From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Top-ranked and undefeated Allegany won its 27th consecutive Cumberland City League game by opening a 7-0 lead before Bishop Walsh scored a run as the Campers locked up the City championship by smoking the Spartans 10-1 on Thursday at Allegany.
Matt Oleksik kept the BW batters uncomfortable at the plate with 15 strikeouts and only one hit allowed, but also showed some wildness with six walks. He drove in more runs (two) than he allowed by hitting a triple and a single.
Jack Hawkins and Brady Hillegas had two hits each with Hawkins knocking in a pair of runs. Josh Marchini hit a double as one of the Campers’ 12 hits.
The win secures the Campers’ sixth City crown in as many years and today marks the seven-year anniversary of Allegany’s last City setback, a 7-5 loss to the Spartans in 2007. Allegany won its final City game that season to start the streak, and has won the first three of this season. It went undefeated every year in between including one year that only included three City games instead of the normal four because of weather.
The victory also gives Allegany at least a share of the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference with a 9-0 record.
Tony Russell singled in Bishop Walsh’s run during the third inning.
Allegany (15-0) finishes its City season on Monday when it hosts Fort Hill. Bishop Walsh (4-9, 0-8 AMAC, 0-3 City) plays in a North Star Tournament on Saturday.
Frankfort 9, Keyser 8
KEYSER, W.Va. — Gage Shaffer saved the day for Frankfort by hitting a two-run bomb in the top of the ninth inning and the Falcons got around some defensive miscues in the bottom of the inning to hang on to beat Keyser on Thursday at John Kruk Field.
The Falcons trailed 6-1 going into the top of the fifth inning, but took advantage of four Golden Tornado errors and two hits to take a 7-6 lead.
Keyser tied it in the bottom of the sixth and neither team scored until the ninth with Shaffer went deep with a runner on. Keyser got a run back in the home half before Frankfort got out of the jam.
Keyser started the bottom of the ninth with two quick outs, but Frankfort gave them life back by making errors to allow the next two batters to reach. With runners at the corners, the Falcons picked off the man at first, who then got himself into a rundown and allowed the runner from third to score before being tagged out himself.
Cole Smith added a double for the Falcons and Gavin Mauzy had a single and a run scored.
For Keyser, Derrike Riley had four RBIs with two doubles and a single, Vinnie Cuthbertson drove in a run with two singles and an RBI and Dan Troup drove in a run with a single.
Frankfort (8-6) travels to Northern on Saturday. The Golden Tornado (5-10) plays today at Tucker County beginning at 4:30.
Moorefield 4, Petersburg 2
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Tyler Smith collected three of Moorefield’s nine hits Thursday evening as the Moorefield Yellow Jackets beat Petersburg on the Vikings’ home field.
Smith hit a double and two singles and Kyle Berg added a double and a single as Moorefield held a 2-1 lead after one inning. Will Schoonover also had a double and a single for the Jackets.
Petersburg had six hits as a team and Trevor Harman had two of them with a pair of singles. Nick Dolly singled in one run.
Moorefield plays a doubleheader against Notre Dame on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.
Trinity 15, Calvary 9
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Noah Jones hit a two-run home run to get Trinity rolling in the first inning and finished with eight strikeouts in a complete-game pitching performance in tipping the scales in Trinity’s favor against Calvary Christian Academy.
Jones hit his home run as part of a four-run first inning and added a double later in the game as Trinity scored five times in the second before getting four more runs in the fourth.
Justin Eberly added an RBI triple in the win.
Calvary’s Josiah McBride had a double and a single and four stolen bases for Calvary.
Calvary plays Heritage today in Chambersburg.
Paw Paw 5, Shenandoah 4
PAW PAW, W.Va. — Devin Abe drove in Matt Ginevan with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Pirates held on in the seventh to beat Shenandoah Valley Thursday afternoon.
Abe and Michael Crabtree had two singles each, and both had one RBI. Josh Newlon had two RBIs with a single and River Weese singled home one run.
Paw Paw scored three runs during the first inning, but Shenandoah got two in the second and two more in the third for a total of four runs.
M. Rogers had a single and two RBIs and T. McGrath added two singles in the loss.
Paw Paw (6-5) plays a doubleheader with Hundred on Saturday at noon.