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Pitchers continue dealing low-run games in Jefferson wins

By Staff | Apr 12, 2019

A Jefferson High School batter swings during an April 4 game against Hampshire High School. David Pennock

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Zac Rose, Taylor Tennant, Jordan Trunnell and James Walsh all pitched low-run games beginning on April 2, as Jefferson continued its winning ways.

Rose authored a four-hitter for 5.1 innings as the Cougars maintained their grip on Spring Mills. In taking a 3-1 decision over the Cardinals, the Cougars have beaten the Berkeley County team every time they have played the school, now in its sixth year of existence.

Rose fanned five and walked one before giving way to reliever Dyan McCartney, who earned a save with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.

Stevie Lee was the only Cougar with two hits, while Cory Daly scored two runs and had a hit. Cullen Horowicz had Jefferson’s other extra base hit, a double, and scored the other run.

In a sectional game, the Cougars broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth to beat visiting Hampshire, 7-3, as Taylor Tennant went the pitching distance to get the important win.

A Jefferson High School batter swings and misses, during the April 4 game against Hampshire High School. David Pennock

Tennant finished his complete-game with a seven-hitter, and all three runs scored against him were unearned. He fanned nine and walked only one.

Zac Rose’s three-run triple to centerfield was the game’s most important hit. Rose also had an RBI in the first inning.

Horowicz and Tennant also contributed two hits to the 10-hit Jefferson offense. McCartney drove in two runs with Daly and Tennant both scoring two times.

In a doubleheader played last Saturday when rain postponed a game scheduled for Friday evening, the Cougars easily tamed Greenbrier East, 9-0 and 12-2.

James Walsh pitched six innings in the 9-0 blanking of the Cavaliers. Walsh fanned 10, walked one and hit two batters.

Jefferson stole five bases and got two hits from Daly, two runs scored from Rose and two RBIs each from Coleson Titus and Dalton Reed.

A pair of five-run innings put the Cavaliers away in the mercy-rule, 12-2, win.

Trunnell went four innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs, while striking out six, hitting a batter and walking one.

Hayden Stang was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Horowicz had a homer and drove in three runs. Stang, McCartney, Reed and Mason Lantz all contributed extra base hits to Jefferson’s eight-hit cause.

Chase Anderson and Daly each drove in two runs.

The Cougars carried a 13-1 record into games earlier this week against Martinsburg, Hedgesville, Washington and Frankfort. Only the doubleheader against Frankford today is at home at Sager Field.