Petersburg wins season opener

PETERSBURG – Brandon George struck out 10 batters in five innings Monday as Petersburg defeated Southern Garrett, Md., 7-2, in the season opener.

“We hit the ball really well,” coach Bobby Jack Harman said. “We collected 11 hits and eight of our nine starters got a hit, so I’m pleased with the offense. We’ve still got to work on our defense a little more.”

Senior Alex See led the way for the Vikings going 2-4 with a triple and an RBI. Senior Ryan Colaw and sophomore Trent Borror also collected two hits each. Colton Tuner notched two RBIs.

Keith Chapman took the loss for Southern Garrett. Seth Holler hit a home run in the first inning, but the Rams only mustered two more hits in the contest.

East Hardy beats Paw Paw

BAKER – David Shifflett gave up one hit and struck out 11, as East Hardy defeated Paw Paw, 11-1, in five innings.

“We really didn’t play that well,” EHHS coach Chad Williams said. “It was a close game until the fifth inning. We had a 3-1 lead going into the fifth inning. Cole Collier hit a double and we just busted it open. We scored eight runs in the fifth for the 10 run rule.”

Hunter Miller paced the Cougars, going 2-3, with two runs, two steals and two RBIs. Collier went 1-2 with a double, two walks, two RBIs and a steal.

Josh Newlon took the loss for Paw Paw.

East Hardy hosts Tygarts Valley at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a double header.