FROM STAFF REPORTS
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Pitcher Kaitlyn Keplinger and catcher Cheyenne Earle took the term battery literal on Monday evening against Berkeley Springs, powering the Petersburg Vikings to a 4-2 win in the opener of the best-of-three series in the West Virginia Class AA, Region 2, Section II playoffs.
Keplinger threw all seven innings and got nine strikeouts, allowed one walk and gave up five hits. Offensively, she drove in the first two runs with a single in the third inning. With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Earle delivered the go-ahead, two-run single that put the Vikings on top to stay.
The Indians got a solo home run from Abby Gillingham in the fourth inning. Ashley Campbell hit two doubles, including an RBI hit in the third that scored Berkeley’s first run.
Losing pitcher Allura Rohm fanned eight in a complete game.
The Vikings (24-5) can win the series today in Berkeley Springs, or be forced into a rubber match back home on Wednesday.
Fort Hill 4
CRESAPTOWN — Sierra Minnick worked a six-hit shutout and Sarah Lowery crushed a two-run home run for the No. 3 Sentinels as Fort Hill wrapped up at least a tie for the Cumberland City championship with a win over Allegany Monday at Carl Belt Field.
Minnick struck out five in seven innings and scattered the six hits she surrendered to earn the win. Allegany countered with Tori Bohrer, who struck out four in four innings before being relieved, and Alexis Robinette. The pair allowed six hits, like Minnick, but put runners on at inopportune times.
The Sentinels got their first runs in the second when Lowery went deep with a runner on to make it 2-0. Taylor Hoppert drove in two runs in the fifth.
Morgan Cranford began the Fort Hill fifth with a double and scored along with Minnick on Hoppert’s single.
Ashleigh Eisentrout hit two singles for the Campers.
Fort Hill (11-6, 9-4 AMAC, 2-0 City) plays at Northern on Thursday before finishing the season with two games against Bishop Walsh. A win in either BW game will give the Sentinels sole possession of the City crown.
Allegany (8-6, 6-5 AMAC, 0-2 City) plays today at Southern.
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Jess Ringler rang up 10 strikeouts and went 2 for 4 as Hope for Hyndman hammered Hancock on Monday afternoon.
Ringler allowed four hits and two walks in the seven-inning outing, while coming up with two singles at the plate. Catcher Karly Willison went 3 for 4 with a two-run home run, triple and three runs batted in. Kayla Wilt drove in two runs with two singles.
The Hornets scored a run in the first and three more in the second. They got their fifth run in the fourth and scored the final three in the sixth.
Hyndman (8-5) plays at Mountain Ridge on Wednesday.
Vikings win first game of series, 4-2; FH tops Alco
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CRESAPTOWN — Ashleigh Eisentrout knocked in four runs to lead Allegany to an 11-2 win over Northern in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference action Wednesday at Carl Belt Field, marking the 200th victory in the Camper head coaching career of Rick Twigg.
Allegany blanks Bishop Walsh
CUMBERLAND — Colton Sivic and Dylan Shockey doubled and singled, and four pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout to lead top-ranked Allegany to a 7-0 win over Bishop Walsh Wednesday at Al Martin Field.
Christopher Newport tops FSU 2-1 on Nicely’s RBI
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A.J. Nicely’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie game and lifted third-seeded Christopher Newport to a 2-1 victory over fourth-seeded Frostburg State in the opening round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday afternoon.
FSU rallies, defeats Saint Vincent, 15-13
LATROBE, Pa. — Malory Brunett, Megan White and Ellie Garner combined to score nine goals as Frostburg State rallied for a 15-13 women’s lacrosse victory over Saint Vincent on Wednesday afternoon.
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NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.
The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.
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BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
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Keyser scored four runs in the bottom of the second and concluded the game with a bang-bang double play to defeat Fort Hill Monday in an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game at Keyser.
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Marley Thompson had two hits, including a leadoff home run, to lead Petersburg over Pendleton County 9-1 on Monday evening.
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