Colts tumble to sectional foe Bearcats

PHILIPPI – Josh Musgrove homered in the fourth inning Thursday to help Grafton defeat Big 10 rival Philip Barbour, 9-3.

“We didn’t have any energy,” Colts coach Jonathan Carpenter said. “We showed up and didn’t have any motivation to play. This was a rivalry game with a sectional foe. There is no excuse. This one is on me.”

Musgrove had an outstanding game, going 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs. Chris Smith went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Sophomore Zack Musgrove pitched the complete game to earn the victory. He gave up three runs on four hits and struck out five batters.

Tyler Baldwin took the loss for the Colts. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on nine hits. He struck out three batters and walked two.

Al Johnson paced the PB offense. He finished the day 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Bai Carpenter went 1 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI.

Philip Barbour (6-10) will return to action at 1 p.m. Thursday at home against Braxton County.

Pendleton 7, TV 1

MILL CREEK – Tim Hevener mowed down 13 batters Monday to lift Pendleton County over Tygarts Valley, 7-1, in Potomac Valley Conference action.

“It was typical Owen Arbogast pitching,” Wildcat coach Sam Yokum said. “He really handcuffs you. He did a fantastic job. Fortunately for us, Tim (Hevener) pitched well too.

“Early in the game, we had a few base running blunders. Fortunately, in the seventh inning, we scored to open the game up. It was a good win on the road for us.”

Pendleton County held a 2-1 advantage going into the seventh inning. However, Andrew Thompson broke the game open with a two run triple. The Wildcats went on to score three more runs in the stanza.

Hevener pitched a complete game to earn the victory. He gave up four hits.