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Magnolia takes down Ritchie County

By Ed Parsons - Editor | May 26, 2021

Magnolia pitcher delivers.

The Blue Eagles hosted Ritchie County on Friday night and sent the Rebels home on the short end of a 6-3 game for the Blues third straight win over the week. Branden Mirandy cracked three hits for the Blue with Starkey adding a couple singles in support. Magnolia took an early 4-0 lead scoring two in the bottom of the first and third, before Ritchie made a move and added two in the top of the fourth for a 4-2 Magnolia lead.

In the top of the sixth the Rebels plated another run to draw to within one, but the Blue Eagles closed it out in the bottom of the inning with two runs, while holding shutting the Rebels down in the top of the seventh to pick up the win.

Blue Eagles get road win against Clay Battelle

Home-standing Clay Battelle dented the scoreboard first at Blacksville on Tuesday night, May 18, as they picked up a run in the second inning. However it was short-lived as the visiting Blue Eagles plated three in the top of the third to take the lead for good on their way to a 7-4 over the Cee Bee’s.

Colton Cisar led the Magnolia Blue to victory on the hill pitching five and a third innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out 11 batters. Caden Cisar threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the pull pen recording the last five outs for the save.

Watson took the loss for Clay Battelle allowing 11 hits and seven runs while striking out six in a complete game.

Magnolia got two hits each from London, McKeever, Mirandy and Sheiblehood. Clay Battelle didn’t commit a single error in the field. Nestor had seven chances in the field the most on the team.

Kocher’s Walk-off Seals the Deal in Magnolia Victory over St. Marys

A walk-off single propelled Magnolia to a decisive, dramatic victory over St. Marys 5-4 on Monday night May 17, in New Martinsville at George Mullett stadium. The game was tied at four with the Blue Eagles batting in the bottom of the seventh when Brady Kocher singled with a suicide bunt on a 0-1 count scoring the winning run.

St. Marys opened up the scoring in the second when Moran singled on a 0-1 count scoring two runs. Magnolia tied the contest in the bottom half of the third when Silas McKeever went long ball for a home run and two runs. The Blue Eagles held St. Mary in check and took a 3-2 lead in the sixth, but it was short-lived as the visitors scored two in the top of the seventh to regain the lead. However that set up the finish as Magnolia loaded the bases with two out and then went for the win with squeeze that worked to perfection. Giving the Blue Eagles a big win over a good St. Mays club.

Miller picked up the win for Magnolia going two and two thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking nout six and walking one. McKeever started the game for Magnolia and the righty surrendered two runs on two hits over four and a third innings striking out four.

Boran took the loss for St. Marys allowing one hit and zero runs while walking one batter.

Willson started the game for the visitors and lasted six and a third innings allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out five.

The Blue Eagles finished with seven hits on the night and played flawless in the field with no errors. St. Marys had five hits and committed one error. Besides McKeever’s second home run in the past two games, the Blue Eagles got RBI singles from Starkey and Kocher.