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Frontier Trips Up Paden City at Home

May 9, 2018
BY ED PARSONS - Staff Writer (eparsons@tylerstarnews.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Paden City fell to 12-7 on Wednesday, May 3, in a home game against the Fronteir Cougars. After falling behind 2-0 in the first two innings, the Wildcats rallied for three runs in the third to go up, 3-2. The lead held up until the fourth when Frontier brought four runners across the plate, while Paden City got two in the bottom of the inning for the final score of 6-5. Matt Saxon pitched the first six innings, striking out eight batters and issuing five walks, while giving up eight runs and seven hits. Clayton Thomas came on in relief, getting a strikeout and walking one before closing the inning with no runs.

Paden City had six hits on the night with Saxon getting a double and an RBI. Kolton Elliott added a single and an RBI, while Ryan Cross got two hits and an RBI. Frontier struck out nine Wildcat batters and walked two.

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Paden City Lays It On St. Marys

Visiting Paden City used a big fifth inning in sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring eight runs to get a five inning mercy-rule win over St. Marys on Tuesday, May 1. The Blue Devils dropped to 9-9 with Paden City's 16-5 win.

The Wildcats, playing without junior ace Trey Slider, got another strong game on the mound from senior Kolton Elliott, who went the distance - striking out eight batters while scattering seven hits to get the win. He also went 2-4 from the plate while scoring a run and getting two RBIs. Paden City managed 12 hits and commmitted only one error on their way to the win.

Ryan Cross went 2-5; Brad Baker had a good game, going 2-3 and knocking in a run while Clayton Thomas got a doubke on 2-4 at bats. St. Marys had six errors in the game which led to three unearned Wildcat runs. The win upped the Wildcats' record to 12-6 on the year as they continue to tune up for sectionals.

Ethan Cross No-Hits Beallsville

Paden City scored a 10 run mercy-rule win over Beallsville, Ohio on Monday, April 30, at Wildcat Field, to raise their record to 11-6 on the season. Ethan Cross picked up his third win of the year on the mound for the Wildcats with a no-hit seven strikeout game, while walking none.

He is now 3-0. Cross had great command of his curveball on Monday, and the regular second baseman showed Paden City has another pitcher to rely on.

He used a combination of fast balls and curves to keep Beallsville at bay, and the defense played well behind him, with only one error.

The Wildcats finished with 10 runs on four hits. Kolton Elliott led the way at the plate with two runs batted in on a single and hard hit double. Ryan Cross knocked in three runs with a single, and Matt Saxon added a single to round out the hitting.

The Wildcats, who lost pitcher/first baseman Trey Slider to a leg injury on Saturday, April 28, in the OVAC championship game, are hoping for a quick recovery in time for sectionals.

Paden City scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take a quick lead and added two more in the third before getting the win in the fourth as six runners crossed the plate.

Losing Trey really hurts; he is one of our leaders, and it's always hard to replace kids like him. His attitude is always great, and he's a very coachable kid," said Coach Brent Croasmun. "We played well despite losing him; we have some other kids on the team who step up and make big plays."

 
 
 

 

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