Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 16, 2013

Bears claw Panthers in Yo-Na tourney

BASTIAN, Va. — The Bland County Bears put themselves in the driver’s seat in the fifth annual Yo-Na Tournament on Monday evening, allowing winless Twin Valley a single hit in a 17-1 victory at Skip Dillow Memorial Field.

The Bears’ Aaron Rose gave up the Panthers' only hit to Dalton Elswick, the first batter to face him. Elswick came around to score his team's only run. Rose struck out five batters in two innings.

Tyler White came on in relief in the third and picked up the win, giving up no hits and striking out four.

For Bland County (4-2), Kalub Lambert was 3 for 3 and Bryan King was 3 for 4. Both had two RBIs. Bears with two hits were Rose, Andy Pauley, Zach Gwyn and Tyler Faulkner. Faulkner and Gwyn each had four RBIs.

Bland County plays Northwood Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are 2-0 and will likely be facing off in the Yo-Na championship on Saturday.

Twin Valley is 0-5.

At Skip Dillow Memorial Field

Twin Valley......100        00  —    1    1  3

Bland County...7(10)0   00  —  17  17  0

Adam Quinley, Dalton Elswick (3) and J.D. Lowe. Aaron Rose, Tyler White (3) and Jonah Miller. WP - White. LP - Quinley.


Northwood 13, Craig County 3

Chaz Jones threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts for Northwood, which banged out 10 hits in Monday’s first Yo-Na game. Austin Robbins batted 3 for 4 and scored twice with two RBIs. Trevor Poore was 2 for 2 and both hits were doubles.

For the Rockets, Trevor Edwards had a triple.


Yo-Na Invitational Schedule and Results

at Skip Dillow Memorial Field, Bastian

Saturday, April 13

Bland County 7, Craig County 5

Holston 12, Montcalm 2, 6 innings

Northwood 16, Montcalm 7, 3 1/2 innings

Graham 10, Rural Retreat 9  

Monday, April 15

Northwood 13, Craig County 3

Bland County 17, Twin Valley 1

Tuesday, April 16

Graham vs. Holston, 5 p.m.

Montcalm vs. Rural Retreat, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

Craig County vs. Twin Valley, 5 p.m.

Bland County vs. Northwood, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Montcalm vs. Graham, 5 p.m.

Rural Retreat vs. Holston, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20

Seventh place, 11 a.m.

Fifth place, 1:30 p.m.

Third place, 4 p.m.

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

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