Tigers tied going into postponement

FAIRMONT — The Elkins Tigers were tied 6-6 with East Fairmont in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday before rain reared its ugly head and caused the game to be postponed. The Tigers are set to finish the contest today following their game against Robert C. Byrd at 4:30 p.m.

“There’s two outs and a lot can happen,” EHS coach Jack Crumm said. “We’re in decent shape. We’ll see what happens. We hit a lot of balls, they were just at their guys. It was one of those games were when we hit, we hit it right at them. When they hit, they hit it in gaps.

“I told them on the way back, I said, ‘Guys, look, this is one of those games where we’re going to hit it at them and they’re going to hit them in gaps. We just got to play through it and keep swinging the bat.’ We’ll be OK. It’s baseball.”

Jesse Williams started the game for Elkins on the mound before giving way to Read Schumacher in the fifth inning. Schumacher pitched the fifth and sixth innings, throwing about 30 pitches before the rain delay that left an East Fairmont runner on third base with 2 outs. Crumm did not say who would be on the mound today to close out the contest. Luke Petrice, Ben Huffman, Blake Loftis had hits in the contest for The Tigers.

Elkins (7-0) is scheduled to travel to Robert C. Byrd for a 4:30 p.m. contest today. The team will then take a bus to East Fairmont and finish the game.