Pendleton County tops Union

FRANKLIN – Tim Hevener collected four RBIs Monday to power Pendleton County past Union, 13-3, in Potomac Valley Conference action.

“This is the best Union team I’ve seen in the past 10 years,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “They made plays and they hit the ball. They are a very much improved team. We’re just happy getting the win.”

For the Wildcats, Trey Cooper went 3-4 with two doubles and one RBI. Luke Yokum was 1-1 with three runs scored and Tyler Shears was 2-3 with two RBIs.

Evan Arrington earned the win for the Wildcats, giving up one run and striking out three batters.

Brandon Streets took the loss for Union, giving up 10 runs on seven hits in four innings.

Pendleton County (2-1) travels to Bath Co., Va. on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Musselman pounds East Hardy, 12-2

INWOOD – Jarin Jenkins led the offensive assault Monday as Musselman defeated East Hardy, 12-2, in non conference action.

“We’re a young team,” Cougars coach Chad Williams said. “We’re still making a lot of mistakes. I definitely see some potential in there. We’ve been playing some very good teams. Playing that caliber of competition will only make us better.”

Tyler Gross earned the victory, giving up two runs and striking out four.

Logan Strawderman took the loss. He pitched four innings, giving up 10 runs and eight walks.

Jenkins was 3-3 at the plate with four runs scored. George Belinski was 1-1 with a triple and three runs scored and Chris Schleuss went 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI.

For East Hardy, Strawderman and Jesse Miller were both 1-2 with an RBI.

The Cougars (1-3) travel to Washington at 4:30 p.m. today.

Girls Softball

Elkins squeaks by Lewis County, 8-7

WESTON – Kori Evans struck out five Monday as Elkins defeated Lewis County 8-7 in Big 10 Conference action.

“The game was back and forth for the duration,” EHS coach Ashley Cameron said. “Every time we would get a lead, Lewis would battle back. I was proud of the way the girls responded, especially when someone made a mistake. We never let up and we kept fighting, so this was a real nice team win for us.”

Evans earned the victory, going 7 innings and giving up seven runs on nine hits.

Amy Fincham paced the offense for the Tigers, going 4-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Jordan Hart was 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI’s and a run scored and Hailey Collins was 3-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

The Lady Tigers host Fairmont Senior at 6 p.m. today.

Petersburg blanks Frankfort, 6-0

RIDGELEY – Petersburg continued its domination Monday, shutting out Frankfort, 6-0, in PVC action. The Vikings (3-0) haven’t given up a run this season.

“Our defense is strong,” PHS coach Bubba Hedrick said. “We had many opportunities to blow the game wide open, but we didn’t. It was a conference game for us, so we had to win. Our goal is to win the conference.”

Marley Thompson earned the victory. She pitched seven innings, striking out nine, and gave up two hits.

Alex Northcraft took the loss, giving up 12 hits in seven innings.

Sophomore Cassidy Hedrick paced the offense for the Vikings, going 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Senior Megan Cook also had a solid performance, going 2-4 with an RBI. Brooke Hott, Brittani Bible and Tori Weasenforth also had RBI’s for Petersburg.

The Vikings travel to Keyser on Wednesday for a 6:30 p.m. game.