From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Fort Hill scored four runs in the second, added two in the sixth and held off Bishop Walsh to win 9-6 on Monday afternoon at Bishop Walsh School.
The Sentinels were led on offense by winning pitcher Adam DuVall with two hits and two RBIs. Brandon Stotler had two hits with an RBI double, Blair Brittain doubled and Michael Wright had two singles.
Bishop Walsh (2-15, 0-4 City), which finished with 10 hits, had three players with two hits. Dylan Wilson doubled, singled and scored twice, Quincy Redmon had two base hits and an RBI and Brandon Reed belted two base hits.
DuVall struck out five while the Spartans starter Hunter Marrale fanned four and reliever Reed one.
Fort Hill (6-8, 2-2 City) visits Mountain Ridge on Wednesday beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Frankfort 8, Keyser 1
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Colton Dorsey and Hunter Jenkins combined to hold Keyser to three singles as Frankfort defeated the Golden Tornado in the opening game of their sectional playoff series on Monday at Frankfort High School.
Weather permitting, the second game will be played today, at Keyser, beginning at 6 p.m.
Dorsey struck out seven and gave up two hits. Jenkins fanned one and only two walks were allowed between them.
The Falcons (15-14) scored single runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings and then put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth.
Leadoff hitter Cole Smith reached four times without getting a hit to score three runs. Thane Cutter drove in four runs, scored one and had a triple. Jenkins and Tyler Conley had two hits and both scored a run and drove in one. Jenkins had a double.
Keyser (0-23) scored its run in the third inning on Vinnie Cuthberton’s RBI base hit. Cody Eversole and Noah Hartman had the other two hits.
East Hardy 15
Paw Paw 5
BAKER, W.Va. — Tyler Mongold slammed two home runs and East Hardy scored eight times in the fourth inning to win its opener in the West Virginia Class A Region II, Section 4 playoffs over Paw Paw on Monday evening.
Mongold got a solo home run during the second inning and then homered again in the fourth with a runner on. For the day, he had three hits in four at bats, scored four runs and drove in another three.
Wyatt Basye gave the Cougars a double and a single, and Cody Walker went 2 for 2 with one RBI.
Tim Abrell and Josh Newlin had two singles apiece for four of the Pirates’ five hits.
Hunter Miller and Logan Strawderman combined for nine strikeouts in the win.
East Hardy (20-10) plays at Moorefield tonight at 7 o’clock. Paw Paw plays the loser of the East Hardy vs. Moorefield match on Wednesday evening.
OAKLAND — Trenton Eirich took a one-hitter into the seventh inning, but had to sweat out the final frame as Southern scored four times in its last at bats and had the tying and winning runs on base when No. 2 Allegany finally escaped with a one-run win to finish the regular season for both schools Monday in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference action.
The Campers (17-3, 13-3 AMAC) scored their first run in the third inning and stretched the lead to 3-0 in the fifth. They scored their final two runs when Chris Fram connected for a two-run home run in the top of the seventh.
Southern, which got a hit from leadoff hitter Seth Holler, but was held hitless for the next five innings, flew out to start its half of the seventh. The Rams (4-14, 2-10) drew a walk on its next at bats, before a strikeout brought them down to their final out. A walk and a single from Matt Imhoff loaded the bases, where Holler drove in two runs with a single and Keith Chapman singled in one to cut the lead to 5-3.
The final run scored on an error and the Rams had runners on first and third when Eirich punched out the final batter.
Wade McGee had two singles for the Campers, and Carter Imes hit an RBI double. Ryan Murphy also had a double.
The duo of Scott Cooper and Chapman combined for 10 strikeouts in the loss.
Both schools await Wednesday’s draw for the Maryland 1A playoffs.
Cumberland Valley 2
CRESAPTOWN — Calvary collected only two hits but made them both count, and the Eagles got a standout performance by Levi Hartsock on the mound in a win over Cumberland Valley Monday at the Allegany County Fairgrounds.
Hartsock struck out 13 batters in a seven-inning complete game and allowed two walks. He gave up five hits, two triples to Seth Hegman and three singles to Connor Chapman.
Hartsock also had one of the Eagles’ two hits, singling home Justin Swogger for an RBI. Patrick Ware had the other hit, a double that also drove in a run.
Cumberland Valley’s Derek Muir and Seth Hegman combined for eight strikeouts.
The Eagles (9-4) play today, 4:30 p.m., when they host Shalom.
Forbes Road 12 2
Hyndman 3 9
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Freshmen Lucas Miller pitched his first complete game and struck at six to help Hope for Hyndman salvage a doubleheader with a 9-2 win over Forbes Road Monday evening.
The Hornets lost the opening game 12-3.
Wade had 11 strikeouts and Horton had five runs batted in for Forbes Road as they won the first half by nine runs, outhitting Hyndman 12-5. Jack Leydig led the Hornets with a triple.
D.J. Messenger, Leydig and Chad Deneen all finished with three hits for Hyndman (6-6), which had 10 hits in the win.
The Hornets play Fannett-Metal on Wednesday during Senior Night.
Northern 5, Fort Hill 4
ACCIDENT — Clark Morin scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Northern over Fort Hill in a junior varsity outing at Northern.
Tyler McClintock hit two singles and Mesach Metz added a double for the Huskies, who were held to four hits.
The Sentinels got three hits from Brode, a double and a single from Stout and two singles from Bittner.
Damian Monroe got the win after entering in the fifth.
The Huskies (8-6-1) play Southern at home today at 4:30 p.m.