Potomac Valley took the driver's seat in the Hillbilly Hardball Classic after picking up two more wins on Friday and remaining unbeaten in the tourney.
Post 64, which ran its two-day record to 4-0, defeated Grantsville (Md.) 5-4 in the first contest Friday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Logan Mongold had two hits and scored two runs to help power Potomac Valley at the plate.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley
Potomac Valley’s Trevor Harman (17) heads toward home plate to be congratulated after hitting what proved to be the game-winning home run in Post 64’s 5-4 win over Grantsville Friday at Robin Harvey Memorial Field. Potomac Valley picked up two wins on the day to remain unbeaten in the tourney with a 4-0 record.
With the contest tied at 4-4, Trevor Harman gave Post 64 the lead for good with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Shawn Skovron and Garrett Keller added run-producing doubles in the contest for Potomac Valley.
Tanner Sherman added a sacrifice fly to drive in another run for Post 64.
Daniel Heavner scattered just six hits in a complete-game effort to notch the win for Potomac Valley. He struck out four batters.
Steven Holtschneider took the loss for Grantsville in six innings pitched.
Jared Fike had two hits and two RBIs to lead Post 214 at the plate.
Josh Bittinger and Cody Rodeheaver had RBI singles for Grantsville.
Grantsville will face Wheeling today at 11:30 a.m. at Elkins High School.
In Potomac Valley's second contest Friday, Hunter Warner had three hits to lead Post 64 to an 8-6 win over Wheeling at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.
Harman had two hits and scored two runs, while Justin Smith had a run-producing single for Potomac Valley.
Alex See had one hit and scored two runs for Post 64
Tanner Sherman pitched three scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win for Potomac Valley.
Justice Jackson gave up two runs in 2/3 innings of work to take the loss for Wheeling.
Matt Brooks started and pitched the first six innings for Wheeling.
Nick Breen had two hits, including a three-run double, in a losing effort.
Wheeling will square off against Grantsville today at 11:30 a.m. at Elkins High School.
Potomac Valley plays Jefferson Ohio today at 7 p.m. at Elkins High School.