Post 7 downs Charleston Jr. Legion team in regular-season finale, 10-0

TENNERTON – Buckhannon Post 7 stole 12 bases and turned three double plays in just five innings of work as they won their regular-season finale over the Charleston Post 65 Junior Legion team by a 10-0 score Sunday afternoon at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.

The contest was called after five innings on the 10-run mercy rule and the victory ended a three-game slide for Post 7.

Buckhannon tallied three runs in the bottom of the first with the benefit of just one hit — a one-run single by Eli Bryant — to go along with two walks, five stolen bases, a wild pitch and a passed ball.

Post 7 tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the second inning again with just one hit, a one-run single by Landon Marple. Gage Parsons scored on a wild pitch and Wyatt Mason scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Bryant taking a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom of the third inning, Ryan Snyder and Ian Donnen both scored up passed balls by the catcher taking their lead to 8-0.

Buckhannon added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth when Ryder Aman singled and later scored on a wild pitch, and Marple drew a walk and scored on a single by Zach Calef-Boring.

Tucker Burr got the start for Post 7 and picked up the winning going two innings and allowing just two hits while striking out two.

Calef-Boring tossed two scoreless innings while Snyder pitched a scoreless fifth inning for Post 7.

Buckhannon managed five hits in the win with Aman, Bryant, Marple, Calef-Boring and Snyder each getting one.

The day before, Post 7 hosted Potomac Valley Post 64 and dropped a 5-2 decision.

Buckhannon Post 7 ended their regular season with an 11-16 record.

“It was important for us to be dominant today against the Charleston Junior Legion team,” remarked Buckhannon Post 7 general manager Kevin Boring. “The win broke a three-game losing streak for us, and it gives us some confidence. In that three-game slide, we played pretty well but just couldn’t get the win having one bad inning here or a couple of bad situations there. This win helps set the stage for the upcoming Area V Tournament. Everyone that will pitch in the tournament was able to get some work this week and weekend so we will have a lot of options on who we want to put on the mound.”

Buckhannon will now enter the two-team Area V Tournament with Elkins Post 29 on Tuesday.

Buckhannon will visit Elkins Tuesday for game one starting at 7 p.m. and will then host Elkins Wednesday for game two at 7 p.m.

Game three, if needed in the best of three series, will be played at Elkins on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The boxscore:

Charleston 000 00 – 0

Buckhannon 332 2x – 10

E – Charleston 2, Buckhannon 1. DP – Buckhannon 3. LoB – Charleston 6, Buckhannon 1. 3B – Snyder. SB – Marple 5, Bryant 2, Donnen 2, Aman, Mason, Burr.

Hitting

Charleston Post 65 – Grant Barclary ss, 2 0 1 0; Jeff Reynolds 2b-3b, 2 0 1 0; Caleb Knapp lf-2b-c, 2 0 0 0; Cole Richardson 3b-p, 2 0 2 0; Dillon Fink c-lf,, 2 0 0 0; Patrick Arbaugh p-rf, 2 0 0 0; Trisdon Ciamponella cf, 1 0 0 0; Ethan Bailey 1b, 2 0 0 0; Logan Chapman rf-lf-2b, 2 0 0 0. Totals 17 0 4 0.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Ryder Aman cf, 2 2 1 0; Eli Bryant rf, 3 2 1 2; Landon Marple ss, 1 2 1 1; Zach Calef-Boring 2b-p, 3 0 1 1; Grant Mealey cr-3b, 0 0 0 0; Ryan Snyder 1b-p, 3 1 1 0; Luke Kesling lf, 2 0 0 0; Gage Parsons c, 1 0 0 0; Ian Donnen cr, 0 2 0 0; Wyatt Mason 3b-1b, 1 1 0 0; Tucker Burr p, 1 0 0 0; Ethan Garvin 2b, 0 0 0 0. Totals 17 10 5 4.

Pitching

Charleston Post 65 – Arbaugh (L): 2 innings, 2 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned runs, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches, 1 hit batsman (Mason): Richardson: 2 innings, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Burr (W): 2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts; Calef-Boring: 2 innings, 1 hit, 0 run, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout; Snyder: 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.

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