By Dave Helmick
BAKER – The Mt. Lions Baseball team traveled to East Hardy for a first round Sectional game against East Hardy on Tuesday June 1st. Tucker County got the victory on the road by the final score of 4-2.
East Hardy got on the board early when the Cougars scored on an error in the 1st inning. The score stayed 1-0 until the 3rd inning when East Hardy scored on a fielding error making the score 2-0 East Hardy. The Mt. Lions then would get on the scoreboard in the 4th inning as Trenton Wilfong singled and Logan Hush drove him in on a ground ball to first base. The score remained the same until the 6th inning when Mason Kisamore singled to left field, setting up a 2 run homerun deep to left center by Zack Colebank to give Tucker County a 3-2 lead. Then Kisamore would drive in Taylor Long from second in the top of the 7th to give push the Mt. Lions lead to 4-2. The Cougars could not rally and Tucker County got the Sectional win.
Mason Kisamore would get the win for Tucker as the righty pitched a complete game, allowing just 2 hits, while striking out 9 on 88 total pitches. Dawson Price took the loss for East Hardy. Price would go 6 innings on 110 pitches allowing 4 hits.
MOOREFIELD – Tucker County continued Sectional play as they traveled to top seeded Moorefield on Wednesday June 2nd. Moorefield took an early lead and never looked back as they won the game 15-0.
Tucker struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Moorefield as they gave up 15 hits. The Mt. Lions were led at the plate by Harper Russell, Blake Anderson and Aaron Quattro with each collecting hits in the game for Tucker County.
Ethan Rosenau was on the hill for the Mt. Lions. Rosenau surrendered 6 runs on 4 hits over 1 inning. Trenton Wilfong and Blake Anderson entered the game from the bullpen, throwing 2 innings and 1 inning respectively.
The Mt. Lions were scheduled to host Paw Paw in an elimination game on Thursday June 3rd, but Paw Paw forfeited the contest due to not having enough players. This allowed Tucker County to advance in the Sectional.
FRANKLIN – The Mt. Lions then traveled to Pendleton County on Friday June 4th for a Sectional elimination game. Tucker County fell behind early and could not mount a comeback as they fell in the game 12-2.
Pendleton County opened up the scoring in the 1st inning when they singled on a 2-1 count to score 1 run.
Cole Day was the winning pitcher for Pendleton as he lasted 4 innings and gave up 3 hits over 4 innings. Bailey Thompson came in to pitch in relief as he threw 1 inning for the Cougars. Zack Colebank took the loss for Tucker County in his final high school game. Mason Kisamore lead the Mt. Lions at the Plate going 2-3 on the day and driving in a run. Harper Russell would hit his first homerun on the season in the 4th inning as he hit a solo shot to left field. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.