Berkeley Springs Downs Buckhannon 19-1

The Berkeley Springs High School baseball team hasn’t been to the West Virginia state tournament since 1983.

That’s almost thirty years.

They’ve got a shot this year.

But the team has been inconsistent.

Showing flashes of dominance.

As in Saturday’s 19-1 drubbing of Buckhannon-Upshur.

And resilience.

Battling back from an 8-0 deficit against Jefferson last week, to fall just short 9-6.

But also making too many fielding errors.

And having inconsistent hitting and pitching.

At the top of the pitching rotation is Tyler Holt, who has gone 6-1, with his only loss coming last week against Jefferson.

Jared Spielman’s improved fastball overpowered Buckhannon Saturday, going four strong innings and giving up only one run on one hit to secure the mercy rule shortened five inning victory.

Jared Spielman also added a two run home run and another RBI single.

Zach Wise went four for four and had five RBIs.

Tyler Holt, Zane Mokhiber and Bret Foultz added two RBIs each.

The Indians improved to 13-12 on the year.

The last two games of the season are at Washington Monday at 4 pm and at home Thursday for Senior Night against Jefferson.

Next week, Berkeley Springs is the number one seed in the Sectional tournament.

The teams in the section are Berkeley Springs, Keyser and Frankfort.

It’s a double elimination tournament.

Keyser hosts Frankfort on May 7.

Berkeley Springs plays the winner of that game on May 8 at Berkeley Springs.

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