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TC Takes a Tumble in Little Kanawha Game

By Staff | May 8, 2019

Tyler Consolidated seniors Tyler West, Noah Smith, Dyland Seckman, and Jake Rice are pictured on Senior Night.

Tyler Consoldated fell to Doddridge County in an LKC PLacement game on Thursday, May 3, at Tyler as the Bulldogs got six runs in the third to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Knights fell behind 2-1 after the first and Dodridge made it 8-3 after the third. From there it was a see-saw affair with the Bulldogs finally pulling it out with a 3-2 seventh to get the win 13-9.

The Silver Knights actually out hit Doddridge but left several runners stranded. The Knights finished with an 11 hit attack to seven cracks from the Bulldog bats but Doddridge got the hits when they needed them to bring in the runs.

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Noah Smith pitched a nice game for Tyler going 4.2 innings with nine strikeouts and five walks, before giving nway to releiver Jake Rice who got a strikeout but walked four, in one inning. Dylan Seckman finished for the Knights, throwing 1.1 inning giving up seven walks. The Knights only had one error in the contest while the Bulldogs had four.

Tyler stands at 12-8 on the season with their next game a sectional contest with St. Marys. Gage Huffman scored a run for Tyler, while Rice scored a run , went 1-4 with a single and an RBI, plus got a stolen base. Tyler Est added a double, scored two runs, stole two bases and drove in a run. Seckman went 2-4 with two RBI and knocked in a couple runs. Smith added a stolen base, scored twice abnd went 1-3 with a single from the plate.

Garrett Ammons was 2-4 scoring a run and stole a base. Case Landis went 2-4 from the plate,scored a run and added a stolen base. Westen Henderson hit a single, scored a run, stole a base and had an RBI.while Braden Rine went 1-4. The Knights now stand at 12-8 on the season with a sectionals up next.

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Silver Knights fall to Parkersburg Catholic on senior night

Tyler Consolidated had trouble hitting the Crusaders Patrick Copen, as he fanned 14 batters and gave up just three hits on the way to getting a 4-1 win over Tyler on senior night at Knights field. Tyler West started for the Silver Knights on the mound and threw three innings striking out five batters and giving up four walks, to take the loss. Dylan Seckman came on in relief in the fourth giving up three runs on three hits, five walks and five strike outs.

Catholic drew first blood with a run in the top of the third and scored twice in the fourth before the Knights managed a run in the bottom of the inning. The Crusaders added an insurance run in the sixth while the Knights went scoreless the rest of the way. Tyler West went 2-3 with an RBI and scored a run while Garrett Ammons cracked a single for the other Knights hit. The loss dropped the Knights record to 12-7. Both teams ended with two errors on the night.

“We didn’t just want to win tonight because it was senior night we wantwd to win because that’s what we try to do everytime we play. I am disappointed for our seniors but they played hard and it was a good ball game We had some chances but it just didn’t go our way. The team is starting to really come together and that’s what we wanteed at this time of year..I am proud to have had the opportunity to coach each one of the seniors on this team. They come from great families and they have great work ethic. I am excited as we get ready for sectional play. Tonight was a good ball game and with a couple breaks we could have been on top,” said coach Robby Jones.

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Kights get big win over Williamstown

Gage Huffman pitched a complete game against Williamstown on Monday, April 29, to get the win and power the Knights to a 4-2 win over the visiting Yellow Jackets. Huffman scattered six hits over seven innings and struck out nine batters while giving up only two walks.

The Silver Knights set Williamstown in order in the top of the first, however the Knights could only pick up a single from Jake Rice in the bottom of the inning to pose no threat. Huffman walked the first batter in the second leading to a run on an RBI single after striking out the next two batters. He then fanned his third victim of the inning, but the Knights fell behind 1-0. The Yellow Jackets plated another run in the third and led 2-0 before the Silver Knights rallied in the bottom of the fourth with two runs on a pair of singles from Tyler West and Creed Ammons. West and Dylan Seckman both scored. The Knights added two more runs in the last half of the sixth for a 4-2 lead that would end up as the final score.

Williamstown sent 12 batters to the plate in their last three at bats but could only produce two singles as Huffman was on target with his fastball to hold them at bay. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 16-7 with the loss while the Silver Knights improved to 12-6 on the campaign. Cutright threw five innings for the visitors and recorded 12 strikeouts while giving up five hits and a walk. Molessa came on in relief and took the loss giving up two runs on a hit, two walks and three K’s.

“We played good solid baseball against a good Williamstown team. Gage was throwing strikes and we played great defense in the field with only one error in the game. I like the way we are playing right now, we seem to be peaking at the right time with the LKC game coming up and the regionals right around the corner. We’re playing tough and giving good effort, hopefully it will pay off, ” Coach Robby Jones said.