From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Carter Imes and Matt Oleksik both hit home runs as Allegany powered its way past Mountain Ridge, 9-3, on Thursday during Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference action at Allegany High School.
Oleksik gave the Campers a 5-0 lead by hitting a two-run home run in the third inning and added a double to finish with three runs batted in. Imes pushed the Allegany lead to 6-0 by hitting a solo shot in the fifth inning. He added a single and had two RBIs.
The Campers finished with a total of 11 hits, getting a double and a single apiece from Chris Fram and Wade McGee. McGee had one RBI.
For Mountain Ridge, which suffered its first loss, Branden Markwood had a double for one of the Miners’ four hits.
Allegany’s Trenton Eirich allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three in earning the win.
The Campers (5-1, 3-1) play Tuesday against Moorefield at home. Mountain Ridge (3-1, 1-1) is in the Somerset Easter Tournament on Saturday.
HANCOCK — Hunter Hill’s sacrifice fly scored Justin Derato, broke a tie game in the seventh inning and lifted Northern past Hancock.
Northern (2-3) trailed 4-2 after three innings but took a 7-4 lead with a five-run fourth, highlighted by a two-run double by Brooks Carr.
Hancock tied it 7-7 in the fifth when Hunter McKinley, after an infield error, hit a two-out, three-run homer.
Derato, pinch hitting to lead off the seventh, hit a hard grounder to third and reached third on two throwing errors on the play, setting things up for Hill’s sacrifice fly.
Hill, Seth Mast and Aaron Rodeheaver had two singles for the Huskies. Hill had two RBIs and Mast one.
Tyler Bittinger got the win in relief and Aaron Broadwater pitched a scoreless seventh for a save.
Nate Souders had two singles for Hancock.
Northern (2-3) plays at Bishop Walsh today at 4:30 p.m.
The Northern jayvees won their season opener by beating Hancock 7-0.
Meshach Metz threw a one-hit shutout and smacked an RBI double. Bradley McKenzie had two singles and two RBIs and Ben Beeman and Tyler McClintock RBI singles.
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Frankfort tied the score at 4-4 with a four-run fifth inning, but Petersburg bounced back with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth and went on to win on Thursday afternoon.
Trevor Harman and Ryan Colaw led the Vikings offense with three runs batted in each. Colaw got his using a double and two singles, and Harman singled twice to collect his.
Brian George added a double as the Vikings collected 11 hits.
Petersburg took a 2-0 lead in the third and doubled it in the bottom of the fourth. After the Falcons tied the score in the fifth, the Vikings went ahead in the bottom of the inning before adding two more runs in the sixth.
Frankfort was led by Braiden Popluhar and Thane Cutter with two-run triples. Colton Dorsey added a double.
The win improves Petersburg to 9-1 with a game at Moorefield waiting on Monday. Frankfort (4-4) visits the Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
Chestnut Ridge 11 4
Hyndman 10 20
NEW PARIS, Pa. — Brad Torbet got the season started in grand style, driving in 10 runs as Hope for Hyndman split a doubleheader with Chestnut Ridge after weeks of delays.
The Hornets dropped the opening game 11-10 but dominated the second to a score of 20-4.
Torbet, who had five RBIs in each game to finish with 10, had a double and a single to help lead the Hornets to the 16-run victory. Micah Stair added two doubles, Daniel Wisnewski hit a double and a single, and Colton Mallory had two singles.
Monka homered for Chestnut Ridge.
Earlier, Torbet had two hits to drive in five runs, but the Hornets fell just short. Stair had three runs and two RBIs with a single and Keith Deneen drove in a run with a single. Wisnewski doubled, Chad Deneen added a single and two RBIs, and Leydig went 3 for 3 with a double.
Monka also homered in the first game for Chestnut Ridge to give him two on the day.
Hyndman (1-1) plays tonight at home against Berlin.
Bath County 1
HOT SPRINGS, Va. — Hot Springs couldn’t live up to its name last night after snow halted a game between Pendleton County and Bath County after five innings in which the Wildcats collected the win.
Pendleton scored two runs in each of the opening two innings, and tacked on its final five runs during the fourth inning. Bath County scored its only run during the third inning.
Logan Raines hit a solo home run and a triple, and drove in three runs for the Wildcats, with Sam Yokum and Kyle Kretzschmar getting two hits apiece.
Half of Bath’s two hits were two singles from Jimmy Ford.
Pendleton (3-4) is at Tygarts Valley today for a 5:30 p.m. showdown.
Calvary Christian 7
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Mark Capper smacked a pair of singles and scored a pair of runs as Calvary opened its season with a win at Trinity.
Patrick Ware and Levi Hartsock also singled twice for the Eagles, who took the lead for good with a four-run second inning.
Hartsock and Gavin Hart combined to allow just one run in five innings of relief work.
Calvary plays again today at Grace Academy.
Hampshire wins two in Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Shane Ennis drove in seven runs in two games as Hampshire defeated Aynor (S.C.), 8-7, and Williamsburg Academy (S.C.), 19-8, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday.
Ennis homered against Aynor on his way to five RBIs. Garrett Crawford had two singles and an RBI. Bucky Timbrook added an RBI single.
Matt Maiers launched a three-run homer in game two. Ennis and Josh Crawford both drove in two runs. Dane Heavener and Garrett Crawford each had two hits.
Jack Kellahan homered for Williamsburg and Nathan Elliott doubled.
Hampshire (6-0) played Princeton (W.Va.) on Thursday evening.