From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Carter Imes went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs and Bryce Nightengale struck out 10 in a complete-game performance to send top-seeded Allegany to a 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Hancock in their Class 1A West section semifinal on Monday.
The win was the eighth in a row and 11th in 12 games for Allegany (18-3), which will host the section championship game on Wednesday, at 4 p.m., against the Northern-Mountain Ridge winner.
Chris Fram singled twice and reached base three times, Trenton Eirich had two singles and Colton Sivic an RBI double in leading a 12-hit attack. Five of the six runs scored on two-out hits.
The Campers never trailed and took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Wade McGee singled, Sivic walked and Imes singled to load the bases. McGee scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Oleksik and a Nightengale single made it 2-0.
After Hancock scored a run in the second, the Campers padded the lead with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Dylan Shockey and Chris Fram drew one-out walks and with two out, Sivic belted an RBI double to left-center. Imes followed with a two-run single to make it 5-1.
Fram singled, moved to second on an error and scored on another two-out single by Imes in the sixth.
Nightengale scattered six hits and walked only two in getting the win.
Tanner Manning hit two doubles and Jesse Wolford doubled and singled for Hancock (10-9), which had beaten Allegany 6-4 in last year in the playoffs.
Northern 4, Fort Hill 3
CUMBERLAND — Jeremy Bender’s two-out RBI single in the fifth inning was the difference for Northern in a win at Fort Hill in the first round of the Class 1A West sectional.
The Huskies led 3-1 going into the fifth. Jerad Fike walked to lead off the inning and Aaron Broadwater was hit by a pitch. The next two hitters were retired before Bender’s single brought in Fike to make it 4-1.
Fike hurled a complete game, allowing three runs on three hits. Fort Hill, down 4-3 in the seventh, got the leadoff man on but he was thrown out at second after a sacrifice bunt by Bubba Norris.
Northern (13-8) plays at Mountain Ridge today at 4:30, with the winner playing at Allegany in the section final on Wednesday. Fort Hill ended its season with a 6-9 record.
Calvary 8, New Life 7
CRESAPTOWN — Gavin Hart hit a two-run double and Calvary scored six runs over the final four innings to beat New Life in the first round of the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference Touranment at Holler Field.
Justin Hartsock scattered five hits in a complete-game win for the Eagles. Justin Swogger tripled and scored and Mark Capper had two singles, scored two runs and knocked in one.
Jason Bennett doubled and singled and Jason McElroy tripled for New Life.
Calvary (10-4) will host the Broadfording/Shalom winner on Thursday or Friday at Holler Field.
Hyndman 7, Salisbury 4
SALISBURY, Pa. — Chad Deneen scattered eight hits in a complete-game victory nd drove in four runs to lead Hope for Hyndman Charter past Salisbury.
Dan Wisnewski doubled and scored three runs and Brad Torbet scored twice for Hyndman (10-6), which hosts McConnellsburg in a doubleheader on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.