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Tygarts Valley blanks Hornets in historic game

ELKINS — In the first-ever middle school baseball game between Randolph County schools, Tygarts Valley claimed a 4-0 win over Elkins Tuesday evening at Robin Harvey Memorial Field.

Both squads received strong pitching in their inaugural debuts on the diamond.

Adams Woods and Jacob Wamsley combined on a two-hit shutout for the Bulldogs in the victory.

Woods went the first 4 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and fanning eight, while Wamsley struck out four over the final 2 2/3 frames.

Aiden Lambert got the start for the Hornets, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out eight and walked just two.

Dylan Hinzman didn’t allow a hit and struck out two in 2/3 inning of relief.

Tygarts Valley took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning when Wade Cabaniss doubled in Adam Woods and Wamsley.

The Bulldogs added single runs in each of the fourth and seventh innings. Avery Row-Sponaugle singled in Woods in the fourth and Wamsley scored on a passed ball in the seventh.

Woods, Wamsley, Austin Wilson, Cabaniss and Row-Sponaugle all had hits.

Jacob Shiflett and Emory Jack had singles for Elkins.

Tygarts Valley is scheduled to visit Buckhannon-Upshur at 1 p.m. Saturday for a doubleheader.

Elkins’ next game will be at Tygarts Valley at 6 p.m. Monday in the Bulldogs’ home opener.

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