Huffman Strong Against Devils
Tyler Consolidated pitcher/shortstop Gage Huffman picked up a pair of wins April 6, at home against Calhoun County. Huffman got the win in game one, combining with Creed Ammons to limit Calhoun to four hits and two runs in a 10-2 Knights win.
Huffman helped his own cause with a three-run triple, while Jake Rice knocked in two runs with three singles. Tyler West also brought home two runs with a pair of singles, while Noah Smith singled and scored a run.
The Knights scored seven runs in the bottom of the first and added one in the third for an 8-0 lead, before both teams scored two in the fourth to end the scoring.
Tyler had nine hits in the game.
Huffman picked up his second win of the day in game two as the Silver Knights scored a 17-7 victory. Huffman worked the first four innings and was up 9-6 when Noah Smith came on in relief to get the save.
Huffman struck out two batters and walked two, while Smith struck out three and walked five.
Together they gave up 10 hits to Calhoun, while the Knights ended with 14 hits.
Tyler scored six runs in the first inning and added one in the third, two in the fourth, and four each in the fifth and sixth.
Huffman had gone 5-5 from the plate, all singles to knock in a run while scoring four times.
Smith singled and tripled to knock in three runs. Tyler West had a big night at the plate with four hits, including a home run and four RBI. Dylan Seckman got two RBI, and Ryan Fletcher added two singles and two RBI.
Williamstown Shuts Out Silver Knights
Tyler Consolidated couln’t get much going on April 4 in Williamstown as the home team held the visitors to two hits en route to a 9-0 whitewashing. Cullen Cutright was right on the money for the Yellowjackets, going the distance on the mound and striking out 12, while gining up only two hits to get the win.
Tyler West threw 5.2 innings for the Knights with four strikeouts and four walks.
The Knights got a single by West in the fourth inning, but Williamstown turned a double play to end the inning on the next at bat. Gage Huffman added a double for the Knights, going 1-3 at the plate. The Knights dropped to 3-4 with the loss.
Knights Get Win At Beallsville
Tyler Consolidated made the trek to Beallsville on Wednesday, April 3 and came home with a 12-1 five inning victory over the 1-3 Blue Devils. Noah Smith picked up the win for the Silver Knights – pitching three innings, striking out three and issuing two walks. Dylan Seckman came on in relief, throwing the final two innings to get the save; Seckman also had three whiffs and walked one.
Tyler West had a big game. He scored three times, adding three RBI, while getting three extra base hits, including two doubles and a round tripper. Gage Huffman also came up big at the plate with a single, double and home run. He was 3-4 and knocked in three runs while scoring twice. Dylan Seckman added two RBI on two singles. Landis scored three times and added an RBI hit.
The Knights finished with 11 hits in the game and played error free ball for the second game in a row. The Silver Knights limited Beallsville to two hits in the game.
Silver Knights Fall to Rebels
Tyler Consolidated dropped a boys baseball game, 8-3, to Ritchie County on Tuesday. While the Knights dropped to 2-3, the Rebels improved to 8-1 with the win. Ritchie used a big sixth inning to take command as they plated six runs.
The Silver Knights struck first, scoring a run in the first when Noah Smith singled and later scored on a double by Dylan Seckman. The Knights scored again in the third when Smith scored his second run of the night on a RBI double from Tyler West. West doubled again in the third and then scored on a RBI single from Seckman.
Gage Huffman went 2.2 innings on the mound for the Knights – striking out three, walking five and giving up four runs to take the loss. West came on in relief in the second and threw 3.1 innings – getting three strikeouts, walking none and giving up four runs.
The Knights finished with seven hits on the night while the home team Rebels ended with 11.
“Ritchie is a tough team, one to keep an eye on for sure. The silver lining for us is we had no errors by our defense, and the young guys are getting better,” said Coach Robby Jones.