Petersburg defeats TVHS Bulldogs

PETERSBURG – Tyler Rhodes pitched a two-hit shutout Monday to lift Petersburg over Tygarts Valley, 10-0, in Potomac Valley Conference action.

“We started off really good,” PHS coach Bobby Jack Harman said. “We got six runs in the second inning. Our defense also played really well. We made some good plays and we didn’t have any errors.”

Rhodes pitched six innings to earn the win. He struck out six batters and walked four.

Rece Wamsley took the loss for the Bulldogs. He pitched three innings, giving up six runs on four hits. Wamsley and Chris Hawkins picked up the hits for Tygarts


For the Vikings, Ryan Colaw was 2 for 4, with two RBIs and a double. Nick Dolly hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to put Petersburg up 10-0 and give them the victory.

Petersburg (5-4) hosts Pendleton County at 7 p.m. today.

Tygarts Valley (7-3) travels to East Hardy Wednesday for a double header, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Pendleton County defeats Shenandoah Valley

FRANKLIN – Pendleton County won both ends of a double header against Shenandoah Valley Academy, Va., Monday in non-conference action.

The Wildcats won game one, 13-3, and game two, 20-3. Both games were called after five innings.

“We had a tough week, last week,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We’ve played eight games in seven days, so it was nice to have the weekend off. We dropped three of the last four games, so it’s nice to get back on the winning track. We’ve just got to clean up some of our mistakes and get better.”

Anthony Evick pitched four innings to earn the victory in game one. He struck out five and gave up two hits.

Austin Plank notched the loss for Shenandoah Valley. He gave up 13 runs on eight hits. At the plate, he was 1-3 and hit a two-run single.

Tyler Shears paced the Wildcats, going 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Evan Arrington went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

In game two, Riley Roberts pitched three innings to earn the win. He struck out five batters and gave up one hit.

Trace Wilkins took the loss. He gave up 12 runs on 13 hits in three innings.

Andrew Thompson and Jacob Lambert both homered for the Wildcats in the third inning. Thompson finished the day 3-3 with four RBIs and Lambert was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Pendleton County (9-5) travels to Petersburg today for a 7 p.m. contest.

Frankfort bests East Hardy

RIDGELEY – Gage Shaffer drove home six runs Monday to help Frankfort defeat East Hardy, 19-7, in non-conference action.

“We didn’t show up to play and we paid the price,” EHHS coach Chad Williams said. “We have to learn that we’re not good enough to just show up. If we do that, we are going to get beat like that.”

Junior Jake Phares earned the victory. He gave up five runs on four hits in four innings pitched.

Carson Whetzel notched the loss for East Hardy. He pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up nine runs on eight hits.

Shaffer did a majority of the damage for the Falcons, going 4 for 5 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs.

Michael Miller paced the Cougars offense, going 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

East Hardy (3-7) hosts Union in a double header today beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Vikings trump Wildcats in softball action

PETERSBURG – Five Vikings notched multiple hits Monday to help push Petersburg past Pendleton County, 9-1, in PVC action.

“Overall, we played pretty well,” Petersburg coach Duane Hedrick said. “It was a good evening to play softball. We’re looking forward to a rematch with Moorefield. We play them Wednesday and we’re looking for a little payback.”

Sophomore Cassidy Hedrick earned the win. She gave up one run on six hits and struck out three batters. At bat, Hedrick went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Senior Brittany Huffman registered the loss. She gave up nine runs on 12 hits.

Marley Thompson led the game off with a home run for the Vikings. She finished 2 for 3 with one RBI. Brittani Bible was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Megan Cook went 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Brooke Hott went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Wildcats scored their only run when Brandy Roberts doubled to score Haley Hartman.

Petersburg (12-2) hosts Moorefield at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Pendleton County (5-3) travels to Tygarts Valley Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. game.