July 15, 2019
From the Elkins Intermountain Newspaper
PHILIPPI — Luke Zorne had three hits and drove in two runs to lead Jefferson County (Ohio) to an 8-4 win over Elkins Sunday in American Legion baseball action at Philip Barbour High School.
Andrew Kinney added two hits and two RBIs for Post 33, which improved to 35-7 with the victory.
Matt Bell notched the win for Jefferson County in five innings pitched.
Bell allowed six hits, struck out six and walked five.
Ryan Neely earned the save for Post 33 in two innings of relief work.
Will Knight threw four innings of seven-hit baseball for Post 29, which picked up two forfeit victories over Berkeley County on Saturday. Knight allowed six runs on seven hits and fell to 2-2 on the season with the setback. He walked six and struck out five.
Matthew Gainer had three hits and three RBIs to lead Elkins at the plate. Brett Smith followed with two hits and one RBI.
“Jefferson County has a really good squad and I thought we battled pretty well with them,” Elkins manager Chris George said. “We had several chances to score some more runs, but couldn’t come up with that big hit when we had guys on base.”
Post 29 was also scheduled to host South Charleston Post 94 on Sunday afternoon but that game was canceled due to the weather.
Elkins will travel to Weston at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for an Area 5 encounter.
Post 29 will remain on the road at Moorefield Post 64 at 6 p.m. Wednesday and against Romney Post 91 at 5 p.m. Friday at Potomac State College in Keyser.
The squad will conclude regular-season play at home with a single game against Summersville at 2 p.m. Saturday and contests against Fairmont Post 17 and Moorefield on Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m.