Blacksburg/ Vinton… NRV Tigers won three of four games this weekend. They won their Friday game 8-4 over Richmond Braves. Saturday morning they would lose to Va. Seminoles 3-1 but bounced back Saturday afternoon defeating the Bobcats of NOVA, 8-2.
Sunday they would shutout the RBA Seminoles 7-0. Taylor Newcome and Shawn Campbell combined to throw a two-hitter as Newcome got the victory. The two pitchers combined to strike out seven in six innings.
The Tigers won Friday as Pulaski Co. Cougar Punky Foster drove in two huge runs, scored a run and he also got the mound win. He pitched two innings giving up no earned runs, allowed only one hit and struck out two. Saturday after their 3-1 loss their bats came alive as Carter Plunkett hit two homers, knocking in three and scored three times behind the pitching of Fort Chiswell Pioneer Leighton Dunford. Dunford tossed four frames striking out four.
The weekend saw a lot of Tigers performed very well. Plunkett hit two homers as he finished the weekend seven for 11 at the plate. He drove in six and scored six runs. Newcome scored three runs and had three RBI. Caleb Pritchard and Cougars Punky Foster also had three RBI. Dunford, Foster and Brody Luckey picked up wins on the mound. Carroll Co. Cavaliers Blake Stanley had five hits in eight at-bats. Foster went four for nine, Pritchard four for 10, Auburn’s Keith Reed was three for six as Newcome also had three hits in seven at-bats for the weekend.
Tigers head coach Todd Davis remarked, ” I thought we got some very good pitching from Newcome, Dunford, Foster, Campbell, and Luckey. Our bats for the most part produced. Plunkett, Pritchard, Newcome, Stanley, Reed and Foster came through at different times for us.”
NRV Tigers improved to 8-4-1 on their summer tour overall and will now travel to Sevierville, Tennessee for July 19-21.