Baseball teams compete at Sectional Tournaments
It’s been a long season for the Paden City and Tyler Consolidated High School baseball teams this year. A wet spring only made it more difficult to get their 20-some regular scheduled games in, much less try to make-up and reschedule those “must play” events. Both teams ended their regular season last week and began Sectional Tourna-ment play.
The Silver Knights finished up the regular season with two wins, one over Valley and the other over the Red Devils in an LKC contest.
At Valley, the Silver handed the loss to the Lumberjacks, 7-3 thanks to a two-run homer courtesy of sophomore Jordan Baker, who also took the win on the mound pitching a complete game. He threw three strikeouts, walked one, and gave up four hits in the game.
Baker went 2-4 at the plate and collected three RBIs on the day. Evan Davis singled and scored two runs; Colby Lash singled for two RBIs and Lantz had an RBI single.
In the Little Kanawha Conference post-season placement game, the Silver took the win over Calhoun County, 15-7.
The Knights were able to score 15 runs on 13 hits in the game.
Davis pitched the complete game for the win on the mound for Consolidated.
Offensively, Baker was 4-5 at the plate with two doubles and two singles and scored two runs. Davis was 1-5 with a single and scored two runs; Austin Thompson went 1-3 on the day with an RBI single and scored two for the Silver; Tyler Stackpole doubled off the right field fence and singled to go 2-4; Dillon Glover was 1-4 and scored two runs; and senior Isaac Michael singled and scored. The Knights scored 15 runs on 13 hits
The Silver played their Sectional tournament games at Dave Wilson Field in St. Marys on May 13-14, and fell in the two outings they were a part of.
In game one the Knights dropped the game, 7-4 with Valley to be put behind the eight-ball in the double elimination tournament.
Baker was the mound for Consolidated, taking the loss. At the plate, he hit three singles; Davis had two singles; Thompson doubled; and Stackpole singled twice.
In game two, the Knights went up against St. Marys, who took the win by a score of 11-0.
Davis took the loss on the mound and Baker and Lash singled for the Silver and Black.
The loss in the Sectional tournament finished the 20114 season for the Silver Knights. The team will lose seniors Nathan Heintzman, Evan Davis and Isaac Michael to graduation and look to have a nice roster of youngsters with game experience returning to the diamond next year.
The Paden City Wildcats began Sectional Tournament play in New Martinsville last week, taking on the Cameron Dragons on Friday and getting the win, 9-6.
Sophomore Luke Cooper started out on the mound for the Green and White, striking out eight and walking five. Isaac Hall came on for a couple of batters, walking two, and freshman Hayden Hizer finished up the game, getting the win in an inning and a third.
It was Hizer who knocked a two-out double in the sixth inning to break the 5-5 tie and put the ‘Cats in the lead in the game, on their way to the win. He doubled and singled to bring home four runs in the game. Zach Heasley singled for an RBI; and Hall singled.
On Saturday, it was the ‘Cats against the Eagles as Paden City faced off with number one seed, Magnolia in New Martinsville. The Eagles were on their game though, and took the win, 10-2.
Paden City committed six errors and had six hits in the game. Kyle Postlethwaite took the loss on the mound, walking two and striking out one. Levi Meadows came on for three innings, walking two batters.
At the plate, Cooper singled twice; Heasley hit two doubles for an RBI; and Hall singled and doubled for one RBI.
Paden City turned up the heat on the Cameron Dragons on Monday night, defeating the team in five innings 12-2, in order to get to the finals of the Sectional Tournament. The ‘Cats Isaac Hall worked the first position for the Green and White, throwing nine strike outs and two walks.
Cooper came through with a grand slam home run at the plate four four RBI’s; Hizer doubled for an RBI; Heasley singled and doubled; Hall tripled to score two and Kennedy Cain hit two singles for two RBI’s.
The Wildcats advanced to the Sectional title game on Tuesday, against Magnolia. Should the Green get the win, the two teams will return for a re-match on Wednesday in the double elimination tournament.