Cougars split with Mohigans

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — On Saturday, Jefferson had a four-run lead and had Morgantown, trailing by four runs, down to its last out in the seventh. But that last out came only after a two-out error — the Cougars’ fifth of the six they committed — kept what would become a game-tying four-run inning alive.

Morgantown would use Jefferson’s sixth error to post an eighth-inning run and secure an 11-10 win that enabled it to claim a split of the two games.

Jefferson had won the opener, 9-4, behind two late-game rallies that made a winner out of relief pitcher Bradley Davis.

In its win, Jefferson infielder Brandt Petrie was 4-for-4, Casey Billmyer 2-for-4 and Dennis Jackson had three walks. Davis went 2.2 innings without allowing a run.

In the 11-10 Morgantown win, both teams had five-run first innings and then Jefferson had a five-run fourth inning rally that gave it a temporary 10-6 lead.

Hits in the first from Anthony DiAmario, Andrew King, Sean Spotts, William Oliver and Michael King helped the Cougars to five runs.

Michael King led the 14-hit Jefferson offense with his 3-for-4 game and two RBIs. DiAmario had two hits as did Andrew King and Oliver. Petrie, Spotts and Andrew King each drove in two runs.

The six errors were fatal to the Cougars. Jefferson was 14-6 overall.

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