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 on Thursday or Friday for a quarterfinal. Bernhardt said several members of his team qualified for sectional tournament in golf, which will be held Thursday. He said he thought the game would be moved to Friday.
“They’re a nice team,” Bernhardt said of Edmeston, which beat Morris, 12-1, Tuesday.
Edmeston 12, Morris 1
Mike Clark allowed one run on four hits over six innings and Linton Wainright went 3-for-3 with two RBIs as No. 6 Edmeston won at home in a first-round game.
Clark (5-3) finished with seven strikeouts and three walks for the Tri-Valley League champions.
The Panthers scored twice in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Wainright hit an RBI double in the inning.
Clayton Hawes had two hits and scored twice for Edmeston (15-5), which will host No. 14 Margaretville on Thursday or Friday in a sectional quarterfinal.
Edmeston coach Mike Clark said Wainright likely will start in the quarterfinal.
Stamford 5, Davenport 4