PBHS bats awake in win over Tucker
PARSONS – Cody Everson struck out five batters and Philip Barbour turned in its best offensive output of the season in a 17-3 win over Tucker County on Wednesday.
Everson pitched five innings for the win. He gave up three runs on seven hits.
Senior Allen Molone took the loss for the Mountain Lions. He pitched 3 1/3 innings, giving up 10 runs on eight hits. At the plate, he was 1 for 2 with two RBIs.
Al Johnson paced the Colt offense, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs, two steals and four runs scored. Saige Cline also had a good game, going 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI.
“Our bats really came alive,” Philip Barbour coach Jonathan Carpenter said. “We didn’t leave men on base. We got them on and we got them in. We only left five on base all night. That’s a big improvement for us.”
The Colts (2-6) will host East Fairmont at 7 p.m. today, while Tucker County (0-4) hosts Union at 5 p.m.
Keyser 7, East Hardy 6
BAKER – Robert Horner hit a two run double in the seventh inning Wednesday to help Keyser edge East Hardy 7-6 in non-conference action.
“We’re a young team, but we’re getting better,” EHHS coach Chad Williams said. “At the same time, we’ve got to start winning ball games.”
Derrike Riley tossed 2 2/3 innings for the win. He gave up four runs on three hits.
Carson Whetzel took the loss, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up four runs on seven hits. He also struck out seven batters and walked three.
Junior Michael Cuthbertson paced the Golden Tornado offense, going 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a walk.
For the Cougars, Jesse Miller went 3 for 4 with a single, double and triple. He also scored three runs. Logan Strawderman was 2-3 with two RBIs, a walk and a stolen base. Freshman Corey McDonald went one for two, with two walks, two RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
The Cougars (1-6) hosts Pendleton County at 7 p.m. today.
DUNMORE – Andrew Thompson hit a three run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday to push Pendleton County past Pocahontas County, 13-3, in Potomac Valley Conference action.
“We came out flat after a 10-inning, emotional game against Moorefield,” Pendleton Coach Sam Yokum said. “We were only up by one run going into the fifth inning. Certainly, Pocahontas has improved since the last time we played them. We had to crank it up a notch and get it going. We finally came alive in the fifth and sixth innings.”
Evan Arrington earned the win for the Wildcats. He struck out two batters in four innings and gave up five hits.
Braxton Rider took the loss for the Warriors. He went two innings and gave up two hits and one run.
For Pendleton, Tyler Day was one for one with two RBIs and a run scored. Anthony Evick and Riley Roberts were both one for two with RBIs.
Judd Walters provided the offense for Pocahontas, hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning.
Pendleton (6-2, 4-0 PVC) hosts East Hardy at 7 p.m. today. Pocahontas (1-4) hosts Tucker County at 4:30 p.m. Friday.