The Keyser Golden Tornado baseball team rolled into the Sectional Championship against Berkeley Springs swinging a hot bat, but after playing their third game in three days, fatigue & lack of available pitching eventually doomed Keyser as the Indians won the Sectional Title.
BERKELEY SPRINGS - The Keyser Golden Tornado sectional playoff run ended on Wednesday evening in a 13-8 loss against the #2 seed Berkeley Springs Indians.
Keyser jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the first inning, as the top of the lineup continued to stay hot at the plate.
The Indians posted 2 runs in the second inning, however Keyser immediately responded in the top of the third inning as 1st baseman Andrew Liller stepped to the plate with bases loaded and hit a clutch double that scored 2 runs for Keyser. The Golden Tornado posted a total of 3 runs in the top of the third to take a 6-2 advantage over the Indians.
Down four runs to start the bottom of the third inning Berkeley Springs responded in championship form as they posted 6 runs by taking advantage of errors defensively in the field and timely hitting at the plate.
The shift in momentum was apparent as Keyser failed to score a run in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Meanwhile the Indians managed to post 5 more runs over the same time period.
The score was 13-6 in favor of the Indians heading into the seventh inning, however credit Keyser for never giving up as the team fought hard to put up 2 more runs.
The final score ended up 13-8 as Berkeley Springs celebrated a sectional championship on their home field. Next up for the Indians is a Regional contest on Tuesday May 23rd against Weir High School.