MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Class AAA No. 8 Hedgesville extended its winning streak to seven straight games on Wednesday night, beating No. 4 University on the road 15-5 in five innings.
The Eagles (20-8), who lost to University 22-11 back on April 9, turned the tables on Wednesday, pounding out the 15 runs on 12 hits, including three home runs.
“We’ve played well since we got back from the beach, minus the first time we played University,” said head coach Aaron Whitfort. “Right now, things are going well for us.
“University can hit the baseball,” he continued. “So I’m glad we came out with the mentality today that we’re going to swing the bats, put the ball in play and hopefully good things happen.”
Hunter Coe had two home runs on the night, including a grand slam, while Brady Weaver added a home run as well.
Coe finished the night 2 for 4 with seven RBIs and two runs scored. Chase Delauter went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored, while Weaver and Mason Collins both added two hits apiece as well in the win.
Hedgesville scored seven runs in the top of the fifth to break the game open.
University (14-8) was led by Cam Stoldt’s 2 for 3 effort from the plate, while Chandler Watts added a bases-clearing triple. The Hawks have another top 10 matchup looming on Thursday against No. 2 Parkersburg South.
Hedgesville, meanwhile, heads into sectional play next week as the top seed in Class AAA Region 2.
“Last year we finished as the runner-up to Washington in the regional and we feel like we could have competed better in that championship game — with a young team, a bunch of sophomores and juniors,” Whitfort said. “This year we’re junior heavy and we start a freshman at shortstop.
“We knew we had something special if we could piece it together,” he continued. “Maybe we surprised some people outside of our dugout, but inside of our dugout, we expected that we could put a run together. Now everyone is 0-0 heading into the postseason. We have to show up to play everyday.”