The Mt. Lions Baseball team will open the season tonight at East Hardy with a new Head Coach. Neil Kisamore will lead the Tucker County Baseball team this year replacing Josh Evans who stepped down after five years. Kisamore who was the head coach of the program back in 2004 before some health issues forced him to step aside. Kisamore is excited to be back into coaching at the high school level after helping for several years in the local youth and little league programs. Kisamore a 1995 graduate from TCHS brings experience and passion to the coaching position.
When ask about his team Kisamore had this to say, “Things are going real good, we have a lot of athletes out this season and that will help.” Kisamore added, “The pitching has looked extremely good so far and we have been outside 6 days so far, they are buying in and trying to turn things around.” There are 23 kids out this season and Tucker County will look to experience at the pitching position to anchor the team. Kisamore said, “I was worried about pitching coming into this season, but pitching has looked good so far.” The pitching will be led by Cameron Wamsley who returns with some experience from last season. Others that will be asked to contribute from the mound will be Liam Hood, Corrick Ambrose, Shane Humphrey and Zach Colebank. The roster will be rounded out by the following players: Christian Purnell, Jeremy Liller, Gariet Pennington, Dylan Arman, Derek Delaney, Eli Lawrence, Myles Paugh, Tyler Malone, Gus Mullennex, Wyatt Hall, Zane Myers, Seth Cangley, Cole Rapp, Jake Phillips, Alec Cummings, Blake Anderson, Zac Frymyer and Easton Snyder.
The schedule will have some different teams this season and there will be some familiar opponents as the past few years. Tucker County will continue to play the PVC conference schedule where the competition is some of the best in the state in Class “A”, with teams such as defending State Champion Moorefield. Also, East Hardy and Pendleton County reside in the PVC and will be a challenge for this Tucker County team. The Mt. Lions will also play home and away games against Tygarts Valley, Trinity, Union and Philip-Barbour. The schedule will also feature teams such as Pocahontas County, Preston, Paw Paw, South Harrison, Preston, North Marion and Lincoln.
Come out and support this Mt. Lions team as they open their season this week, weather permitting. The Mt. Lions are scheduled to play on the road at East Hardy tonight Wednesday March 20th at 4:30pm. Tucker County will then host Union for their first home game on Friday March 22nd at 5pm. Check out the full schedule listed and as always follow all Tucker County Sports at TuckerCountySports.Com.