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Prep Baseball: Wildcats on top of their game, beat Warriors

April 12, 2013|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — Williamsport’s baseball team executed well in all areas on Friday to defeat Boonsboro 6-1 in an MVAL Antietam game.

“We had a good week,” Wildcats coach David Warrenfeltz said. “Anytime that you can go 2-0 during the week, it is a good week. If we can keep pitching well and getting hits at the right time, I think that we can play with anybody.”

Senior Nick Sauble (2-1) and junior Wyatt Scriever combined on a five-hitter without a walk for Williamsport (6-3, 4-2). Sauble hurled five scoreless innings to get the win. Scriever gave up just one unearned run in two innings of relief.

“I was just trying to throw first-pitch strikes,” Sauble said. “I was trying to get ahead in the count so I can finish them off with my curveball. I was pretty much pleased with my performance. We came out swinging the bats a lot better than we have been. Defensively, we were playing very well.

“We got off to a rough start this season, but we’re pulling everything together. I feel that we have a chance to contend for the MVAL title this year, as long as we play up to our potential.”

“I thought that we pitched good,” Warrenfeltz said. “Nick gave us a good start. Then Wyatt came on and threw strikes.”

Brandon Allen finished with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Wildcats. Chase Blickenstaff had two hits, Hunter Maloy had three RBI and Jordan Buchanan scored two runs.

Dalton Stewart ripped two hits for Boonsboro (3-6, 0-5).

Williamsport got going early with a four-run rally in the bottom of the first. Sinjin Shoop drew a leadoff walk. One out later, Riley Arnone singled to center and Buchanan walked to load the bases. With two outs, Allen hit a two-run single to left and Maloy followed with a two-run single to center.

The Wildcats added two more runs in the the third to jack up the lead to 6-0. They loaded the bases with no outs, as Buchanan singled to center, Nick Williams walked and Allen singled to right. Maloy drew a bases-loaded walk to bring home a run. After Colby Byers reached on a forceout at home, Tristan Baker hit a sacrifice fly to left to knock in the other run.

“We put together some good at-bats during the first few innings,” Warrenfeltz said.

The Warriors produced their only run in the seventh. Evan Pettyjohn reached on an infield single and eventually scored on an outfield error.

“We didn’t put hits together today,” Boonsboro coach Ronnie Stewart said. “If we put together a few hits, then we would be right there in the ballgame. Williamsport was a well-coached ballclub and they just made the plays that they needed to make. We are getting better, though.”

Williamsport 6, Boonsboro 1
Boonsboro    000    000    1    —    1    5    1
Williamsport    402    000    x    —    6    8    1
Poffenberger, Enfield (1), Taulton (4) and Harsh. Sauble, Scriever (6) and Byers. WP — Sauble. LP — Poffenberger.

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