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July 17, 2014

Eagles, Lakeview, Ridgeley all sweep

— POTOMAC PARK — Hunter Wilhelm singled home Cole Holler and Brenten Miller in the top of the sixth inning to take the Cresaptown Eagles/Riverside Sports from a one-run deficit to a one-run lead, and starting pitcher Miller made it stand the final two innings as the Eagles advanced in the Hot Stove League playoffs with a 7-6 win over Twigg’s Plumbing Thursday at Hamilton Field.

Holler reached on an error in the decisive sixth for the Eagles and Miller singled, putting runners at first and third. After Miller stole second, Wilhelm delivered his go-ahead single.

Miller went the distance on the hill, striking out 10 Twigg’s batters.

Wilhelm had another single for the Eagles, while Miller, O’Neal and Dustin Strickland both had two singles.

Warner had three singles and a triple for Twigg’s Plumbing and Harden had two singles.

The Eagles now advance to play the Chestnut Ridge-Kiwanis winner in the next round of the playoffs Monday at the Hot Stove Complex.

Lakeview     12

Keyser VFW    2

KEYSER, W.Va. — Lakeview Auto Parts scored six runs in the third and five in the fourth for a five-inning win over Keyser VFW in advancing to the next round of the Hot Stove League playoffs Thursday at Keyser High School.

Lakeview Auto Parts was led by Caleb King with a single and a triple and two RBI. Logan Yommer and Clark Morin both had two singles and two RBIs. Bryce Jones had three singles and Brady Frotz two singles and an RBI. Jimmy Spears singled in a run, Cody Ehler had an RBI fielder’s choice and Eli Reed had two singles and two RBIs.

Yommer pitched all five innings and struck out six to gain the win.

Brady Ours and J.Hanline both singled twice for Keyser VFW.

Lakeview Auto Parts will move to the next round of the playoffs and will play a yet to be determined opponent Monday, 5:30 p.m., at the Hot Stove Complex.

Kiwanis    9

Chestnut Ridge    5

POTOMAC PARK — Josiah McCauley had three hits, including a three-run double during Kiwanis’ six-run second inning to help his team even its first round series with Chestnut Ridge at one game apiece.

Chestnut Ridge, which won the first game of the best-of-three series 5-2, scored three runs in the top of the first. Kiwanis answered with two in the home half of the first, and added six more runs in the second to take a commanding lead.

McCauley added two singles to his bases loaded double, and Blake Diehl hit a double and a single. Ryan Muir gave Kiwanis three singles and Justin Copman added two more.

Austin Deremer led Chestnut Ridge with a double and two singles, and Noah Dillow added two singles.

The teams will decide the series in the rubber match Saturday, 5:30, at Chestnut Ridge.

Ridgeley    11

Optimists    3

POTOMAC PARK — Brett Whiteman registered 14 strikeouts and held Cumberland Optimists to three hits to allow Ridgeley to sweep its way into the second round with an 11-3 win Thursday at Memorial Field.

Ridgeley advances to the second round where it will face the Bedford/Greg’s Auto Body winner Tuesday at Memorial Field.

Nate Strietbeck knocked in two runs with a triple and Blake Rhodes hit a two-run single to lead Ridgeley.

Optimists fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, trailed 4-2 after the second and was behind 6-3 before Ridgeley broke things wide open with a five-run outburst.

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