Silver Knights Clip Blue Eagles
In a game that featured more errors than hits, the Silver Knights held on in the seventh inning to get the win over Magnolia 12-11, at TCHS. The baseball action took place
The visiting Blue Eagles opened the game with four runs on five first inning hits; however, three of the runs were a result of Knights’ errors.
The Silver Knights failed to score in the first’ and Magnolia plated another in the top of the second for a 5-0 lead. Tyler, however, went to work in the bottom of the second and put six runs on the board to grab the lead, 6-5, and highlighted by Ammons’ two run shot to the left field fence. The Knights sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning.
The Knights shut down the Blue Eagles in the third while putting three more runs up on their side of the inning for a 9-5 lead heading into the fourth. Magnolia got a run in the fourth, while Tyler added two more in the bottom of the inning to take an 11-6 lead
Tyler added another run in the sixth, while Magnolia scored three in the fifth and one in the sixth and seventh. Each team was plagued with turnovers in the game as Tyler had 13, while the Blue Eagles committed 12.
Leading the way at the plate for the Silver Knights was Dylan Seckman with three singles and two RBIs. Tyler West had two RBIs and a pair of hits, while Gage Huffman drove in two runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. Dylan Roberts and Creed Ammons each got a hit and two RBIs. Huffman scored three runs and Kyle Mason, Roberts, and Seckman each crossed the plate twice. Noah Smith and Ammons each scored for the Knights.
Luke Daugherty picked up the win for the Knights as he went the distance, striking out three, while issuing no walks on the night.
“We made good contact tonight and got a great game from Daugherty on the mound; we were fortunate to get the win however due to our defense committing so many errors. Most of them were routine plays. They made a run at us in the last two innings, but Luke was able to get a strikeout and force a pop up on the last two hitters to get the win,” said Coach Robby Jones.
Silver Knights Drop 8-4 Decision To Ritchie County
Dylan Roberts took the mound for Tyler Consolidated on Tuesday, May 1, in a home contest as the Knights held the Rebels of Ritchie County scoreless for two innings. Neither team could dent the scoreboard.
However, the visitors plated three runs in the top of the third to take the lead. With runners on second and third, and two outs, Ritchie scored on a passed ball for a 1-0 lead. The runner on second moved to third on the play, and on the next pitch, he scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0. The Rebels added another run off a base hit in the inning to go up 3-0.
The Silver Knights got a run in the bottom of the third when Roberts smacked a double then scored on a Tyler West single up the middle, but that was all the Knights would get in the inning.
Ritchie got a two run homer from Avery Taylor in the fifth, and the Knights added a run in the bottom of the inning when Kyle Mason singled but got to second on an errant throw. He then stole third and scored when the throw to third went over the head of the Rebels’ third baseman.
Roberts then singled to left, but the Rebels turned a double play to end the inning with the score, 5-2.
Ritchie added two more runs in the sixth when they got a single, and then a double to center scored the first run. The next batter singled to score another run before the Knights forced a ground to go to the bottom of the sixth, down 7-2.
The Knights started the bottom of the sixth when Luke Daugherty reached first on an error. But the Rebels shut down the next three batters, leaving Daugherty on third.
The seventh inning began with Ritchie getting a double down the left field line, the next batter singled up the middle putting the Rebels up 8-2. The Knights got three straight outs to get their last at bat.
Jake Rice stepped to the plate and struck out, but Creed Ammons took a hit pitch, stole second and Mason reached first on an error by the second baseman. Ammons went to third on the play and Mason then stole second with Roberts coming to the plate. With one out Roberts drilled a double to center field scoring Ammons and Mason to draw the Knights to within 8-4.
However, the Rebels shut down the next two Knights batters to get the win and improve to 13-12 on the year. Tyler dropped to 7-7.
Roberts took the loss for the Knights while Tyler West came on in relief in the fourth. The Knights had five hits in the game, while Ritchie recorded eight for the game.