Indians win Ron Clatterbuck Baseball Invitational

Tyler Barney named Most Outstanding Player
Gavin Barkley and Nathan Guzick named to All-Tournament Team

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Ron Clatterbuck Baseball Invitational tournament at Morgan Field Saturday, April 30. The invitational featured Berkeley Springs, East Hardy, Grace Academy and Legacy Christian Academy.

In game one the Indians took on the Legacy and used the contest to fix some offensive woes. Berkeley Springs jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. The score stretched to 10-0 when the Indians added an- other run in the bottom of the second. In the bottom of the third inning the Tribe plated four more runs to go up 14-0. Berkeley Springs added one last run in the bottom of the fourth inning to secure the 15-0 shutout win over Legacy.

Kyle Rankin slides in safely.
photo by Lori Younker

Offensively, the Indians were led by Gavin Barkley (double, RBI and two runs), Tyler Barney (single, run and two RBIs), Nathan Guzick (single, two runs and two RBIs), Cole Oursler (two singles, run and three RBIs), Evan Thompson (single, RBI and two runs), Eric Penner (double and two runs), Logan Whitmore (single, run and RBI), Landen Schetrompf (single and RBI), Chance Swink (single, RBI and two runs), Jase Behil (RBI) and Caleb Stotler (run and two RBIs).

Swink picked up the win going three innings, allowing two hits and striking out one. Barkley went in relief going two innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

In the championship game the Indians faced Grace Academy. Earlier in the day Grace had beaten East Hardy to advance to the champi-onship game.

The first two innings were scoreless as both teams were trying to figure out the pitch- ing. Grace scored a run in the top of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Berkeley Springs stormed back with three runs in the bottom of the third to go up 3-1. Both teams went scoreless in the fourth inning. Grace cut into the Indians lead with a run in the top of the fifth inning to make the score 3-2. Berkeley Springs bounced back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to lock up the 5-2 win over a scrappy Grace Academy squad.

The Indians were led at the plate by Guzick (two singles, run and two RBIs), Barkley (single, triple and run), Reagan Johnson (triple, run and RBI), Stotler (double, run and RBI), Oursler (single), Whit- more (single), Riley Albanese (single and RBI) and Thompson (run).

Barney was dominant on the mound going the distance, scattering six hits, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out 10 Grace batters. With his outstanding pitching performance Barney was named Most Outstanding Player.

Named to the Ron Clatterbuck All-Tournament Team were Guzick and Barkley. Berkeley Springs is now 6-12 on the season.

The Indians hosted the Frankfort Falcons and lost 7- 0 to the visitors from Mineral County on Friday, April 29. Barkley (double), Thompson (single) and Stotler (single) supplied the only hits for the Indians.

The Indians took on Hedgesville at Morgan Field on Tuesday, April 26. The Eagles overwhelmed the Tribe by the score of 16-0. Thompson and Guzick each had a single for Berkeley Springs.