Weather plagues early baseball season
Six PCHS baseball games have been cancelled due to bad weather and coach Mike Dipasquale provided an updated schedule with make-up games included.
Tuesday's game in Webster County was cancelled, but the forecast looked better for Wednesday's tilt in Franklin against bitter rival Pendleton County. The National Weather Service was calling for a breezy, clear day with a high of 59.
The Warrior home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. against Richwood. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high of 65.
The Warriors sport a record of 1-2 and have yet to play a home game.
PCHS hopes to defeat Pendleton County for the first time in school history. The Wildcats sport an 0-1 record coming into the game. Check pocahontastimes.com for Wednesday's result, weather permitting.
Richwood will be looking for revenge in their first match against Pocahontas this season. The Warriors bested the Lumberjacks in a three-game playoff series last season to win their sectional championship. Richwood has compiled a 1-4 record thus far this season.
DiPasquale conveyed gratitude to Green Bank Elementary Middle School and Principal Ruth Bland for their generosity in providing practice facilities during inclement weather.
Team leaders: Batting average (five at bats or more): Walker, .714; Plumley, .500; Halterman, .429. Pitching: Clark, 1-0. Fielding (nine or more chances): Arbogast, 1.000; Plumley, .923; Felton, .900
2011 PCHS Baseball Schedule (as of April 5)
04/06/11 6 p.m. @ Pendleton County
04/07/11 5 p.m. H Tygarts Valley
04/08/11 5 p.m. @ Tygarts Valley
04/11/11 5 p.m. H Richwood
04/12/11 5 p.m. H Pendleton County
04/14/11 5 p.m. H Bath County, Va.
04/15/11 5 p.m. H Petersburg
04/16/11 1 p.m. H East Hardy
04/16/11 3 p.m. H East Hardy
04/18/11 5 p.m. @ Petersburg
04/19/11 5:30 p.m. H Webster County
04/20/11 6 p.m. @ Phillip Barbour
04/21/11 3:30 p.m. H Tucker County
04/21/11 6 p.m. H Tucker County
04/26/11 5 p.m. @ Bath County, Va.
04/28/11 6 p.m. @ Richwood
04/29/11 6 p.m. @ Brooke
04/30/11 1 p.m. @ Notre Dame
04/30/11 3:30 p.m. @ Notre Dame
05/05/11 3:30 p.m. H Moorefield
05/05/11 6 p.m. H Moorefield
05/06/11 5 p.m. @ Webster County