University Hawks vs. John Marshall Monarchs
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm - John Marshall HS - Glen Dale, WV
Another Rough Inning Haunts UHS
MOUNDSVILLE – A familiar foe did in the University baseball team on Tuesday night against John Marshall.
All season long the Hawks (6-14) have played teams close only to be done in by one bad inning.
On Tuesday, it was a six-run second inning that did in UHS as it dropped a 6-5 decision to John Marshall.
All six of the runs were unearned thanks to an error early in the inning and then the Monarchs put together the only six runs they would need.
Jonathan Thompson took the loss as the starting pitcher. He surrendered six hits in two innings of work with four walks. Evan Smith was lock-down on the mound in the final four innings as he allowed just two hits with two strikeouts and no runs.
UHS led the contest 1-0 before the bottom of the second inning. The Hawks scored their first run when Aaron Forbes led off the inning with a double to left field and then later scored on a passed ball.
Forbes figured in the scoring again in the third inning when he hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Casey Smith.
The Hawks added two more runs in the fourth when Casey Smith hit a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Kevin Smith and then Matt Renner scored when Clay Maholic laced a double to left field. University scored its final run in the top of the sixth when Forbes reached base on an error and Casey Smith scored.
Maholic and Forbes led all hitters with two hits each including a double while Casey Smith added a double in the contest as well. Evan Smith and Renner each had a single in the game with Maholic, Forbes and Casey Smith each picking up one RBI.
University returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Buckhannon-Upshur for a 4:30 p.m. contest.