Knights and Wildcats drop both ends of double headers
Nice weather and good field conditions have been hard to come by thus far this season for the local ball teams, causing more than a game or two to be cancelled or postponed. The Silver Knights were able to get a couple of games in elsewhere, while the Paden City Wildcats hosted a double header at home on Saturday.
The Wildcats were unable to get a leg up on Parkersburg Catholic at Paden City in either game of the double header, and took the loss twice.
At Ravenswood on Saturday the Silver Knights dropped both ends of a double header against the Red Devils, 12-2 and 15-5.
The Devils got off to a good start in the first game, scoring three quick runs in both the first and second innings to the Knights one. Ravenswood added four more runs in the fourth to put paid for any Knight chances to take the win.
The Knights scored two runs on three hits, left nine men on base and committed three errors.
Sophomore Dalton Wells was on the mound for the Silver, walking one batter and striking out one. Wells gave up 10 hits in the game.
Justin Carpenter also saw time on the mound for Consolidated, sitting two Devils down with strike outs and walking one. He gave up 10 hits.
At the plate the Knights bats were cold as only a couple got hits: Zach Knowlton hit two singles for one RBI and Garrett Amos singled to drive one home.
In the second game, though the 15-5 score does not show it, the Knights played a better game.
The team scored five runs on seven hits, left 10 men on base and committed five errors.
Senior Zach Minger handled the pitching duties for the visitors, walking two, striking out three and giving up 16 hits.
Brandon Grimes knocked two singles for an RBI and Brody Northcraft singled twice. Also credited with RBI’s in the game were: Amos, Minger, and Jared Lantz.
“We just made some silly mistakes that we shouldn’t be making,” said head coach of the team, D.J. Cunningham.
“Our defense has got to improve. We’re still working some things out on the field, moving personnel, trying kids out at different spots, but still, we’ve got to improve. Our attitude has also got to improve. When we get down, we just sort of throw it all away, we can’t seem to get ourselves up again. We really need to work on that.”
The Silver Knights will play at Cameron on Wednesday and will play at Monroe Central on April 1.
The Wildcats have a game scheduled on March 31 at home with Beallsville, and on April 5 when they play host to Hundred.