Wildcats Trim ‘Jacks
St. Marys 7,
Paden City 2
Paden City played host to the St. Marys Blue Devils April 10, winding up on the short end of the 7-2 score when all was said and done.
“We competed with them for seven innings,” said Wildcat Head Coach Brent Croasmun. “We played pretty well, but just couldn’t get the win.”
Isaac Hall controlled the game from the mound for the Green and White, striking out six Blue Devils and walking six.
The ‘Cats had three hits in the game: Luke Cooper singled and drove in one run; Levi Meadows hit a single; Michael Wilcox singled; and Logan Carroll collected one RBI.
On April 13, the ‘Cats welcomed Bridgeport, Ohio, to the Paden City ball fields for a double header, but felt the sting of defeat twice on the day.
In the first game, the visitors took the win 10-1. Zach Heasley was on the mound for the home team, striking out one and walking one in the loss. Meadows threw the last two innings, issuing three walks.
Offensively, Deven Price hit two singles for the Wildcats and Cooper added a single.
In the second game, the ‘Cats fell to their opponents 13-3.
“They were a very good ball team,” Croasmun said. “Our kids were a little intimidated and it showed. Still, we needed to be more competitive.”
The loss went to Luke Cooper on the mound, striking out one batter and issuing four walks. Craig Allen came on in relief for the last inning.
At the plate, Hall singled for an RBI; Allen collected an RBI on a fielder’s choice; and Michael Wilcox hit a single to reach base.
Paden City 9,
The Valley Lumberjacks scored four runs in the first and sixth innings April 15, en route to a 9-5 victory over Wetzel County rival Paden City in Pine Grove.
The ‘Jacks’ Brandon Stoneking did it on the mound, as well as at the plate. He struck out 10 Wildcat batters and belted a single and a double, while plating a run to pace Valley.
In addition, Peyton Palmer blasted a grand slam home run, while knocking in five for Valley. Colin Bates added a single and a double, while Dusty Lowe followed with a two-RBI single.
For Paden City, Isaac Hall took the loss from the hill. He struck out six and walked six, while Zach Heasley and Levi Meadows finished the game.
From the plate, Craig Allen belted a pair of singles and blasted an RBI-double, while Heasley singled, doubled, and knocked in two runs to pace a nine-hit Wildcat attack.
The Wildcats will be busy this week as they go to Tyler Consolidated today for a double header; head to Cameron on April 18; and visit East Richland on Saturday for a double header.