photo by TAMMY HOBSON
Mountainburgs’ Chesney Lovell lays down the tag, but the Elkins player is called safe at home during Thursday’s nonconference game.
Cedarville grabbed a doubleheader win on Tuesday sweeping West Fork.
The Pirates on the first contest 5-2 as Korbin Polly threw a complete game.
Polly had 15 strikeouts with two walks, two hits and one earned run. Polly has 73 strikeouts this season through 33 1/3 innings. He finished last season with 104 strikeouts.
Travis Shelly had a two-run single in the fifth and Cedarville was limited to five hits.
The Pirates won the second contest 11-7.
Logan Wheeler rapped out a two-run triple in the first inning and drove in another run in the seventh. Alex Cantrell, Shawn Rowten, and Justin Shelly each had RBIs in the second contest.
Corey Fincher grabbed the win for five innings of work with nine strikeouts and five hits.
Wheeler came in relief to post five strikeouts and a walk.
Cedarville 7, Lavaca 3
The Pirates pitching staff scattered six hits over seven innings and the team scored all it need in the first frame to get the nonconference win on April 11.
Logan Wheeler, Korbin Polly and Corey Fincher each took turns at Lavaca’s batters. Wheeler earned the win for the first three innings of work with two runs, five strikeouts, three hits and two walks.
Polly tossed 41 pitches through the next three frames with five strikeouts, no walks, a run and two hits.
Fincher closed out the game and had just two walks and a hit. Lavaca loaded up the bases and the Pirates were able to escape without giving up additional runs.
Cedarville did its damage in the first, scoring six runs. Lavaca answered back in the bottom of the second with a pair of runs. The Pirates added another run in the fifth and Lavaca scored once in the sixth.
Justin Shelly, Wheeler and Shawn Rowten each had two hits for Cedarville.
Mountainburg sweeps Westside
The Lady Dragons rallied to top Johnson County Westside in the first game, 9-7, and won the nightcap, 12-1.
Mountainburg improved to 11-2 overall and can wrap up the conference title with games against Decatur and Elkins remaining.
Chesney Lovell won both games for the Lady Dragons and tossed a 2-hitter in the second game.
Leanna Kosier was 3-for-3 and scored two runs in the first game. In the second contest, Tayla Carpenter was 2-for-2 with a triple and walk, to score a pair of runs. Candy Smith had a triple for the Lady Dragons.