Cumberland Times-News

May 3, 2013

Allegany ends Hampshire streak

7th-inning comeback beats Trojans, 9-8

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— ROMNEY, W.Va. — Second-ranked Allegany scored half a dozen runs in their final at bats to rally from five runs down to snap No. 1 Hampshire’s 13-game win streak 9-8 Thursday evening during the Trojans’ ultimate regular season game.

Down 8-3 entering the seventh, Allegany needed at least five runs to extend the game and still needed four runs after Hampshire had recorded the second out.

The Campers began the inning with an infield single and that was followed by a walk and an error to load the bases. Colton Sivic ripped a single to drive in the first run, but Shane Ennis struck out the next two batters to bring Hampshire to the cusp of victory. Allegany used a hit batter and a walk to draw to within two runs, and a two-run double by Ryan Murphy tied the score at 8-8.

Trenton Eirich scored the winning run on a wild pitch during the next at bat.

Sivic led the Campers by hitting a two-run home run in the first to go with his single in the seventh, and Carter Imes added a solo home run in the third.

Hampshire’s Josh Crawford had two doubles, a single and an RBI, Ethan Turner had two singles and two RBIs and Ennis drove in a run with a single.

The Trojans played two games to finish out the season Thursday afternoon, opening against Southern and finishing with the loss to the Campers. Hampshire did the Rams in with a 20-1, five-inning victory.

Dale Bryson launched a three-run home run during Southern’s 10-run second inning and added an RBI single to lead the Rams. David Delawder doubled twice to bring home two runs, Josh Crawford had two RBIs on a double and a single and Ennis knocked in three with a double and a single. Matt Maiers and Bucky Timbrook finished with two singles each as Hampshire had 18 hits.

Seth Holler had two of Southern’s three hits, both doubles.

Allegany (15-3, 11-3 AMAC) plays at Mountain Ridge today at 4:30 p.m. Hampshire (21-2, 10-1 AMAC) begins the West Virginia Class AAA Sectional Playoffs on Tuesday. Southern (3-13, 2-9) hosts Bishop Walsh on Saturday.

Mountain Ridge    17

Bishop Walsh    5


CUMBERLAND — Freshman Michael Livingston hit a two-run home run and a single to lead Mountain Ridge to a six-inning victory at Bishop Walsh on Thursday in AMAC play.

Josh VanMeter doubled, singled and knocked in three for the Miners, Michael Strietbeck doubled, singled twice and knocked in two, while Jake Kyle had a two-run single and Alex Whetzel an RBI single.

Austin Murray doubled and singled twice for the Spartans, Dylan Wilson had two singles and two RBIs and Hector Koch a single and two RBIs.

Livingston pitched four innings to get the win, striking out seven, allowing two runs and seven hits, and not allowing a walk.

On Wednesday, the Miners scored six runs in the top of the seventh in sealing their 11-1 win at Keyser.

Patrick Russell had two singles and two RBIs for Mountain Ridge, while Branden Markwood singled, doubled and knocked in two. Josh Delaney had a two-run single with Jake Hafer and Jonathan Aspito both singling twice. Kyle tripled.

Russell pitched a complete-game six-hitter for the Miners, scattering six singles, striking out six and walking one.

Mountain Ridge (12-6 overall, 10-4 AMAC) will host Allegany today at 4:30 p.m. Bishop Walsh (2-12, 1-8) will host Northern today.

Keyser (0-20, 0-13) will visit East Hardy today.

Frankfort    5

Northern    4


ACCIDENT  — Cole Smith and Colton Dorsey had three singles each to push Frankfort to an upset of No. 4 Northern as the Falcons concluded their regular season with a 14-14 record.

Frankfort (8-6 AMAC) will open the West Virginia Class AA Sectional Playoffs on Monday against Keyser. Northern (11-8, 9-6 AMAC) will play at Bishop Walsh today in its regular season finale.

Both Smith and Dorsey finished the afternoon with three singles apiece. Hunter Jenkins added two singles and Tim Arnold hit a single and drove in one run.

Northern’s Hunter Hill supplied an RBI double and Aaron Rodeheaver finished with a single and an RBI.

Jenkins threw four innings of relief and allowed one run to earn the win.

Calvary    5

Broadfording    4


HAGERSTOWN  — Justin Swogger struck out eight batters in five innings of work and Levi Hartsock kept Broadfording in the rear-view mirror for the final two innings Thursday during the Eagles’ win over Broadfording.

Gavin Hart put together two singles and a double with two runs scored to pace Calvary (8-3) at the plate. Hartsock finished with two singles and a run and Zach Nelson singled twice.

Broadfording got four hits, two singles and two doubles, with two runs scored from catcher Chad Kehr. Pitcher Brad Fogle had 11 strikeouts in a complete-game loss.

Calvary scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Each team scored a run in the seventh.

The Eagles play Cumberland Valley on Monday, 4:30 p.m., at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.

Berlin    12

Salisbury    1


BERLIN, Pa. — Brendan Bowser was responsible for six runs batted in and went 4 for 4 as Berlin beat Salisbury in five innings Thursday in Berlin.

Bowser hit a pair of doubles and two singles to bring six runs in. Teammate Jimmy Moore added two base hits.

Berlin led 4-0 after two innings, 7-0 after four and finished at 12-1 after five.

Zach Cooney allowed three hits, all singles, in five innings.

The Elks were devastated by the eight errors.

On Wednesday, Shanksville scored 13 runs over the final two frames to collect a 19-12 win over the Elks.

Joe Hudack went 4 for 5 with a double, and Ben Duppstadt provided two doubles and a single and had four RBIs.

Salisbury got four singles from Brandon Bodes, a double and two singles from Tim Garlitz and three singles from Dioro Pattison.

Salisbury (5-7) plays today at Meyersdale beginning at 4:30 p.m.