Post 7 loses a pair of 7-6 games to Elkins and Braxton County

Zach Calef-Boring (3) of Buckhannon Post 7 takes a throw at second base on an Elkins stolen base during their game Wednesday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Post 7 lost a 7-6 game to Elkins. Post 7 will host the Area V Tournament beginning on Monday.

GLENVILLE – Buckhannon Post 7 played one of there better games on Wednesday against Elkins Post 29 but still came up short by a 7-6 decision at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.

They followed that up on Thursday with another 7-6 setback on the road to Braxton County Poat 33.

The action left them with a 4-11 record heading into their regular-season finale Friday against Garrett County.

Post 7 was behind by a 4-0 score after four innings of play to Elkins before taking the lead in the top of the fifth inning with a six-run outburst.

Zach White started the frame with a single, and after a strikeout, Cam Tenney and Clint Crites drew walks from Elkins starter Gage Bibey to load the bases.

White scored and Tenney and Crites advanced 90 feet on a passed ball and then Hunter Stone singled bringing home Tenney and moving Crites to third.

Zach Calef-Boring kept the inning going with a two-run single that scored both Crites and Stone making it a 4-4 game.

Jay Burnside hit a double that plated Calef-Boring and Isaac Lane doubled home pinch runner Elijah Bryant treating Post 7 to a 6-4 lead.

Elkins tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with two runs and won it in the bottom of the seventh when Jesiah Matlick scored from first on an error.

Buckhannon had seven hits in loss with Calef-Boring getting two.

Connor Johnson (0-5) suffered the loss pitching 2 1/3 innings of relief allowing two earned runs on four hits while fanning five.

Lane started the game on the mound and went four innings giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out six.

Against Braxton, Buckhannon scored a run in the top of the first when Stone scored on a ground out by Burnside.

Braxton scored three times in their half of the first for a 3-1 lead, but Post 7 answered with two runs in the top of the second tying the game at 3-3 when Ryan Snyder and Brayden Hamer both scored on passed ball.

Braxton scored two more in the bottom of the third for a 5-3 advantage but again Buckhannon responded the next inning tying the game at 5-5.

Stone scored on a Braxton error and Lane hit a single that brought home Calef-Boring to account for the fourth inning scoring.

Braxton took a 7-5 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth but Buckhannon got one back in the top of the sixth when Calef-Boring scored on a delayed steal of home making it a 7-6 contest.

In the top of the seventh, Post 7 put the tying running on base when Peyton Bennett hit a two-out single, but Buckhannon was unable to bring him home.

Buckhannon outhit Braxton by a 6-5 margin.

Stone led the Post 7 offense with two hits.

Hamer (0-1) suffered the loss pitching 2 1/3 innings of relief allowing two earned runs on one hit and four walks while striking out three.

Post 7 will host the Area V Tournament which gets underway on Monday.

They will host Braxton Post 33 Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the opener while the winner will play Elkins Post 29 Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the double elimination tournament.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon                   000 060 0 – 6

Elkins                             200 202 1 – 7

E – Buckhannon 2, Elkins 0. DP – Buckhannon. LoB – Buckhannon 3, Elkins 10. 2B – Lane, Burnside, Reed. SB – Calef-Boring 2, White, Primavero 2, Wilson 2, Matlick 2, Hamirck, Bolyard, Bibey.

Hitting

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hunter Stone cf 4 1 1 1; Zach Calef-Boring ss, 4 1 2 2; Jay Burnside 3 0 1 1; Elijah Bryant pr, 0 0 0 0; Isaac Lane p-lf, 4 0 1 1; Zach White c, 3 1 1 0; Brady Hurst 3b, 3 0 0 0; Cam Tenney 2b, 2 1 1 0; Clint Crites rf, 2 1 0 0; Peyton Bennett lf, 2 0 0 0; Connor Johnson p, 1 0 0 0. Totals 28 6 7 5.

Elkins Post 29 – Dusty Primarvero lf, 3 1 0 1; Nick Hamrick, 2 1 0 0; Alex Wilson c, 1 1 0 1; Cody Cooper 3b-p, 4 0 2 1; Cory Reed 2b, 4 0 1 1; Jayden Herron 1b, 4 0 0 0; Jesiah Matlick rf, 4 2 2 0; Gage Bibey p-3b, 4 1 2 0; Austin Bolyard cf, 2 1 0 0; Ethan Kirk ph, 1 0 1 1 0. Totals 29 7 8 4.

Pitching

Buckhannon Post 7 – Lane: 4 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches; Johnson (L, 0-5): 2 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.

Elkins Post 29 – Bibey: 4 2/3 innings, 4 hits, 6 runs, 6 earned runs, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch; Cooper (W): 2 1/3 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 wild pitch.

Buckhannon                 120 201 0 – 6

Braxton                        302 020 x – 7

E – Buckhannon 3, Braxton 4. DP – Braxton. LoB – Braxton 10, Buckhannon 7.  3B – Calef-Boring. SB – Lane 2, Burnside 2, Stone, Calef-Boring, White, Sizemore, Tomblin.

Hitting

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hunter Stone cf, 3 2 2 0; Brady Hurst p, 1 0 0 0; Zach Calef-Boring ss, 4 2 1 0; Jay Burnside 2b, 2 0 0 1; Isaac Lane lf, 4 0 1 1; Zach White c, 4 0 1 0; Ryan Snyder 1b-p, 1 1 0 0; Brayden Hamer p-cf, 2 1 0 0; Clint Crites 3b-1b, 3 0 0 0; Josh Nesbitt p-1b, 3 0 0 0; Peyton Bennett rf, 2 0 1 0. Totals 29 6 6 2.

Braxton County Post 33 – Vincent cf, 2 2 1 1; Peyton McCourt ss-p, 3 1 0 0; Gary Hess c-p, 4 1 2 2; Aaron Ball 1b, 2 1 1 1; Lucas Sizemore p-ss, 3 0 0 1; Noah Tomblin lf, 3 1 0 0; Gage 3b, 3 0 1 1; Shawn 2b, 4 0 0 0; Hamrick rf, 1 1 0 0. Totals 25 7 5 6.

Pitching

Buckhannon Post 7 – Nesbitt: 1 1/3 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts; Snyder: 1 1/3 innings, 0 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, 2 wild pitches, 2 hit batsmen; Hamer (L, 0-1): 2 1/3 innings, 1 hit, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts; Hurst: 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.

Braxton County Post 33 – Sizemore: 2 innings, 1 hit, 3 runs, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 1 strikeout; McCourt: 1 1/3 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 1 hit batsman; Hess: (W): 3 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts.

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