PCHS Baseball Gets Big Win
Dunmore, WV – The Pocahontas County Warriors baseball team proved they’re for real on Tuesday afternoon, when they defeated the Pendleton County Wildcats, 9-3. The Warriors have not defeated their rivals from Franklin for at least five years. Both teams compete in the Potomac Valley Conference, one of the strongest conferences in Class A baseball. The Wildcats shut out PCHS in Franklin on March 23.
Dillon Hovorka batted in six RBIs with two doubles in the first and sixth innings. Dalton Walker ripped a triple and two doubles and scored three times in the lopsided victory. Brandon Hamons pitched 4 and 1/3 innings, gave up just two hits and notched a win. Steve Halterman pitched 2 1/3 innings and got the save, giving up just one hit.
The Warriors followed up their momentous win by splitting an exciting doubleheader at Bath County on Thursday. The Chargers took the first game, 8-5, and the Warriors came from behind to win game two, 8-7.
In game one, the Chargers scored four runs in the first inning, stifled Pocahontas rallies in the fourth and fifth inning, and held on for the win.
In game two, Pocahontas rallied in the top of the fifth and final inning to score three runs and take an 8-7 advantage. PCHS closed out Bath in the bottom of the frame to get the win. Steve Halterman was 2-2 with a homer and a triple; batted in two runs and scored three times. Matt Arbogast drove in a run with a double. Halterman pitched two innings, struck out six, walked three, and got the win.
The Warriors are now 5-5 with 13 regular season games remaining. PCHS plays a home game against Union on Saturday at 1 p.m.