John Marshall Monarchs vs. University Hawks
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00pm - Shilling Field - Morgantown, WV
Hawks Hold On For First Win
MORGANTOWN – A big first inning helped propel University to a 14-9 win over John Marshall on Wednesday.
The Hawks (1-1) scored nine runs in the first inning and held a 14-3 lead after four innings before shutting down a late JMHS rally.
UHS sent 15 hitters to the plate in the first inning with Avante Neal, Clay Maholic, Evan Smith, Aaron Forbes and Max Kitzmiller all collecting hits in the frame. University tacked on two more runs in the second as Jacob Spearen scored on a wild pitch and Neal scored on a single by Maholic.
University added one more run in the third when Cameron Musgrave scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Forbes. The Hawks added two runs in the fourth as Spearen scored on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Cottrell and Maholic scored on a single by Musgrave.
Jonathan Thompson (1-0) picked up the win on the mound as he pitched the first three innings surrendering just four hits and striking out three. Matt Renner pitched the final four innings with four strikeouts and scattering five hits.
Neal and Maholic each had three hits in the contest while Kevin Smith and Evan Smith each added two. Musgrave, Forbes and Kitzmiller each had two RBIs in the game.
UHS returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Hampshire for a 6 p.m. contest.
Rough Start Dooms JV Hawks
MORGANTOWN – University’s JV baseball team mustered just one hit in a 12-0 five-inning loss to visiting John Marshall on Wednesday.
Joey McBee provided the only offense for the Hawks (1-1) as he slugged a double to left field in the first inning. Drew Herter (0-1) took the loss on the mound as he went 1-plus inning with three strikeouts and two walks as John Marshall jumped out to a 5-0 first-inning lead.
Tony Marsh pitched three solid innings of relief with five strikeouts and McBee pitched the final inning with no hits allowed and two strikeouts.
The Hawks return to action on Thursday when they travel to Hampshire for a 4:30 p.m. contest.