MORGANTOWN — Post 2 saw its season come to an end Thursday in a defeat to Delaware Veterans 3-1 in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. Morgantown managed six hits but Delaware pitcher Zach Frame commanded the strike zone and let his defense work behind him in a complete game effort.
The Vets would strike first in the opening inning when the pitcher supported himself on a sacrifice fly to left field that gave his team a 1-0 lead.
Post 2 starter Mayson Jack only allowed three total runs in the game but gave up nine hits in six innings to the opposing batters.
Delaware added to its 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, this time on a two out single to right field, making the lead 2-0 in favor of the Vets.
Morgantown came to bat in the top of the fourth inning desperate for baserunners to help them fight back.
Zach Brennan drew a walk and stole two bases to advance all the way to third base after Tommy Montague flew out to center field.
Next came Dominic Colasante to the plate, who grounded out to second base, allowing Brennan to score from third and cutting the deficit in half for Morgantown at 2-1.
Both teams would come up empty in the fifth inning, with both pitchers achieving three outs fairly quickly. It wouldn’t be until the top of the sixth when Morgantown would make another impact on offense.
Former UHS teammates Cody Thomas and Aaron Forbes each singled to open the sixth. Brennan then bunted in an attempt to move each runner over a base, but a nice jump from Frame off of the mound allowed him to get the lead runner at third. Montague would then fly out to third base, holding the runners with two outs.
Colasante stepped up again with runners in scoring position and looking to make a huge impact in the game. The Post 2 second baseman did just that on a hard single to right field. Forbes scored to tie the game and give Post 2 a huge run going into the final inning of play.
This time it would be Delaware’s turn to make an impact on offense.
After the lead runner popped out to Thomas at short, Forbes fielded a ground ball from the next batter but his throw to first was wide of the base, causing Caleb Cottle to pull his foot from the bag.
Jack was able to get the next batter on strikes, but after the runner on first advanced to second from a steal, a line drive to right field would break the tie as the Vets would lead 3-2 in the top of the seventh.
Park Croyle singled for Post 2 to leadoff the bottom of the seventh, but three straight outs would follow to end the game and the season for Morgantown.
Morgantown end the season with a record of 19-16 overall.
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Morgantown Post 2 (19-16)
Kennell 4010 Thomas 3020 Forbes 2110 Brennan 2100 Montague 3000 Colasante 3012 Cottle 3000 Croyle 3010 Dorkins 2000 Boggs 1000
Motley 3110 Hughes 3110 Campbell 3021 Frame 3001 Pie 3010 Bogam 3100 Offutt 3021 Huxtable 3021 Rossi 3000