Post 7 returns to win column with 15-3 victory over Kingwood


TENNERTON – Buckhannon Post 7 returned to the win column with a convincing 15-3 victory over Kingwood Post 56 Wednesday evening at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.

The win snapped a three-game slide for Buckhannon Post 7 manager Kevin Boring and his team leaving them with a 2-6 record.

Their outing on Thursday with Bridgeport Post 68 was canceled when Post 68 didn’t have enough players to make the trip.

The game on Wednesday didn’t quite start how Post 7 wanted as Kingwood took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

Buckhannon finally got on the scoreboard and took the lead with four runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Isaac Lane reached on an error and scored on a wild pitch, Zach White hit a triple that scored Landon Marple who hit a single to center, Peyton Bennett hit a sacrifice fly that brought home White and Hunter Stone doubled home Cam Tenney who had drawn a walk to account for the scoring.

Post 7 made it a 5-1 game in the bottom of the third when Marple hit a sacrifice fly bringing in Clint Crites who started the frame with a walk.

Kingwood made it a 5-2 game with a run in the top of the fourth but Buckhannon responded with a 10-run fourth inning to put the game away sending 14 batters to the plate.

Kingwood added one more in the top of the fifth but the game ended after that on the 10-run mercy rule.

“I was glad to see our guys rebound after Tuesday’s poor performance,” remarked Boring. “It's good to see them press the reset button and play a pretty good ballgame from start to finish.”

Post 7 outhit Post 56 by a 6-3 margin.

Stone and Marple led the offense with two hits apiece.

Brady Hurst (1-1) picked up the win on the mound. He went four innings and didn’t allow an earned run while striking out three.

Jay Burnside pitched the final inning giving up one walk and striking out three.

“I thought using the designated hitter allowed our pitchers to concentrate fully on their work on the mound as well as keeping them fresh. Overall, we were smarter running the bases and more patient at the plate.It was definitely something we all needed and a step in the right direction. Hopefully, we can continue to build on the performance and continue our progression.”

Post 7 was slated to face Elkins Post 29 last night.

They will travel to Charleston today and play Charleston Post 65 in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

The boxscore:

Kingwood                            100 11 – 3

Buckhannon                  041 (10)x – 15

E – Kingwood 3, Buckhannon 1. DP – None. LoB – Kingwood 9, Buckhannon 4. 2B – Stone. 3B – White. SF – Marple, Bennett.

Hitting

Kingwood Post 56 – C. Setter p-2b, 1 1 1 0; Ethan Haskiell 1b-p, 2 1 1 0; Camden Barlow ss, 3 0 0 0; Richard Layton 3b-p, 3 0 0 0; C. McDonald c, 2 0 0 0; B. Brandt cf, 3 1 1 0; E Rice lf, 1 0 0 0; C. George 2b-3b, 2 0 0 1; C Fraiser rf, 2 0 0 0. Totals 19 3 3 2.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hunter Stone cf, 3 1 2 2; Brayden Hamer c, 4 1 0 1; Connor Johnson cr, 0 0 0 0; Clint Crites 3b, 3 2 0 0 ; Isaac Lane dh, 1 2 0 0; Landon Marple ss, 2 2 2 3; Zach White rf, 2 1 1 1; Elijah Bryant rf-lf 0 1 0 0; Peyton Bennett lf-2b, 1 1 0 1; Cam Tenney 2b, 1 2 1 0; Jay Burnside pr-2b-p, 0 0 0 0; Josh Nesbitt 1b, 1 0 0 0; Ryan Snyder 1b-rf, 1 1 0 0; Brady Hurst p-1b, 0 0 0 0. Totals 19 15 6 9.

Pitching

Kingwood Post 56 – Setter (L): 3 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 11 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 walks, 5 strikeouts, 2 wild pitches; Layton: pitched to four batters, 0 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts, 4 wild pitches, 1 hit batsman (Snyder); Haskiell: 1/3 of an inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts.

Buckhannon Post 7 – Hurst (W, 1-1): 4 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 0 earned runs, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts; Burnside: 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.

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