Month: April 2017

Radford gets hard earned win

The Radford Bobcats hosted Glenvar and came away with a hard earned 3-2 victory. The game was moved form Friday to Saturday cause of the wet Radford Field. Bobcat starting pitcher Reese Williamson scattered eight eights in six innings as he improved to 3-0 and Taylor Newcome pitched the seventh inning to earn the save. Willamson walked four and struck out five and he was one for three at the plate. Ty Hamblin went three for three and Conner Phillips knocked in two runs on a double.

Glenvar scored first as they picked up two runs in their top of the fifth. Trip Adams lead off the inning with a walk. After a fly out Hunter Phlegar singled to left. Then after another fly out Logan Lucas would double off the left field fence  to drive two.

Radford then would battle back in their half of the fifth with Trace Shepherd and Eric Burdette both reaching on base hits.Then with one out Taylor Newcome drew a walk to load the bases. Then after a strike out Conner Phillips stroked a single left center that scored Shepherd and Burdette to tie the game. The shortstop would relay the throw to third with Newcome sliding in and the throw got away as Newcome would score the go ahead run.

Radford  ( 8-5-1) head coach Greg Ridpath said,” Reese ( Williamson) batted on the mound and our whole team batted today. I’m very proud of how we responded by going down two runs.” He then added,” The Meadows ( Austin) kid  for Glenvar pitched a great game against us.This was two good teams battled and playing baseball today. I got after the guys after the loss to Giles Thursday and they responded . ” Radford assistant coach Bill Landes remarked,” This is the first time we have ever beaten Glenvar twice in the same season. It’s sweet.”

R  H  E  LOB

Radford    3   8  2    6

Glenvar   2    8   1   10

Radford – WP- Williamson -(3-0), Save – Newcome

Glenvar – LP- Phlegar

Spartans defeat the Cougars

Salem…The Pulaski Co. Cougars traveled to Salem and came out on the short end of a 7-2 score to the Spartans. Cougar starting pitcher Thomas Anderson had trouble finding the strike zone as he gave up six runs and five hits; he walked two, hit two batters and threw two wild pitches in three and one-third innings.

Salem’s starting pitcher Trevor Austin threw a complete game and scattered nine hits. He walked no one and struck out four. The first at bat set the table for this game as Salem lead-off hitter Riley Fox drew a walk. He then stole second and moved to third on an error and scored on Noah Beckley’s single.

Pulaski Co. then came up in the top of the second and Hunter Shrewsbury hit a sharp single to left, then Tyler Waddell singled. After a Salem error, both moved up to second and third. Neither could cross the plate as the Salem pitcher wiggled his way out of trouble. Those two at bats seemed to set the stage for rest of the contest.

Salem scored three runs in the second as Vincent Piniello walked, Austin was hit by a pitch and then Landon Hudson singled in Piniello. Fox then hit a two-run scoring double off the right field wall. Fox was a huge thorn in the side for the Cougars as he went three for three and a walk. He scored one run and knocked in five. The Spartans (9-3) added two more runs in the fourth to go up 6-0. Fox again hit a two-run double, this time to right center to score Austin and Hudson. Hudson finished with two hits, scored twice and knocked in one.

Pulaski Co. finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth when Braeden Blevins and Jon Osteen got back to back singles. Andrew Lowe singled to left scoring Blevins. Kam Hall then hit a sac fly to centerfield to knock in Osteen. It was too little too late as they would only get one hit the last two innings against Austin.

“We kept getting behind in the count on their hitters, and they scored and we didn’t get the hits in the clutch,“ said Cougar head coach Jared King. “They stole five bases and their pitcher kept us off balance at the plate for the most part.”

Blevins, Osteen and Tyler Waddell all had two hits for the Cougars (8-5-1) in a losing effort.

The Cougars are scheduled to play at home Tuesday against Carroll Co. They haven’t played a game at home since April 13th. Game time for Tuesday is 5:00 pm.



R   H   E   LOB

Salem   7   7   1   4

Pul. Co. 2   9   2     6


Salem – WP- Austin


Pul. Co. – LP- Anderson (2-2)

Scores for Fri. April 28


Salem 7  Pulaski Co. 2

Cave Spring 7 Hidden Valley 5

PH- Glade Spring 4 Chilhowie 3 – PH ( 13-1 )

Rural Retreat 11 Bland Co. 5

Tazewell 7 Lebanon 3

Auburn 10 Floyd Co. 5

Central- Wise 12 Holston 11


Carroll Co. 7 Patrick Henry  0 – 1st game – ( Sydney Nester- 12 K’s- Perfect game)

Carroll Co. 9 Patrick Henry  0- 2nd game – ( Carroll Co. now 12-0 )

Glenvar 12 Radford 4

Auburn 12 Floyd Co. 0 – 5 inns.

Giles bounces the Bobcats

Radford…The Giles Spartans got a complete game four-hitter from starting pitcher Trent Pennington, and Austin Pennington had two RBIs and scored a run as the Spartans beat Radford 6-1.

Austin Pennington was two for three at the plate as his double off the right field fence knocked in two during the Spartans four-run second inning. Trent Pennington gave up just four hits and struck out eight. His curveball really kept the Bobcats off balance the whole game.

Radford (7-5-1) got hits from Taylor Newcome, Reese Williamson, Roman Bonet and Ty Hamblin. The Bobcats only run came in the bottom of the sixth as Bonet reached on an error, and Hamblin singled him to third. Bonet then scored on a ground out by Trace Shepherd. The only other threat by Radford came in the first inning as Williamson reached base on a walk. Matt Rehab walked and Bonet’s single loaded the bases with two outs. Humbling then came up but was struck out by Pennington to leave the bases loaded.

Giles (3-7) scored four runs in the second and two more in the fourth. The Spartans got to Radford relief pitcher Chance Morris who took the loss.

The Spartans got six hits but drew six walks. Hunter Merrix knocked in a run and scored twice.

Radford head coach Greg Ridpath said, ”The Giles pitcher really kept us off balance the whole game. My hat’s off to him. They just beat us. We had a couple chances there but didn’t get it done.”

Radford will be back home tomorrow (Friday) as they take on Glenvar. Game time is slated for 4:30.



R   H E   LOB

Giles       6   6   1     7

Radford   1   4  2     7


Giles – WP – T. Pennington


Radford – LP – Morris (2-1)

Results for Thurs. April 27


Fort Chiswell 10 Chilhowie 0 – 5 inns.

Giles 6 Radford 1

Galax 10 Geo.Wthe 5

Glenvar 13 Grayson Co. 6

Honaker 11 Holston 2


Va. High vs Richlands – PPD.


Chilhowie 11 Fort Chiswell 0

Giles 11 Radford 7

Glenvar 1 Grayson Co. 0

Bobcats claw the Green Wave

Playing for the first time in almost two weeks Radford came out sluggish  but then erupted for 12 runs in the fourth inning to slaughter rule the Narrows Green Wave 16-6 in five innings. Matt Rehak, Ty Hamblin , Taylor Newcome, Reese Williamson and Conner Phillips all had two hits each.  Rehak knocked in three runs and scored one run. Newcome scored three runs and knocked in two and Williamson scored three times. Chance Morris got the win in relief as he improved to 2-0 and Radford moved to 7-4-1 on the year. Newcome started on the mound for the Cats but his wildness in the second inning helped Narrows cross the plate five times to go up 5-2.

Narrows was held to just two hits in the loss , with Landon Patteson and Hunter Orey got their only hits. Both of them scored a run each and Orey knocked in two. Isaac Taylor went four innings giving up 11 earned runs and 12 hits.

Radford head coach Greg Ridpath said,” We came out rusty today. First time we have played in two weeks and I had a little discussion with the players before we scored 12 times in the top of the fourth. I thought Morris ( Chance ) pitched real well for us in relief.” Radford will be back in action Thursday ( today) hosting Giles. First pitch is slated for 4:30 pm at Radford Field.


R     H   E  LOB

Radford  16   13  0   10

Narrows   6     2   2    0

Radford – WP – Morris 2-0

Narrows – LP- Taylor

Cougars lose to Blue Demons

Christiansburg…The game had to be moved to Christiansburg from Pulaski Co. High School with the Cougars being the home team because the Cougar Field was still unplayable due to the recent heavy rain. This was the second time this season this has happened. This time the Cougars came out with a loss, losing 7-5 to the Blue Demons.

Tied at three all going into the top of the fourth, Christianburg’s Corbin Vaught hit a home run over the right field fence to put the Demons into the lead, 4-3. They would stretch that to 5-3 in the fifth on an error by the Cougars and would add two more in the sixth to go up 7-3. One of those two runs was also unearned as the Cougars finished the contest with four errors and gave up three big unearned runs.

The Cougars would battle back in the bottom of the sixth with Hunter Shrewsbury’s lead-off single and Camden Underwood’s single. Senior Tyler Waddell would then single in Shrewsbury, Jordan Lytton would draw a base on balls to load the bases and Braeden Blevins would hit a grounder that was misplayed to score Underwood. Then Jon Osteen came up and hit a shot too short and right at second base. That was turned into a double play to stop the Cougar uprising.

The Blue Demons (5-8) got two hits from Vaught as he also scored twice. Seven others had one hit each for the winners. Alex Perkins had a RBI as did Will Stout. Perkins got the save for the Demons as he pitched the seventh, striking out two as he got the Cougars to go in order in the bottom of the seventh. Stout, who relieved starter Kevin Lambert, went 4.2 innings, striking out four and giving up just one earned run.

Pulaski Co. had just five hits with Blevins, Andrew Lowe, Shrewsbury, Waddell and Underwood collecting those. Blevins had two RBIs; Waddell, Lowe and Osteen each had one run knocked in. Dylan Danner was the starting and losing pitcher as he went 4.1 innings. He surrendered six hits, five runs of which just three of those were earned. The Cougar luck or lack thereof was evident in the Christiansburg fifth inning as the Blue Demons Perkins hit a long fly ball that was dropped, and he was standing at second. He would then advance to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. Cougar head coach Jared King remarked, ”We made a couple big errors in the game and didn’t make clutch plays or get that clutch hit. I thought we looked a little rusty from being off for almost two weeks.” He then said, ”I thought Danner (Dylan) pitched well and we competed but their relievers did a real good job. I’m glad we did get the game in even though we have to play here at Christiansburg.”

The road warriors, I mean Cougars, will go back on the road Friday as they play the Spartans at Salem. First pitch slated for 5 :00 pm at Kiwanis Field.



R   H   E   LOB

C- burg     7   9   2   8

Pul. Co.     5   5   4   6



C-burg – WP- Stout, Save – Perkins


Pul. Co. – LP- Danner (2-2)

Results for Wednesday April 26


Christiansburg 7 Pulaski Co. 5

Chilhowie 5 Geo. Wythe 2

Radford 16 Narrows 6- 5 inns.

Graham 3 Bland Co. 2 – 8 inns.

Lebanon 12 John Battle 11

Honaker 5 Greater Beckley Christian 3 – Coppinger Semifinal- (Honaker vsTazewell  Coppinger Championship Sat. @ Bowen Field -Bluefield- 6 pm.

Tazewell @ Grayson Co. – PPD.


Carroll Co. 7 Grayson Co. 0

James River 2 Auburn 0

Radford 22 Narrows 0