Wildcats Swat Hornets
The Paden City Wildcats tallied 16 runs on nine hits with the help of four Hundred errors enroute to a 16-1 victory over county rival Hundred April 5 at Paden City Park.
Josh Bennett picked up his fourth victory of the season. He struck out 10 Hornet batters and didn’t walk one. Taylor Still, Malakai Anderson and Mitchell Stewart each pounded out a pair of hits, while Bennett, Zach Yost, Ben Anderson, and Drew Bidwell each added hits for the ‘Cats. Jay Billiter plated a run with a sacrifice fly.
The Hornets’ Shane Kuhn had two singles, while Roger “Bubba” Stalnaker added an RBI single. Stalnaker took the loss. He struck out three, while Nick Phillips finished with two strike outs.
Malakai Anderson picked up the victory from the mound in the second game. He struck out 17 Hornet batters and singled, double, while knocking in two teammates en route to a 7-3 victory over Hundred.
The Hornets Jesse Tedrow also pitched a fine game, striking out 11 ‘Cat batters, but took the hard-luck loss. Shane Kuhn had an RBI single to lead the Hornet bats. Also Tedrow, Stalnaker, Zach Phillips, Zach White and Chris Varner each singled for the Hornets.
Besides Anderson’s heroics at the plate, his teammate, Yost, would add a single and a double, while Billiter and Stewart each added RBI singles.
Hundred looks for their first win of the season against Bishop Donahue in a double header on Saturday, April 10 at home, while Paden City will look to travel to Bridgeport April 7 to face the Bulldogs with the first pitch at 5 p.m.
The Paden City Wildcats scored four runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning enroute to a 7-3 victory over Beallsville March 31 at Paden City Park.
Malakai Anderson drove home four runs, while smacking three singles for the home-standing Wildcats, while Taylor Still added a double. Zach Yost singled and scored two runs and Mitchell Stewart knocked in a run to score a pair of runs. Meanwhile, Jared Stewart scored a run for the Wildcats.
Anderson and Josh Bennett combined for 11 strike outs and didn’t issue a walk. Bennett came in the fourth frame to gain the nod from the mound and is now 3-1 on the season.