Cumberland Times-News

May 3, 2014

Mtn. Ridge hands Alco its 1st loss

Livingston, Washington lift Miners to 3-2 victory

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— FROSTBURG  — Michael Livingston allowed a two-run single in the first inning, but settled in afterwards to keep No. 1 Allegany scoreless the rest of the way as third-ranked Mountain Ridge handed the Campers their first loss of the season, 3-2, Friday afternoon at Mountain Ridge.

The Miners were slow and steady in their offensive performance, scoring a run in the first inning, a run in the third and one in the sixth. Livingston scored the first run after he walked and came around to touch home on a fielder’s choice. The Miners had fate on their side during the third when a botched squeeze play led to the tying run, and they took the lead in the sixth on Jalen Washington’s single.

Mountain Ridge’s sixth began with the first two batters making outs and Patrick Kimble got his second single to keep the inning alive. Lucas Lowry, a courtesy runner for Kimble, stole second to get himself into scoring position before Washington singled him in with the go-ahead run.

Bryce Nightengale singled home both of Allegany’s runs with Dylan Shockey and Brady Hillegas getting one double apiece. Hillegas hit a double in the top of the seventh and Allegany had runners on second and first with one out before a flyout and strikeout ended the threat.

Livingston finished with five strikeouts and three walks in the win, which was the same line as Allegany’s Matt Oleksik during the loss.

Mountain Ridge (9-3-1, 6-2-1 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference) plays at home today against Keyser at 11 a.m.

Northern    19

Bishop Walsh    2

ACCIDENT — Trevon Jones struck out seven in five  innings and had two doubles with two runs batted in as he pushed No. 3 Northern to a five-inning win over Bishop Walsh Friday in AMAC action.

Jones allowed a double and a single, and gave up two runs in the second inning as the Spartans took a 2-1 lead, but Northern was quick with a response by scoring 10 times in their half of the second. The Huskies finished with four runs in the third and four more in the fourth.

Aaron Rodeheaver had a double, two singles and two RBIs, Brett Oates hit a double and a single with two RBIs and Logan Yommer knocked in two runs with two singles.

Steffan Miller doubled as part of the Spartans’ two-run second and Will Giles added a single in the fourth.

Northern (12-5, 6-4 AMAC) takes the field again today to host Hancock at 3 p.m. Bishop Walsh (4-12, 0-9 AMAC) is at Fort Hill on Monday.

Petersburg    4

Frankfort    0

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Brandon George tossed a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts and two walks allowed during No. 5 Petersburg’s win over Frankfort on Friday.

George allowed a single to Hunter Jenkins in the Falcons’ first at bats, then allowed only two other base runners during the remaining six.

The Vikings’ offense got a double and a single with one RBI from Ryan Colaw while Colton Turner doubled home run two runs.

Braiden Popluhar started and had four walks to go with four strikeouts for the Falcons before Ross Conley took over in the sixth and added three more strikeouts for a total of seven.

Petersburg stays active by playing Elkins at home today at 5 p.m. Frankfort (8-9) has a doubleheader today at Lincoln beginning at 9 a.m.

Pendleton    12

Tygarts Valley    2

FRANKLIN, W.Va. — Pendleton pulled away from Tygarts Valley with a seven-run fifth inning and the Wildcats added four more runs in the sixth during a 10-run rule win over visiting Tygarts Valley Friday afternoon.

Andrew Thompson, Luke Cooper and Luke Yokum all had a two-run single for Pendleton and Logan Cooper had three singles as the Wildcats collected 11 hits as a team.

Tim Heavener started and went the first five innings, striking out 10 and allowing two hits.

P.J. Lanham hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and added a single to lead Tygarts Valley.

The Wildcats (17-7, 10-2 Potomac Valley Conference) travel to Union on Monday.

Paw Paw    10

Union    0

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Josh Newton struck out nine while holding Union hitless in leading Paw Paw over the Tigers on Friday.

Newton, who had two hits and two RBIs, gave up three walks.

The Pirates finished with 16 hits and ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule with a four-run sixth inning highlighted by River Weese’s three-run home run.

Weese was one of three players to finish with three hits. He also had two singles and finished with three RBIs and two stolen bases.

Tim Abrell went 3 for 4 and Austin Bullett was 3 for 3 with a stolen base.

Paw Paw (8-5) visits Turkeyfoot Valley (Pa.) today at 4:30 p.m. Union (1-11) hosts Pendleton on Monday at 4:30.

Allegany JV     12

Mtn. Ridge JV    2

CUMBERLAND  — Carson Imes struck out 10 Miners in five innings Friday afternoon during Allegany’s 10-run win over Mountain Ridge.

Imes allowed six hits, five of them singles, and got plenty of support from his offense. Caleb Sivic doubled and drove in two runs, and Blake Geatz and Logan Milburn hit two singles apiece. T.J. Hartley scored two of the Campers’ runs.

Lowry led Mountain Ridge with a double and a single.

The Campers (9-2) play Monday at Southern.