Post 7 falls to Post 13

TENNERTON – Clarksburg Post 13 scored 10 runs over the final three innings to hand Buckhannon Post 7 a 10-3 setback Saturday night at William E. Phillips Memorial Field.

Post 7, which was scheduled to face Braxton County Tuesday night at Glenville State College, is now 1-2 on the season and will begin Hillbilly Hardball Classic action at 1 p.m. Thursday at home against Florida Gulf Cost 18U.

Buckhannon will then play a pair of games on Friday, facing Latrobe (Pa.) at noon and the Fairmont Appalachian A’s at 5 p.m.

Post 7 will conclude Classic action by battling Clarksburg at 1:30 p.m. and South Charleston at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Buckhannon took a 1-0 lead in the first on Nick Calef-Boring’s RBI single before Clarksburg Post 13 tacked on three runs in the fourth to take the lead for good, with Andrew Walker, who just completed his freshman season at West Virginia Wesleyan College, bringing home two runs with a single.

Dakota Jarrett added an RBI single later in the inning to make it 3-1.

An RBI single by Taylor Whitehair in the bottom of the frame cut the lead to 3-2.

Post 13 erupted for six runs in the fifth, however, to take control of the contest.

Aiden Watson, Walker, Brandon Gray and Caden Wetzel all had RBI singles during the uprising.

J.T. Burnside added an RBI in the seventh to plate Cole Hoover for Buckhannon, which was led at the plate by Whitehair with two hits.

Walker, who went 4 for 4 with a homer, also got the win on the mound in six innings of relief. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight.

Whitehair was saddled with the loss in five innings of work. He finished with four strikeouts.

Clarksburg (10)

Brandon Gray 2b 4 1 1 1, Caden Wetzel 3b 4 0 1 1, Dakota Jarrett ss 3 0 1 1, Dakota Shingleton cf 4 0 0 1, Noah Dyer 1b 3 1 3 0, Ben George c 3 1 0 0, Cody Hefner p 2 2 0 0, Aiden Watson dh 1 2 0 1, Andrew Walker p 4 2 4 4, David Spence rf 1 0 0 0. Totals 29 10 10 10

Buckhannon (3)

Drew Heatherly ss 2 1 0 0, Curtis Helton cf 2 1 0 0, Nick Calef-Boring 1b 2 0 1 1, Casey Hamner c 3 0 0 0, Taylor Whitehair p 4 0 2 1, Cole Hoover 3b 3 1 1 0, J.T. Burnside rf 3 0 1 1, Wesley Rosencrance lf 2 0 0 0, Hunter Stone 2b 1 0 0 0. Totals 22 3 5 3

Clarksburg 000 036 1 — 10 10 1

Buckhannon 100 010 1 — 3 5 3

WP — Walker. LP – Whitehair

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