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Hundred gets five inning win over Valley

By Ed Parsons - Editor | May 26, 2021

HHS Team (left to right) are Ron Dennis (head coach); Chris Fluharty (scorekeeper); Koby Shreve; Chris Rine; Christian Fluharty; Bobby Hostutler; Dylan Walton; Ethan Merrill; Gauge Boston; Jaden Watson; Everett Johnson; Terry Riter (assistant coach)

Valley paid a visit to Hundred on Friday night May 21, in boys high school baseball with hopes of chaulking up a win, but the Hornets had other ideas and made short work of the Lumberjacks with a 14-3 victory in a five inning mercy rule win.

Valley opened the game with two runs in the top of the first, but the Hornets scored two of their own in the bottom half to tie the game 2-2 after one inning. The visitors plated another run in the top of the second to go up 3-2 but that was the last of their offense. However the Hornets weren’t finished as they scored three in the bottom of the third, five in the bottom of the fourth and four in the bottom of the fifth to close it out.

Hostutler got the win for the Hornets giving up three runs on four hits, four walks and eight strikeouts. Taking the loss for Valley was Stackpole giving up 10 runs, nine hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Higginbottom game on in relief and gave up four runs, two hitd, two walks and struck out two batters.

For the Hornets Fluharty went deep for a grand slam home run, plus added two doubles, driving in seven runs. Merrill added two double and a home run and drove in two runs. Hostutler helped his own cause with two singles. Valley got two RBI from a Soles single and Higginbottom added a double. Each team had one error in the contest.

Hornets fall to Cameron in five innings

Visiting Cameron came back in the second inning from a 2-0 deficit to score eight runs on their way to a five inning mercy rule 15-4 win over homestanding Hundred, Wednesday May 19. The Hornets took the shortlived lead plating two runs in the bottom of the first, but couldn’t hold the lead and only got two more runs over the next four inning as the visiting Dragons put 15 on the board.

Walton took the loss for the Hornets, while Burkett gained the win holding the home team to just four hits, while his Dragons pounded out 13. Hundred had three costly errors in the game while Cameron never committed an error.

For the Hornets, Christian Fluharty went longball with two homeruns and drove in three runs. Guage Boston got a single and an RBI, while Dylan Walton added a single.

Fluharty fires No-hitter as Hornets down visiting Paden City 7-0

Hundred hosted the Wildcats from Paden City on Tuesday, May 18, and came away with a 7-0 win on senior night, thanks to a complete game no-hitter pitched by Christian Fluharty. After striking out the first three Wildcat batters, the Hornets went to work and took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Fluharty scored what proved to be the winning run when he doubled and was brought home on a single by Dylan Walton.

Fluharty was masterful throwing a combination of fastballs and curves to record 18 strikeouts, allowing no hits and walking only three over seven innings. Paden City’s Will McGinnis worked the complete game for the Cats giving up seven runs on nine hits and four walks, while also striking out nine batters. The Wildcats committed four errors in the game which led to four unearned runs for the Hornets.

In the second inning the home team added a run when Bobby Hostutler and Chris Rine walked and Koby Shreve singled Hostutler home. They added two more in the third two runners reached on errors, then Evan Merrill walked and Rine singled home two runs before the inning ended. The Hornets added a run in the fifth when Fluharty walked, Merrill doubled and Hostutler singled Fluharty home.

Hundred added two more in the bottom half of the sixth to seal the deal as Shreve singled, Gauge Boston walked and Walton doubled them home. Fluharty set down the side in the seventh to end the game.

Hundred gets win over Beallsville

On Friday March 14, Hundred traveled to Bealsville to battle the Blue Devils in high school baseball. The Hornets who earlier in the week fell to Notre Dame 16-4, Clay Battle 11-1, and Mapletown 15-1, took it out on Beallsville with a 13-3 seven inning victory.

The Hornets stung the Blue Devils in the first inning as they opened the game with five runs. In the top of the second the visitors added another to go up 6-0, but Beallsville answered back in the bottom of the second with a run to make 6-1. Hundred plated another in the top of the third to push the lead back to six. Beallsville answered in the bottom of the fourth with a run, and both clubs scored in the fifth for a 8-3 Hornet lead.

In the top of the seventh Hundred came out swinging and pushed five more runs across the plate to overpower the home team and make the trip back to Hundred a lot nicer. Wiining pitcher for the Hornets was Christian Fluharty who set down 16 batters by strikeouts, while walking only two and allowing only three hits in a strong performance from the mound.

Hundred ended the night with 14 hits and only two errors to earn the win, while Beallsville was held to three hits and committed two errors. Leading the way at the plate for the visting Hornets was Merrill going 3-5 with two RBI. Boston was 3-4 at the plate and also was walked. Walton went 2-5 with a double and and a run batter in, while Hostutler went 2-2 and was walked three times. He added an RBI.