PCHS baseball drops doubleheader in Clarksburg
The PCHS Warrior baseball team is having a lot of trouble on the road. The Warriors have won just a single game this season outside of Pocahontas County - the first game of the season at the Border Bash tournament in Covington on March 26.
After sweeping a doubleheader against Tucker County at Stillwell Park on April 21, the Warriors ventured on a four-game road trip. In Steubenville, the Warriors battled the Bruins. In Clarksburg, they tangled in a twin bill with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. On Monday, the home team traveled down the mountain to Hot Springs, where they hoped to discharge the Chargers.
High hopes of getting close to .500 vanished as the road trips turned to disaster. After the long trip to Steubenville, the Warriors were swamped by Brooke, 13-0. Arriving in Clarksburg, the Warriors found the Irish in no mood to negotiate. PCHS dropped both games at Notre Dame by counts of 13-4 and 7-1. Even the short ride down the mountain to Hot Springs was bad luck for the Warriors, where the Chargers shocked the Warriors, 11-1.
The Warriors find themselves with a record of 5-13 with three regular games remaining. On Thursday, the Warriors play a twin bill at home against Moorefield. Seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments prior to the start of game one at 3:30 p.m. The Warriors' final regular season game is scheduled at Webster County on Friday at 5 p.m.
A sectional playoff game is scheduled against the Midland Trail Patriots at Warrior Field on May 9. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Coach Mike DiPasquale expressed thanks to Eugene Simmons for sponsoring the trips to Clarksburg and Steubenville.
Team statistics: batting average, .337; stolen bases, 33; fielding percentage, .919; team ERA, 8.98; home runs, 2; triples, 2; doubles, 32.