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July 14, 2014

Lenhart’s blast lifts Oakland to sweep

Tri-State takes two from Potomac, extends winning streak to 14 games

— OAKLAND — Bryan Lenhart hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to rally the Oakland Oaks to a 7-6 victory over the Cumberland Orioles and a sweep of their Pen-Mar-WV League doubleheader on Sunday .

The walk-off win came after Lenhart had thrown a two-hit shutout in a 10-0 win in the first game.

In the five-inning opener, Lenhart was backed by an errorless defense and needed only 47 pitches in the two-hit shutout, which included three strikeouts and no walks. He also had two singles, an RBI and a run scored.

Blayne McGuirk had two singles, two RBIs and two runs scored and Alex Beiler added two singles and scored twice for Oakland (12-4).

In the second game, Cumberland (8-6) led 6-5 when Cody Humberson led off the Oakland seventh with a double. Lenhart followed with a home run to left-center field end the game.

Lenhart homered and singled, McGuirk tripled and singled, Humberson doubled and singled and Corey Helbig and Alex Beiler singled twice to lead a 12-hit attack. McGuirk drove in three runs.

Beiler got the win in relief, allowing only an unearned run in 3 1-3 innings, and teamed with Derek Taylor and Moe Adams for 10 strikeouts.

The Orioles received 13 bases on balls. Patrick Russell had three of them and two RBIs. Ben Russell and Jake Hafer had a single and an RBI.

Oakland plays at Tri-State and the Orioles visit Potomac Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Tri-State    5   11

Potomac    0     1

POTOMAC PARK — Tony Fetters had a four-hitter and Cody Ellsworth had three hits and two RBIs in the first game, and Brian Powell allowed three hits in the second and got plenty of offensive support in the second as unbeaten Tri-State swept Potomac, stretching its winning streak to 14 games.

In the first game, Fetters gave up just four singles, walked one and struck out 13. Ellsworth hit a double and two singles and Dylan Wilson smacked an RBI double to lead a nine-hit Titans attack.

Garrett Dickel scattered nine hits, walked one and struck out six for Potomac (4-12).

In the second game, Brent Parrish doubled, singled and knocked in two runs and Ellsworth had two singles and two more RBIs for Tri-State, who blew the game open with an eight-run third.

Matt Wright ripped a triple and knocked in two runs, Jared Lapp had a two-run double and Brett Freeman an RBI double.

Powell allowed three singles, an unearned run, walked on and fanned eight in the five-inning complete game.

Tri-State hosts Oakland in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday. Potomac will host Potomac Valley on Sunday.

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