— POTOMAC PARK — Defending champion Tri-State jumped all over Potomac Valley in the first innings of both games and cruised to 16-1 and 17-1 victories Sunday at Holler Field to remain unbeaten after four games in the Pen-Mar-WV Baseball League..
In the first game, Matt Wright went 4 for 4 with a double and four RBIs for the Titans, who scored 11 times in the first inning. Wright had a double, single and three of his RBIs in the first.
Kyle Knisely had two singles and two RBIs, and Jacob Foreman and Cody Ellsworth a single and two RBIs.
Ellsworth got the win with a five-inning two-hitter. He walked three and struck out eight.
Jeremy Kunis had an RBI single for the expansion Sons of Thunder (0-6).
In the second game, the Titans scored all 17 of their runs in the first inning.
Ellsworth led a 13-hit attack with three singles and three RBIs. Foreman had a double, single and five RBIs, Knisely a double, single and two RBIs, Brent Parrish two singles and and RBI, Wright a single and three RBIs and Pat Livingston three RBIs for Tri-State.
Chris Stein pitched all five innings for the win, allowing only a fourthinning single to Derek Feaster, walking none and striking out four.
Tri-State plays the Potomac Pirates on Saturday at Hyndman and hosts Oakland on Sunday in 1 p.m. doubleheaders. Potomac Valley is idle on Saturday and visits Cumberland on Sunday.
Cumberland 8 12 Potomac 0 2
BEL AIR — Joe Glass tossed a two-hitter in the first game and Davey Rinehart did the same in the second, lifting the Cumberland Orioles to an 8-0, 12-2 sweep of the Potomac Pirates at Bel Air Field.
In the opener, Glass took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with 11 strikeouts and just two walks. He was staked to a 6-0 lead after three innings.
Roy Jefferys had a double, single and an RBI, and Patrick Russell and Ben Russell had two singles and an RBI for the Orioles (4-0).
Michael Wright singled in the sixth inning to break up the no-hitter for Potomac, an expansion team making its league debut. Garrett Dickel pitched all seven innings and struck out seven.
In the second game, Rinehart allowed just two second- inning runs in a fiveinning complete game win.
Tied 2-2 after three innings, Cody Jefferys hit a bases-loaded triple to begin a five-run fourth inning that gave the O’s the lead for good. Chris Wilson and Ben Russell ripped two-run doubles in a five-run fifth.
Potomac (0-2)plays at Oakland in a 1 p.m. doubleheader today. Cumberland has a bye and will host Oakland on Saturday at 1 p.m.