Late Rally

TENNERTON – Buckhannon Post 7 rallied for three runs over the final two innings to knock off Bridgeport 4-3 Tuesday night in American Legion action.

Post 68 took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Greg Smith led off with a triple and scored on Zach Hineman’s groundout to first base.

Bryson Fluke’s RBI?single in the third inning allowed the hosts to tie the game.

Bridgeport regained the lead in the sixth when D.J. Murphy scored on a double steal.

An unearned run in the seventh made it 3-1 before Post 7 rallied over the final two innings to earn the victory.

Dalton Westfall started on the mound for Buckhannon, while Hunter Haddix went the first seven innings for Post 68.

Both teams will begin Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic action on Thursday.

Post 7 will host Bellefonte (Pa.) and Berkeley County, while Bridgeport will entertain Wheeling.

Elkins 18, Preston County 5

KINGWOOD – Sean Curtis pitched five solid innings to lead Elkins to an 18-5 win over Preston County in seven innings on Tuesday.

Curtis allowed four runs, all unearned, on four hits with six strikeouts.

Tyler Shreve led Post 29 at the plate with four RBIs, while Al Johnson was 3 for 5, Colby Gainer 2 for 5 with two RBIs and P.J. Lanham had a pair of hits an RBI.

Elkins (5-1) will return to action at 9:30 p.m. Thursday against Severna Park (Md.) in Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic action.