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July 16, 2014

Eagles, Ridgeley win playoff openers

— POTOMAC PARK  — Cresaptown Eagles/Riverside Sports scored three runs in the first inning and five more in the second to take an 8-0 lead in what turned into a 13-4 win in the opening game of its first-round Hot Stove League playoff series with Twigg’s Plumbing & Heating Tuesday evening.

Hunter Wilhelm led the Eagles, who had 15 hits, with a double and two singles. Cameron O’Neal hit a double and single, while Cole Holler, Jacob VanMeter, Brenton Miller and Greg Kitzmiller finished with two singles.

Twigg’s (11-13) scored three runs in the fourth and another in the sixth, and got two singles from Hoover and a double from Swann.

Cresaptown Eagles/Riverside Sports (19-6) will go for a sweep of the best-of-three series when the teams meet on Thursday at the Hot Stove Complex.

Ridgeley    7

Cumberland Optimist    4

POTOMAC PARK — Despite collecting only two hits, Ridgeley managed to score seven runs over the first three innings and held off a mini-rally by the Cumberland Optimist at Holler Field to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three, opening-round series.

Karson Robinette and Caleb Hare stroked RBI singles for Ridgeley (21-4), which scored twice in the first inning, three times in the second and two more in the third.

Cumberland Optimist (9-16) got a two-run double from Hayden DeHaven in the sixth inning. Raen Smith added a pair of singles.

The teams meet again on Thursday at Holler Field at the Host Stove Complex.

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