Pendleton trips Moorefield, 6-1

Thorne twirls five-hit gem, knocks in 2 runs as ’Cats get PVC win

FRANKLIN – Timmy Thorne twirled a five-hitter as Pendleton County handed Moorefield a 6-1 setback Wednesday night in Potomac Valley Conference action.

Thorne, a senior, struck out four and walked just one.

“Timmy pitched a great game,” Wildcats coach Sam Yokum said. “He really stepped up for us tonight on the mound and at the plate.”

Thorne went 3 for 4 on the offensive end, knocking in a pair of runs with a triple and two doubles.

Grant Evick went 1 for 4 with an RBI and Cameron Kisamore was 1 for 2 with an RBI for Pendleton County.

The Wildcats (8-3) will now compete in the McDonald’s Classic this weekend in Harrison County.

They will battle Lincoln at 2:15 p.m. on Friday at Bridgeport High School and will face Notre Dame at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday at Frank Loria Field in Clarksburg.

“We are looking forward to playing in the Classic,” Yokum said. “We play some good teams in it and that’s what we want to do as the postseason quickly approaches.”