Cumberland Times-News


May 7, 2014

Northern rolls over Miners, 13-1

ACCIDENT  — Northern buried Mountain Ridge in an avalanche of hits and runs Tuesday afternoon, pounding out 14 hits to walk away with a 13-1 win in a battle of the two teams tied for third in the Times-News baseball poll.

The Huskies, who finish the season 13-6 (7-4 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference) and will play Monday in the second round of the Maryland 1A West Section Playoffs after playing their way to the No. 2 seed and earning a first-round bye, scored four times in the second inning and added six more in the sixth to force the 10-run rule. Brooks Carr delivered a grand slam in the sixth that increased the lead from 9-1 to 13-1 and ended the day.

Tyler McClintock singled three times and drove in two runs and Kollin Keister added three singles and one RBI. Aaron Rodeheaver drove in three Huskies with two singles and Logan Yommer hit a double and a single.

Hunter Hill allowed four hits, one run and struck out six in a complete game.

Jalen Washington hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth for Mountain Ridge’s run.

The game was the completion of one that began April 28, but only got into the top of the second before rain halted everything.

Mountain Ridge (10-4-1, 7-3-1 AMAC) is scheduled to play today at Fort Hill.

Southern     16

Tucker County     2

HAMBLETON, W.Va. — Southern finished off its regular season with a convincing victory over Tucker County on Tuesday afternoon.

Keith Chapman hit two home runs out of his three total hits and had seven RBIs for the Rams, while Seth Holler added another homer.

Holler got the scoring started with a two-run home run in the first inning as Southern jumped to a quick 2-0 lead.

The Mountains Lions got their two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Southern (8-10-1) added four runs in the third with Chapman hitting his first home run — a three-run shot — in the fifth inning to increase the Rams’ lead to 10-2.

In the sixth inning, Chapman added a two-run homer as Southern scored six runs in the final inning.

Tristan Nazelrod had two singles and an RBI, and Shawn Markwood added two hits. Matt Imoff struck out six while allowing four hits.

Southern awaits seeding today to determine its playoff schedule.

East Hardy    23 13

Union    0   0

BAKER, W.Va. — East Hardy dominated a doubleheader against Union Tuesday evening by combining to allow just two total hits.

In the first game, Kohl Strawderman allowed two hits and struck out nine in four innings on the mound for the Cougars.

East Hardy totaled 20 hits on its way to 26 runs with Logan Strawderman leading the way with four RBIs on two hits. Corey McDonald and Bryan Strawderman each had three hits.

Jesse Miller recorded a three run inside-the-park home run in the third inning. Austin Wetzel had three RBIs and Hunter Miller added two.

Clayton Burdock and Brandon Streets had the only two hits for Union.

In the second game, East Hardy pitcher Corey McDonald threw a four inning no-hitter to go along with seven strikouts.

Kole Collier had two doubles and four RBIs for the Cougars with Bryce Strawderman also contributing two doubles along with two runs batted in.

Hunter Miller and Austin Wetzel added an RBI each.

East Hardy (10-13) will visit Paw Paw today at 4:30 p.m. and Union (1-14) hosts Turkeyfoot on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Junior Varsity

Northern 5, Fort Hill 2

ACCIDENT — Freshman Logan Yommer got 14 strikeouts and yielded four hits in a complete game as Northern topped Fort Hill Monday in junior varsity action.

Ben Beeman had two singles and an RBI in the win for a Northern team that had only three hits.

Steckman led the Sentinels with a double.

The Huskies finish the season 10-4.

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