Post 7 falls twice on last day of Hillbilly Hardball Classic

Casey Hamner (34) of Buckhannon Post 7 makes contact with a pitch during their outing Saturday afternoon with Mifflin County Post 187 during the Hillbilly Hardball Classic. Hamner had a double in the game but Post 7 lost the contest by a 12-1 score.

TENNERTON – Buckhannon Post 7 had a rough day during the final day of the 2019 Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic Saturday at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.

Post 7 dropped a pair of games during the day, dropping a 12-1 decision to Mifflin County (Pa.) Post 187 and an 8-3 verdict to Fairmont Post 17 later in the day.

The two losses left Post 7 with a 2-4 record heading into Tuesday’s home outing with Elkins Post 29.

Buckhannon managed just two hits against Mifflin County.

Mifflin County took the lead in the top of the second with four runs and added a single run in the top of the third and the top of the fourth for a 6-0 lead.

Buckhannon’s lone run came in the bottom of the fifth when Elijah Arbogast drew a one-out walk, went to second on a walk to Hunter Stone, moved to third on a wild pitch and raced home on another wild pitch.

Mifflin chased across six more runs in the top of the sixth.

The game was halted after six innings based on the two-hour time limit of the Classic.

Casey Hamner and Arbogast each had one hit for Post 7

Taylor Whitehair (0-1) suffered the loss after getting the start for Post 7.

He went three innings and gave up two earned runs on six hits and fanned one.

Owen Mock went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate for Mifflin County with three runs-batted-in.

Holden Yocum pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed one run on one hit to earn the win for Mifflin County.

With three starters unable to stay for Saturday’s second game, Post 7 general manager Kevin Boring turned to a younger starting line-up and they played well against a very strong Fairmont Post 17 squad.

Fairmont Post 17 jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play.

Buckhannon answered with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the third.

Hunter Stone reached on a dropped strike three pitch and then stole second base.

Arbogast reached on an error moving Stone to third.

Nick Calef-Boring followed with a single down the left field line scoring Stone and Trey Leigh cracked a single to left bringing home Arbogast and making it a 4-2 contest.

Buckhannon closed it to 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth when Evan Coffman singled, went to second on a ground out by Jonathan Haddix and raced home on a single to center by Brady Hurst.

Post 7 couldn’t get any closer though as Fairmont chased across three runs in the top of the fifth for a 7-3 advantage and added an insurance run in the sixth for their 8-3 lead.

Buckhannon Post 7 managed seven hits in the loss with Calef-Boring leading the way with two.

Wesley Rosencrance (0-2) started the game and went five innings.

He surrendered three earned runs on seven hits and struck out five.

Cam Hines left Fairmont with two hits.

Matt Edwards picked up the win for Fairmont going six innings and allowing one earned run on seven hits.

Post 7 will return to action Thursday at Morgantown for a battle with Post 2 at 7 p.m.

The boxscores:

Mifflin County              041 106 – 12

Buckhannon                   000 010 – 1

E – Mifflin County 0, Buckhannon 3. DP – Mifflin County 1. LoB – Mifflin County 7, Buckhannon 8. 2B – E. Mock, O. Mock, Hamner. 3B – Oburn. SB – Cherry, O. Mock, Stone. Sac. – King. SF – King.

Hitting

Mifflin County Post 187 – Max Oburn 3b, 3 2 1 1; Noah Wright 2b, 4 1 1 0; Ethan Eichorn c, 3 0 2 0; Connor Yoder cr, 0 2 0 0; Tyreen Smalley cf, 3 1 1 1; Evan Mock ss, 4 2 2 0; Jared King lf, 1 0 0 1; Connor Cherry rf-p, 4 2 0 0; Owen Mock 1b, 4 2 4 3; Holden Yocum p, 3 0 0 1; Jaxson Pupo rf, 1 0 1 0; Greg Busch rf, 0 0 0 0. Totals 30 12 12 9.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hunter Stone cf, 1 0 0 0; Alek Seech 2b-p, 3 0 0 0; Nick Calef-Boring rf, 1 0 0 0; Evan Coffman pr, 0 0 0 0; Taylor Whitehair p-ss, 2 0 0 0; Casey Hamner c, 3 0 1 0; Ryan Smith 1b, 3 0 0 0; Trey Leigh 3b , 1 0 0 0; Tim Phillips lf-p, 2 0 0 0; Cam Tenney lf, 1 0 0 0; Elijah Arbogast ss-lf-2b, 2 1 1 0. Totals 19 1 2 0.

Pitching

Mifflin County Post 187 – Yocum (W): 4 1/3 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 6 walks, 3 strikeouts; Cherry: 1 2/3 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches, 1 hit batsman (Calef-Boring).

Buckhannon Post 7 – Whitehair (L, 0-1): 3 innings, 6 hits, 5 runs, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 2 wild pitches; Phillips: 2 innings, 4 hits, 5 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 2 hit batsmen (Oburn 2), 1 balk; Seech: 1 inning, 2 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeouts.

Fairmont                     130 031 0 – 8

Buckhannon               002 100 0 – 3

E – Fairmont 4, Buckhannon 2. DP – Fairmont 1, Buckhannon 1. LoB – Fairmont 4, Buckhannon 8. 2B – Hines, Hager. HR – Rohrbaugh. SB – Hines, Farley, Wilkerson, Stone. Sac. – Wilkerson.

Hitting

Fairmont Post 17 – Cam Hines ss, 4 1 2 1; Brandon Corley cf, 3 1 1 0; Breeden Gilbert 2b, 4 1 1 0; Ian Farley dh, 3 1 0 0; Broderick Rohrbaugh 1b, 1b, 4 1 2 2; Trey Hissam c, 4 1 1 0; Garrett Wilkerson 3b, 1 2 0 0; Ethan Hager lf, 2 0 1 2; Chance Rundle lf, 1 0 0 0; Bryce Rhoades rf, 3 0 0 0; Conner Sanders rf, 0 0 0 0; Matt Edwards p, 0 0 0 0; Levi Clemens p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 29 8 8 5.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hunter Stone 2b, 3 1 0 0; Elijah Arbogast ss, 4 1 0 0; Nick Calef-Boring 1b, 4 0 2 1; Trey Leigh c-lf, 3 0 1 1; Ryan Smith 3b, 4 0 0 0; Wesley Rosencrance p, 2 0 0 0; Isaac Lane p, 1 0 1 0; Evan Coffman cf, 3 1 1 0; Cam Tenney lf, 0 0 0 0; Jonathan Haddix c, 3 0 1 0; Brady Hurst rf, 3 0 1 1. Totals 30 3 7 3.

Pitching

Fairmont Post 17 – Edwards (W): 6 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts; Clemens: 1 inning, 0 hits 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 wild pitch.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Rosencrance (L, 0-2): 5 innings, 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, 4 wild pitches; Lane: 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch.

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