Baseball Buccaneers falter against Hawks in 10-2 non-conference loss


TENNERTON – A poor third inning for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers cost them a non-conference game against the University Hawks in a 10-2 loss Wednesday evening at Williams E. Phillips Memorial Field.

The Hawks put up six runs in the inning and the Bucs were never able to catch up the rest of the game.

The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the Bucs leaving them with an 11-13 record.

The contest started off well enough for the Bucs as Nick Calef-Boring hit a one-out, one-run single that scored Logan Bailey in the bottom of the first to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

University’s Aaron Forbes hit a one-run double in the top of the second to deadlock the game at 1-1.

University sent 11 batters to the plate in the top of the third for their six-run inning taking a 7-1 lead.

The Bucs answered with a run in the bottom of the third when Alek Seech laced a single to left field scoring Bailey to cut the lead to 7-2.

University wrapped up the scoring with a three-run fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Cameron Musgrave and a two-run single by Evan Smith.

Both teams had seven hits in the contest.

Bailey and Cole Hoover each had two for the Bucs.

Casey Hamner started the game for the Bucs and went 2 1/3 innings suffering the loss.

Smith led the Hawk offense with two hits.

Casey Smith went the distance for University to earn the win.

The Bucs were slated to play Brooke on Friday but that game was wiped out by the rain.

Buckhannon-Upshur will return to action today visiting Fairmont Senior at 5 p.m. and then will host Elkins Tuesday on ‘Senior Night’ at 5 p.m.

The boxscore:

University                      016 300 0 – 10

Buckhannon-Upshur     101 000 0 – 2

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 1. DP – None. LoB – University 5, Buckhannon-Upshur 2. 2B – Forbes, Thompson, Musgrave, Bailey. 3B – Bailey. HR – Maholic. SF – Musgrave. SB – Seech.

Hitting

University – Avante Neal lf, 2 1 0 0; Max Kitzmiller lf, 1 0 0 0; Clay Maholic rf, 3 2 1 2; Casey Smith p, 3 2 1 0; Cameron Musgrave 1b, 2 2 1 1; Aaron Forbes 3b, 2 2 1 1; Evan Smith cf, 3 1 2 3; Perry Lillard 1cf,  0 0 0; Jonathan Thompson dh, 3 0 1 2; Matt Renner 2b, 4 0 0 1; Jacob Spearen ss, 3 0 0 0; Connor McDonough pr, 0 0 0 0. Totals 27 10 7 10.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Logan Bailey cf, 3 2 2 0; Alek Seech ss 3 0 1 1; Nick Calef-Boring dh, 3 0 1 1; Cole Hoover 1b, 3 0 2 0; Andrew Herron rf, 3 0 0 0; Casey Hamner p 1 0 0 0; Ryan Strader lf, 1 0 0 0; Josh Riffle ph, 1 0 0 0; Tim Phillips lf, 1 0 0 0; Wesley Rosencrance p, 1 0 0 0; Andrew Carrico ph, 1 0 0 0; Trey Leigh c, 2 0 0 0; Logan Whitehair 2b, 2 0 1 0; Elijah Arbogast pr, 0 0 0 0; Jonathan Warner ss, 0 0 0 0. Totals 25 2 7 2.

Pitching

University – Smith (W): 7 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Hamner (L): 2 1/3 innings, 5 hits, 6 runs, 6 earned runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout; Phillips: 1 inning, 2 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 4 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Rosencrance: 3 2/3 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 1 wild  pitch.


Video News
More In Sports