Knights stand at 8-4 on season
The Tyler Consolidated varsity baseball team stands at eight wins and four losses at this point of the season with less than ten games to go on their schedule before the post season begins. With every game seeing the positive progression of the team, head coach Robby Jones is looking for his team to peak right around Sectional time.
On April 17 at Doddridge, the Knights shut out the ‘Dogs to the tune of 10-0.
Dylan Roberts started the game on the mound for the Silver and Black and got the win in two innings with a walk and a strikeout. Colby Lash came on in the last three innings in relief for the save with two strikeouts and a walk.
Roberts helped himself out at the plate going 2-2 on the day with two singles and an RBI. Lash also went 2-2 with two singles for an RBI; Colby Buchanan brought two runners home; and Dillon Glover had an RBI single.
On April 18 at home, the Silver Knights swept the Valley Lumberjacks in a double header on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, 16-7 and 9-4.
In the first game, junior Jordan Baker went the distance on the mound for the win, striking out six and walking six in the match-up with the Lumberjacks.
Offensively, Roberts hit an RBI single and scored two runs. Glover had a good game at the plate, going 5-5 with five singles and five RBI’s; Austin Thompson powered a two run homer in the third and finished by going 3-5 at the plate, three RBI’s; Trent Smith was 3-3 with two RBI’s; and Lash went 2-4, two RBI’s.
In game two, the Knights had to put in work, but wound up with the win after a nice afternoon baseball battle, 9-4.
Roberts worked the mound for the win, going five innings and issuing four strike-outs and two walks. Lash came on in relief for the last two innings, striking out two batters and issuing one walk.
Baker tripled at the plate and scored three runs in the game; lash scored three runs and had two RBI’s; Thompson smacked two triples, had three RBI’s and scored two runs.
“This was a big weekend for us as a team and a program,” coach Jones said. “Our kids were at the school by 8:45 on Saturday morning ready to hit batting practice and work on their game before our noon double header. That really speaks volumes about the type of kids we have.”
“I also really appreciate the parents/boosters/administrators stepping up and helping out with the field and making sure both teams are fed between doubleheaders.”
The Silver Knights have a tough slate of games coming up in the next couple of weeks which will determine their seeding in the Sectionals.
The team played host to Cameron on Monday and were scheduled to play at Wirt County on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Knights will travel to Parkersburg Catholic and head to Cameron on April 23.