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Wildcats Pound Out a Victory Over Magnolia

By Staff | Apr 12, 2017

Photo by Ed Parsons Wildcat Catcher Ethan Cross makes a play in a recent game.

Paden City won its second game at Wildcat field on Saturday as they scored three runs in the bottom of the third after falling behind 4-0 to the Blue Eagles. With Magnolia leading 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, the Cats put together a four-run inning and took the lead 7-4 which ended up enough for the win as they held the Blue scoreless over last three innings. With the second win on the day Paden City improved to 8-4 with several important games on the horizen.

The Wildcats got some quality pitching once again today as Hayden (Hizer) , set down 10 batters in five innings while allowing only two walks. to get the win, Sophomore Matt Saxon came on in relief in the and added three strikeouts while allowing no runs.

The Blue Eagles out hit the Cats 7-6 but commtted three errors to the Wildcats two. Freshman CLayton Thomas went 1-3 from the plate with a double for an RBI, while Trey Slider, Hizer both added singles for an RBI and Marcus Allen singled knocking in two runs.

“Hizer followed up Heasley’s pitching in are first game today with a 10 stikeout performance of his own and Saxon provided quality relief. This is what I expected out of this team. They are coming around nicely and we are excited to see where we go from here. We beat two good teams today, but it was great team effort that allowed it, hopefully we can carrie it over as we continue the season,” Coach Brent Croasmun.

Heasley leads Wildcats over Frontier

Paden City’s Aaron Heasley was on his game Saturday as he led the Wildcats to a close victory over visiting Frontier with a complete game three-hitter which included eight strikeouts for the senior ace, while allowing only one walk. The Wildcats defense provided ample help for Heasley as they only committed one error on the day. The win raised the Wildcats to 7-4 on the season and gave them some valuable OVAC points for the uncoming tournament.

Colton Elliott produced the big hit for the Cats with a two run single to drive both runs for the winners. “This was a big day were us as we got good all around play from the whole team, Heasley did an excellent job on the moundand Elliott came through with the clutch hit that gaves us the runs to win in the fifth. Our kids played excellent defense today and it made the difference, we’re 7-4 and I look for us to get even better as the weather allows us more playing time,” stated Coach Brent Croasmun.

Paden City drops one to St. Mary’s

St. Mary’sscored six runs in the top of the first at Paden City on Wednesday, April 5, and with the score 6-4 through five innings the BLue Devil’s exploded for nine runs in the last two innings and held the Cat’s scoreless to take home a 15-4 victory. The Cat’s dropped to (6-4) with the loss with several tough games coming up. Trey Slider took the loss going three inning before giving in to Matt Saxon who threw the next three. Colton Elliott came in for Saxon to throw the last inning. Paden City pitchers gave up 13 hits while getting only four of their own.

Marcus Allen knocked in two runs for the Wildcats and Jake Pierce went 2-3 from the plate with two singles. Braden Barnhart led the St. Mary’s attack with a home run and five RBI’s.

Paden City gets big win over Monroe Central

The Wildcats are showing improvement in all areas and on Tuesday, April 4, they improved their record to 6-3 with a big win over the Seminoes from Monroe County. Wildact senior Hayden Hizer pitched all five innings in the mercy rule shortened game, giving up only three hits , while striking out seven batters and issuing only one walk. Paden City out hit the visitors 8-3 with Junior Marcus Allen going 2-2 and knocking in three runs to lead the way.

Matt Saxon also had two hits a double and a singleand brought in two runs. Hizer added two RBI’s on 1-1 hitting while Colton Elliott went 1-3 bringing two runners across the plate. Aaron Heasley and Jake Pierce each added a run scoring hit for the Wildcats.

“Hizer pitched a solid game for us. We are getting better each game. Everyone in the is starting to contribute, We’ve been fighting the weather like everyone else and hopefully we can get some of them made up,” coach Croasmun said.

Wildcats improve to 5-3

Visiting Paden City took an 11-3 lead over Valley after four innings in route to a six inning 13-3 victory to raise their record to 5-3 on the season. Aaron Heasley got the win as the senior went the distance striking out four and walking one.

The Wildcats pounded out 13 hits in the night with freshman Clayton Thomas and senior all-stater Hayden Hizer leading the way with three hits each. Thomas busted a single, double and a triple driving in three runs while Hizer knocked in four runners with a triple and two singles.

Colton Elliott also got three RBI’s with a hard shot double and Trey Slider added a single for three RBI’s. Matt Saxon drilled a triple and added a single for the Cat’s. The Cat’s also got production from Jordan Stackpole, Marcus Allen and Aaron Heasley who all added singles. “We had good timely hitting in this game. Aaron pitched well with good command of his pitches,” said coach Brent Croasmun.