MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Cumberland American Legion Post 13 dropped the first game, but came back to win the remaining four during the WAJR Wooden Bat Classic at Mylan Park Complex.
Post 13 fell to Romney Post 91 in eight innings, 4-3, in the opening game on Friday.
Cumberland got on the board first in the top of the second as Cameron O’Neal doubled to lead off and scored on a single by Devin Dinicola. Dinicola scored on a single by Allan Stevenson who was driven in on a single from J.T. Stevenson.
Romney answered with two in the bottom of the inning as Cain walked, followed by a single from Brady Whitacre. Both scored with two out on a single by Grant Shoemaker. Romney tied the score in the bottom of the third when Tristan Everett singled and later scored on a wild pitch.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth when Collin Sulser singled, pinch runner Moreland stole second and scored the game-winner on a single from Shoemaker.
Leading hitters for Cumberland were Austin Miller with two singles and O’Neal with a double and single. The top Romney hitters were Everett and Whitacre with two singles, and Shoemaker with three singles.
Post 13 won the first game on Saturday, 6-2, over Smithfield Fairchance, Pa. Post 278 at Mylan Park, scoring five runs in the final three innings.
In the top of the first Jakson Bauer was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by O’Neal. Smithfield Fairchance tied it up in the bottom of the second when Angelo Doyle walked, advanced to third and scored on fielder’s choice.
In the bottom of the third Smithfield Fairchance took the lead when Jace Coppellini doubled and scored when Doyle singled. Cumberland took the lead for good in the fifth when Blake Beal and Allan Stevenson singled and were brought home on a single from J.T. Stevenson. In for sixth Dinicola walked and was driven in by a single from Darian Bauer.
In the seventh J.T. Stevenson singled and Christian Groves walked before Sebastian Stewart singled, driving in both runs.
Stewart doubled and singled for Cumberland, while O’Neal doubled. J.T. Stevenson and Beal both had two singles.
Fort Cumberland won by the 10-run rule in Saturday’s second game, topping Elkins Post 29, 12-0, in five innings, scoring 10 in the third and two in the fourth.
In the 10-run third inning, Jay Tally singled in Darian Bauer and O’Neal, and Brennan White followed with a single to score Groves. Dinicola singled to score Talley, Beal doubled to score White and Dinicola and Darian Bauer singled to score Beal and Brady Weimer, who had reached on an error.
Stewart, who was hit by a pitch, scored on a single by Bryce Snyder. The final run of the inning came when a sacrifice fly from Talley scored Bauer. In the fourth, Snyder doubled home Weimer and Bauer.
On Sunday, Fort Cumberland scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to turn a three-run deficit into a 7-6 win over Uniontown, Pa. Post 51.
Weimer singled and Snyder and Stevenson both reached base with one out before Weimer and Snyder both scored on an error off the bat of Jackson Bauer. The game ended when Groves singled to right to score Stevenson and Bauer.
Uniontown jumped out to a two-run lead in the first when Gesk and Vecchiollai scored on a single by Brestensky. Another run came when Meyers singled and scored on a single by Gesk.
In the top of the fifth, Elkins scored three runs as Brestnsky and Gesk singled and scored on a double by Bohna. Zimcosby then singled to plate Bohna.
Cumberland, down by six in the bottom of the fifth, plated a run when Dinicola singled and scored on a single by Darian Bauer. In the sixth inning Post 13 had singles by Snyder and J.T. Stevenson, who were both driven in on a Stewart singled. Stewart scored when Dinicola singled.
Groves had three singles for Fort Cumberland, while J.T. Stevenson, Stewart and Dinicola all had two singles.
In the final game of the weekend on Sunday, Cumberland scored a run in the seventh to tie the score, then added one in the top of the eighth to defeat Morgantown Post 2, 2-1, as Devin Dinicola pitched pitched all eight innings for the win after knocking in Stewart with the tie run in the seventh.
In the eighth, Groves singled and moved to second on an error and then scored the go-ahead run on another Morgantown error.
Dinicola then retired the side on three ground-ball outs, giving up six singles and three walks and striking out seven for the day.
Morgantown took a 1-0 lead in the second when Nial walked and scored on a single by Smith.
Dinicola finished with a double and a single at the plate, while Groves had two singles.
Cumberland Post 13 (5-1) will play at Romney Post 91 today at 6 p.m.