Warrior baseball on winning streak
The cozy confines of Stillwell Park have been lucky for the scrappy Warrior baseball squad this season. Forced to play five games at Stillwell due to bad weather and vandalism, the Warriors are undefeated by the banks of the Greenbrier River and won three in a row there on April 19 and 21.
Returning to Stillwell Park on April 19 because of vandalism to the school diamond, the Warriors pummeled rival Webster County by a score of 17-7.
Dillon Hovorka went 3-4, drove in four runs and scored twice. Wes Felton hit 3-3 with a double and three RBIs. Steve Halterman went 3-3 with an RBI and scored four runs. Felton pitched four innings and gave up five hits and five earned runs. Halterman pitched an inning, giving up two hits and one run.
On April 21, the Warriors played a twin bill at Stillwell against Potomac Valley Conference rival Tucker County and dominated both games with good pitching and hitting.
In game one, PCHS toppled the Lions by a count of 8-1. Halterman had another big game at the plate and went 3-4, with a homer, a double and two RBIs. Felton, with a hot bat recently, added two RBIs on two singles. Matt Arbogast connected on a double and a single, driving in two runs. Brandon Hammons pitched five solid innings, giving up seven hits and one run. Garrett Clark pitched two innings in relief, giving up just one hit and no runs.
The Warriors continued the assault in game two, chalking up a 7-1 victory. Cody Sharp drove in two runs with a double and big first baseman Logan Plumley went 2-2 and scored three runs. Halterman walked twice and scored two runs. Garrett Sharp pitched six innings, giving up a single run on six hits.
Walker stole three bases in the three wins and now has 13 total for the season.
The Warriors rebounded from a mid-season slump with the win streak and now sport an overall record of 5-9. The Warriors can even their record at .500 this week if they continue their hot hitting and pitching on a four-game road trip. The Warriors are scheduled to play at Bath County, Virginia, Richwood, Brooke and Notre Dame.
Team batting leaders
Team pitching leaders (ERA)
Sharp, G., 7.00
Clark, G., 7.87