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Yellowjackets late rally stings Silver Knights

By Staff | Apr 29, 2009

CLOSE CALL — Zack Minger scores late in the game against the Williamstown Yellowjackets.

Tyler Consolidated faced three opponents on the week but unfortunately couldn’t strike the win column in any of them. They did, however, show some promise in their game at Williamstown on Monday.

After falling to the Yellowjackets earlier in the season 17-0, the Silver Knights gave their LKC North opponent all they could handle, taking them a lead into the sixth inning before Williamstown loaded the bases and cleared them on a base hit to centerfield to take control.

The Silver Knights actually had control for most of the evening from the get-go as Zach Perkey hit a two-run home run over the right-centerfield for the early lead. It was his seventh round-trip of the year.

Williamstown would cut the lead in half with a solo home run in the second inning, but the Knights would tally another score in the third.

The Yellowjackets came on strong in the second half of the game scoring a run in the fourth. Tyler Consolidated would remain in the lead with run in the fifth, but Williamstown would answer that with one in the bottom half of the inning.

Just when it would look like they would go into the final inning with the lead, Williamstown sailed a ball to the outfield clearing the bases and took control.

Perkey added eight strikeouts in the losing effort.


The Silver Knights opened the game with a run in the first inning, but the Rebels proceeded to score 10 straight runs over the next three innings.

The fourth inning was a bit friendlier to the Knights as they answered with three runs, but that would be all the Rebels defense would allow.

Ritchie County would score two more runs in the fifth to set up the final score.

Brody Northcraft went 2-4 with a single and double and an RBI, while Cody Laugh went 2-3 with a single, double, an RBI and a run scored.

Michael Cochran also went 2-3 with a pair of singles and a run scored, and Garrett Amos singled and scored a run. Brandon Grimes singled, Perkey added an RBI, and Zack Knowlton added an RBI to round out the Silver Knights.


On Thursday, Tyler Consolidated traveled to Morristown to play the Union Local Jets in the OVAC tournament.

The Silver Knights would take an early lead as Zack Minger doubled and was hit in by Zach Perkey immediately after. However, that would be the only offense they could produce as it was their only two hits of the game.

On the other hand, Union Local reeled off 11 runs and was able to end the game via mercy rule after the Knights batted in the fifth inning.