Ed Carter Memorial Tournament Highlights

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Day one of the Ed Carter Memorial baseball tournament is in the books. Following is a wrap up of the six games played on Friday and the schedule of championship round games for today.

Games at George Washington HS

Game #1:  George Washington 10  Riverside 2

  • Jeff WongThe day started off as a pitcher's duel between Riverside junior Cameron Norris and Patriots sophomore right-hander Jeff Wong. Norris was a model of efficiency early in the game but ran into trouble in the 5th and the flood gates opened in the 6th. Wong struggled with control walking five hitters in the first three innings leading to both Riverside runs, but found his stride to go the distance with six strikeouts, no further walks and just three hits allowed. Wong supported his own cause going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. The Patriots banged out 12 hits, most of which came in their final two trips to the plate. Clayton Anderson (triple), Tanner Sorrells (HR) and Austin Griffith 2-for-4, double and three RBI were among the offensive stars for the Patriots.

Game #2:  Hurricane 4  Riverside 3

  • RHP Austin Hensley came on with a bases loaded jam and Hurricane up 4-2 with one out in the bottom of the 6th inning and managed to get the Redskins out of the inning clinging to a 4-3 lead. He gave up a hit in the 7th, but kept Riverside off the scoreboard to pick up the save in relief of starter Connor Adams. Ace Estep had a double and two RBI to lead the Hurricane offense. Riverside leadoff hitter Trevor Rumberg went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort.

Game #3:  Hurricane 6  George Washington 4

  • Trey DawsonThe final game of the day from George Washington HS would determine which team would ultimately win the pool and play for the title at 5:00pm Saturday. A pitcher's duel that resulted in a 2-2 game headed to the 7th inning turned into an offensive explosion in the final inning. The Redskins scored four times in the top of the inning only to watch the Patriots battle back for two of their own. Garrett Vogelbach's one out, two-run home run got the Patriots to within to, but reliever Trey Dawson closed the door for the Hurricane win.

Games at St. Albans HS

Game #1:  St. Albans 4  Parkersburg South 2

  • Clark Bryant went 2-for-3 with a solo homerun and Dustin Turley earned the victory with five solid innings for host St. Albans. The win was the ninth in a row for the Red Dragons (10-3). Jacob Wilcox, Braxton Johnson and Trey Jackson each had two hits for Parkersburg South.

Game #2:  Parkersburg South 7  Independence 3

  • Jacob Braniff and Dylan Weaver each had two hits to lead Parkersburg South to the win. Brad Huffman was 2-for-4 for Independence in the loss.

Game #3:  Independence 11  St. Albans 6

  • Independence rebounded from a loss in Game #2 to hand St. Albans its first loss in 10 games. Jeremy McGinnis was 3-for-4 with a double to lead a 13-hit attack for the Patriots. Drew Dangelo, Andrue Hughart and Tanner Muovich each had two hits as well. St. Albans dropped to 10-4 with the loss. Taylor Braley and Joey Dodrill had two hits apiece for the Red Dragons.

today's shedule: all games at St. Albans hs

  • All 3 teams finished 1-1 at St. Albans leading to run differential determining placement for today's championship round.

11:00am  5th Place Game  St. Albans vs. Riverside

 2:00pm   3rd Place Game  Independence vs. George Washington

 5:00pm   Championship     Parkersburg South vs. Hurricane

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