Baseball Roundup 5/15/19 Fulton/FM

Forbes Road 5 Everett 4

Waterfall, Pa. – Forbes Road (10-6, 7-6 ICC) battled back from a 3-1 deficit to beat ICC leading Everett in Waterfall on Wednesday.  Everett scored two runs in the open frame.  The Cardinals answered with an unearned run in the home half of the inning, when Logan Deshong scampered home from first base on an errant pickoff attempt.  Everett added one run in the fourth inning to stretch the lead to 3-1.  Logan Deshong led off the home half of the fourth with a double, advanced to third on an error, then scored on Ethan Wright’s sacrifice fly.  Levi Truax later scored on Caleb Voegel’s RBI single to knot the score at 3-3.  Forbes Road pushed across the go ahead run in the sixth on Matt Clippinger’s triple to left center, then added what proved to be an important insurance run as Clippinger scored on an infield groundout from Voegel.  Everett answered with a run in the seventh, but left the tying run stranded on second base.  Caleb Hershey collected the pitching victory, tossing the first six innings, surrendering 3 runs on 3 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 5.  Grayson Hall earned the save, surrendering 1 run on 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts.  The Cardinals benefitted from seven Warrior errors, scoring 5 unearned runs on just 4 hits.  Deshong (2B), Hall (2B), and Clippinger (3B) had extra base hits. Forbes Road will complete a suspended game with Northern Bedford at a date to be determined.

Southern Fulton 8 Fannett Metal 4

Willow Hill, Pa. – The Tigers (8-10, 7-7 ICC) hosted the Indians and fell by a score of 8-4.  The Indians erupted for six runs in the second inning off Tiger Starter, Kyler Goshorn.  Gabe Stotler started the big inning with a double off the fence.  He moved to 3rd on a single by Luke Fitz.  He then scored on a RBI groundout by Holden Stotler.  Fitz scored on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Levi Barnard.  Five consecutive hits by the Indian plated four more runs including RBI hits by Konnor Pittman, Dylan Melton and Colton Souders.  Rylin Sharar relieved Goshorn and held the Indians in check the rest of the game.  The Tigers left eleven runners on base in the game.  Fannett Metal Coach Paul Coffman commented, “We had chances throughout the game to add runs but we struggled to get the two out clutch hits all game.”  Indian Pitcher Isaac Fitz pitched five innings, limiting the Tigers to just two runs on five hits.  Leading the way offensively for the Tigers was Colton Friese with two hits.  Derek Rebuck had a pair of RBIs and Kyler Goshorn had a double. The Indians had twelve hits in the game with every starter recording a hit. Konnor Pittman, Isaac Fitz and Luke Fitz each had a pair of hits to lead the Indians.  The Tigers end the regular season at 7-13 and now wait to see if they qualify for the District V Playoffs. Southern Fulton will travel to Meyersdale tomorrow (5/16).

McConnellsburg 14 Bedford 6

McConnellsburg, Pa. – McConnellsburg (7-11) hosted Bedford and downed the Bisons 14 to 6 in a non league matchup. Lucas McClain has a big game for the Spartans with 3 hits and drove in 4 runs. The Spartans out hit Bedford 18 to 8. Walter Funk, Colton Mellott, and Zander Sipes all added 3 hits a piece. McConnellsburg also stole 7 bases on the day. Brian Streletz got the win going four and a third inning giving up 4 hits and 4 runs. Jesse Arnold was tagged with the loss. McConnellsburg will travel to Rockwood on Friday for a 4:30 start.