MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Class AAA No. 4 University erased a 3-0 deficit and rallied to beat George Washington 4-3 on Friday night in the Mon County Baseball Classic, presented by MVB Bank.

The Hawks (16-8) trailed 3-0 after three innings, but scored a pair of runs in the fourth and two more runs in the sixth to pick up the win.

Cam Stoldt went 2 for 2 at the plate with an RBI, while Austin Forbes provided a clutch RBI double in the fourth. Trevor Barnhart went 1 for 3 from the plate with an RBI and Kaden Metheny added a hit and run-scored as well for University.

Grant Wells, Trey Ritchie and Will Ellis all picked up an RBI apiece for George Washington (8-14) in the loss.

It’s the fourth straight loss to a ranked opponent for the Patriots with three of those games being decided by one run.

Stoldt picked up the complete game win for the Hawks on the mound, giving up five hits and striking out one.

University opens up sectional play next week as the top seed, facing Preston. George Washington is the three seed in its section, behind South Charleston and defending state champion St. Albans.

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