Cumberland Times-News

May 10, 2014

FH defeats Hancock, advances

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Brandon Reed tossed a five-inning three-hitter and had a two-run single during a seven-run second inning as Fort Hill rolled past Hancock, 11-1, in the first round of the Class 1A West Region, Section I high school playoffs.

Fort Hill (7-10) trailed only briefly, 1-0, when Hancock (4-13) scored a run in the top of the second inning. The Sentinels responded in a hurry with seven runs in the bottom of the inning. The game was shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule.

Fort Hill received three straight walks to begin the second inning, then got two-run singles by Michael Wright and Chris King that made it 4-1 and a one-run single from Dalton Gaus before Reed’s two-run single completed the scoring.

Brandon Stotler doubled and Reed and King finished with two singles for the Sentinels, who outhit the Panthers 10-3.

Jesse Wolford hit a double for Hancock.

Fourth-seeded Fort Hill will play at top-seeded Allegany in a Section I semifinal on Monday at 4 p.m. The other section semifinal pits third-seeded Southern at second-seeded Northern, also on Monday. The semifinal winners will play for the section championship on Wednesday, at the highest remaining seed.

Hope for Hyndman    6

Bishop Walsh    2

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Freshman Grant Sisk tossed a five-hitter and batterymate Micah Stair had a double, two singles and an RBI to lead Hope for Hyndman past Bishop Walsh on Thursday.

The Hornets (3-9) broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the third inning. Jack Leydig finished with two singles and two RBIs and M.J. Messenger smacked a two-run double.

Sisk struck out five in a complete-game win.

Dylan Wilson allowed eight hits and struck out 10 for Bishop Walsh. Wilson and Tony Russell had two singles for the Spartans (4-14).

Earlier in the week, Hyndman lost to Meyersdale 9-6 and Forbes Road 8-6.

Messenger doubled and singled, Sisk hit a two-run double and Stair had two singles against Meyersdale.

Messenger went 4 for 4 with a double, three singles and three RBIs against Forbes Road. Lucas Miller was 3 for 4 and had two RBIs and Stair went 2 for 5.

Hyndman ends its season with five games next week. The Hornets play at Shanksville on Monday, at Fannett-Metal on Tuesday, at McConnellsburg in a doubleheader on Thursday, and finish at home on Friday against Meyersdale.

Paw Paw    4  9

Tucker County    0  2

PAW PAW, W.Va. — River Weese and Josh Newlon combined for 25 strikeouts in complete game efforts Thursday during Paw Paw’s sweep of Tucker County that closed the Pirates’ regular season.

Weese fanned 13 batters and had two RBIs with two singles in Paw Paw’s 4-0 win in the first half and Newlon had a dozen strikeouts as the Pirates finished off the Mountain Lions with a 9-2 win.

Newlon went 3-3 with an RBI in the shutout win, and Devin Abe had a pair of singles in the late game.

After being blanked the fist time out, Tucker took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning before Paw Paw got three in its half of the third to take a lead it wouldn’t give back.

The Pirates finish the regular season 12-6 and start the West Virginia Sectional Playoffs on Monday at East Hardy.

New Life    5

Calvary    1

FREDERICK — Andrew Zerbe and Dan Miller held Calvary to three hits and one run Friday afternoon and the Eagles finished the regular season by falling to New Life.

Zerbe and Miller combined for eight strikeouts and allowed one run in the second inning when Zach Mason scored on Kyle Niland’s ground out.

McCrory had a third of New Life’s six hits with a pair of singles.

Patrick Ware had six strikeouts in the loss, but couldn’t get past the five errors committed behind him.

The Eagles were swept by Broadfording Thursday evening, 10-4 and 13-3. Brett Fogel hit a triple and two doubles as Broadfording pulled away with a six-run fourth to win the opener and the Rams opened with a five-run first before scoring in each inning of game two.

Nick Phillips had two singles and a double over the two games, while Nick Davies added a double and Matt Dillow tripled.

Calvary enters the playoffs at 1-13 and will open Monday, 4:30, at Heritage.