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March 28, 2014

Eirich, Allegany defeat Keyser

Fort Hill rallies, beats Hyndman


CUMBERLAND — Trenton Eirich scattered four singles, struck out five and allowed one run while going 3 for 3 at the plate to push Allegany past Keyser, 11-1, in five innings Friday at Allegany in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action.

The Campers (3-0, 2-0 AMAC) scored three times in the home half of the first and increased the lead to 10-1 with seven runs in the third inning. The game was halted by the 10-run rule after Allegany scored once in the bottom of the fifth.

Eirich singled in each of his at bats and finished with one run batted in. Dylan Shockey had four RBIs with a triple and a single, and Colton Sivic slugged a two-run home run as part of Allegany’s seven-run third. Blake Milburn contributed three singles and one RBI, and Bryce Nightengale hit a double and drove in one.

The Campers play Northern at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Keyser (1-1, 0-1 AMAC) hosts Northern today at noon.

Fort Hill    10

Hyndman    4

CUMBERLAND — K’Shaun Powell and Devan Erichsen had RBI singles during a seven-run fifth inning as Fort Hill came from behind to beat Hope for Hyndman Friday at Sentinel Field.

It was the first win of the season for the Sentinels, who trailed 4-0 before scoring seven runs on seven hits in the bottom of the fifth inning. They tacked on three more in the sixth.

Powell hit a bases-loaded single and Erichsen drove in two runs with his single in the fifth. Erichsen, Dalton Gaus and Sidney Carroll had two singles each to lead an 11-hit attack.

Adam DuVall got the win in relief and struck out six over the final three innings.

Micah Stair went 2 for 2 with a double for Hope for Hyndman (0-1), which plays at Mountain Ridge on Tuesday.

Fort Hill will host Southern in a makeup game on Tuesday.

Northern    9

Rockwood    2

POTOMAC PARK — Trevon Jones had two hits, two RBIs and teamed with Damion Monroe on a two-hitter as Northern dumped Rockwood at Holler Field.

The Huskies (2-0) wasted no time in taking the lead as Brooks Carr belted a two-run home run during a three-run first inning. Northern led 7-1 after three innings.

That was more than enough support for Jones and Monroe. Jones, in 5 2-3 innings, allowed two hits and one earned run, walked one and struck out nine. Monroe finished up and struck out four in 1 1-3 innings.

Aaron Rodeheaver doubled, Logan Yommer hit a two-run single and Monroe also had an RBI single for Northern, which had nine hits.

The Huskies play again today, at noon, at Keyser with a jayvee game to follow.

Frankfort    14

Spring Mills    4

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Cole Smith had three hits and scored three runs and Frankfort banged out 14 hits in its season opener, a five-inning win at Spring Mills.

Smith hit a double and two singles while Hunter Jenkins tripled, singled, scored three runs and knocked in two to lead the attack for the Falcons, who scored four runs in the first inning and led 9-4 after three. A five-run fifth gave the Falcons a 10-run lead.

Braiden Popluhar went 2 for 2 with a double, single, two runs and two RBIs, Gage Shaffer had two singles and three RBIs, Jake Phares two singles and two RBIs, and Ross Conley two singles and one RBI. Gavin Mauzy had a single and scored twice.

Popluhar and Conley teamed to scatter five hits on the mound.

Frankfort plays at East Hardy in a noon doubleheader today. Spring Mills (1-2) hosts Petersburg in a doubleheader today at 11 a.m.

Trinity    13

Calvary Christian    3

POTOMAC PARK — Winning pitcher Justin Everly went 3 for 3 and Trinity built a big early lead and went on to defeat Calvary Christian at Holler Field.

Trinity, which led 9-0 after two innings, made the most of five singles in getting the win in its season opener. Calvary dropped to 0-2.

Everly walked six and struck out nine in four innings for the win. Relievers Buddy Scott and Noah Jones completed the two-hitter.

Braydon Pennington doubled and scored and Nic Davies singled and scored for Calvary. Pennington had three strikeouts in two innings of relief.

Hampshire    15

Buck.-Upshur    7

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Shane Ennis drove in five runs as Hampshire bounced back from a 6-0 deficit in the first inning to beat Buckhannon-Upshur 15-7 Friday for the Trojans’ first win of the year.

Ennis got his five RBIs on two doubles and a single and Dane Heavner added to Hampshire’s 12 hits by getting a triple, double and a single for two RBIs. Ethan Turner added two RBIs on as many singles, David Delawder drove in a run with a double and a single and John Judy added a two-run single.

Buckhannon-Upshur got a two-run double from Cunningham and two singles from Newcome.

The Trojans opened the season with a 5-1 loss to Musselman on Thursday. Forrest Stafford struck out 10 Hampshire batters in six innings and gave up only two hits, and Jarin Jenkins led the Applemen with a triple.

Hampshire (1-1) plays two at Hedgesville today beginning at 11 a.m.

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