Brooke Bruins vs. University Hawks
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:00pm - Shilling Field - Morgantown, WV
Seven-Run Second Inning Drives Hawks To Victory
MORGANTOWN – Seven proved lucky for the University baseball team on Friday.
The Hawks (5-6) scored seven runs in the second inning and that proved to be the difference as they rolled to an 11-4 victory over visiting Brooke.
UHS trailed 3-1 entering the bottom of the second when the offensive outburst pulled the Hawks ahead. Jordan Denjen hit a single to left field that scored Kevin Smith to get the scoring started and then Clay Maholic scored on a single by Evan Smith to tie the game at 3-3. A double to right field by Avante Neal scored Jake Spearen and Max Kitzmiller to give UHS a lead it would never relinquish and then Casey Smith provided the big blow when he slugged a three-run homer over the left field fence.
University added two more runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to finish the scoring.
Jonathan Thompson picked up the pitching victory as he scattered four hits over five innings and walked just two and struck out three. Kitzmiller pitched the final two innings and surrendered just one hit and struck out two.
Cameron Musgrave and Kevin Smith both had two hits with Musgrave picked up a double and one RBI. Evan Smith, Neal, Casey Smith, Aaron Forbes, Denjen and Spearen each had one hit in the contest. Clay Maholic, Forbes, Evan Smith and Denjen each had one RBI while Casey Smith had three RBIs on his homer and Neal had two RBIs on his double.
UHS returns to action on Monday when it travels to Parkersburg South for a 5 p.m. contest.
JV Hawks Slug Way To Victory
MORGANTOWN – The four, five and six hitters proved their worth on Friday in a 10-5 win for the UHS JV baseball team.
University (3-7) beat Brooke thanks to the hot bats of Seth Coombs, Drew Herter and Isaiah Clevenger. The Hawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first when Herter hit a fielder’s choice to the shortstop that plated Matt Bakos and then Clevenger singled up the middle to score Joey McBee.
The big inning for UHS came in the second when Coombs hit a bases-loaded double to centerfield that scored Tony Marsh, Bakos and McBee. Herter followed Coombs with a two-run homer to right field. The Hawks added three more runs in the fourth when Marsh scored on a single to center by Coombs and then Bakos scored when Herter grounded into a double play. Clevenger finished off the UHS scoring as he slugged a line-drive to center that scored McBee.
UHS then hung on for the win in the rain-shortened, six-inning contest. Dylan Henry (2-3) put in five solid innings of work on the mound as he scattered six hits, allowed just three runs – one earned – and struck out two. Logan Lyons pitched the final inning and surrendered two runs on one hit with two strikeouts.
Marsh, Coombs and Clevenger finished with two hits in the contest with Coombs and Clevenger each collecting a double. Bakos, Herter and Parow each had one hit with Herter picking up the home run. Coombs finished with four RBIs in the game, Herter had three and Clevenger added two.
University returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Parkersburg South for a 5 p.m. contest.