Bucs fall to Hawks, beat Knights in sectional baseball tournament

Zach Calef-Boring went six-for-seven at the plate for the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers during their two sectional games with University and Preston Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bucs lost an 11-6 battle to University but defeated Preston by a 10-0 score.

TENNERTON – One bad inning cost the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers a chance at a victory against the University Hawks Tuesday night in their Region I, Section 2 opener at Mylan Park in Morgantown.

The Bucs and Hawks were tied at 6-6 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, with two outs showing on the scoreboard, Buckhannon-Upshur gave up five runs aided by an error, two wild pitches and a triple by Aaron Neal at the fence that just went off the glove of an outstretched right fielder Parker Browning.

The Bucs wound up losing the contest by an 11-6 score

They recovered on Wednesday and staved off elimination in the double elimination tournament with a workman like 10-0 victory over Preston in six innings.

Against University, the Bucs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run double by Isaac Lane.

University answered in the bottom of the first with a three-run home run from Aaron Forbes making it a 3-2 contest.

That scored remained until the fifth inning when the Bucs plated three runs.

Elijah Arbogast hit a two-run double to left-centerfield and later scored on an error giving the lead back to the Bucs, at 5-3.

University responded with three of their own retaking the lead, at 6-5, after five innings of play.

B-U tied it in the top of the sixth inning when Zach White singled and later scored on a sacrifice by Zach Calef-Boring.

University then had their five-run sixth inning.

The Bucs were able to put a runner on in the seventh inning but left him stranded at first base.

The Bucs and Hawks both had seven hits in the contest.

Calef-Boring led the Bucs at the plate going a perfect three-for-three with two runs scored and a RBI.

Lane suffered the loss pitching 1 1/3 innings of middle relief. He gave up four runs on four hits and struck out three.

In the Preston win, Arbogast, Brady Hurst and Nate Cerullo teamed up to pitch a two-hit shutout over the Knights as Hurst earned the win.

The Bucs took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Calef-Boring singled and later scored on an error and Lane doubled and scored on a single by White.

The Bucs made it 4-0 in the top of the third with a pair of runs getting one-run singles from White and Hurst.

The Bucs ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with six runs on the 10-run mercy rule.

Buckhannon-Upshur sent 10 batters to the plate with the big hit being a one-run double by Jay Burnside.

The Bucs managed 11 hits in the win with Calef-Boring getting three and Lane and White two each.

The split left the Bucs with a 13-13 record heading into Friday’s elimination game with University.

The game was slated to be played Thursday but was rained out.

The winner of that game will face Bridgeport for the sectional title, needing to defeat the Indians twice for the sectional crown.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon-Upshur 200 031 0 – 6

University                    300 035 x – 11

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 3, University 1. DP – University. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 5, University 3. 2B – Arbogast, Lane, Herter, Campbell. 3B – Neal. HR – Forbes. Sac. – Bryant, Burnside. SF – Calef-Boring. SB – Calef-Boring 2, Oleska, Campbell.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Zach Calef-Boring cf, 3 2 3 1; Jay Burnside p-3b, 2 1 0 0; Elijah Arbogast ss-p, 2 2 1 2; Isaac Lane 3b-p, 0 1 2; Ian Donnen c, 4 0 0 0; Cam Tenney 2b, 3 0 0 0; Zach White lf, 3 1 1 0; Eli Bryant dh, 2 0 0 0 Parker Browning rf, 3 0 1 0, Johnny Haddix rf, 0 0 0 0; Brady Hurst 1b, 0 0 0 0. Totals 24 6 7 5.

University – Wenkai Campbell rf, 4 3 2 1; Avante Neal cf, 3 2 1 1; Noah Braham 1b, 4 2 1 1; Aaron  Forbes 3b, 4 3 2 3; Drew Herter lf, 3 0 1 1; Zach Harman p, 0 0 0 0; Seth Coombs dh, 2 0 0 0; Park Croyle c, 3 0 0 0; Jackson Oleska 2b, 2 1 0 0; Chase Edwards ss-p, 3 0 0 0. Totals 28 11 7 7.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – Burnside: 4 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 5 runs, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch, 1 hit batsman (Herter); Lane (L): 1 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Arbogast: 1/3 of an in inning, 1 hit, 2 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch,.

University – Harman: 3 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (Arbogast); Jensen (W): 1 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 2 wild pitches; Edwards: 2 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts.

Preston                            000 000 – 0

Buckhannon-Upshur 202 0006 – 10

E – Preston 5, Buckhannon-Upshur 1. DP – Buckhannon-Upshur 2. LoB – Preston 3, Buckhannon-Upshur 7. 2B – Burnside, Lane. SB – Lane 4, Calef-Boring.

Hitting

Preston – Brady McNew 1b, 3 0 1 0; Laydon Brandt rf, 2 0 0 0; Camden Barlow p-ss, 3 0 0 0; Richard Layton 3b, 2 0 1 0; Kevin Wilson c, 2 0 0 0; Brody Hendershot ss-cf, 2 0 0 0; Evan Keech dh, 1 0 0 0; Jackson Turner 2b, 2 0 0 0; Nicholas Leashman lf, 2 0 0 0; Mason Chaney cf, 0 0 0 0. Totals 19 0 2 0.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Zach Calef-Boring cf, 4 2 3 0; Jay Burnside 3b-1b, 4 1 1 1; Elijah Arbogast 3p-ss, 1 1 0; Isaac Lane ss-3b, 2 3 2 2; Ian Donnen c, 2 0 0 0; Johnny Haddix rf, 4 1 0 0; Zach White lf, 3 1 2 2; Brady Hurst 1b-p, 2 0 1 1; Nate Cerullo p, 1 0 0 0; Eli Bryant cr, 0 0 0 0; Cam Tenney 2b, 3 1 1 1; Parker Browning 0 0 0 0. Totals 28 10 11 7.

Pitching

Preston – Barlow (L): 5 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (Donnen); Chaney: 1/3 of an inning, 5 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Arbogast: 1 1/3 of an inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Hurst (W): 2 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts; Cerullo: 2 2/3 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts.

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