Parkersburg Catholic looked to have things locked up on Wednesday, April 5, leading visiting Tyler Consolidated 7-1 going into the seventh inning, but the never-say-die Silver Knights had other ideas they brought seven runs across the plate in the top of the inning and held Catholic scoreless in the bottom to pull off the win and head back up sporting a 7-1 record.
Even though the Crusaders out hit the Knights 10-5, it didn't stop the Knights from accomplishing the big comeback as Catholic's pitchers blew up. The Knights got two singles and a walk to load the bases. They then got four runs on walks and hit pitches to produce four runs. DH Dylan Seckman then got an RBI single and a Crusader error for another run to tie the game. Freshman Gage Huffman then knocked in the winning run with an RBI sacrifice fly.
Tyler's reliever Luke Daugherty who came in after 3-12 innings shut the Crusader's down in the bottom of the seventh with a three up, three down bottom of the seventh to secure the Knights win. Daugerty pitched 3-1-3 innings of three hit relief. with two strikeouts and no walks. Leading the way for the Knights at the plate were Huffman with a double and the RBI sacrifice, Daugherty helped his own cause with two hits and Seckman provided a RBI..
Photos by Ed Parsons
Dylan Seckman, above, rounds third safely in a recent game. Below, Trent Smith at bat and Dylan Seckman on deck in a recent game.
"I'm proud of our kids and the way they battled. Even though we didn't bring our A game,we had the mental toughness and resolution to scrap out a hard fought comeback win," stated Coach Robby Jones.
Silver Knights down Bulldogs
Tyler Consolidated improved to 6-1 on Monday, April 3, with a 4-2 win over visiting Doddridge. The Knights took a 4-2 lead after four innings and held the Bulldogs scoreless in their final four at bats to come away with the victory.
Luke Daugherty pitched five innings in relief for starter Dylan Roberts to get the win, striking out five and walking only one. The Knights had six hits in the game and Roberts added a sacrifice fly RBI. Nate Lantz also knocked in a run and the Silver Knights got singles from Daugherty, Kyle Mason, Colby Buchanan, Dylan Seckman and Tyler West.
"We played well enough to get our sixth win. It was a good game to watch from a fan's perspective. Doddridge was able to get out of several jams and leave baserunners on basein about every inning. I'm proud of the way we continue to throw strikes and stand out defensively. We have to start hitting the ball in clutch situations," Coach Robby Jones said. "I tip my cap to Tanner Lettfrom Doddridge who was brought in to a bases loaded jam with no outs and struck out all three batters he faced."