University Hawks vs. Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:00pm - Buckhannon-Upshur HS - Buckhannon, WV

Double Trouble Helps Hawks To Win

BUCKHANNON – The University baseball team had its opponent seeing double on Wednesday.

Twin brothers Evan Smith and Casey Smith pushed the Hawks to a 10-2 win over Buckhannon Upshur. Evan did it with his bat, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Casey did it with his right arm as he pitched all seven innings for the complete-game victory, scattering seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

With the game tied 1-1 after two innings, the Hawks used a six-run third inning to put the game out of reach.

Clay Maholic got the scoring started in the third inning when he hit a two-run homer to right field. Evan Smith added another run later in the inning when he hit a fielder’s choice to shortstop that scored Casey Smith. Jonathan Thompson added a two-run double and Matt Runner plated Evan Smith when he grounded out to short.

UHS added three more runs in the fourth inning. The first run came when Maholic scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Cameron Musgrave and then Evan Smith added a two-run double to center that scored Casey Smith and Aaron Forbes.

Musgrave, Evan Smith, Thompson and Forbes each had a double in the game while Casey Smith had a single. Evan Smith added three RBIs in the seven-hit attack while Maholic and Thompson each had two RBIs and Musgrave and Forbes added one RBI apiece.

The Hawks return to action at 4:30 p.m. Friday when they play George Washington at Mon County Ballpark as part of the Mon County Classic.

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B-U Rallies for Win Over Young Hawks

BUCKHANNON – A late-inning meltdown cost the University High School JV baseball team.

Buckhannon-Upshur scored three runs in the final inning to pick up an 8-7 win over the visiting Hawks (4-9).

UHS built a 7-5 lead through five innings but couldn’t hold on as sophomore pitcher Drew Herter (0-3) suffered the loss. Herter pitched two innings, walked four and surrendered just one hit with two strikeouts.

Max Parow was the offensive hero for UHS as he went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Matt Bakos added two RBIs on a 1-for-3 performance while Connor McDonough and Herter each went 1-for-3 with one RBI. Tony Marsh led the offense with three hits in the contest.

Isaiah Clevenger pitched the first three innings and was solid with four hits scattered and only three runs allowed and three strikeouts. Tony Marsh added two thirds of an inning with two walks and two strikeouts.

UHS finishes its season on Tuesday when it travels to Brooke for a 7 p.m. contest.