Baseball Bucs tumble to No. 4 Morgantown


MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers managed just four hits against the No. 4 ranked Morgantown Mohigans last Wednesday in their non-conference baseball game at Mylan Park in a 10-2 setback.

The Bucs scored first in the top of the first when Alek Seech scored on a wild pitch to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

It was all Morgantown after that.

The Mohigans scored two in the bottom of the first and three more in the bottom of the second for a 5-1 lead.

They tacked on one more in the fifth and four more in the sixth for a 10-1 advantage.

Andrew Herron had the one bright spot for the Bucs as the hit a home run in the top of the seventh.

Along with Herron, Seech,  Casey Hamner and Tim Phillips collected the other three hits.

Hamner suffered the loss on the mound going five innings. He gave up six runs on six hits while striking out two.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 6-9 heading into this past weekend’s action in the McDonald’s Classic.

They were slated to play Liberty-Raleigh on Friday and Oak Glen and McDowell (Pa.) on Saturday.

They headed for South Carolina Saturday night in preparation for the Mingo Bay Classic at Myrtle Beach. 

The Bucs will play Lewisville today at 11:15 a.m. and then Richard Winn Academy Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at Georgetown Park.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                            100 000 1 – 2

Morgantown                                                                          230 014 x – 10

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 3, Morgantown 0. DP – None. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 4, Morgantown 6. 2B – Phillips, Patrick, Taylor, Matthews, Kerzak. HR – Herron, Smith, Neal. Sac. – Fox. SB – Hamner, Seech, Smith, Fox.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Alek Seech 3b-2b, 3 1 1 0; Logan Whitehair ss, 3 0 0 0; Nick Calef-Boring dh, 3 0 0 0; Andrew Herron lf, 3 1 1 1; Cole Hoover 1b, 3 0 0 0; Casey Hamner p-3b, 1 0 1 0; Josh Riffle cr, 0 0 0 0; Andrew Carrico c, 2 0 0 0; Jonathan Warner ph, 1 0 0 0; Tim Phillips 2b-rf, 3 0 1 0; Logan Bailey cf, 3 0 0 0; Ryan Smith 0 0 0 0; Ryan Strader rf, 0 0 0 0. Totals 25 2 4 1.

Morgantown – Ethan Smith 3 2 1 3; Carter Patrick 4 2 2 2; Caleb Taylor 4 1 1 1; Jamar Neal 3 1 1 2; Colton Matthews 3 1 1 1; Charles Kerzak 3 0 1 1; Zachary Owens 4 0 1 0; Gavin Cottle 3 2 1 0; Preston Fox 2 1 1 0; Charles Petty p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 29 10 10 10.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – Hamner (L): 5 innings, 6 hit, 6 runs, 6 earned runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts; Smith: 1 inning, 4 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.

Morgantown – Petty (W): 5 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Cottle: 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts.


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