Wheeling Post 1 Defeats Romney, 7-3 in State Tournament Opener

Scores six runs in 2nd inning

KEYSER — Wheeling started the West Virginia legion state baseball tournament in impressive fashion. Post 1 scored six runs in the second inning en route to a 7-3 victory over Romney Thursday at Potomac State College.

Wheeling will face Morgantown at 9 a.m. today.

Eli Petho led the charge as he tallied three singles and secured one RBI while Dylan Gongola contributed with two hits and brought home a run.

Trevor Thomas plated a pair of runs with a double.

Jarrod Jones also had a double and one RBI.

Jon Milton secured a single and RBI.

Ryan Hummel was solid on the mound for Post 1 as he fired four strikeouts.

Romney was able to plate the first runs of the game as it took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

Zack Whitacre had a pair of hits (single and double) and plated a run to lead the way for Post 91.

Brendan Whitacre supplied two RBI with a single while John Little had two singles.

Romney advanced in the state tournament after defeating South Charleston, 2-1 in an elimination game Thursday afternoon.

It will take on Berkeley County, today at 4 p.m.

W.Va. Legion State Tournament

at Potomac State College

Wheeling 7, Romney 3

Romney 021 000 0 — 3 7 1

Wheeling 060 001 x — 7 12 2

R — Conis lp (4K, 4BB), Cain (5) (1K, 0BB), Everett (6) (0K, 0BB) and Hott. Z. Whitacre S, D, rbi; Little 2S; B. Whitacre S, 2rbi.

W — Hummel wp (4K, 4BB), Cover (5) (1K, 0BB) and McCool. Thomas D, 2rbi; Jones D, rbi; Milton S, rbi; Gongola 2S, rbi; Petho 3S, rbi.

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