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Silver Knights Claim Boggs Classic

April 18, 2018
BY ED PARSONS - Staff Writer (eparsons@tylerstarnews.com) , Tyler Star News

The Silver Knights took a 3-0 first inning lead over Magnolia on Saturday, in the annual Boggs Wooden Bat Classic, and never looked back enroute to an 8-2 win. With two out in the first, Tyler West singled, Daugherty walked, and Gage Huffman singled to load the bases. Dylan Seckman reached on an error to score West, and Noah Smith got hit with a pitch to bring in Daugherty. Jake Rice walked to score Huffman.

The Knights scored again in the third and sixth before putting the game away in the sixth with three more. Daugherty got the win going the distance while scattering five hits and walking one. Kyle Mason singled. West singled, doubled, and hit a home run and got two RBIs. Daugherty also singled as did Huffman, Noah Smith and Rice.

One of the keys to the game came in the bottom of the sixth with one out and runners on second and third, with two strikes on the batter Noah Smith. Coach Vance Ash called a timeout, and no one in the crowd was expecting what was to happen next. Noah then laid down a perfect suicide squeeze, and the catcher trying to nail him at first threw it over the first baseman's head, scoring two runs.

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Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights, the 2018 Matt Boggs Wooden Bat Classic champions.

"We have worked hard on those situations the past couple years, and tonight it worked to perfection. That's the way baseball often is. You get the unexpected at the right time," said Coach Ash. "We missed Rob Jones during the past two days and hope he can be back with us soon. We played hard for him, and we all wish the best for his family and his son following the accident. These two wins were for him."

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Silver Knights Earn Way to Championship Game

Tyler Consolidated, while hosting the annual Boggs Wooden Bat Classic on Friday, took a 1-0 lead on Frontier in the first inning. However, the Cougars tied it up in the fifth and went up 2-1 in the sixth. Tyler, however, came back in the bottom of the sixth when Tyler West stepped to the plate, with one out, and drilled a hard hit triple to center field that drove in two runs, giving the Knights a 3-2 lead that would hold up. This win advanced the Knights to Saturday's final against Magnolia.

Dylan Roberts went the distance for the Silver Knights, striking out five while scattering only four hits and walking four. Roberts picked up his second win on the year. The Knights finished with five hits on the night a single by Roberts, Kyle Mason, Gage Huffman, and a triple and double by West who drove in two runs.

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Knights Drop Home Game To Williamstown

Williamstown used power hitting and good defense to take a second game, in two weeks, from the Silver Knights on April 11. Tyler West took the loss at home for the Silver Knights. He pitched 4.2 innings, struck-out two, and gave up 10 hits and nine runs. Dylan Roberts came on in relief to work 2.3 innings. He struck-out three while giving up five hits and four runs.

The Silver Knights could only come up with six hits on the night with Gage Huffman going 2-3 from the plate and knocking in a run with a double. West added a single, and Seckman knocked in a run. Williamstown was led by Mason Adkins who hammered a double and a home run while going 4-5 from the plate. The Knights fell to 2-5 with the loss, while Williamstown improved to 12-2 on the year.

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Silver Knights Get Win Over Wirt Tigers

Tyler Consolidated got back on the winning track April 10 at Wirt County with a 9-2 victory over the Tigers. The Knights' Luke Daugherty picked up the win, striking out eight batters and walking four while giving up only six hits. Daugherty helped his own cause with a run scoring single.

The Silver Knights had things going their way as Dylan Roberts doubled; Dylan Seckman got an RBI; Gage Huffman added a pair of hits, and Tyler West knocked in a run with a double. The Knights out-hit Wirt 11-5 and committed only one error to the Tigers' five. The win lifted Tyler to 2-4 on the year.

 
 
 

 

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