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June 23, 2014

Chapman, Carr lead Grantsville to first win, 6-3

MCHENRY — Keith Chapman went the distance on the mound and homered at the plate, and Brooks Carr also homered to power Grantsville Post 214 to a 6-3 win over Uniontown Post 51 in American Legion action Monday at Garrett College.

Chapman put Grantsville on top early with a two-run homer in the first inning, and after Uniontown took a 3-2 lead in the third, Grantsville reclaimed the lead for good with a three-run fourth. Austin Graham drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly, Ryan Gallucci broke the tie with an RBI single, and Trevon Jones knocked in a run with a fielder’s choice to make it 5-3.

Carr hit a solo homer in the fifth to pad the score to 6-3.

Chapman finished with a homer and a single and Brett Oates had two singles for Grantsville. Chapman went all nine innings, allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out six.

Dom Peroni hit two singles and Troy Keefer and Teddy Sova had RBI singles for Uniontown.

Grantsville (1-10) hosts Preston in a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday at Garrett College.

The Garrett County team battled through a rainy weekend at the Hillbilly Hardball Classic. One game was wiped out by rain and two others shortened by rain in the fifth inning.

Friday night, Grantsville lost to the West Virginia Power, of Charleston, 7-2 at Tygarts Valley High School. Chapman hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Carr doubled for Grantsville. Rain halted the game for good with West Virginia batting in the bottom of the fifth.

On Saturday at Davis & Elkins College, Licking County (Ohio) beat Grantsville 7-5. Carr hit a two-run homer in the first and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, Jones hit two singles and Oates had a single and an RBI for Grantsville. Eric Wilson had an RBI triple and a single for Licking County, which led 4-3 until scoring three times in the top of the seventh.

Later in the day, Fairmont beat Grantsville 8-1 in a game stopped because of rain with Fairmont batting in the bottom of the fifth.

Eric Kessling had a double and two singles for Fairmont, which blew open a 2-1 game with a six-run third inning. Grantsville was held to four singles and scored its run on a balk.

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