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June 16, 2013

Tri-State sweeps Oakland

FROM STAFF REPORTS

POTOMAC PARK — Matt Wright doubled home Tony Fetters with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Tri-State Titans to a 5-4 win over the Oakland Oaks in Pen-Mar WV League baseball Sunday at Hamilton Field.

The victory gave the Titans (8-0) a sweep of the day and weekend series. Tri-State won the opener 15-5 in five innings behind a six-RBI game by Cody Ellsworth.

In the opener, Ellsworth hit a  triple, double and single to lead the attack. He had a two-run triple and a two-run double in a nine-run second inning.

Bryce Nightengale had a double, single and an RBI and Sean Collette and winning pitcher Brian Powell had a single and two RBIs.

Bryan Lenhart, Allan King and Mike Logsdon hit two singles for Oakland (4-4).

Powell got the win with four strikeouts in five innings.

Oakland trailed 4-3 in the second game in the seventh inning when Cody Toothman, Tommie Reams and Corey Helbig singled, with Helbig’s hit driving home Toothman to tie it.

Fetters led off the bottom half of the inning with a single, moved to second on a bunt by Powell and scored on Wright’s double down the right field line.

Powell and Collette had two singles for Tri-State. Tootman had three singles and an RBI and Lenhart two singles an an RBI for Oakland.

Ellsworth pitched all seven innings and struck out five for the win.

Tri-State plays Cumberland at Bel Air and Oakland takes on West Virginia at Berkeley Springs in 1 p.m. doubleheaders on Saturday.

Cumberland    11   7

West Virginia    1    4

BEL AIR — Cody Jeffreys hit a pair of triples in a shortened first game, and the Cumberland Orioles broke a tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to win the second game and sweep the West Virginia Powerhouse.

In the five-inning first game, Jimmy Taylor threw a two-hitter and struck out four, and was aided by a 13-hit attack led by Jeffreys.

John Taylor smacked three singles and Chris Wilson and Jimmy Taylor had two singles.

Weller had an RBI single for West Virginia.

In the second game, tied 4-4 through five innings, Ryan Bobo led off the Cumberland sixth with a double. Jimmy Taylor walked and Ben Lohr singled to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Neal Eshleman drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run. Roy Jeffreys and Marcus Weaver also walked with the bases loaded later in the inning.

Weaver and Ben Russell had two singles for Cumberland. Oliver had three singles, Mike Swink a double and single and Cottrill two singles for West Virginia.

Zach Bradfield got the win and struck out four in four innings or relief.

Cumberland (4-4) will host the Tri-State Titans on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Bel Air. West Virginia (0-8) hosts Oakland on Saturday at Berkeley Springs, also at 1 o’clock.

Saturday

Cumberland    10    12

West Virginia    0      2

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Trey Deason threw five innings on one-hit shutout ball, striking out 14 for the Cumberland Orioles in a 10-0 rout of the West Virginia Powerhouse.

Norm Hall’s line drive up the middle in the fourth inning broke up the no-hitter.

Cody Jeffreys and Chris Wilson doubled for the Orioles.

Jeffreys homered tripled and singled in a 12-2 game two win. Ben Lohr also tripled. Deason doubled and Wilson singled twice. John Taylor scattered four hits over five innings, striking out seven.

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