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BASEBALL: Tuesday's roundup, McConnellsburg rallies with 3 in 7th to edge Tussey Mountain, 5-4

MCCONNELLSBURG >> McConnellsburg's baseball team out-hit Tussey Mountain all game Tuesday night, but the Titans still held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Then the Spartans rallied for three runs in the seventh to pick up a 5-4 Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference victory.

Chase Novak got things started in the seventh with a one-out single for the Spartans (12-2, 11-2 SHL, 11-1 ICC). Ryan Koontz was then hit by a pitch, and JT Barnard scored Novak with an RBI single. Logan Little was up next, and he laced a double. Koontz came in to score, but Barnard was thrown out at home. Justin Welsh followed with a single to put runners on first and second with two outs, and Landon Richards – who finished 3-for-4 – knocked a base hit to score Little and end the game.

"We had a lot of opportunities to add runs in the middle innings. We just couldn't take advantage," McConnellsburg coach Brian Ramsey said. "That hurt us, but fortunately we were able to put some good at-bats together in the seventh inning and come through."

Taylor Souders finished 2-for-4 for the Spartans, and Welsh was also 2-for-4.

McConnellsburg 5, Tussey Mountain 4

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W — Chase Novak (2-0); L — Taylor.

2B — (M) Logan Little; SB — (M) Novak, Quintin Miller.

CHESTNUT RIDGE 20, FANNETT-METAL 6 >> Fannett-Metal made too many mistakes and it cost it in a Sideling Hill League loss to Chestnut Ridge.

The Tigers (1-14, 0-12 SHL) committed four errors, while the Lions racked up 20 runs on 17 hits.

"We gave them six outs in the first inning and five in the second," F-M coach Kory Miller said. "It's tough to come back when they capitalize on your mistakes early."

Cole Funk, Hunter Kann and Chris Rosenberry all had singles for Fannett-Metal, and Kann, Rosenberry and Austin Raymer all stole a base.

Chestnut Ridge 20, Fannett-Metal 6

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W — Joel Evans; L — Cole Funk (0-6).

SB — (FM) Hunter Kann, Chris Rosenberry, Austin Raymer.

EVERETT 15, FORBES ROAD 0 >> Forbes Road didn't show up in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference loss to Everett.

The Cardinals (3-10, 3-9 SHL, 2-9 ICC) mustered just three hits and committed five errors. The Warriors racked up 11 hits.

"We just didn't put anything together. Not a single part of our game was anything close to quality," Forbes Road coach Randy Gelvin said. "It was easily our worst game of the year."

Matt Brown, Lane Kendall and Owen Gilbert all notched singles for the Cardinals.

Everett 15, Forbes Road 0 (5)

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W — Colledge; L — Weylin Mitchell (1-4).

2B — (E) Akers, Mahlan; 3B — (E) Brown.

HERITAGE 16, CV CHRISTIAN 2 >> Cumberland Valley Christian committed nine errors and was taken down by Heritage Academy in Mason-Dixon Christian Conference action on Wednesday.

"You just can't have that many errors to win a game," CVC coach Keith Propst said.

Aaron McBeth had a triple for the Blazers (2-6, 2-5 MDCC), and Spencer Propst notched the only other hit.

Heritage 16, CV Christian 2

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W — Nate Patey; L — Austin Garcia (1-1).

2B — (H) Hendershot, Fisler, Patey, Faith; 3B — (CVC) Aaron McBeth.

SHALOM CHRISTIAN 5, MERCERSBURG JVS 4 >> Shalom Christian scored three runs with two outs in the fifth inning and held on to defeat the Mercersburg Academy JVs in a non-league game.

Daniel Watkins picked up the win for the Flames (5-5).

For the Blue Storm, Nick Miller was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three stolen bases, including a steal of home, and he went the distance on the mound, giving up five hits and five walks and striking out 10.

Shalom 5, Mercersburg 4

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W — Daniel Watkins; L — Nick Miller.

2B — (M) Miller 2; 3B — x; HR —x; SB — (M) Daniel Jornlin 2, Miller 3, Patrick Sprague 2.

MERCERSBURG 15, GRACE 3 >> Mercersburg Academy rebounded from a rough first inning to hand Grace Academy a non-league loss.

The Blue Storm (14-2) fell behind 2-1 after the first inning but responded with two in the second and one in the third, and they put the game away with seven runs in the fourth.

"I was really proud of our guys today," Mercersburg coach Karl Reisner said. "We played some of our bench guys, and they really played a clean game. Tommy Voce really settled down after the first inning."

Voce pitched a complete game for the Storm, giving up three runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and one walk. Brandon Thomas finished 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, and St. John Smith finished 1-for-3 with a three-run home run.

Mercersburg 15, Grace 3 (5)

W — Tommy Voce (1-0); L — Quirble.

2B — (MA) Brandon Thomas; 3B — (MA) Tucker Walle; HR —(MA) St. John Smith (1).