Tyler Scott drew a bases-loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Elkins to a 2-1 victory over Bridgeport Tuesday night at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Cody Gainer started the ninth by drawing a walk, followed by an infield single from Doug Smith. After Chance Price moved both runners up with a sacrifice bunt, Garrett Riggleman was intentionally walked to load the bases and Scott drew a walk to end the game.
Both teams got strong starting pitching.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle
Elkins Post 29’s Issac Riggleman delivers a pitch against Bridgeport Tuesday night in American Legion play at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Elkins won the game, 2-1.
Elkins' Issac Riggleman went 7 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits. He struck out one and walked one.
MVB's Sammy Aloi, meanwhile, went the first six innings, surrendering one run on six hits, striking out six and walking one.
Brennan Dettinger, who hit a solo homer in the first inning to give Post 29 an early 1-0 lead, got the win, allowing no runs or hits in 1 2/3 innings. He fanned one in improving to 2-0 on the season.
Hunter Fain took the loss for Bridgeport.
MVB tied the game in the sixth inning when Tyler Skidmore's single plated Greg Smith.
"I was proud of how our kids came out focused to play tonight," Elkins general manager Chris George said. "We've been preaching for them to do that, from inning one to inning nine, and they did that.
"We also had tremendous pitching efforts from Issac and Brennan tonight."
Post 29, which improved to 13-13, will return to action at 7 p.m. today against Morgantown at West Virginia University's Hawley Field. Elkins will then take Thursday off before host Beckley for a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.