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Cougars move to 9-1 after March’s final games

By Staff | Apr 5, 2019

SHEPHERDSTOWN – In its last game in March, Jefferson found itself bleeding infield errors and trailing visiting Moorefield by six runs going to the bottom of the fifth inning.

After a three-run rally in that turn, the Cougars were behind only 7-4. With Taylor Tennant on, in relief of starting pitcher Jordan Trunnell, the Cougars rallied for another three runs in the sixth to get even at 7-7.

In the last of the seventh, Chase Anderson singled home the game-winning run and Jefferson had improved its early-season record to 9-1 overall.

Tennant was the winning pitcher, going 2.2 innings, allowing no earned runs and fanning three. All but one of Moorefield’s runs was unearned as Jefferson committed five infield errors.

Anderson went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and the seventh inning RBI.

Stevie Lee, Zac Rose and Cory Daly each had two hits with Daly and Lee driving in two runs. Hayden Stang scored twice.

After both teams were scoreless through three innings, Jefferson plated all eight of its runs in its final four turns.

With pitcher James Walsh working four innings and allowing just one run, the Cougars topped Moorefield, 10-4, in the opener of a March 30 doubleheader at Sager Field. Walsh yielded only two hits and fanned five.

Leading, 3-1, going to the last of the fifth, Jefferson rallied for seven runs, combining the fifth and sixth innings to make things easier at the end.

Coleson Titus, Mason Lantz and Tennant had RBI hits in the four-run fifth inning.

Daly and Rose each had two hits, while Ryan Allinger and Lantz each had two RBIs.

Moorefield managed only four hits in the game. Jefferson had 10 hits and stole four bases.

A seven-run uprising was easily the most important facet of Jefferson’s 13-3 mercy-rule win over Washington.

Leading just 3-2 heading to the last of the third, the Cougars plated seven more runs and eased on away to the comfortable victory.

Washington played six games and had lost all six by the 10-run mercy rule.

Lee’s grand slam home run was the telling hit in his five-RBI game. Dylan McCartney, Cullen Horowicz, Stang and Lantz all chipped in with two hits in Jefferson’s 11-hit attack.

Stang scored three times with Lee, Horowicz, McCartney and Lantz all scoring two runs.

Jefferson is scheduled to play visiting Greenbrier East at 6 p.m. on Friday and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, completing this week’s slate of games.