2013-05-16 / Sports

High School Sports

Baseball

McConnellsburg 3

Chestnut Ridge 2

Pitcher J. T. Barnard picked up his fourth win of the season Friday night, allowing only one earned run during a narrow 3-2 win over Chestnut Ridge. Barnard also struck out three batters, allowed one walk and gave up four hits during the Sideling Hill League game. Jesse Swope went two-for-three with two runs and two stolen bases, and Dalton Garlock added a hit and two steals.

Southern Fulton 6

Tussey Mountain 1

Southern Fulton opened up a doubleheader against Tussey Mountain Friday evening with a 6-1 Sideling Hill League win. Brayden Litton went two-for-four with two doubles and three RBIs, and Connor Litton and Noah Smartt both chipped in two hits. Pitcher Trent Rider tallied 10 strikeouts and two hits for his second victory of the season.

Tussey Mountain 6

Southern Futon 3

Three members of Southern Fulton’s pitching squad teamed up for 13 strikeouts, but it wasn’t enough to prevail over Tussey Mountain, who clinched the second game of last Friday’s doubleheader by the score of 6- 3. Brayden Litton took the loss after spreading seven strikeouts, five walks, four hits and four earned runs over four innings.

James Buchanan 11,

McConnellsburg 8

The McConnellsburg Spartans watched their three-run lead dwindle away last Monday evening when the James Buchanan Rockets came back in the seventh inning for an 11-8 non-league win. Tristin Deneen batted three-for-three with two runs batted in for the Spartans, who also received two hits and two RBIs from Taylor Souders. Pitcher Jesse took his first loss of the season with one strikeout, one walk, 11 hits and six earned runs. Swope also connected for a homer .

Forbes Road 12

Hyndman 3

The Forbes Road Cardinals ran away for a 12-3 nonleague win last Monday evening during the opening game of a doubleheader against Hope for Hyndman. Pitcher Casey Wade saw his record increase to 3-2 after tallying 11 strikeouts, three walks, two hits and one earned run. Tristan Gelvin and Hunter Horton both went two-for-four with four RBIs.

Hyndman 9

Forbes Road 2

Dropping the opening game Monday night, Hope for Hyndman came back in the final game of a doubleheader against Forbes Road to clinch the non-league game 9-2. Teammates Brock Broadwater and Tristan Gelvin both had two hits for the Cardinals. Pitcher Kyle Schoen took the loss, lasting two innings on the mound and recording one strikeout, one walk and one hit.

Southern Fulton 13

Southern Huntingdon 5

The Southern Fulton Indians pushed base runners across homeplate in all but one inning last Monday night and moved on for a 13- 5 Inter-County Conference game victory over Southern Huntingdon. Pitcher Jordan Clingerman totalled seven strikeouts, three walks, nine hits and five earned runs. Clingerman also connected for a double, while Dillan Lashley added two hits and four RBIs. Casey Elbin chipped in two hits, which included a double, two runs and two RBIs.

McConnellsburg 5

Forbes Road 4

McConnellsburg managed two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull away for a 5-4 Sideling Hill League win over Forbes Road. Winning pitcher Taylor Souders picked up his very first victory with four strikeouts, two walks, four hits and one earned run. J.T. Barnard batted two-for-four with a double and two RBIs. Cardinal pitcher Hunter Horton took the loss with one strikeout, one walk, two hits and two earned runs. Casey Wade had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double.

Softball

Mercersburg Academy 15

McConnellsburg 4

Mercersburg Academy scored in all but one inning last Tuesday as part of a 15- 4 trouncing of the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans. Chelsea Danner took the loss for the Spartans after recording three strikeouts, nine walks, 14 hits and 14 earned runs. Alexis Mellott batted three-for-three with a run scored and an RBI.

James Buchanan 4

McConnellsburg 0

Kirsten Wilford held James Buchanan’s offense at bay for four innings before the Rockets made their move and clinched last Monday’s non-league game with four unanswered runs. Wilford rounded out the day with two strikeouts, three walks, five hits and two earned runs. Teammate Cheyenne Meck rallied for two hits, which included a double. Emily Kendall also rallied for a double.

Hyndman 7

Forbes Road 6

Senior Corri Parsons lit up Hope for Hyndman’s pitching staff Monday, batting five-for-five in a 7-6 nonleague loss for Forbes Road. Teammate Braylin Hohman rallied for her first homer of the season. Pitcher Haley Lashinsky saw her season record even out at 6-6 with four strikeouts, two walks, seven hits and six earned runs.

Hyndman 20

Forbes Road 7

The Forbes Road Lady Cardinals only managed five hits against Hope for Hyndman, who ran away for a 20- 7 non-league victory in game two of last Monday’s doubleheader. Braylin Hohman recorded four strikeouts, four walks, 13 hits and 13 runs for the Cardinals. Haley Lashinsky batted two-fortwo, which included a double.

Southern Huntingdon 2

Southern Fulton 0

In spite of a valiant effort by pitcher Marley Elbin, Southern Fulton fell by by the narrow score of 2-0 last Monday against the Southern Huntingdon Rockets. Elbin struck out a whopping 10 batters while walking three and giving up three hits and only one earned run. Lakyn Morton and Maddie Mellott both had two hits for the Indians.

Boys Track

MHS, SF Participate In

Championships

Southern Fulton and Mc- Connellsburg clinched second and sixth-place finishes last Monday evening during the Inter-County Conference track and field championships held at Northern Bedford. The Spartans 3200- meter relay comprised of Sam Gordon, Patrick Keefer, Matt Snyder and Macklin Hawkins racked up a thirdplace win during the championships, Corey Hill was second in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Nick Daniels rounded out the day with a first-place victory in the discus.

Southern Fulton racked up four first-place victories last Monday, with Tyler Richards setting an Inter- County Conference record in the 1600 meter with his time of 4:30.52. Teammate Jacob Ashkettle was victorious and set an ICC record in the 400 meter with a time of 50.62. Ashkettle also took third place in the 300 meter and second in the long jump. Dylan Cross’s leap of 13 feet in the pole vault tied an existing ICC record and earned him top honors at the meet. Josh Voight also took home the gold with a first-place win in the 800 meter, and Mason Bard was third in the 300 hurdles.

Girls Track

SF, MHS Compete At

Championships

Southern Fulton and Mc- Connellsburg track and field teams were among 12 teams to square off the the Inter- County Conference track and field championships held at Northern Bedford last Monday. Southern Fulton garnered a fourth-place finish overall, with Celina Merchant racking up a second and third-place win in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Meanwhile, Macey Hollenshead was second in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter. Melanie Deneen fell in place behind Hollenshead, taking third overall in the 3200 meter, and Ashley Roman was third in the shot put.

Coming in at fifth place, McConnellsburg was led by the second-place 400 relay team of Tierra Lake, Olivia Mills, Samantha Roberts and Shania Gelvin. Breanna Worthing, Mina Wilt, Hannah Ott and Morghan Taylor secured a third-place win in the 3200 relay, and Nikki Fleming was third in the high jump. Roberts went on to capture a second-place overall finish in the discus. Veronica Stone rounded out the meet with a second- place win in the javelin.

Softball Standings

A
Shade 14 1
Conemaugh 13 3
Tussey 8 5
Fannett-Metal 11 7
Meyersdale 10 7
Hyndman 10 7
Turkeyfoot 8 8
Rockwood 7 8
Shanksville 7 8
Forbes Road 6 9
Southern Fulton 6 9
Northern Bedford 3 15
Berlin 2 14
McConnellsburg 1 14
Salisbury 0 13
AA
Chestnut Ridge 12 2
Everett 9 5
Windber 5 13
North Star 1 14
Bedford 1 12
As of May 13

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