Morgantown takes 4-2 win over Colts
Mohigans plate two runs in sixth inning en route to victory at Frank Loria Field
NUTTER FORT — Morgantown plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim a 4-2 win over Philip Barbour Friday night at Frank Loria Field.
The Colts had tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the sixth when Cody Cooper and Gage Bibey drew one-out walks.
After Alex Wilson flied out to right, both runners advanced on a wild pitch and Alfred Isch drew another free pass to load the bases.
Cooper then raced home on another wild pitch for the tying run.
Bibey had limited the Mohigans to just three hits until running into trouble in the sixth when Quincy Thornton opened the frame by drawing a walk, Zach Brennan reached on a bunt single and Ty Galusky followed with another single to load the bases.
Thornton later scored on an error and Domenic Colasante lofted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Brennan to make it 4-2.
Reliever Ryan Fluharty then retired the Colts in order, striking out the first two batters, to end the game.
Morgantown opened the scoring in the first when Fluharty doubled and trotted home on Thornton’s single.
The Mohigans made it 2-0 in the third on another Thornton RBI single.
Philip Barbour dented the scoreboard in the fourth when Bibey and Isch singled and courtesy runner Brayden Cole later scored on an error.
Fluharty earned the win in 1 2/3 innings of work. He didn’t allow a run or hit, struck out three and walked one.
Reed Bailey went the first five innings, giving up one run on three hits, fanning seven and not issuing a walk.
Caleb Cottle pitched 1/3 of an inning and he gave up one run and walked two.
Bibey went all six innings in taking the loss. The senior right-hander and Potomac State College signee allowed four runs — only two being earned, — on five hits, with five strikeouts and two walks.
Bibey, Isch and Jesiah Matlick accounted for the Colts’ hits.
Thornton’s two hits led the Mohigans, who imporoved to 9-1.
Philip Barbour (5-4) will play a pair of games today, facing Spring Mills at 10:30 a.m. at Bridgeport High School and Hedgesville at 1:30 p.m. at Frank Loria Field.