Moorefields Matheny captains Class A all state
The Associated Press
WILLIAMSON Moorefields man for all seasons, 6-foot-1
senior guard Brent Metheny, has been selected to captain the 1999 boys
Class A all-state basketball team as chosen by the West Virginia Sports
SH nips Liberty, 7-6
by Eric Stoneking
South Harrison capitalized on two Liberty throwing errors in the seventh inning Monday en route to a 7-6 victory.
With Liberty clinging to a 6-5 lead, South Harrisons Andrew Richards led off the seventh inning with a walk, then stole second base. Center fielder Craig Nutters single moved Richards to third base.
With runners on the corners with no outs, disaster struck defending Class AA champion Liberty. Nutter took off for second and Liberty catcher Matt Coberly tried to throw him out.
When the throw went into the outfield, Richards scored. Meanwhile, Nutter took off for third on the error, drawing a throw from the outfield. Nutter scored when that throw also went awry.
Reliever Jeff Kyle shut Liberty down in the bottom of the seventh to give South Harrison a win in its first game of the season. Jeff is a real quality pitcher, South Harrison coach Brad Nutter said. He has been in the situation and he is used to it. Any time you get a guy to come in and close like that, you are in good shape, Nutter said.
The game went back and forth the first three innings with no team gaining a clear advantage. Libertys Ryan Wagner stepped up to the plate and broke a 3-3 tie with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth.
However, Kyles two-run single in South Harrisons next at-bat cut the deficit to one. I have all the confidence in the world in our team, Nutter said. When Liberty had us down three runs, I told these kids we can only get one run at a time.
I am happy for these kids for going into the last inning down by one and coming out with a victory, Nutter said.
Richards and Nutter led South Harrison (1-0) with two hits each.
Wagner led Liberty (1-1) with two hits and three RBIs. Liberty is at Berkeley Springs today.
Also today, South Harrison is at Grafton.
Bridgeport tops Lincoln; RCB
rolls by Irish, 9-3
From Staff Reports
BRIDGEPORT Bridgeport scored six runs in the second inning and pitchers T.J. Linkous and Neil DeFazio combined for a three-hitter and 13 strikeouts in a 10-1 win over Lincoln on Monday.
Joe Honce went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs for Bridgeport (1-0), while Adam Belcastro was 3-for-4 and DeFazio was 2-for-4. Jess Pill and Jimmy Riley each had a double for Lincoln (1-5).
ROBERT C. BYRD 9, Notre Dame 3: James Funk went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs and teammate Scott Ross added two hits to lead Robert C. Byrd over Notre Dame.
Robert C. Byrd (3-0) broke up a scoreless tie with five runs in the top of the third. Starting pitcher Joe Moore allowed one run and two hits over three innings to get the win. Right now, Im really pleased with the hitting and the pitching weve been getting, said R.C. Byrd coach Felix Veltri.Weve got a lot of talented kids on this team, but theyre kids who work year round getting better.
Jeremy Wright led Notre Dame (1-2) with two hits, including a solo home run to left center in the bottom of the sixth.
We just werent aggressive offensively or defensively in the first three innings, Notre Dame coach Mark Starkey said.
I saw a lot of good things as the game went on. We seemed to get into the flow, but you cant walk a lot of guys against a team like (Robert C. Byrd).
BRIDGEPORT 10, Nicholas County 5: Beth Guzzi went
2-for-3 with a double and struck out nine while scattering just three
hits to lead Bridgeport past Nicholas County.
HOLE-IN-ONE: Bridgeports Cal Sieg recorded Salem
Country Clubs first hole-in-one of the year. Sieg did the feat on the
par 3, 122-yard No. 8 hole with a sand wedge.
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