Bulldogs capture tilts at Webster

Pendleton splits games during trip to Virginia Beach

UPPER GLADE – The Tygarts Valley baseball team captured wins over Westside and host Webster County on Saturday.

The Bulldogs received strong pitching in both games, blanking Westside, 5-0, in their first game and breezing past the Highlanders, 19-2, in the second contest.

Ethan Kirk twirled a complete-game one-hitter in the lidlifter. He fanned 10 and walked just one.

Jake Tackett homered and drove in a pair of runs for Tygarts Valley. Daniel White added an RBI and Matthew Pratt a pair of hits.

Logan George and Riley Tackett combined to limit Webster County to just six hits in the nightcap. George went the first four innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out seven. Tackett worked the final frame, giving up one hit and striking out the side.

Jake Tackett again led the Bulldog offense in the win. He cracked a homer and tallied five RBIs in the game. George and Kirk collected three RBIs each, Riley Tackett had three hits and White drove in a pair of runs.

Tygarts Valley (13-12) is slated to host East Hardy at 4:30 p.m. today for a twin bill.

Pendleton splits

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Pendleton County baseball team split a pair of games during a trip to Virginia Beach on Saturday.

The Wildcats started the day with a 14-0 win over Bishop Sullivan and dropped a 5-4 verdict to traditional Class AAA power Jefferson in the nightcap.

Kole Puffenberger went five innings in the lidlifter to earn the win, allowing just two hits and fanning eight.

Josh Wagoner was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs at the plate, while Puffenberger was 3 for 5 with two RBIs, Grant Evick 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs scores and Timmy Thorne 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.

Pendleton County took a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth against Jefferson on Wagoner’s RBI single.

After the Cougars answered with three runs in the home-half of the frame on an RBI double from Coleson Titus and two-run double from Zach Rose to take a 4-2 lead, the Wildcats got even in the seventh on Evick’s RBI fielders’s choice and Thorne’s run-producing single.

In the home-half of the inning, Jefferson had runners on second and third base with no outs, but Pendleton County got a double play to keep the game deadlocked at 4-4.

Hayden Stang, however, was able to race home later on a grounder to first for the winning run.

Cullen Horowicz had a homer in the second for the winners and Wagoner an RBI single in the fourth for Pendleton.

Thorne went the first 5 2/3 innings for the Wildcats.

Taylor Tennant started and went five innings for Jefferson, which is now 21-5.

Pendleton County (15-6) will travel to Paw Paw on Tuesday for a twin bill.