August 02, 2019
From Elkins Intermountain Newspaper
KEYSER — Chase DeLauter’s two-run single in the fifth inning lifted Berkeley County to a 2-1 win over Elkins Thursday in an elimination game of the American Legion State Tournament at Potomac State College.
With the win, Post 14 stays alive and will face Romney at 4 p.m. today. Wheeling and Morgantown will battle at 10 a.m. and South Charleston will face the loser of that game at 1 p.m.
The setback ends the season for Post 29, which finished the campaign with a 26-17 mark.
Elkins took a 1-0 lead in the contest in the second inning when Remington Stanley walked and later scored on an error.
The advantage held up all the way to the fifth when Berkeley County took the lead for good.
Connor King earned the win for Post 14 in seven innings pitched. He allowed just four hits, struck out four and walked four.
Despite allowing just two hits in six innings pitched, Brett Smith was saddled with the loss for Post 29. He struck out three batters and walked five.
Cory Reed had two of Elkins” four hits in the game.
Stanley and Read Schumacher added one each.
“We have a good group of kids and I had as much fun with them this year as any team I’ve had,” Elkins manager Chris George said. “Our pitching was tremendous for two straight days, but we just couldn’t put any hits together and score any runs. I have no doubt that we had the best pitching staff at the state tournament.
“I want to thank all my coaches for doing a great job this season, they were fantastic all year. We only lose four players so I have a feeling we will be back (in state tourney) next season.”