Bulldogs use nine-run seventh in outslugging Tucker

PARSONS – Tygarts Valley scored nine runs in the top of the seventh inning Thursday en route to a 19-11 victory over conference rival Tucker County.

Caleb Riggleman pitched four innings to earn the victory. He gave up four runs on four hits and struck out five batters. At the plate, he went 2 for 6 with three stolen bases.

Jakob Pifer took the loss for the Mountain Lions. He pitched one inning of relief, giving up nine runs on five hits. At the plate, he went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Keighan Chewning led the Bulldog offense, going 4 for 5 with four RBIs and a run scored. Hunter Parks finished the game 3 for 5 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Kevin McDermott paced the Mountain Lions offense. He went 3 for 5 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. William Plum also contributed to the offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs.

Both teams had trouble defensively. Tucker committed seven errors and Tygarts Valley committed five errors.

Tucker County (4-9) will host PVC foe Pendleton County at 4:30 p.m. today.

Tygarts Valley (14-6) will visit Moorefield at 4:30 p.m. today for a PVC doubleheader.

Petersburg 17, Pendleton 5

FRANKLIN – Ryan Colaw hit a three-run triple Wednesday to push Petersburg past Pendleton County, 17-5, in five innings.

“We hit the ball well enough to win the game,” Wildcats coach Sam Yokum said. “We just couldn’t stop them. They were relentless. They kept putting the ball in play.”

Brian George earned the victory, giving up five runs on seven hits. Colton Tuner also had a good game, going 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Alex See added a solo home run to the effort.

Tim Hevener took the loss, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits. He also struck out seven batters.

Andrew Thompson paced the Wildcats offense, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Jesse Lambert went 1 for 2 with two RBIs.

Pendleton County (18-8) will travel to Tucker County at 4:30 p.m. today for a Potomac Valley Conference matchup.

Petersburg (13-7) will entertain Keyser at 7 p.m. today for a Potomac Valley Conference encounter.