Extra innings unlucky for Cougars

INWOOD — Musselman used two singles and then two walks  in the ninth inning to score the run that gave it a 10-9 win over Jefferson last Tuesday.
Jefferson had overcome an 8-2 deficit and even had a 9-8 lead after a four-run seventh.
Musselman had 12 hits off three Jefferson pitchers, but was helds in check by Andrew King, who pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just one earned run while fanning five. Casey Billmyer took the loss.
The loss was Jefferson’s third in its three extra inning games.
Anthony DiAmario was 2-for-4, while scoring twice and drawing two walks. Paul Witt was 1-for-3, with three runs scored and drew two walks. Andrew King was 2-for-4, while scoring twice and driving in three runs.
Musselman had Maverick Keller, Darrin Zombro, Denver Luttrell, Tom Presley, and J. Whitmore all collect two hits. Nick Haman pitched two shutout innings to get the win.
Jefferson was 14-7 overall and Musselman was also 14-7 overall.
A seven-run outburst in the second inning against Jefferson starter A.J. Boyd lifted Hedgesville to an 11-6 win over the Cougars last Thursday at Sager Field. The Eagles carried an 11-3 lead into the seventh where Jefferson scored three times against freshman reliever Mason Riser.
Boyd went two innings, allowing nine hits, seven runs (two earned) and two walks.
Matt Frye was the winning pitcher, going six innings and allowing six hits and one earned run. He fanned four.
Brandt Petrie went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Cougars. Witt had two hits and DiAmario scored two runs.
Hedgesville strafed four Jefferson pitchers for a total of 17 hits and was given six walks.
After getting rained out on Friday evening, Jefferson played a tripleheader on Saturday against Greenbrier East.
The Cougars won the first game,10-9, with a last-inning run. Kyle Boone was 4-for-4 and Paul Witt was 3-for-5. William Viands was the winning pitcher.
Jefferson also won the second game, 6-3, as DiAmario was 2-for-2 and Andrew Grove had two hits. Bradley Davis was the winning pitcher. A.J. Boyd had a save.
The Spartans claimed the third game, 15-5. Greenbrier East had 19 hits off the combined pitching of Blake Johnson, Dennis Jackson, Charlie Barnholdt and Viands.
Jefferson was 16-10 overall. The Spartans were 6-7 overall.

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