BASEBALL: Monday's roundup, Shalom tops CV Christian, 6-4, in MDCC playoffs
MARION >> A few costly errors and one bad inning brought about the end of Cumberland Valley Christian's baseball season Monday afternoon.
Shalom Christian jumped on four errors and scored five runs in the fourth inning, claiming a 6-4 victory in the first round of the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference playoffs.
"We played very well, but it was just one bad inning," Blazers coach Keith Propst said. "We had two errors that happened on one play, and it gave them a few runs."
The Flames (8-6), who finished with only three earned runs, will play on Thursday at Heritage in the semifinals at a time to be decided.
Shalom got a fine game from Dan Watkins, who finished with a double and a pair of RBIs. He also picked up the win on the mound.
"Great performance from Daniel Watkins pitching tonight in facing them for the third time this season," Shalom coach Shawn Musick said. "Both teams played a solid, tight game tonight. We were able to get some key hits and outs as a team when we needed them."
Jake Holderman scored a pair of runs for the Flames, and Nate McKee also smacked a double.
For CVC, which ends its season with a 2-8 record, Austin Garcia finished 3-for-4, and Spencer Propst was 2-for-3.
"It was a good finishing game for the kids," Keith Propst said. "They hung in there the whole way."
Shalom Christian 6 Cumb. Valley Christian 4
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W — Dan Watkins; L — Austin Garcia.
2B — (CVC) Conner Chapman, (SC) Nate McKee, Watkins.
WAYNESBORO 8, GETTYSBURG 4 >> Zac Kober provided quite a bit of heroics to lead Waynesboro to a non-league, nine-inning victory over Gettysburg.
Not only did Kober throw four innings of shutout baseball to pick up the win in relief, he also delivered a key single in the top of the ninth inning.
The Indians (10-9) are now on a four-game winning streak and have raised their record above .500 for the first time this season.
"That's pretty amazing after where we were a week and a half ago, sitting at 6-9," Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. "I'm tickled with the way we've been playing. We've been scrapping and battling, and it's been a good turnaround for the kids."
Tied 4-4 heading into the ninth inning, the Indians drew two walks to begin. Cody Cline then attempted to lay down a sacrifice bunt, but Kyle Hoffman was picked off at third. Austin Hanshew then hit a single to load the bases, and Sawyer Duffey followed with a single to plate Jake Neterer. Kober then hit a clutch two-run single, and Todd Riddell drew a bases-loaded walk to set the final score.
Hanshew, Duffey and Kober each finished with a pair of hits.
Waynesboro 8, Gettysburg 4 (9)
W — Zac Kober (2-1); L — Michael Tempel.
2B — (W) Cody Cline; SB — (W) Cline 2, Sawyer Duffey 2, (G) Temple.
FORBES ROAD 7, HYNDMAN 2 >> Forbes Road ended its season on a high note, beating Hyndman 7-2 in a non-league game for its first back-to-back wins this season.
The Cardinals, who end the season with a 5-13 record, broke a scoreless tie with one run in the third inning and then scored three in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a commanding lead. Forbes Road pitcher Matt Brown took care of the rest. He pitched a complete game, giving up just two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple and an RBI.
"Matt kept them off stride all game. He's pitched well for us the last two times out," Forbes Road coach Randy Gelvin said. "He's also batting third and hitting the ball very hard."
Owen Gilbert and Lane Kendall both went 2-for-4 for the Cardinals, and Aaron Schepis drove in a pair of runs.
Forbes Road 7, Hyndman 2
W — Matt Brown (3-3); L — Miller.
2B — (FR) Lane Kendall, (H) Stair; 3B — (FR) Brown.