Paden City Has Good Week, Manhandles Magnolia, 17-1
Paden City’s Zach Heasley plated six runs, hit a double and belted a grand slam homer in a 13-run sixth inning to win 17-1 over Magnolia May 8 at George Mullett Complex in New Martinsville.
The Wildcats drew first blood in the third frame, picking up four runs. After a leadoff strike out, the ‘Cats drew two consecutive walks, while Luke Cooper got the party started with an RBI double. Heasley drove one to the fence for a sacrifice fly to give the visitors a 2-1 advantage. Michael Wilcox followed with an RBI double and Issac Hall finished the inning with an RBI double for a 4-0 lead.
Magnolia scored its lone run in the fourth on a Nick Priem groundout and broke up a no hitter when Derrick Blain and Chase Miller hit for singles. In the sixth, Craig Allen and Hayden Hizer were issued walks back-to-back and Levi Meadows laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Allen and Hizer into scoring position.
Luke Cooper knocked in Allen with a single, while Heasley doubled to bring home Hizer and Cooper.
Wilcox then knocked in Heasley with a stand-up double. After Kennedy Cain was walked and Kole Elliott was hit by a pitch, Hall knocked in a pair with a single. Allen walked for the second time in the inning and Hizer reached on a Magnolia fielding miscue. Meadows walked to load the bases and Cooper got a pass that brought home a run. Heasley then cleared the bases with a grand-slam homer that ended all the scoring.
For the Blue Eagles, it was the worse loss of the season, with Priem knocking in their only run, while Miller and Blain pounded out their only hits. Brandon Mason tossed two innings and walked five to get the loss. Garrett Price worked two innings, also walking five, while Priem pitched the final inning walking two.
Hall limited Magnolia two a pair of singles and one run to pick up the win from the mound. Hall also sat down eight and walked two get the win. At the plate, Heasley doubled and hit a grand slam, while knocking in seven. Cooper singled and doubled and knocked in three, while Hall singled, doubled and knocked in three. In addition, Wilcox doubled twice and knocked in two runs, while Hizer singled and scored twice. Meadows got three free passes, scored twice and laid down a sacrifice bunt. Elliott doubled, walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Allen also walked twice and scored twice.
Paden City 15, Beallsville 0
Bouncing back from a tough loss to Bishop Donahue in the OVAC Class A Championship game, the ‘Cats looked to be back in form as they shut out the Blue Devils of Beallsville at home on Monday night, 15-0.
The cats jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back as they scored 15 in four innings holding the vistors scoreless throughout five. Issac Hall worked the mound for the cats and had a great night striking out eight and issuing only one walk, he also received strong support from the defense as the cats were in control from start to finish.
Zach Heasley had three RBI’S on the night, with a single and hard hit ball for a triple. Luke Cooper also drove in two runs on a pair of doubles and Kennedy Cain continued his consistent hitting knocking in teo runs on a pair of sharp hit singles. Cody Elliott had a pair of singles adding an RBI to his credit. Craig Allen had a single and an RBI and Levi Meadows was credited with an RBI.
Paden City’s next game will be tonight at Tyler, before traveling to Magnolia on Friday. The Cats now stand at 15-5 on the season with post season play set to begin next week.
Linsly 16, Paden City 2
Dillon Curtin hit a home run and two singles and collected seven RBI for Linsly (17-6) as they easily handled Paden City, 16-2.
Gage Giovengo also went deep for the Cadets while having three RBI and a double while Floyd Giddings hit an RBI single and Logan Goodnight had two hits and two RBI.
Tyler Ashbrook struck out six and walked two on his way to a complete game.
For Paden City (16-6), Levi Meadows homered and had two RBI while Issac Hall doubled and Zach Heasley struck out two.