Colts, Bulldogs split games; Jackets roll
PHILIPPI – Philip Barbour and Tygarts Valley split a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Colts erupted for seven runs in the first inning to take the opener, 13-3, in six innings.
Tyler Baldwin and Dalton Hill each drove in two runs for Philip Barbour, while Sean Curtis had three hits.
P.J. Lanham had two RBIS and two hits for the Bulldogs.
Saige Cline struck out eight batters in a complete-game effort to earn the win.
Keighan Chewning and Ryan Hoffman both saw time on the mound for Tygarts Valley.
The Bulldogs captured the nightcap, 8-4, scoring five times in the fifth to break open a 1-1 deadlock.
Chewning had three hits and three RBIs for Tygarts Valley, while Owen Arbogast also knocked in three runs.
Jacob Marsh had two RBIs for Philip Barbour. Dylan Harris added a pair of hits.
Owen Arbogast went all seven innings to earn the win. He struck out eight.
Curtis and Cody Everson both saw action on the hill for the Colts.
Both teams will be in action today as Tygarts Valley will visit Pocahontas County at 4 p.m. and Philip Barbour hosts Lewis County at 7 p.m.
Jackets sweep FHS
RIDGELEY – The bats came alive for the Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon as Moorefield downed Frankfort twice in a non-conference double header.
Moorefield took the first game, 13-1, and the second game, 6-3.
“We were coming off a big conference win against East Hardy Friday,” MHS coach Wade Armentrout said. “We just wanted to follow it up strong. We hit the ball really well all day. We only gave up four runs in two games, so I was really impressed with our pitching.”
In game one, Dakota Vetter tossed four innings to get the victory. He gave up one run on three hits, while striking out five.
Hunter Jenkins took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits in two innings
Seth Stickley paced the Yellow Jacket offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs. Austin Williams also had a good day at the plate, going 2 for 3 with two RBI.
For the Falcons, junior Gavin Mauzy was 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored.
Holden Sions earned the victory in game two. He went four innings, giving up one run on four hits. Jestin Cosner pitched two innings to earn the save.
Garrett Shoemaker took the loss. He pitched five innings, giving up six runs on seven hits. At the plate, Shoemaker was 2 for 2 with a home run, a double and a RBI.
Will Schoonover led the Moorefield bats, going 2-4 with an RBI. Tyler Smith was 2-3 with a double and Keaton Funk was 1-2 with an RBI.
Moorefield (4-3) hosts Pendleton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Pendleton splits games
FRANKLIN – Pendleton County split a pair of games against Spring Mills and Fairmont Senior on Saturday.
The Wildcats defeated Spring Mills, 9-3, as Andrew Thompson smacked a three-run homer and Logan Cooper had a pair of singles an a RBI.
Luke Yokum worked the first four innings to earn the win, allowing three hits and striking out five. Tim Hevener and Cody Lambert finished in relief.
Matt Mason had a triple for Spring Mills, while Hunter Munson took the loss.
Fairmont Senior plated an unearned run in the top of the seventh to defeat the Wildcats, 1-0.
Ryder Skarzniski reached on a double and trotted home on an error to account for the game’s lone run.
Cooper was solid on the mound for Pendleton County, allowing just two hits in four-plus innings. Hevener finished in relief, surrendering just one hit.
Cooper went 2 for 3 at the plate, while Evan Arrington and Yokum added hits for Pendleton County, which stranded runners at second and third in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Austin Norman and Bailey Mohr combined on the shutout for the Polar Bears.
Pendleton County (4-2) will visit Moorefield at 7 p.m. Tuesday.