With just a few games remaining in the season, the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights and Paden City Wildcat baseball teams are looking forward to some positive outcomes in their post season play.
Both teams were busy last week, with the Knights playing two double-headers and the Wildcats playing two double headers and a single game.
On April 17 the two teams faced off with each other in two games at Paden City Park. The Silver were on their game, taking both ends of the twin bill to add to their win/loss record.
Paden City vs. Tyler Consolidated
In the first game, freshman Jordan Baker was on the mound for the Silver Knights, pitching four scoreless innings for the 1-0, striking out two and walking one. Senior Koty Martin came on for the last three innings, keeping the 'Cats scoreless, striking out three and walking one.
Martin helped himself out at the plate with a single and scoring a run. Evan Davis singled to knock in the only run of the game; and Nathan Heintzman hit a single.
Freshman Luke Cooper worked the pitcher's position for the Wildcats, turning in a good performance with 12 strike outs and two walks.
The 'Cats had five hits in the game: Isaac Hall hit two singles; and Craig Allen, Zach Heasley, and Logan Carroll each hit one-basers.
Game two saw the Knights get their second win of the day, 10-4. Martin got the win on the mound for the Silver and Black, throwing six strikeouts and two walks.
At the plate, Baker went 3/4 on the day with three singles, an RBI, and two runs scored; Martin hit three singles, had three RBIs and scored two; Davis singled twice, doubled, and brought home two runs; Levi Henderson hit two singles in the game, brought home a run and scored one.
For Paden City, Zach Heasley worked the first position, striking out five Knights and walking two. Levi Meadows worked the last two innings, walking one and striking out four.
Offensively, Allen singled; Cooper hit a homer and a single to collect three RBIs; and Hall hit one singled for an RBI.
On April 18 Paden City took the long way around on the bus ride to Cameron to take on the Dragons. When all was said and done, the 'Cats returned home with the 9-4 loss.
Hall took the loss on the mound with six strike outs and seven walks.
Offensively, Cooper singled; Hall hit a double; Carroll, two singles; Andrews, one single; and Deven Price doubled for an RBI.
Paden City took another long trip to East Richland, Ohio, on April to sweep the home team in two games, 19-0 and 19-4.
Meadows took the win on the mound in the first game, throwing six strikeouts and issuing two walks. At the plate, he placed three singles to collect one RBI.
Cooper hit two singles for two RBIs; Michael Wilcox singled for three RBIs; Carroll singled to bring home two runs; Price singled and doubled for five RBI's.
Game two saw the Green and White come out on top again with Allen working the mound, getting the win with four strike outs and three walks.
Hits came courtesy of Heasley, who doubled for three RBIs; Cooper singled twice and tripled to bring home four runs; Meadows doubled twice and singled once for three RBIs; hall hit two doubles for an RBI; Wilcox, two singles, one RBI; Price, two singles, one RBI; and Tyler Stackpole hit two singles in the win.
The Silver Knights played host to the Ravenswood Red Devils on Saturday at home, coming up short in both ends of the double header, 11-0 and 20-2.
Martin and Davis suffered the losses on the mound in the effort. The Knights managed only five hits on the day: Austin Thompson hit a two-run homer; Isaac Michael had a pair of singles; and Dillon Glover and Nathan Heintzman each singled.
The Silver Knights will play at Bellaire St. John on April 24 and will finish their regular season on April 26 when they welcome Parkersburg Catholic to Tyler Consolidated.
Paden City will play at St. Marys on April 24 and will play at Jefferson County Christian on April 27.