July 22, 2019
From Elkins Intermountain Newspaper
ELKINS — Elkins ended regular-season American Legion play with three straight wins over the weekend at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
After defeating Area 5 foe Summersville 4-3 on Saturday, Post 29 completed the weekend sweep by winning both games against Moorefield on Sunday.
In Saturday’s contest, Remington Stanley pitched a strong 6 2/3 innings to lead Elkins to the victory. He allowed just seven hits, struck out 10 and walked two batters. Stanley and Cory Reed led the charge at the plate with two hits apiece.
In Game 1 on Sunday, Post 29 used a 10-run fourth inning to cruise to a 13-1 victory. Brett Smith, Reed and Stanley all produced two-run doubles in the inning that saw Elkins collect a total of eight hits. Nathan Cooper drove in a run with Post 29’s fourth double of the inning and Read Schumacher added an RBI single.
Schumacher notched the win for Elkins in five innings pitched. He allowed no earned runs and didn’t issue a walk while striking out nine Post 64 batters. Smith and Cooper both finished the contest with three hits each.
Garrett Strickler took the loss for Moorefield in three innings of work. Chase Ault led the visitors at the dish with two hits and one RBI.
In Sunday’s nightcap, Matthew Gainer had two hits and knocked in four runs to lead Post 29 to a 9-4 victory.
Schumacher added two hits and two RBIs for Elkins, while Chuckie New had two hits and scored three runs.
Reed pitched 5 1/3 innings of five-hit baseball to earn the win on the mound for Post 29. Reed allowed three runs, struck out two and walked three.
Coleman Mongold took the loss for Post 64 in three innings of work. Jake Frederick hit a three-run homer to lead Moorefield at the plate. Lane Ours added an RBI triple.
“Winning three games over the weekend was a good way to end the regular season,” Elkins manager Chris George said. “We really played well the last few weeks of the season and came together as a team. I’m very happy with our play right now, especially our pitching which is one of the deepest staffs I’ve ever had.”
Elkins (23-15 overall and 7-1 in Area 5 play) will host the Area 5 tournament beginning Wednesday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Third-seed Weston and second-seed Buckhannon will play the first game at 5 p.m., followed by top-seed Post 29 against fourth-seed Summersville in Game 2 at 7:30 p.m.