Elkins High School Tigers earn win over Preston on Senior Night

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley The Elkins High School baseball team honored its seniors before Monday’s matchup against Preston. Front row, from left, Read Schumacher, Joey Satterfield, Cole Crumm, Nathan Cooper, Jeremy Cogar and head coach Jack Crumm. Second row, from left, Hunter Mouse, Andrew Hart, Matthew Gainer, Scott Fox and Alan Bennett.

ELKINS — The Elkins High School baseball team closed out the home portion of its schedule on Monday with a 10-0 victory over Preston at EHS/Post 29 Field.

The Tigers, who improved to 16-9 with the win, had 10 seniors play their final home game at the field.

“Those are some good kids,” Elkins coach Jack Crumm said of his 10 seniors. “They’re a tight knit group and they’re like family. Getting the win and having the parents do all they did for them tonight, from decorating the field to making them a dinner, made it a special evening.”

Elkins broke open a 3-0 game with a seven-run fifth inning, which ended the contest by way of the 10-run mercy rule.

Read Schumacher powered the outbursts in the fifth with a two-run double. Nathan Cooper, Alan Bennett, Joey Satterfield and Jeremy Cogar knocked in a run each in the inning.

Satterfield led Tigers at the plate in the contest with three hits. Cogar followed with two base knocks.

Matthew Gainer earned the win for Elkins in three innings pitched. He allowed two hits, struck out five and walked two.

Schumacher pitched the final two innings for the Tigers and allowed just one hit. He struck out one and walked none.

Ethan Haskell took the loss for the Knights in five innings of work. He fanned three and walked one.

Elkins will end regular season play today when they travel to Tennerton to face rival Buckhannon-Upshur. Game time is slated for 5 p.m.