Neal, Post 2 roll past Piqua, 11-1
ELKINS — Devon Neal drove in three runs to power Morgantown Post 2 past Piqua Post 184, 11-1, Friday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Caleb Taylor and Cam Musgrave added two RBIs each for Post 2.
Colton Matthews went all five innings to earn the win, fanning eight.
Jarrod Magoteaux was tagged with the loss for Post 184 in 4 2/3 innings.
Neal, Taylor and Quintin Smith all had three hits each for Morgantown (5-1).
Post 2 trailed 1-0 after Piqua plated a single run in the top of the first inning before answering with three runs in the home-half of the frame.
Casey Smith, Taylor, Neal and Musgrove all had singles in the frame.
Morgantown made it 6-1 in the second with three more runs on the strength of singles from Avante Neal and Quintin Smith, along with a double from Taylor.
Howie Ludwig singled with one out in the first for Post 184 and later trotted home on another single by Will Eversole.
Post 2 will battle Jefferson County (Ohio) Post 33 at 11:30 a.m. and Elkins Post 29 at 7 p.m. today at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Greenville (Ohio) 7
Clearfield (Pa.) 7
ELKINS — Greenville (Ohio) and Clearfield (Pa.) battled to a 7-7 deadlock Friday in second-day action of the Hillbilly Hardball Classic Tournament at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
The contest was halted after seven innings of play due to the tournament time limit rule.
Zac Longfellow and Terry Miller finished with two hits each to lead Post 140 at the dish. Trent Collins, Kody Shinabery, and Alec Fletcher all added run-producing hits for the Greenville, who defeated Moorefield 12-6 in its second contest on Friday.
Tim Lawson pitched six solid innings for Post 140, scattering eight hits in six innings of work. He struck out four batters and walked one.
Seth Bumbarger had two hits and drove in two runs to lead Post 6 at the plate. Hayden Williams had two hits and two runs scored, while Allen Myers knocked in a run on two hits for Clearfield.
Jacob Sorbera got the start for Post 6 and pitched 5 2/3 innings of seven-hit baseball. He struck out five and walked five.