2011-05-05 / Sports

High School Sports

Boys Baseball

Forbes Road 6, Hancock 3

Forbes Road managed three runs in two separate innings Monday night to push ahead of Hancock for a non-league win. Pitcher Tristan Gelvin took the win after tallying four strikeouts, seven hits and one walk. Brett Burger and Casey Wade both had two hits for the Cardinals, who also got a three-run double from Dustin Sheffield.

Forbes Road 15, Shalom Christian 0

The Forbes Road Cardinals only needed four innings to dispense of Shalom Christian and break their losing streak Friday evening. In the 15-0 non-league win, Brandon Blair struck out seven batters and only gave up one walk from the mound. Donovan Bricker batted two-forfour with a double and two RBIs, while teammate Ryan Hann went two-for-three, which included three RBIs and three runs. Tristan Gelvin wrapped up the match going three-for-three with a double and three runs driven in.

McConnellsburg 6, Juniata Valley 1

Avenging a loss earlier in the season, the McConnellsburg Spartans led by pitcher Seth Seville managed to down Juniata Valley Friday evening by the score of 6-1. Seville finished the nonleague match with four strikeouts, one walk, seven hits and only one earned run. Tanner Shoop and Darren McQuade both chipped in two hits for the Spartans.

Tussey Mountain 9, Southern Fulton 7

Heading into the eighth inning Saturday it was the Tussey Mountain Titans who prevailed for the Sideling Hill League win, having outlasted Southern Fulton 9-7. Ryan Harper saw his pitching record fall to 0-4 with nine batters struck out, five walks, 10 hits and seven earned runs. Meanwhile, at the plate Harper had two hits and drove in three base runners. Nick Smartt added a two-run single, and teammates J.C. Munson and Zach Morton finished with three runs scored and three hits, respectively.

McConnellsburg 4, Hyndman 2

A game suspended last Tuesday night finally reached its finale with Mc- Connellsburg holding off the Hyndman Hornets by the score of 4- 2. During the Sideling Hill League game, Evan Appleby increased his winning pitching record to 4-0 with two strikeouts and two hits. Levi Crouse batted three-for-three and produced the game winning two-run single, and teammate Seth Seville contributed two hits.

Fannett-Metal 8, Southern Fulton 0

Fannett-Metal’s Austin Davis shut out the Southern Fulton Indians Tuesday with only three hits allowed during his seven innings on the mound. Zach Morton, Jordan Clingerman and Tristan Douglas each had a hit for the Indians. Morton opened the game for Southern Fulton and finished with two strikeouts, four walks, eight hits and seven earned runs.

Northern Bedford 16, Forbes Road 1

Northern Bedford scored 11 runs in the second inning of Tuesday evening’s game and went on to crush the Forbes Road Cardinals by 16-1. During the Sideling Hill League game, three pitchers took the mound, with Dakota DeShong taking his first loss of the spring season. DeShong had four walks, one hit and four earned runs during the opening inning. He also had an RBI single at the plate.

Boys Track

SF Participates In Invitational

Jacob Ashkettle was the big winner of the day last Friday when Southern Fulton participated in the Northern Bedford Invitational. Ashkettle took second in the 400 meter in addition to third in both the long jump and triple jump. Other individuals placing in the top three were Steven Meyer in second for the javelin, while Briar Kirk, Zach Ziemba, Jordan Lake and Jeb Williams also garnered a second-place finish in the 1600 relay.

SF, McConnellsburg Participate In Invitational

Southern Fulton finished in second place last week during the Tri-State Invitational, while the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans took fourth due to key performances by Lucas Banks.

Among those finishing in the top three for the Indians at the meet held in Hancock, Md., was Jeb Williams, who placed third in the 100 and 200 meter as well as second in the 400 meter. Williams also ran a leg for the secondplace 1600 relay team comprised of Jordan Lake, Zach Ziemba and Briar Kirk. Teammate Jacob Ashkettle took third place in the 400 meter, second in the high jump and two first-place victories in the long and triple jumps. Voight managed a third place in the 3200 meter for Southern Fulton, who got a second-place ranking from Dillan Cross in the pole vault.

The McConnellsburg Spartans also had some teams and individuals place in the top three, including the 3200 relay team of Hunter Miller, Macklin Hawkins, Casey Randler and Dillan Hollinshead that finished in third. Banks racked up two first-place wins in the shot put and discus, while Ryan Stoeckle finished in second place in the discus.

Girls Track

SF, McConnellsburg Compete At Invitational

Southern Fulton and Mc- Connellsburg were among 10 teams to compete last week in the Tri-State Invitational held in Hancock, Md., and finished with respective overall rankings of second and sixth-place.

Lady Indian Amy Bard took top honors in the 400 meter and 300 hurdles, second in the 800 meter and ran a leg for the second-place 1600 relay team, which in- cludes teammates Kelsie Truax, Jenna Hollenshead and Molly Lake. Jenna Hollenshead went on to a thirdplace win in the 1600 meter and competed on the second place 3200 relay team with teammates Lacey Beatty, Mariah Hill and Melanie Deneen. Meanwhile, Macey Hollenshead and Beatty were second and third, respectively, in the 3200 meter. First-place winner in the 100 hurdles was Truax.

Santana Ramsey posted several wins for the Lady Spartans with a third-place in both the 100 meter and pole vault. Jessica Nero rounded out the day with a second-place victory in the pole vault, and teammate Nikki Fleming took third in the high jump.

SF Takes Top Honors At Invitational

Amy Bard placed in the top three of two categories for Southern Fulton on Friday during the Indians’ appearance at the Northern Bedford Invitational. Bard took top honors with a firstplace win in the 400 meter in addition to second place in the 800 meter. Macey Hollenshead finished out the day with a third-place overall finish in the 3200 meter.

Softball

Mercersburg Academy 15, McConnellsburg 14

Having lost to McConnellsburg earlier in the season, Mercersburg Academy took command Friday and eked out a one-run victory in eight innings against the Lady Spartans. Gabby Danner relieved pitcher Alexus Mellott for the final four innings of the non- league match and took the loss. Danner recorded two strikeouts, seven hits and two earned runs. Sarrah Pollock batted two-for-five at the plate, which included a double and four RBIs. Nikki Mc- Quade and Courtney De- Shong both added two hits.

McConnellsburg 7, Tussey Mountain 2

McConnellsburg dashed out for a six-run lead Satudray and cruised to a 7-2 Sideling Hill League victory over the Tussey Mountain Titans. Winning pitcher Gabby Danner finished out the game with five strikeouts, two walks, five hits and one earned run. Brandi Welsh led her teammates at the plate going two-for-four and driving in three runs.

Fannett-Metal 5, Southern Fulton 2

Fannett-Metal improved its perfect season record last Tuesday, downing the Southern Fulton Lady Indians 5-2 in Sideling Hill League action. Marley Elbin suffered her second loss of the season after striking out two batters and giving up four walks, three hits and four earned runs. Elbin also led her teammates at the plate going two-for-three.

Hyndman 14, McConnellsburg 4

Alexus Mellott picked up her first loss of the spring softball season last Tuesday during McConnellsburg’s Sideling Hill League outing against the Hyndman Hornets. Mellott tallied two strikeouts, 10 walks, 11 hits and 11 earned runs during the Lady Spartans’ 14-4 loss. Sarrah Pollock had a double, and teammate Taylor Morton added a triple.

Hyndman 11, McConnellsburg 3

McConnellsburg dropped the second game of a double header last Tuesday against the Hyndman Hornets losing the Sideling Hill League game by the final score of 11-3. Gabby Danner struck out three Hornet batters and also gave up two walks, 10 hits and eight earned runs. Danner also connected for a double at the plate.

Northern Bedford 20, Forbes Road 6

Northern Bedford scored 15 runs in the first two innings last Tuesday before ending the Sideling Hill League match against Forbes Road in a 20-6 ousting. Pitcher Sam Clippinger took the loss with three strikeouts, eight walks, 11 hits and eight earned runs over a period of five innings. Corri Parsons had a big night at the plate batting threefor three, which included a double, a three-run homer and two runs scored. Teammate Kelsey Lilley also went three-for-three.

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