Paden City sweeps Madonna at home
About the only team to see any action last week on the diamonds of the local area was the Paden City Wildcats, who hosted a double header at home on April 11 with Weirton Madonna.
Weather forced the ‘Cats to cancel or postpone at least two games last week and turn Saturday’s scheduled one game, into two.
Against Madonna, the Wildcats got off to a slow start in the beginning of the first game but rebounded quickly, taking their first win of the day 13-4 thanks to a wild fourth inning where the home team put seven runs on the scoreboard.
Isaac Hall worked the mound for the Green and White, throwing seven strike outs and walking four.
At the plate, it was senior Zach Heasley’s day to shine, knocking his first grand-slam homer of the year along with a triple and a single to bring home five runs. Hayden Hizer doubled for two RBIs; Levi Meadows singled to bring home two; Kennedy Cain hit one double and two singles; and Kolton Elliot singled and doubled for three RBIs.
In the second game, the ‘Cats took the win 8-3 with Hizer on the mound striking out 12 Madonna batters and walking two.
Hizer helped himself at the plate in the game, hitting a home run and singling for three RBIs. Meadows singled for an RBI; Luke Cooper homered, scoring two; Heasley hit two singles; Michael Wilcox hit a single; Cain singled; and Andrew Dennis hit a single for the home team.
“It was a good day of baseball,” said Paden City head coach Brent Croasmun. “Once we found our focus, we were on.”
The Wildcats were scheduled to host Cameron on Monday and will play at Tyler Consolidated on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Paden City will host Magnolia on Thursday and will play at Linsly on Saturday.
Now ranked as the number one team in class A in the OVAC, the ‘Cats will await other game results in order to see who they will compete with in the OVAC tournament.