Short had a big day of his own. He threw a three-hitter that included one strikeout and one walk.
Bernhardt said Short normally features his curveball but relied on his fastball Tuesday. It led 14 to groundball outs.
“When Kyle pitches, we’re not a 14 seed,” Bernhardt said. “We’re 6-2 in games he’s started.”
With the score tied at 1 in the fourth, Short doubled to lead off. He went to third on a wild pitch by losing pitcher Kevin Musser and scored on Mitch Hull’s groundout to make it 2-1.
Musser’s two-hitter included five strikeouts and two walks.
Eric Mathiesen produced Margaretville’s first run in the first inning. He walked, stole second, went to third on Short’s groundout and scored on a wild pitch.
Milford tied the score in the second, when Margaretville made two errors.
Margaretville will travel to sixth-seeded Edmeston today or Friday for a quarterfinal. Bernhardt said several members of his team qualified for sectional tournament in golf, which will be held today. He said he thought the game would be moved to Friday.
SECTION FOUR CLASS D
Margaretville 3, Milford 1
14-Margaretville 100 100 1 _ 3 2 4
3-Milford 010 000 0 _ 1 3 1
Kyle Short (W) and Cooper Reither. Kevin Musser (L) and Blake Elliott. 2B: Kyle Short (Marg).