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The Blue Eagles Get Win Over Visiting Clay Battelle

By Ed Parsons - Editor | May 19, 2021

Coach Cisar gives instructions

Clay Battelle found the going tough at Magnolia on Saturday as the Big Blue had their bats alive in a 6-3 rout of the Cee Bees over 6 innings. Magnolia senior Silas McKeever was clutch at the plate driving in five runs on two hits to lead the Blue to the win. McKeever drove in his runs with a single in the first and capped it off with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to seal the deal. In the first inning Magnolia got their offense rolling when McKeever singled on the first pirtch of the at bat, bringing in one run. The home team added two more in the inning to take a 3-0 lead.

Each team put a run on the board in the second and Clay Battelle added another in the third, however the Blue Eagles plated four in the bottom of the third to extend their lead to 11- 4. After the visitors scored in the top of the fourth, Magnolia added two more in the bottom of the inning to stretch their lead to 12-5. Neither team scored in the fifth but in the bottom of the sixth the Blue went to work and put the game out of reach with six runs crossing the plate. The inning was driven by a walk by Mirandy, a single by Cisar and the home run from McKeever. Cisar got the win on the mound for Magnolia working four innings and striking out four batters while surrendering six hits and walking one. Cisar and Kocher both came on in relief to help close out the game.

Doshen took the loss for Clay Battelle working two innings , allowings four runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking one.

Magnolia falls in five innings to State Ranked Tyler Consolidated

For the second night in a row Tyler Consolidated got a win over the Blue Eagles. On Friday night in New Martinsville the Silver Knights made it look easy with a 14-4 five inning mercy rule finish to run their win streak to 11 straight.

In the top of the first the visitors from Tyler established dominance by putting eight runs across the plate and take a lead they would not relinquish. The Blue Eagles fought back and plated a run in the bottom half of the inning, but the Knights countered in the top of the third with one of their own to make it 9-1.

In the bottom half of the inning Magnolia drew a little closer bringing home three runners to make it 9-4, but Tyler closed the deal in the top of the fourth with five more runs for the final score.

Leading the way for the Silver Knights was Mason Nichols who hammered out two singles and drove in three runs. Owen Westbrook also added two singles while driving in a run.

Mason Nichols picked up the win for the Silver Knights as he worked the entire game getting three strikeouts and walking three. He also singled and drove in three runs. Walton, and Gorby both doubled and drove in a run, while Gorby singled and got a RBI.

Mirandy took the loss for the Blue Eagles working just one inning . Kocher came on in relief in the fifth and recorded three K’S. Silas McKeever had a big shot over the fence for two RBI to lead the Blue Eagles, while London singled and doubled to drive in a run, Starkey also added a rbi.

The Knights ended with 11 hits and three errors, while Magnolia got six hits and committed five errors.

Blue Eagles lose early lead in defeat

Magnolia watched the game slip away early and could’t recover in a 7-4 loss to Tyler on Thursday. Tyler scored on a walk by TylerFerrell in the first inning, a single by Wes Henderson in the first inning, a single by Zade Billings in the second inning, and a groundout by Ty Walton in the second inning.

Tyler evened things up at three in the bottom of the first when Henerson singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. The Knights then puulled away for good in the second inning, when Billings singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run and Walton grounded out scoring one run for a 3-2 lead.

Eli Miller took the loss for Magnolia as the lefty lasted five and two thirds innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out three. Silas McKeever started the game for the Blue throwing one third on an inning, allowing one hit and three runs Owen Westbrook started the game for Tyler surrendering three runs on two hits over one third on an inning.

Magnolia racked up five hits, with Brenden Mirandy and McKeever each collecting two to lead the Blue Eagle attack. The Silver Knights tallied seven hits on the day with Jayden Helmick and Henderson collecting multiple hits. Tyler was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Billings had the most chances in the field with eight.

Magnolia gets Five inning Win over Valley

Valley scored three runs in the fifth inning, but Magnolia still won in five innings on Wednesday, May 12, in Pine Grove. The big inning for Valley came thanks to a single by Anderson and an error on a ball put in play by Higginbotham.

The Blue Eagles secured the victory thanks to 13 runs in the second inning. The Blue Eagles big bats were led by Taylor, Mirandy, McKeever, Starkey, London, and Miller all sending runners across the plate with RBI in the inning.

Valley took an early lead in the first inning when Anderson doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Magnolia took the lead for good with 13 runs in the second inning. In the second Taylor singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs, Mirandy singled on the first pitch at bat, scoring one run. McKeever then doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs. Starkey grounded out, scoring one run, London doubled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run, Miller drew a walk, scoring a run, Cisar singled on a 2-2 count scoring a run, Taylor grounded out, scoring a run, and Cisar homered on a 3-1 count, scoring three runs.

Miller earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Magnolia. The righty went two and a third innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out three and walking one. Kocher and London entered the game out of the bullpen and helped close out the game in relief.

Bates took the loss for Valley. The pitcher lasted one inning, allowing four hits and eight runs.

Cisar started the game for the Blue Eagles. The righthander allowed three hits and two runs over one inning, striking out one and walking zero.

Magnolia socked one home run on the day. Cisar went for the long ball in the second inning. McKeever went 3-5 at the plate to lead Magnolia in hits. Magnolia tore up the base paths as two players stole at least two bases. Miller led the way with two. Anderson led Valley with three hits in three at bats.

Blue Eagles take lead in Sixth inning to defeat River

Magnolia took the lead late in the game on Tuesday April 27, to get an 8-7 victory over River. The game was tied at seven with Magnolia batting in the top of the sixth when Sheibelhood singled on a 0-2 count scoring one run.

River Scored five runs in the first inning, but Magnolia still managed to pull out the win. The big inning for River came thanks to singles by Castro and number 7, by Netting, and a double by Rose.

River captured the lead in the first inning. River scored two runs when Castro singled. River evened things up at seven in the bottom of the fifth inning when an error scored one run for the Pilots.

Cisar earned the win for the Blue Eagles surrendering seven runs on eight hits over seven innings while striking out five. Dennis took the loss for River allowing nine hits, and seven runs over four and a third innings, striking out four.

The Blue Eagles saw the ball well racking up 11 hits in the game. Sheibelhood, Taylor and London each managed two hits to lead Magnolia. River racked up eight hits on the day with Martie and Rose both getting multible hits.

Magnolia grabs lead in sixth inning for victory over Wheeling Central Catholic

Magnolia’s Blue Eagles battled back and forth with Wheeling Central on Tuesday night in Wheeling, before coming from behind in the sixth inning with three runs for a 7-6 victory over the Maroon Knights. The Blue Eagles were down 6-5 in the top of the sixth when Central’s pitcher threw a wild pitch which allowed two runs to score for Magnolia.

Both teams were strong at the plate as Magnolia collected 10 hits and Wheeling Central had seven in the high scoring affair. Magnolia opened the scoring in the second inning when Cisar grounded out, bringing in a run. The Blue Eagles added another run to take a 2-0 lead after two innings.

Central came back in the bottom of the third with three runs to take the lead, but Magnolia plated one in the top of the fourth to tie the game. In the bottom half of the inning the Maroon Knights got the bats going and went up 5-3. Both teams added a run in the fifth. The Blue Eagles then came back in the top of the sixth to get the game winning runs.

Mirandy got the win for Magnolia as he surrendered one run on three hits over three and a third innings, striking out two and walking one. Number 15 took the loss for Wheeling Central Catholic. The pitcher allowed one hit and one run over one and two thirds innings, striking out one.

Cisar started the game for Magnolia. The righthander allowed four hits and five runs over three and two thirds innings, striking out four. Number 12 started the game for Central Catholic. The hurler lasted five and a third innings, allowing nine hits and six runs, while striking out six.

The Blue Eagles saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Taylor, Starkey, and Mirandy all managed multiple hits for Magnolia. Mirandy, Starkey and Taylor each had two. This was a big win for the Blue Eagles and the first time in several years they’ve managed to get the best of the Maroon Knights.