Hundred Victorious on Big Stage
The Hundred Hornets’ Christian Fluharty struck out 14 Harman batters and walked four in five and two-thirds, while belting two hits in leading the Hornets to a thrilling 12-3 victory over Harman on April 6 in Washington, Pa., inside the Washington Wild Things Stadium.
The Hornets scored three times in the opening stanza to take a quick lead, before adding another in the fourth inning.
Hundred tacked on three more times in the fifth, but Harman also scored three times in the home-half of the fifth to make it a game.
However, the hungry Hornets feasted on the Panthers, scoring five times in the sixth to put the game away.
Fluharty helped himself out at the plate as well.
He had a single and a double with one RBI, while Logan Norris had two hits and two RBI.
Hunter Tustin tripled, while Travis McCoy doubled, and Bryce Bartrug singled.
Hundred Hornets Lose Two Close Games
The Hundred Hornets baseball team lost a pair of close games last week.
At Beallsville on April 4 the Hornets out-hit and out-played the Blue Devils, but six walks, two errors – and leaving the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth inning – were the downfall in this contest, in a 7-6 loss.
The Hornets scored first in the opening stanza, but the Blue Devils tallied three of their own to take a 3-1 lead after one.
However, the hungry Hornets were busy as bees in the top of the second, scoring four runs to retake the lead at 5-3.
However, walks and errors were again their worst enemy, costing them a run in the bottom of the second, but they were in front, 5-4.
Neither team made much noise in the third; again, in the bottom of the fourth, the Hornets’ walks hurt them as Beallsville tallied two more runs to retake the lead at 6-5 heading into the fifth.
Hundred tied it with a run, but the Devils would match that in their home-half to take the lead for good.
The Hornets came to life once more, filling the bases with nobody out, but couldn’t get anybody home.
Logan Norris took the loss from the mound. He worked five innings, struck out three, but walked five. Christian Fluharty pitched the last two innings; he struck out one and walked one.
Fluharty scored twice and knocked in a pair on a pair of doubles, while Gauge Boston and Dylan Walton each had two hits. Boston paced the 9-hit Hornet attack. In addition, both Norris and Hunter Tustin each had an RBI single.
Clay-Battelle 18, Hundred 11
The Hundred Hornets were supposed to have their first home game at their new home site, the Field of Dreams, but the weather didn’t help them with that, as the Hornets played at the Clay-Battelle ballfield instead.
The Cee-Bees scored single runs in the first three innings, but the Hornets tallied six before the Cee-Bees bats went to work and scored 14 runs in the next three innings to take a commanding lead.
However, the Hornets were rude hosts at the Clay-Battelle home and tallied five runs the rest of the way, but it wasn’t quite enough to get past Clay-Battelle, 18-11, April 3.
Jordan Herndon for Clay-Battelle had three hits, including a pair of doubles to lead the way for the Cee-Bees, while Mason Shorts got the win from the hill; he struck out nine and walked six.
Hundred used four pitchers, with Robert Hostutler taking the loss; he struck out six and walked only two, with Hunter Tustin, Bryce Bartrug and Gauge Boston combining with five strike-outs and four walks.
Bartrug paced the Hornets; he scored three times, while belting a pair of doubles and two RBIs to lead the eight-hit Hundred attack. Tustin scored twice and knocked in two runs with a pair of base-hits.
The Hornets are hoping to host their home opener on April 9, against Beallsville.
“We are so close,” stated HHS Head Coach Ron Dennis. “All the boys are working hard, and if we can get some good weather and get some games at our new home, I hope these guys will come out and make some noise.”