2013-05-15 / Sports

Indian baseball falls to Petersburg

by Jamie Harris

Berkeley Springs saw its 2013 baseball campaign end with a series ending sweep at the hands of Petersburg. The Vikings were able to take victories in game one (7-4) and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to upend the Tribe 3-2 in game two.

In game one, Petersburg scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to hold on for the 7-4 victory. The Indians had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. With senior Kyle Appel on first, senior Jared Spielman drilled a double to center field; the ball hit the wet grass and skipped over the outfield fence into the bleacher resulting in a ground rule double.

That ground rule double left Appel at third and Spielman at second. With cleanup hitter Scotty Hessler coming up and a chance to win the game, Petersburg kept the ball out of Hessler’s swing zone and he drew a walk to load the bases.

From there the Viking pitching struck out two Indian batters and sent the game to extra innings. From there the Vikings scored three in the top of the eighth to seal the victory.

In game two, the Vikings were able to push the winning run across the plate in the bottom of the seventh to end the Tribe’s hopes of advancing in the post season.

Berkeley Springs finished the season at 12-15.

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