First day in Cooperstown is a success

COOPERSTOWN, NY — With Bradley Davis going the first 5.1 innings and limiting Pendleton County (WV) to three hits, Jefferson won the first of it two weekend games, 9-1, over the Wildcats at fabled Doubleday Field near baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Andy Disque replaced Davis with one out in the sixth and finished the game by fanning three of the five men he retired to close the game. Davis had fanned six and walked three in his winning stint.

Jefferson had a 6-0 lead before Pendleton scored its only run, and then salted the game away with a three-run seventh inning rally.

The Cougars, 18-11 overall, had 14 hits with Andrew King going 3-for-4, Michael King going 3-for-3 and Matt Henshaw having a 2-for-3 day. Andrew King, Michael King and Henshaw all drove in two runs.

Jefferson was able to get 18 players into the game.

Pendleton was 14-7 overall.

The next day at Doubleday Field the Cougars defeated Musselman, 6-3, with a three-run rally in the late innings that snapped a 3-3 tie.

Andrew King pitched the first four innings and allowed all of Musselman’s runs. A.J. Boyd went the last three scoreless innings and was credited with the win.

Anthony DiAmario, Paul Witt and Blaine Petrie all had two hits in the nine-hit Jefferson offense. Michael King drove in three runs and Andrew King had two RBIs.

Denver Luttrell, Darrin Zombro, Thomas Presley and Forrest Stafford all had two of Musselman’s nine hits.

The Cougars improved to 19-11 and had only two regular season games remaining.


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