Post 7 takes doubleheader from Wellsburg

TENNERTON – Buckhannon Post 7 earned a doubleheader sweep against Wellsburg Post 34 Saturday afternoon at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.

Post 7 won a sloppy game one by a 13-7 score, despite making seven errors and then won a pitcher’s duel in game two by a 3-1 score. The two victories lifted Post 7 to 8-8 on the season.

In game one, Buckhannon built a 5-0 lead after one inning of play with the benefit of only one hit, a single by Grant Mealey. They took advantage of two walks, two errors, a hit batsman, three wild pitches and two passed balls.

Wellsburg tallied three runs in the top of the second, making it a 5-3 game, but Buckhannon countered with four runs in their half of the inning.

Post 7 managed two hits in the inning, singles by Ryder Aman and Gage Parsons, and used two walks, a hit batsman, an error and three wild pitches to account for the four runs. Wellsburg pushed across a run in the top of the fourth making it a 9-4 contest but Post 7 scored twice in their half of the fourth without the benefit of a hit upping their lead to 11-4.

Wellsburg scored a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to cut the Post 7 lead to 11-7.

Buckhannon answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning when Peyton Bennett hit a sacrifice fly that scored Ryan Snyder after his triple and Mealey drew a walk and later scored on a delayed steal of home.

Buckhannon managed just six hits in the contest with Parsons leading the way with two.

Brady Hurst picked up the win, getting the start and going five innings. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits while striking out three. Josh Nesbitt tossed the final two innings and allowed two unearned runs on just one hit.

In game two, Tucker Burr pitched a complete game for Buckhannon in the victory allowing just one unearned run on four hits while fanning five.

Wellsburg held a 1-0 until Buckhannon finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning (Buckhannon was the away team in game two).

Wyatt Mason started the inning with a double to center. Zach Calef-Boring brought him home with a single to center. Calef-Boring swiped second, went to third on a ground out and came home on a one-out single by Snyder giving Post 7 a 2-1 lead.

Post 7 added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Mason hit a two-run single that scored Drayden Rice who previously had received a walk and stole second.

Buckhannon had six hits in the win with Mason and Snyder each collecting two.

Buckhannon and Elkins met last Wednesday and Post 7 trailed by a 15-6 score before the game was halted after the bottom of the sixth inning because of lightning. That game will be concluded at a later date. Their game at Kingwood on Thursday was postponed when storms damaged the field.

They will be back in action Wednesday visiting Charleston Post 65 in Charleston at 6:30 p.m.

The boxscores:
(Game 1)

Wellsburg 030 112 0 – 7

Buckhannon 540 202 x – 13

E – Wellsburg 3; Buckhannon 7. DP – Buckhannon 1. LoB – Wellsburg 7; Buckhannon 4. 2B – DeFranco, Vanderpool. SB – I. Robinson, Palmer, Coursin 2, DeFranco, Swanson 2, Omery, A. Robinson, Calef-Boring 2, Aman, Snyder, Mealey 2, Bennett, Kesling 2, Parsons, Burr, Rice. SF – Bennett.

Hitting

Wellsburg Post 34 – Ian Robinson 2b-p, 3 1 0 1; Hunter Mozingo 1b-2b, 3 0 0 0; Coltan Palmer ph, 1 1 0 1; Andrew Coursin cf, 4 0 1 0; Raymond DeFranco c, 4 0 2 0; Matt Swanson ss, 3 1 1 0; Clyde Vanderpool 3b, 4 1 2 1; Zac Omery rf, 3 1 2 0; Lester Gajtka p-1b, 4 1 1 0; Austin Robinson lf, 2 1 1 1. Totals 31 7 10 4.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Zach Calef-Boring 2b, 3 1 1 0; Ryder Aman cf, 3 1 1 1; Ryan Snyder rf, 2 3 1 0; Grant Mealey 3b, 2 3 1 0; Peyton Bennett lf, 2 1 0 2; Luke Kesling dh, 2 2 0 0; Gage Parsons c, 3 0 2 0; Tucker Burr cr, 0 2 0 0; Drayden Rice 1b, 3 0 0 0; Wyatt Mason ss, 3 0 0 0; Brady Hurst p, 0 0 0 0; Josh Nesbitt p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 23 13 6 3.

Pitching

Wellsburg Post 34 – Gajkta (L): 1 inning, 2 hits, 9 runs, 6 earned runs, 4 walks, 1 strikeout, 5 wild pitches, 2 hit batsmen (Calef-Boring, Bennett); I. Robinson: 5 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 5 walks, 1 strikeout, 2 wild pitches.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hurst (W): 5 innings, 9 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts; Nesbitt: 2 innings, 1 hit, 2 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts.

(Game 2)

Buckhannon 000 002 1 – 3

Wellsburg 001 000 0 – 1

E – Buckhannon 4; Wellsburg 0. DP – None.  2B – Snyder, Mason. SB – Calef-Boring, Parsons, Rice, DeFranco, Coursin.

Hitting

Buckhannon Post 7 – Zach Calef-Boring 2b, 4 1 1 1; Ryder Aman cf, 3 0 0 0; Ryan Snyder rf, 3 0 2 1; Grant Mealey 3b, 3 0 0 0; Peyton Bennett lf, 3 0 0 0; Tucker Burr p, 3 0 0 0; Gage Parsons c, 2 0 0 0; Luke Kesling cr, 0 0 0 0 0; Draydan Rice dh, 2 1 1 0; Wyatt Mason ss, 3 1 2 1, Josh Nesbitt 1b, 0 0 0 0. Totals 26 3 6 3.

Wellsburg Post 34 – Andrew Coursin ss, 3 0 1 1; Austin Robinson lf, 3 0 1 0; Ian Robinson 1b, 3 0 0 0; Clyde Vanderpool 3b, 3 0 0 0; Matt Swanson 2b, 3 0 0 0; Raymond DeFraco cf, 2 0 0 0; Zac Omery c, 2 1 1 0; Hunter Mozingo p, 3 0 1 0; Colton Palmer rf, 2 0 0 0. Totals 24 1 4 1.

Pitching

Buckhannon Post 7 – Burr (W): 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.

Wellsburg Post 34 – Mozingo (L): 7 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch.

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