at home this afternoon.
Fort Hill 9
OAKLAND — Fort Hill scored five runs in the top of the first and Adam DuVall struck out 11 Southern batters as the Sentinels defeated the Rams Monday afternoon.
DuVall had the big hit in the first inning with his two-run base hit. Other leading hitters for the Sentinels were Dalton Gaus and Colton Dicks with two singles apiece. Blair Brittian had an RBI as Fort Hill finished with eight hits.
Tristan Nazelrod had three hits, including a double and an RBi, to lead the Rams’ nine-hit attack. Derek Hinebaugh had two base hits and Keith Chapman an RBI single.
Southern (2-10 overall, 2-6 AMAC) visits Frankfort today at 4:30 p.m. Fort Hill (4-4, 4-4) visits Keyser on Friday.
Pendleton County 6
Tucker County 0
HAMBLETON, W.Va. — Logan Cooper struck out 13 while scattering three base hits in leading Pendleton County over Tucker County Monday afternoon.
Cooper allowed only two walks before giving way to reliever Cody Lambert in the seventh inning.
Leading 1-0, the Wildcats took a 4-0 lead with a three-run fourth inning. They had one-run innings in the third, sixth and seventh.
Daniel Heavner had two hits, Logan Raines had an RBI double and Luke Yokum and Cooper each had RBI singles.
Pendleton (12-7 overall, 8-3 Potomac Valley Conference) hosts No. 5 East Hardy tonight at 6 p.m.