WINFIELD, W.Va. — The Big Blacks may have been the guest Wednesday night in Putnam County, but the Generals didn’t make Point Pleasant feel all that welcome.
The Winfield baseball team allowed just four hits en rout to a 14-1 victory over visiting Point Pleasant.
The Generals (3-4) posted three runs in the first inning and four in the second to take the 7-0 lead. Point Pleasant’s lone run of the game came in the top of the third when Matt Richardson scored one the Bruce McDermitt single. WHS marked six runs in the third and one in the fourth to seal the 14-1 triumph.
Bryan Bosley was the winning pitcher of record after surrendering just one run on four hits and two walks, while striking out two in five innings.
Kaleb Beckner was the losing pitcher of record after giving up seven runs on eight hits and two walks. Nick Templeton threw one inning and gave up six runs on four hits and four walks, while Jeremy Tate gave up one run on three hits. Beckner, Templeton and Tate each had one strikeout on the mound.
The Big Blacks offense was led by Austen Toler with two hits, followed by Richardson and McDermitt with one hit each. Richardson had the lone PPHS score, while McDermitt had the lone RBI.
The Generals offense was paced by William Hancock with three hits, followed by Brandon Wright, Jordan Clark, Bryan Bosley, John Bellomy, Anthony Imperial and Heath Diehl with two hits apiece.
Bellomy and Hancock each had four runs batted in, followed by Clark and Bosley with two each and Imperial with one. Wright, Clark and Bosley each had three runs scored, while Diehl had two. Bellomy, Hancock and Imperial each crossed the plate once in the win. Wright had the game’s lone stolen base.
These teams will faceoff again on April 14, in Point Pleasant.