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  Elkins Post 29 American Legion Baseball

Shorthanded Elkins Post 29 drops twinbill at Parkersburg Post 15
July 16, 2018

From Elkins Intermountain Newspaper

PARKERSBURG — Elkins Post 29 dropped a doubleheader to Parkersburg on Saturday.

Post 29 fell in the lidlifter, 2-1, and lost a 12-1 decision in the nightcap.

Elkins, now 16-15-2 on the season will return home at 7 p.m. Tuesday to face Fairmont Post 17.

In the opener, Matthew Gainer turned in a solid performance for Post 29, not allowing a run until Parkersburg struck for two runs in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single from Broedy Boyce and an RBI sacrifice fly from Hayden Morris.

Elkins got on the board in the seventh when Luke Petrice doubled and scored when Troy McMillion reached on an error.

Gainer gave up just six hits over six innings. The left-hander struck out five, walked one and hit three batters.

Ben Menarchek earned the win for Post 15, pitching six scoreless innings, allowing seven hits, fanning two and walking two.

Brandon Mullenax earned the save, surrendering the lone run on one hit, striking out one and walking one.

Shayne Liller went 3 for 3 at the plate for Elkins.

In the second game, Parkersburg jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first inning to cruise to the five-inning win.

Cameron Wamsley took the loss for Post 29.

Austin Simmons went four innings in relief, giving up three runs on three hits and fanning two.

David Freeman had an RBI?sacrifice fly in the fifth for Elkins’ lone run.

“Matt pitched really well in the first game but we stranded 12 runners,” Post 29 manager Chris George said. “We were severly undermanned on the day, especially in that second game, with five regulars out.”

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