Wildcats claw to a 12-2 victory

FRANKLIN — Tyler Day drove in 3 runs Tuesday as Pendleton County downed Bath County, Virginia, 12-2 in five innings of non-conference baseball action.

“We played well,” PCHS coach Sam Yokum said. “We’ve got a long week, so it was nice to take control and get the game over early and not to linger too long. We’ve got Moorefield coming up (tonight) at home and we go to Clarksburg this weekend for the McDonalds Classic Tournament.”

Aside from performing well at the plate, Day also earned the victory on the mound. He went the distance, striking out 5 batters and giving up 3 hits. At the plate, he went 2 for 2 with a triple, 3 RBIs and a run scored.

Josh Wagoner and Luke Cooper also came up big for PCHS at the plate. Wagoner went 2 for 2 with a double and 3 RBIs, while Cooper went 2 for 2 with a double and 4 runs scored.

Caleb Fry took the loss for Bath County. He didn’t make it out of the first inning before giving up 5 runs on 4 hits.

Pendleton County got out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.

The Wildcats added 1 run in both the second and third innings, while pushing 3 runs across the plate in the fourth inning and 2 more in the fifth inning.

Pendleton County (4-3, 2-0 PVC) is set to host Moorefield at 6 p.m. today.