ELKINS, W. Va — Ryan McElwee tossed a no-hitter in the opener and picked up the win in relief in the second game as Bellefonte improved to 4-0 in the Hillbilly Hardball Classic on Saturday.
McElwee was dominant as the Bandits (8-5) smacked Moundsville, W. Va.,, 16-0 in five innings in the opener. McElwee struck out three and walked one as he needed just 44 pitches in the romp.
Bellefonte scored five runs in each of the second, third and fourth innings. David Keller had a two-run single in the second and Zach Williams added a two-run single in the third. Colton Treaster highlighted the fourth by blasting a two-run homer.
Treaster, who added a triple, and Seth Weaver had two hits each. Trent Fortney and Weaver added two RBIs apiece.
Bellefonte rallied for two runs in the sixth and held on for a 9-8 victory over Berkely County, W. Va., before rain forced the end of the contest in the seventh inning.
In the sixth, Keller doubled and moved to third as Treaster reached on a two-base error. Weaver followed with a two-run single.
McElwee allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win.
Weaver had an RBI single and two runs scored on walks in a four-run second inning. Treaster smacked a three-run triple in the third.
Weaver led Bellefonte with three hits, while Noah Perryman added two singles.
The Bandits face Beckley, W. Va., at 9 a.m. Sunday.