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April 21, 2013

Miller’s slam lifts ACM to split of doubleheader

FROM STAFF REPORTS

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Brandon Miller belted a grand slam and knocked in five runs to power Allegany past CCAC-South 8-2 in the first game of their college baseball doubleheader on Sunday.

South earned a split of the day by making the most of two hits in winning the nitecap, 3-2.

In the first game, Miller snapped a scoreless tie with a grand slam in the third inning. He added an RBI double a few innings later.

Blayne McGuirk hit two singles and knocked in a run and Corey Shroyer chased home another run with a sacrifice fly for the Trojans.

Ethan Thoms got the win with solid relief work from Garrett Dickel, who got out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and pitched a scoreless seventh for a save.

Ryan Bullian and Adam Ziemanski had two singles for the Tigers.

In the second game, South had only two hits, one being a two-run single by Bullian. The tie-breaking run in the fifth was unearned.

Reynaldo Adames had two singles and Jeff Morgan and Miller knocked in ACM’s runs on fielder’s choice plays.

Austin Barefoot, with good relief help again by Dickel, combined on the two-hitter. Barefoot was the losing pitcher.

The Trojans (19-17) play at Garrett on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Westmoreland    6    4

Garrett    1    5

MCHENRY — Jason Hepple hit a two-run home run, Mike Bolla hit a two-run triple and Corey Helbig drew a bases-loaded walk that brought home the winning run to help Garrett to a 5-4 win and split of its doubleheader with Westmoreland.

In the second-game win, the Lakers erased a 2-0 deficit with Hepple’s two-run blast in the bottom of the first inning and took a 4-2 lead on Bolla’s two-run triple in the second.

Tied 4-4 in the seventh, Patrick Sines walked, moved to second on a sacrifice, and walked home when Helbig drew a one-out walk-off walk, the third walk in a row issued by Westmoreland.

Westmoreland won the first game 6-1 with Tyler Lilja hitting a double and single and driving in five of the six runs. Josh Bittinger doubled for Garrett.

The Lakers (18-27) will host Allegany on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Saturday

Potomac State    12    3

Monroe    6    5

KEYSER, W.Va. — Freshman Sam Vicenzo pitched six strong innings and struck out five to lead Potomac State past Monroe (N.Y.) in the first game of a doubleheader at Golden Park.

Monroe ended the Catamounts’ 13-game winning streak by winning the second game 5-3.

In the opener, Jamison Jones and Alex Levitan had three hits each to back Vicenzo, who impoved his personal record to 5-1. David Kimbrough and Elliott McCummings had two RBIs for the Catamounts, who took advantage of six Monroe errors.

Jones hit a two-run homer and Potomac State held a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning of the nitecap, but Monroe rallied for a run in the fifth and got two more in the sixth for the win.

All five Monroe runs were unearned.

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