Month: May 2018

Pioneers come up short in Regional semifinal

Playing a day later after rain forced the game to be suspended the Chatham Cavaliers defeated the Fort Chiswell Pioneers 4-2. The loss means the Pioneers season comes to an end. Chatham will now move on to the regional finals and next week’s state quarterfinals.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth the rain suspended the game and the two teams had to come back to Kiwanis Field in Salem. With a runner on second and no outs from the day before, Hunter Adkins ground out moved Andrew Potojecki to third and he then scored on a sac fly by Brae Adkins to put the Cavaliers up 3-2. They would then push another run across in the fifth inning as Grayson Reed would double off the left -centerfield wall. He would moved to third on a single by Jake Waters and scored  on fielder’s choice by Potojecki.

Chatham ( 19-2) got two hits and two RBIs from Waters and relief pitcher Christian Lancaster would go three innings and gave up no hits. He struck out two and faced just 10 batters in the three innings. Winning pitcher Andrew Potojecki got the win but didn’t threw a pitch on the day.

Fort Chiswell (15-5) got just four hits in the game all coming before the suspension. Aaron Crawford  has two of them , as Dylan Bailey and older brother Tanner had a hit apiece. Dylan and Chance Davis both scored a run. Tanner had one RBI fin the losing effort. Leighton Dunford whom started the game the day before, was responsible for the runner on second that scored to put Chatham in front. So Dunford lost the game but actually didn’t throw a pitch on the day.  Chance Davis who inherited the runner  went three innings , gave up one run on three hits.  The Concord University bound senior struck out three and walked two.

” It’s a tough loss for us no doubt ,” said a disappointed Pioneer head coach Derrick Jackson. We seemd to have the momentum yesterday but today they made  the plays and we didn’t. That’s the game of baseball.” Coach then remarked, My seniors will be missed. I’m so proud of how hard they have worked and contributed to this program.”

 

Fort Chiswell  0 0 2   0 0 0   0 – 2

Chatham         2 0 0   1 1 0    x -4

Fort Chiswell – LP – Dunford ( 5-1)

Chatham      –  WP – Potojecki

Scores for Thurs.May 31

BASEBALL

Chatham 4 Fort Chiswell 2 – Region 2-C semifinal

Appomattox 11 Dan River 5 – Region 2-C semifinal

Va. High 6 Tazewell 0 – Region 2-D Championship

Auburn 12  Parry McCluer 2 –  Region 1-C semifinal

Galax 13 Covington 1 – Region 1-C semifinal

Salem 3 Amherst Co. 2 – Region 4-D Championship

Northside  9 Cave Spring 3 – Region 3-D semifinal

Abingdon 15 Northside  2 – Region 3-D Championship

Schedule & Results for Wed. May 30

BASEBALL

Auburn (18-1) vs Parry McCluer – PPD.- Region 1-C semifinal- Game moved to Auburn HS- 12 noon Thurs.

Galax (12-6)  vs Covington  – PPD.- Region 1-C semifinal – Game moved to Auburn HS – 2:30 pm Thurs.

Salem   10  Jefferson Forest 3  –  Region 4-D -semifinal

Cave Spring(16-4)vsNorthside(14-6)PPD-Region 3-D-semifinal-rescheduled -Thurs.May 31-4pm @Abingdon HS-Winner plays Abingdon @ 7 pm- Final

Fort Chiswell 2  vs Chatham  2 – suspended – bot 4th -Kiwanis Field-Salem – Region 2-C- semifinal -resume 12 noon Thurs. May 31

Appomattox( 17-4)  vs Dan River( 14-5)  PPD.  – Kiwanis Field – Salem – Region 2-C-semifinal- rescheduled for 2:30 pm Thurs. May 31

Va. High   8 vs Central-Wise  7  – 9 inns – Region 2-D – semifinal

Tazewell  5  John Battle  2  – 8 inns-  Region 2-D -semifinal

Patrick Henry( GS)   4   Honaker  3  – Region 1-D Championship

 

 

Cougar coach steps down

Pulaski Co. High School’s baseball coach Jared King has stepped down as head coach. Coach King will be moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this summer.  His Cougars just completed a 9-10 season as they made the Region 4-D playoffs. They lost at Jefferson Forest 12-4 that ended their season.  Coach King had been the head coach for five years  and had a record of 46-56-4. The Cougars had a 12 win season and made the playoffs last year , as well. They  graduated 12 seniors after last year and will lose 10 seniors from this years squad.

Results for Tues. May 29

BASEBALL

Patrick Henry ( GS)  7 Eastside 5 – Region 1-D – semifinal

Honaker 17  Chilhowie 1 – Region 1-D -semifinal

Central-Wise 4 Grayson Co. 0 – Region 2-D quarterfinal

Amherst Co. 11 William Byrd 3  – Region 4-D semifinal

Jefferson Forest ( 14-5) @ Salem (14-3) – PPD.- Region 4-D -semifinal- Rescheduled for 12 noon tomorrow-May 30- Kiwanis Field

Abingdon 17 Lord Botetourt 1 – 5 inns.- Region 3-D semifinal

Northside (14-6) @ Cave Spring (16-4)  – PPD.- Region 3-D semifinal-  rescheduled – 5 pm- Wed. May 30 @ Wm. Byrd HS

Pioneers big inning leads to win

Aaron Crawford at bat

Playing on an overcast and threating sky the Fort Chiswell Pioneers tallied eight runs in the second inning as they slammed Glenvar 13-7 in a Region 2-C baseball quarterfinal game.  The Bailey boys of Fort Chiswell knocked in six runs, scored five runs and had four hits. Freshman Dylan hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to get the Pioneers on the scoreboard in the first. They would then send 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second scoring eight runs to go up 10-0.  After giving up a Glenvar run in the third, Fort Chiswell ( 15-4) pushed three more runs up to go up 13-1 after three innings. Dylan was two for four, three RBIs, three runs scored and drew a walk. Senior Tanner was two for four, three RBIs and scored twice.

Chance Davis rounding third heading home to score

Leighton Dunford went the first 2.2 innings striking out five and surrendered only one unearned run. He and then Chance Davis both were on pitch counts for they both can come back  Wednesday in the region semifinal game.

Glenvar starting pitcher, Cody Alexander was tagged with the loss as he pitched two innings giving up two runs, four hits and walked two.  Six different Highlander players knocked in a run.  Justin Forster scored two runs. Four of the Glenvar ( 12-8-1) players had two hits, apiece.

Hindcatcher Sean Morgan talks to pitcher Cody Burkes

Seven of the nine Pioneer starters got at least one hit, Beside the two Bailey’s, Chance Davis had two RBIs, as did Justin Porter and Sean Morgan. ” We got off to a great start, Said Pioneer head coach Derrick Jackson. ” We hit the ball really well and the big start helped our pitching decisions and the pitch counts.”   The Pioneers will now play the  Chatham Cavaliers,   Wednesday at Kiwanis Field in Salem.  First pitch is slated for 4:00 pm.

 

Fort Chiswell 13 runs –  12 hits – 1 error – 7 LOB  – WP – Dunford ( 5-0)

Glenvar                7 runs- 13 hits – 0 errors-  11 LOB- LP – Alexander

 

Scores for Mon. May 28

BASEBALL

Fort Chiswell 13 Glenvar 7- Region 2-C – Quarterfinal

Chatham 11 Floyd Co. 4 – Region 2-C – Quarterfinal

Fort Chiswell vs Chatham – Wed. 4 pm @ Kiwanis Field-Salem-  Region 2-C – semifinal

Dan River 7 James River 0 – Region 2-C – Quarterfinal

Appomattox 14 Gretna 2 – Region 2-C- Quarterfinal

Dan River vs Appomattox – Wed.  7 pm  @ Kiwanis Field -Salem – Region 2-C -semifinal

Auburn 12 Bath Co. 1 – Region 1-C – Quarterfinal

Parry McCluer 9 Geo. Wythe 6 – Region 1-C – Quarterfinal

Auburn vs Parry McCluer – Wed. 2:30pm @ Felts Park-Galax – Region 1-C – semifinal

Galax 14 Craig Co. 3 – Region 1-C – Quarterfinal

Covington 3 Bland Co. 2 – Region 1-C – Quarterfinal

Galax vs Covington – Wed. – 5:30 pm @ Felts Park- Galax – Region 1-C- semifinal

Grayson Co. @ Central-Wise – PPD- Tues. May 29 – Region 2-D Quarterfinal

Va. High 7 Ridgeview 0 – Region 2-D – Quarterfinal

Va. High vs Grayson Co./ Central-Wise winner – Wed. 5 pm @ Bristol – Region 2-D-semifinal

Tazewell 3 Union 2 – 8 inns.- Region 2-D-  Quarterfinal

John Battle 5 Lebanon 4 – Region 2-D- quarterfinal

Tazewell vs John Battle – Wed.  7:30 @ Bristol – Region 2-D- semifinal

Northside vs Cave Spring -Region 3-D – Tues. May 29- tomorrow @ Hidden Valley HS – will be moved due to flood damage- Be played @ Cave Spring HS – 5 pm- weather permitting

Region 3 – C & D Playoff Schedule

   Region 3 – D – Tues. May 29 – Semifinals

Northside  vs Cave Spring @ Hidden Valley HS – 5 pm

Lord Botetourt @ Abingdon – 6 pm

Thurs. May 31 – Championship @ Abingdon – 6 pm 

Region  3-C – Mon. May 28 – First Rd.- @ Higher Seeds

8- Monticello @ 1- Turner Ashby- TBA

5- Western Albemarle  @ 4- Brookville- TBA

6- Spotswood @ 3- Rustburg – 5:30 pm

7- Rockbridge Co. @ Fluvanna Co. – 2 pm

Wed. May 30  @ Higher Seeds

Thurs. May 31- @ Higher Seed –  TBA

 

Region 2 C & D Playoff Schedule

Region 2- D – Mon. May 28 – Quarterfinals  @ Higher  Seeds

4- Ridgeview  @  1- Va. High – 7 pm

3- Grayson Co. @  2- Central-Wise- 5 pm

4- Lebanon  @ 1- John Battle-  7 pm

3 – Union  @  2- Tazewell  – 6 pm

Wed. May 30 – Semifinals-  @ Bryce Cox Field – Bristol 

Va. High /Ridgeview winner vs Central-Wise / Grayson Co. winner – 5 pm

John Battle / Lebanon winner vs Tazewell / Union winner – 7:30 pm

Thurs. May 31 – Championship – 7 pm @ Bryce Cox Field – Bristol

Region 2 – C – Mon. May 28 – Quarterfinals @ Higher Seeds

5- Glenvar @  4 – Fort Chiswell – 5 pm

9 – Floyd Co. @  1- Chatham – 6 pm

11 – James River @  3 – Dan River – 5:30 pm

7- Gretna @   2- Appomattox  Co.- TBA

Wed. May 30 – Semifinals @ Kiwanis Field ( Salem) –

4/5 winner vs 1/9 winner – 4 pm

2/7 winner vs 3/ 11 winner – 7 pm

Fri. June 1 – Championship @ Kiwanis Field ( Salem) – 5 pm