Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 30, 2013

Pitching gems send Bulldogs, Tigers to wins on the diamond

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va. — The Tazewell Bulldogs won their first game of the season as Brett Jones and Casey Lee combined to toss a one-hitter in a 12-2 win over the River View Raiders in a game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.

Chase Illig was 2-for-3 with an RBI and scored two runs, and Brett Powers was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Bulldogs.

River View’s only hit came in the fifth inning.

Tazewell hits the diamond next on Thursday at River View.

At Lou Peery Field

River View.......200  000  —  2  1  0

Tazewell........301  116   —  12  6  1

Duff, Kidwell (5), Crigger (6) and Shelton. Brett Jones, Casey Lee (5) and Chase Illig.

W-Jones, L-Duff

Princeton 3,

South Charleston

PRINCETON — Bo Williams knows shutouts.

The Princeton pitcher hurled a two-hit masterpiece, leading the Tigers toa 3-0 win over South Charleston on Friday at Hunnicutt Field.

Williams is now 2-0 on the season, having worked 12 innings of shutout baseball in two games against Mountain State Athletic Conference competition.

Ian Southcott and Addison Wood each had a double, single and RBI. Chris Otey drove in a third run for Princeton with a sacrifice fly.

Antonio Brown had two hits for the Black Eagles. He was caught stealing after a single in the first, and was retired on a double play for the final out of the game in the seventh.

Williams faced just 23 batters, two more than the minimum, while striking out 10 and walking three. No South Charleston baserunner got past second base.

Princeton (3-2) will host Capital today at 11 a.m. The Tigers’ junior varsity team will play James Monroe after that game ends.

Princeton will join Bluefield and PikeView in the Mingo Bay Classic next week in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

South Charleston............000 000  0 —  0  2  1

Princeton.......................100  020  x  —  3  7  0

Pauley and Cline. Williams and Addison Wood.  W—Williams; L—Pauley.

James Monroe 5, Bluefield 4

LINDSIDE — Devin Carr had three hits, including a double, and the Mavericks scored four runs in the second inning and held off the Beavers.

Reed McNeer added a double for the Mavericks, while Caleb Brown scattered six hits to pick up the win for James Monroe.

Bluefield was led by Cody Goins with two singles and two walks, while Christian Oster added a double.

James Monroe will visit Giles on Wednesday, while Bluefield (2-1) will visit PikeView today at 2:30 p.m.

Bluefield...........................010  101  1  — 4  6  4

James Monroe.................104  000  x  —  5 8  4

Trevor Mullins, Justin Carter (4) and Cody Goins. Caleb Brown and Ryan Page. W—Brown; L—Mullins.

PikeView 10, Westside 3

CLEAR FORK — The PikeView Panthers picked up a 10-3 win over the Westside Renegades, Friday night at WHS.

Kevin Cottle picked up the pitching victory for the Panthers, while freshman John Clark connected for a two-run home run and Austin Cordell was 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs.

Mingo Central 14, River View 10

BRADSHAW — Mingo Central and River View combined for 24 runs and 15 errors in a Thursday night game that lasted nearly four hours with the Miners scoring four runs in the ninth to pull out the win.

That win was the first of the season for Mingo Central, after three losses to open the year, while the setback drops the Raiders to 1-2.

   Winning pitcher Garth Simpkins and shortstop Matt Lester recorded three hits apiece for the Miners, while catcher Todd Sloan chipped in with a pair of safeties.  Both Simpkins and Sloan plated two runs each, while Lester had 3 RBIs.

Catcher Zach Shelton led the Raider offense with two hits, a single and a double, while knocking home four runs.  Sophomore Jordan Wilson added a pair of singles for the View.

Sophomore Cameron Roberts suffered the loss on the mound.

Mingo Central.........233  200  004  —  14  12  5

River View..............220  122  100  —  10  10  10



Westside 3, PikeView 1  

GARDNER — Cassie Blankenship scattered eight hits and also had a hit and a run scored, leading the Renegades to a close win over the Panthers.

Ashton Lester added two hits and a run for Westside.

PikeView was paced by Haleigh Compton with three hits and two hits from Hope Nester. Compton took the loss despite allowing just five hits, but the Panthers were victimized by six errors.

PikeView (3-3) will host Fayetteville on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Westside.........................020  000  1  —  3  5  1    

PikeView.........................000  010  0  —  1  8  6

Cassie Blankenship and Leah Pack. Haleigh Compton and Savannah Coalson. W—Blankenship; L—Compton.


Princeton sweeps Black Eagles

PRINCETON — The Princeton tennis teams swept a pair of matches from South Charleston.

Top seeds William Robertson and Alaina Blankenship each had singles and doubles victories for the Tigers.

Princeton will host Oak Hill today at noon, followed by at 4 p.m. by Shady Spring..


Princeton 4, South Charleston 3


William Robertson (P) def. Chandler Milam 9-7; Jacob Jones (P) def. Sam McMinn 8-3; Brian Stephens (SC) def. Ryan French 8-3; Adam Anderson (P) def. C.J. Farley 8-2.


Robertson-Jones (P) def. Milam-McMinn 8-3; Stephens-Luke Buckland (SC) def. French-Anderson 9-7; Farley-Kalil Weldon Matthew Lamothe-Hunter Alford 8-2.

Exh: Bailey-Dunn (P) lost to Charleston.

oak hill, shady spring home, starting at noon ohill, ss 4


Princeton 5, South Charleston 2


Alaina Blankenship (P) def. Shea Tyler 8-5; Loren King (P) def. Trina Rogers 8-5; Kelsi Browning (P) def. Brenna Jenkins 8-0; Savannah Farmer (P)  def. Savannah Griffith 8-6.


Tyler-Rogers (SC) def. Blankenship-Farmer 8-6; King-Browning (P) won by default; Jenkins-Ashley Hartzell (SC) def. Miranda Basconi-Allie Sears 8-5.