By Carl Holcomb
Suffering a humiliating 10-0 defeat inspired Moorefield Post 64 to rise from the pit of despair to gain a 7-5 victory to split the doubleheader against Romney Post 91 at George Hott Field last Wednesday.
Romney built a 3-0 lead through the several innings, then produced a six-run sixth inning to put the first game away.
Romney pitcher Zach Whitacre threw nine strikeouts in the first game of the doubleheader.
Chances were coming for Moorefield, but nothing transpired as the third inning had hope on a leadoff single by Isaac Van Meter before being stranded on a strikeout, groundout and flyout.
It appeared Moorefield would have an opportunity to score in the fourth inning as Jake Ours hit a leadoff single, but was caught stealing and two consecutive walks to Blake Watts and Westly Martinez didn’t result in a run as Seth Hoyt and Hayden Baldwin flew out.