RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant baseball team picked up its third straight victory of the season Tuesday night following a 6-4 decision over host Ravenswood in a non-conference matchup in Jackson County.
The visiting Big Blacks (4-1) jumped out to 3-0 lead after a half-inning of play, but the Red Devils countered with three runs in the first and another run in the second en route to their only lead of the night at 4-3 through two complete.
PPHS, however, tied things up with a run in the third, then broke away from the tie with a run in top of the fourth for a 5-4 edge. The guests added an insurance run in the seventh to wrap up the two-run triumph.
Point Pleasant outhit RHS by an 8-6 margin and left 10 runners on base, while Ravenswood (2-4) stranded seven on the bags. The hosts also committed four of the six errors in the contest.
Austen Toler was the winning pitcher of record after allowing four runs, six hits and a walk over six innings while strking out a dozen. Abe Stearns worked a perfect seventh and struck out two to pick up the save.
Jesse Brown took the loss for Ravenswood after surrendering five runs, seven hits and three walks over 5.2 innings while fanning six. Isaac Crow also allowed a run, a hit and two walks while striking out three in 1.1 innings of relief.
Matt Richardson led Point with two hits, followed by Toler, Gage Buskirk, Alex Somerville, Evan Potter, Bruce McDermitt and Trevor Porter with a safety apiece.
Evan Potter led the guests with three RBIs after hitting a three-run homer in the first, while Richardson, Toler and McDermitt also drove in a run apiece. Buskirk, Richardson, Somerville, Potter, Jeremy Tate and Kaleb Beckner each scored a run in the win.
Heath Burgess paced the Red Devils with two hits, followed by Crow, Thomas Sturm, Logan Jarrett and Deven Crews with a safety apiece. Crow had a homer and team-best two RBIs, while Crews and Jarrett also drove in a run each.