BOONSBORO — Not much could stop Williamsport’s baseball team Wednesday afternoon. Not even Mother Nature.
The Wildcats not only overcame host Boonsboro 13-2 in a six-inning game, but also a hail storm that started midway through the top of the sixth inning that halted play for nearly 20 minutes.
Despite the bad weather conditions, Williamsport put together its best frame of the day, going off for seven runs.
Tyler Nalley got things going in the sixth for the Wildcats (6-3, 4-2) when he reached on a fielding error. Zach Lucas singled before Tyler Byers hit an RBI single, scoring Nalley to put Williamsport up 7-0.
Ryan Butts was walked to load the bases, and one out later, back-to-back walks scored two more runs. Emory Rowland’s two-run double pushed the Wildcats’ lead to 11-0. Rowland later scored on a fielder’s choice, and Ryan Boward was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, giving Williamsport a 13-0 lead.
Wildcats starting pitcher Brandon Colliflower was nearly untouchable. He allowed one hit over five innings, struck out six and walked three.
Colliflower was relieved in the sixth following the weather delay.
Williamsport broke a scoreless tie in the second inning on an RBI single by Butts. Brandon Greene hit a two-run single later in the inning for a 3-0 lead.
Brandon Toloso led off the fourth with a single and was driven in by Nalley’s sacrifice fly to put the Wildcats up, 4-0.
Back-to-back doubles by Butts and Nick Williams set the Wildcats up in the fifth. Nick Sauble’s sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Toloso put Williamsport ahead 6-0.
Boonsboro made a small rally in the bottom of the sixth to try and extend the game, but only managed to score two runs.
Williamsport 13, Boonsboro 2
Boonsboro 000 002 — 2 1 4
Williamsport 030 127 — 13 12 5
Bennett, Butrick (5), Enfield (6) and Gregory. Colliflower, Sauble (6) and Butts. WP — Colliflower. LP — Bennett.