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TCHS Baseball Round-Up

By Staff | Mar 30, 2016

Photos by Ed Parsons Silver Knights’ Tyler West prepares to bat one deep one into the ballpark.

The Silver Knights swept a doubleheader against Wirt County on Saturday by winning game one, 19-4, and game two, 12-3.

Isaac Hall got the win in game one; working one inning and striking out two while walking one. Colby Lash pitched the final three innings, striking out three and walking three. Hall went 4-5 from the plate to lead the Knights with 4 RBI, doubles and 2 singles. Nate Lantz also had a good day at the plate going 3-4 with 2 RBI. Colby Buchanan was 2-3 with 2 RBI. As a team, the Knights had 21 hits .

During the second match-up, Luke Daugherty threw a complete game to pick up the win. He had four strikeouts and no walks. Lash went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Tyler West was 2-4 with an RBI . Nate Latz went 2-4 with a double and a single, plus added an RBI, while Trent Smith went 2-3 with 2 RBI. The Knights now stand at 3-2 on the season..

“We had some early season struggles at the plate, but the kids kept putting in extra work hitting off the tee, soft toss, and extra batting practice. They were ready to go Saturday and were rewarded with 33 team hits in the doubleheader,” Coach Robby Jones said.

Tyler Consolidated Falls to Williamstown 11-2

Silver Knights’ catcher Colby Buchanan is set to catch a curve ball during last week’s double header against Wirt County.

Williamstown broke open a 3-0 game with four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to down the Silver Knights on their home field Thursday night. Tyler put two runs on the board in the bottom of the eighth, but it was a little too late and the Yellow Jackets came away with the 11-2 win. Lash drilled two singles to lead the Knights batting.

Tyler’s senior pitcher Isaac Hall took the loss. He had 7 strikeouts and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Dylan Roberts recorded two strikeouts and two walks in two innings and Nate Lantz got one strikeout and two walks in 1/3 inning relief. The loss dropped the Knights to 1-2 on the young season.

Silver Knights bounce back against Doddridge 6-3

Jordan Baker threw a complete game against Doddridge High School last Wednesday at home so that the Silver Knights were able to bring their record to 1-1 with the win.

Baker struck out 8 batters while giving up 5 walks and one hit, picking up his first win of the young season. The Knights fell behind 2-0 in the second inning, but picked up three in the bottom of the second to surge ahead 3-2 going into the third. They scored again in the bottom half of the third for a 4-2 advantage. Doddridge plated one in the fourth, but Tyler added two more in the fifth to round out the scoring and come away with the 6-3 win.

Kyle Mason had a big night at the plate, going 3-3 with an RBI. Lash continued his hot hitting with a 2-4 performance and an RBI, while Trent Smith added a double.

Knights Drop Opener against St. Mary’s 11-6

The Silver Knights opened the season on Friday night at St Mary’s and came out on the short end of an 11-6 score. St. Mary’s got one on the board in the bottom of the first to open the scoring, but the Silver Knights came right back to take the lead with two in the top of the second. The Blue Devils plated two more in the bottom of the second and added on in the third to claim a 4-2 lead heading into the fourth. Tyler quickly tied things up with a gain of two more, but the Devils added two more of their own for a 6-4 lead after four.

In the bottom of the fifth, St. Mary’s collected four runs and held a 10-4 advantage heading into the sixth. The Knights brought home two in the top of the inning but it wasn’t enough as St. Mary’s added one more for the win.

Hall took the loss for the Silver Knights as he worked four innings by giving up six runs on seven walks and three strike outs. Lash went 3-3 from the plate with three RBI’s and a double.

The Knights got rained out of a double header on Saturday against Wirt County. They will play tonight against Doddridge County on the home field at 5 p.m. and Williamstown will visit on Thursday at 5 p.m.