Silver Knights Celebrate Their Seniors
Tyler Consolidated improved to 9-7 and tuned up for sectionals with a 9-2 win over Ritchie County on April 26. Luke Daugherty picked up the win for the Knights, recording five strike-outs and walking only one. The Knights played excellent defense behind him as they committed only one error.
The Silver Knights’ bats came to life as they collected 12 hits on their way to victory. Leading the way was junior Noah Smith, who hammered a double, two singles, and drove in two runs. Daugherty helped his own cause with three hits of his own to bring in a run. Tyler West added an RBI single, while Dylan Seckman got two hits.
Tyler took a 4-0 lead in the top of the fourth, and added another in the fifth, before putting the game away in the top of the seventh.
Ritchie scored its only run in the bottom of the inning. The Rebels finished with nine hits and two errors.
“We played good ball tonight; the guys played excellent defense and came up with some timely hits. We are looking forward to the post-season and will be working hard toward the goal we set at the beginning of the year,” said Coach Robby Jones.
Knights Win Two Over Beallsville
With all the game cancellations and wet fields, it didn’t look good for the home team as they had puddles of water and a wet field to deal with on Wednesday, April 25. However, Silver Knights Coach Robby Jones went to work, and with the help of the usuals, had the Knights field in playing condition in time for a 5 p.m. double header with visiting Beallsville.
The Knights used the ocassion to celebrate senior night and honor the four seniors who have been a big part of Knights’ success the fast few years. The result was a twin bill win over the Blue Devils, 12-2 and 9-1. After giving up a run to Beallsville in the top of the first inning in game one, Tyler came right back and plated three of its own with seniors Kyle Mason and Dylan Roberts both crossing the plate and Tyler West following. Mason got on with a walk, while Roberts and West both were hit by a pitch. Luke Daugherty knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly. Roberts and West each scored on a hard-hit grounder by Gage Huffman.
Tyler put four more on the board in the third when West singled, followed by a single from Daugherty. Both athletes stole bases, and with runners on second and third, Huffman reached base on an error by the second baseman, which scored two runs. Dylan Seckman then walked, and both scored on a ground ball to third. Beallsville got out of the inning with out any further damage.
The Silver Knights wrapped up the mercy-rule game in the fourth when they got a triple from Mason to lead off the inning. Roberts walked, and West singled to drive in Mason. Daugherty and Huffman would later score to end the inning and the game.
Game two saw the Knights put four runs on the board in the bottom of the first, one in the third, one in the fourth, and two in the ninth to get the win. Tyler West had a double and scored two runs while Luke Daugherty scored twice and added a single. Dylan Seckman scored a run as did Noah Smith and Brandon Rine.
Dylan Roberts got the win going the distance, getting three strikeouts and walking five, while scattering six hits. The Knights improved to 8-7 with the win.
“It was not the best night for baseball as it rained all day Monday and Tuesday, and the field was still not very good. However we are happy to get the games in and pick up a couple wins. Our guys need to work on their bats; we are like everyone else, a little rusty. I think if the weather starts cooperating we will be ready as sectionals roll around,” Coach Robby Jones said.