GRANTSVILLE — Logan Miller doubled and singled, and winning pitcher Ethan Tice allowed only a run in 4 1/3 innings of relief as Grantsville SAL defeated the Frostburg Legion 5-2 on Wednesday to clinch the top seed in the Hot Stove League playoffs.
The game, suspended by thunderstorms in the top of the third inning Tuesday in Frostburg, was resumed at Grantsville Park after Grantsville’s regularly-scheduled game against Weimer Auto, which SAL won 11-2.
Both Grantsville SAL and Frostburg Legion had 14-1 records before resuming their suspended game. Grantsville finished 15-1 and the Legion ended up 14-2. Both will have homefield advantages in the opening round of playoffs.
Tyler Yoder and Craig Jarvis added doubles and Easton Rhoten had two singles for Grantsville SAL, which had scored three times in the first inning and never trailed against Frostburg Legion.
Tice and starting pitcher Camden Friend teamed on a six-hitter with five strikeouts.
Bradyn Speir had two singles for Frostburg Legion. Lyle Baker went the distance, scattered seven hits and struck out 10.
The top eight teams advance to the playoffs, which begin Monday.
Grantsville SAL 11Weimer Auto 1
GRANTSVILLE — Camden Friend belted a pair of doubles and a single and Ethan Sebold tossed a six-inning one-hitter, leading Grantsville SAL past Weimer Auto at Grantsville Park on Wednesday.
Easton Rhoten added a double and a single for Grantsville SAL, which had 10 hits.
Sebold allowed only two singles and struck out nine in the complete-game victory.
Berg had both of Weimer Auto’s hits.
Cresaptown Eagles 11Riverside Sports 2
POTOMAC PARK — Wesley Athey smacked a triple and double and the Cresaptown Eagles made the most of seven hits, beating Riverside Sports in their regular-season finale.
The Eagles, who took a quick 3-0 lead with three runs in the first inning, finished the regular season with a 14-2 record.
Darian Bauer hit two singles and Cayden Bratton doubled for the Eagles, who scored three runs in the top of the first inning and led 8-1 after four. Athey, Bratton and Ricky Day combined on a four-hitter.
Payton Slider and Xander Parsons doubled while Connor Merbold singled twice for Riverside Sports.