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Weather limits Knights baseball

By Staff | May 6, 2009

WELCOME HOME — Michael Cochran is congratulated by teammate Brody Northcraft after crossing home plate.

The weather wasn’t any friend to the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights in either softball or baseball as the boys were the only team to squeeze in a game.

That was a Tuesday contest in New Martinsville against Magnolia, and even that game was threatened by the rain.

Either way, the game was played with the Blue Eagles coming out on top with an 11-1 decision in five innings of play.

It didn’t take long for Magnolia to get started as they batted around the order in the first inning and scoring six innings in the process.

Tyler Consolidated tried to respond in the top of the second as Zack Minger reached on a base hit. He would advance to second on a passed ball. A ground out allowed him to go to third base, and another ground out granted him home base with Michael Cochran being credited with the RBI.

Unfortunately for the Silver Knights, that would be the bulk of their offense as the only other hit they registered came in the fourth with a single by Cochran.

Magnolia would continue to hold the Silver Knights’ feet to the fire with four runs in the second making the score 10-1. After a scoreless fourth inning, the Blue Eagles scored the deciding run in the bottom of the fifth to invoke the mercy rule with an 11-1 score.

Dalton Wells and Justin Carpenter both pitched for the Silver Knights.

This week, the Silver Knights are scheduled to play the John Marshall Monarchs in Glen Dale today, a team from the LKC south division on Thursday at home, and at Weirton Madonna on Saturday.