Colts garner road victory over Lewis
WESTON — Philip Barbour rallied for four runs in the third inning Tuesday to take a 6-4 verdict over Big 10 Conference foe Lewis County.
The Colts, who are now 14-4 overall and 10-2 in Big 10 play are ranked No. 7 in double-A.
While averaging a starting lineup that includes six sophomores, PB has been getting contributions from several new starters, along with good play from the returners this season.
Staunch play on the mound from Colt aces Will Knight and Gage Bibey has also been key in the run for Philip Barbour.
Nick Hamrick, a sophomore, got the win on Tuesday in 5 1/3 innings on the bump. He allowed four earned runs and nine hits, while recording four strikeouts and walking two.
Bibey went 1/3 of an inning and was followed by Knight, who went the final 1 1/3 innings.
Sophomore infielder Tanner Corder scored on a Minutemen error in the opening frame to give PB an early lead before Lewis County answered with four runs in the home-side of the second.
Corder nailed a lead-off single to start the third inning and Trent Tallman drew a walk. Knight connected on a two-run single to trim the PB deficit to 4-3.
Austyn Fletcher, another sophomore, cracked a two-run double to plate Knight and courtesy runner Corey Martin to put PB up for good.
Designated hitter Braiden Short dinged an RBI single to score Bibey with an insurance run in the top side of the seventh.
Will Hunt paced the Minutemen with a 3 for 4 day at the dish, including a pair of two baggers and an RBI. Kole Bosic hit two singles while pushing a run across.
Timmy Hunt was 2 for 4 and Levi Fox was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Philip Barbour is slated to be at East Fairmont at 5 p.m. today for a clash with the Bees in Big 10 action.