River Gets The Best of Wildcats 17-5
Paden City played host to a tough River team on cold and windy Thursday night, April 22. The weather didn’t slow either team down though, but River used a strong hitting attack and a grand slam home run to defeat the Wildcats in five innings.
The game was extra special for both teams as they honored Logan Fluharty a Paden City high school student who attended River schools from 2009-20014. The game was played in his honor. Logan has been diagnosed with Leukemia. He has had his ups and downs after being treated at Ruby Memorial in Morgantown. Logan had a bone marrow transplant in November.
He relasped with his Leukemia in March. He continues to fight and is waiting on his counts to come up to start a new treatment.
Thursday nights game brought out a big crowd despite the cool weather, but River showed they have plenty of fire power and put seven runs on the board in the first inning to pave the way to the easy win.
They added five more in the third and finished the job in the fourth with five more. Leading the way for the Pilots was Kelsey Harlan with the big bang grand slam.
Paden City ended with seven hits on the night with Raven Fulks belting out a strong double and a single to bring in a run, while scoring one run herself. Madison Kline also had two hits and drove in a run. Kelsey Michael drilled a double for an RBI and scored a run. Tanley McEldowney added a single as did Erin McIntrye, Neveah Sweeney, and Isabella Snider. The Wildcats scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the fifth but it wasn’t enough to keep the game going as the Pilots got the mercy rule win.
Paden City Girls nipped by Silver Knights
Paden City fell 8-6 to Tyler Consolidated on the Knights home turf Wednesday, April 21, in a cold but heated battle between the two clubs. The Silver Knights put six runs on the board in the first inning and added one more in the fourth and fifth to get the win. The Wildcats plated runs in the second and third innings and added four in the fouth to tie the contest before the Knights got the winning run in the fifth.
Braeden Wall got the win for Tyler while Nevaeh Sweeney suffered the loss for the Cats. Tanley McEldowney had two hits for the Wildcats and knocked in a pair of runs, while Erin McIntyre also added two hits. Sweeney had a single and scored a run. McKenzie Thomas drilled a hard hit double, added a single, and also scored a run.
Kelsey Michaels added a single and scored a run, while Madi Kline singled.
Reagan Smith had a pair of single for the Knights and scored a run, plus added two RBI. Sadie Nichols came through with three singles and two RBI while also scoring twice. Ramona Rice collected three hits on the night and scored a run. Briann Templeton had two singles. Leah Loudin, Wall and Audrey Dennis all scored for the Knights.
Wildcats score big over Bridgeport, Ohio
Paden City came out with their bats swinging on Tuesday, April 20, in an away game against the Bridgeport Bulldogs. It didn’t take the Wildcats long to get started as they put eleven runs on the scoreboard in the first three inning to get a 19-5 mercy rule win over the hosts.
Erin McIntyre the Cats veteran pitcher picked up the win with five K’s, while allowing just three hits. She also helped her own cause by going 4-4 from the plate with three singles and a double. She alsoscored twice and had two RBI.
Tanley McIntrye was 3-3 batting, knocking in three runs and scoring twice. Madi Kline scored three times, went 3-4 from the plateand added three RBI. Raven Fulks drilled two doubles and a single knocking in three runs, plus scoring twice. Kelsey Michaels went 3-5 from the plate with two singles and a hard hit double for four RBI, while crossing the plate twice for two runs.