Baseball Bucs eliminated from sectional tournament by University, 12-9

Elijah Arbogast

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers couldn’t make a pair of early leads stand-up against the University Hawks Friday in an elimination game of the Region I, Section 2 baseball tournament dropping a 12-9 decision.

The Bucs led early 3-1 and 7-4 but couldn’t make either of those leads hold up.

The Bucs ended their season with a 13-14 record.

B-U struck first with a three-run first inning when Elijah Arbogast hit a one-run double bringing home Zach Calef-Boring, Isaac Lane hit a sacrifice fly scoring Jay Burnside and Ian Donnen hit a one-run single that plated Arbogast.

University scored one in the bottom of the first and three in the bottom of the second for a 4-3 lead, but the Bucs countered with a four-run third inning.

Calef-Boring hit a one-run single while Brady Hurst hit a two-run single and Parker Browning hit a one-run single to account for the scoring.

That gave the Bucs a 7-4 lead.

University tied the game at 7-7 with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third.

The Hawks took the lead with  two in the bottom fourth inning, at 9-7, but the Bucs tied it in the top of the sixth with two runs behind a one-run single from Lane and a one-run single from Donnen.

That made it a 9-9 game.

University won it with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Bucs had the tying run at the plate with runners at first and second with two outs in the top of the seventh, but were unable to bring a run home.

The Bucs outhit University by a 15-12 margin.

Calef-Boring was a perfect four-for-four at the plate while Arbogast, Donnen  and Zach White each had two hits.

Hurst was one of three pitchers for the Bucs and suffered the loss.

He pitched three innings of relief and gave up two earned runs on four hits while striking out four.

Bridgeport claimed the sectional title beating University on Saturday.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                            304 002 0– 9

University                                                                             133 203 x – 12

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 4, University 1. DP – University 1. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 9, University 7. 2B – Arbogast. Sac. – Croyle. SF – Lane. SB – Arbogast, Bryant, Herter, Brahman.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Zach Calef-Boring cf, 4 2 4 1; Jay Burnside 3b-1b, 3 1 1 0; Elijah Arbogast ss-p, 5 3 2 1; Isaac Lane p-3b-ss, 3 0 1 2; Ian Donnen c, 3 0 2 2; Zach White lf, 4 1 2 0; Cam Tenney 2b, 4 0 0 0; Brady Hurst 1b, 3 1 2 2; Nate Cerullo 1b, 0 0 0 0; 0 0 0 0; Parker Browning rf, 4 0 1 1; Brayden Hamer 0 0 0 0; Eli Bryant pr, 0 1 0 0; Johnny Haddix pr, 0 1 0 0. Totals 33 9 15 9.

University – Wenkai Campbell 5 0 1 1; Avante Neal 3 2 0 0; Noah Braham 4 3 3 1; Aaron Forbes 3 1 0 1; Drew Harter 4 3 3 2;  Seth Coombs 1 2 0 0; Park Croyle 1 0 0 0;  Connor McDonough 1 0 1 1; Cody Thomas 1 1 1 1; Zach Harman 3 0 0 0; Chase Edwards 4 0 3 4; Jackson Oleska 0 0 0 0. Totals 30 12 12 11.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – Lane: 2 1/3 innings, 5 hits, 7 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 wild pitch; Hurst (L): 3 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Arbogast: 2/3 of an inning, 3 hits, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

University – Edwards: 1 1/3 innings, 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 hit batsman (Calef-Boring); Thomas: 1 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeout; Harman (W): 4 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts.

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