Knights beat Jacks
The Silver Knight varsity baseball team at Tyler Consolidated schedule games, and get rained out. They start games, only to be post-poned, because of rain. They get the field ready, only to watch a downpour destroy their work minutes before game time.
To say that it has been a difficult season is not saying enough. Yet, the Knights continue to strive to get completed games in the books.
On April 15 the team traveled to Pine Grove to take on the Valley Lumberjacks in a double header event. While they planned on sweeping their opponents, game two took an odd spin and the Knights wound up with a split on the day, 6-5 and 5-8.
In the first game, the Knights played solid ball, leading 4-3 in the fourth inning with their bats heated up and ready to go. The team scored six runs on 11 hits and committed seven errors in the game.
Dalton Wells handled the pitching duties for the Silver throwing nine innings.
At the plate, senior Cody Laugh hit a long home run to please the fans and drove in two runs.
Garrett Amos hit two singles and a double; Wells placed two singles and collected two RBI’s; Koty Martin hit two singles; and Zack Knowlton, Blaise Rice and Dalton Parsons each singled.
In the second game, the home team jumped out to a quick 6-2 score in the third inning to eventually take the 8-5 win.
The Knights scored five runs on 10 hits and had six errors in the game. Parsons and Rice handled the pitching duties, giving up six hits between them.
Offensively Justin Carpenter knocked a homer for an RBI; Amos and Knowlton hit two singles each; Wells knocked two doubles to score three; Evan Davis singled for an RBI; and Parsons and Rice each singled.
The Silver Knights dropped two games to Ritchie County on Monday, 12-2 and 15-3.
In the first game, the Knights scored two runs on four hits and commited one error.
In the second game, the team scored three runs on four hits and had three errors.
Though they are not where they want to be at this point in the season, Knight head coach, Gene Rice, is the first to admit that more field time would be nice.
The Silver have games scheduled with Paden City at home on Wednesday and at River on Thursday . . . if Mother Nature will just give them a break.