GRAFTON— Grafton High School (GHS) Bearcats Varsity baseball team was stymied by Keyser in a devastating 14-4 loss this past week.
It was a tough day this past Thursday, for the Bearcats, as the Keyser Bulldogs fired up the offense in the first inning and scored a quick run when Konner Bennett singled to left to start the game.
The Bearcats would counter in the second inning with four runs of their own powered by Isaac Lough and Tanner Moats bringing home Aidan Sheme who had walked ear-lier.
Ben Louzy went 2-3 at the plate in a stellar performance for the Bearcats.
Unfortunately, that would be all the offense the Bearcats could muster, as Keyser would take the lead for good with nine runs in the third inning.
With multiple walks and a key double by Andrew Roturck that sealed the fate of the Bearcats and would trigger the 10-run rule in the fifth.
Cole Mooney took the loss the Bearcats. The righthander lasted two and two-thirds in-nings, allowing four hits and nine runs while striking out two.
Kyle Bennett started the game for Keyser. He allowed one hit and three runs over one and one-third innings, striking out one.
It would be Sean Healy that would earn the win for Keyser as the Bulldog hurler lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out three.
Head Coach Bartsel Keener lamented, “We failed to find consistency in our approach at the plate against one of the better pitchers we have seen this year. Defensively we played a good game.”
The Grafton Bearcats will be in action again this week as they travel to Elkins to take on the Bees.