BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Bridgeport remained the lone unbeaten high school baseball team in West Virginia, rallying from an early deficit to defeat East Fairmont 4-2 Thursday afternoon.
Bridgeport junior Nathan Mullins outdueled East Fairmont junior Broderick Rohrbaugh in a quality pitching matchup. Mullins pitched into the sixth inning, scattering four hits and allowing just one run. Rohrbaugh went the distance for the Bees, allowing seven hits.
Jack Bifano recorded the final five outs for the Indians to collect the save.
“Nate did a great job,” said Bridgeport head coach Robert Shields. “He was around the zone all day long. He kept his pitch count down. Bifano came in behind him and did a nice job too.”
East Fairmont (9-4) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning as Brandon Corley scored on a fielders choice. The Indians responded with two-run innings in the fifth and the sixth frames to take a lead they would not relinquish.
Shields was impressed with several fundamental plays his squad converted in the late innings.
“We had a good bunt by (Quintin) Reep. (Austin) Sponaugle hit one up the middle for an RBI single to get us going. We had a hustle play by (D’Andre) Hollaway going first to third on a bunt. And then we extended the lead.”
Bridgeport improved to 9-0 with the win and they will host the annual McDonald’s Classic this weekend. The Indians will face Morgantown (15-2) in Friday’s tournament opener.