Knights and Wildcats chalk up wins
High School baseball season continues with the Tyler Consolidated Knight and Paden City Wildcat teams making progress with each game played.
On April 13 the Knights welcomed the Magnolia Blue Eagles to Tyler County, but came out on the short end of the final 19-2 score.
The two teams played to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first, but the Blue Eagles came on strong in the second to take a demanding 11-2 lead by the end of the second inning. Magnolia went on to score two, four and two more runs by the fifth inning in order to take the win.
The Eagles scored 19 runs on 18 hits in the game, left nine men on base and committed two errors. The Silver Knights scored their two runs on three hits, left four on base and had five errors.
Dalton Wells took the loss on the mound for the Knights, striking out four Eagle batters, walking four and giving up 10 hits. Senior Brody Northcraft also time on the mound, walking one and striking out one Magnolia batter. He gave up eight hits.
Getting hits for Consolidated were Garrett Amos and Zachary Knowlton, each with singles. Amos also plated two runners.
Paden City met with the Blue Eagles of Magnolia in New Martinsville on April 14 and came out on the short end of the 11-0 score.
The Wildcats had three hits in the game and committed five errors.
Mitchell Stewart took the loss on the mound for the Wildcats, striking out one Magnolia batter and walking five. Matt Barker also saw time at the pitchers position, walking one batter. Stewart doubled and Josh Bennett and Barker each singled in the game.
On April 14 at Pine Grove, the Wildcats defeated the Valley Lumberjacks 7-4 to chalk up another win in the season.
Senior Malakai Anderson pocketed the win on the mound for the ‘Cats in six innings striking out four batters and walking two. Bennett also saw time at the pitchers position, striking out three Lumberjack batters.
Paden City scored seven runs on six hits and had two erros in the game while the ‘Jacks scored four runs on 10 hits and had four errors.
Stewart homered and doubled to knock in three runs for the Green and White; Anderson singled and doubled for two RBI’s.
On Saturday, the Knights and Wildcats faced off with each other at Paden City, with Tyler Consolidated coming out with the win when all was said and done, 5-0. Minger was on the mound for the Knights, getting the win with 10 strike outs, while Bennett took the loss for the ‘Cats, also striking out 10 and walking four.
The Knights scored five runs on seven hits and committed three errors. The Wildcats had three hits as well as three errors.
Hits for the home team were recorded by Bennett, Jay Billiter and Trey Leonard, each with singles. At the plate for the Knights, Wells, Amos and Otto Sperling each singled; and Minger and Grimes each singled and doubled and collected one RBI apiece.The Knights and Wildcats met up again on Monday, this time at Tyler Consolidated with the Knights taking the win, 11-8.
Wells took the win on the mound with five strike outs and six walks, while Paden City’s Anderson pitches six strike outs and two walks.
Knowlton hit two singles and doubled, Amos tripled, and Minger singled and doubled.
For the ‘Cats, Anderson homered and tripled; and Yost and Stewart each singled twice in the game.