TENNERTON – The Buckhannon Post 7 Junior Legion team picked up their first win of the season with a 14-12 victory over Kingwood Post 56 here Wednesday evening at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.
Buckhannon took advantage of 11 walks issued by Kingwood pitchers in the win.
Kingwood took an early 4-0 lead after an inning and half of action.
Buckhannon dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning with a pair of runs when Cam Tenney knocked home Zach Calef-Boring and later scored on an error to make it a 4-2 contest.
Post 7 took the lead with a five-run third inning.
Hunter Stone hit a two-run double, Brady Hurst cracked a one-run single and Elijah Arbogast knocked in one with a triple and later scored on a wild pitch to account for the scoring.
That treated Post 7 to a 7-4 lead.
In the top of the fourth Kingwood scored four times to retake the lead at 8-7.
That advantage was short-lived as Post 7 countered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth.
They did all their damage with two outs capitalizing on three Kingwood errors and singles from Jonathan Haddix and Arbogast.
That gave Buckhannon an 11-8 advantage.
They made it 12-8 in the bottom of the fifth when Evan Coffman started the winning with a walk, swiped second and scored on a Kingwood error.
Post 7 increased their lead to 14-8 when Tenney and Isaac Lane both hit one-run singles in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Kingwood pushed across four runs in the top of the seventh to make it interesting closing the gap to 14-12, but they left the tying runs on base with a strikeout at the plate.
Buckhannon collected eight hits in the contest with Arbogast and Tenney each getting two.
Lane, Stone, Hurst and Haddix each had one hit apiece.
The win left Buckhannon with a 1-6 record heading into Saturday’s road outing with Morgantown.
They will conclude their regular season today hosting East Fairmont at 7 p.m.
They are currently scheduled to play in the Junior Legion State Tournament in Fairmont beginning on Friday.