The Times West Virginian

April 4, 2014

East falls to Elkins on the road, 5-2


Times West Virginian

ELKINS — On a rain-soaked day in Marion County, East Fairmont took to the road and managed to get a game played before rain began to fall in Elkins. Unfortunately for the Bees, they came home with a 5-2 loss, their first of the season.

After falling in a quick 2-0 hole, Truman Weese took a pitch and sent it over the fence for a two-run shot to tie things up in the 4th inning.

From there, Elkins scored three more runs over the final innings to pull away.

“They just pieced some hits together and pushed some runs across the plate,” East Fairmont coach Joe Price said. “We just came out on the losing side of things.”

Getting their first loss of the season out of the way, Price said his team can build from it and erase it from their mind with a tight schedule coming up.

“As long as we learn from it and move on, it’ll be fine,” he said. In high school baseball you don’t have a quick turn around. We’ve got to get ready to play Lewis County (today).”

Also coming up with some key hits were James Bolander who went 2-for-3 with a single and a double and Travis Gordan who went 2-for-3 with two singles.

Jacob Bolander suffered the loss after pitching 5.2 innings while Cam Stewart pitched the rest of the game in relief.