By Carl Holcomb
Scoring 14 runs in the opening frame enabled Moorefield to cruise to a 19-5 victory over Pendleton County in the Little League Area 2 Junior Baseball Championship last Sunday at the Moorefield Town Park.
“This is a strong group and we’re expecting them to do well. We’ve got 13 good baseball players. The future is really bright in this area with this group coming,” Moorefield Junior League Baseball manager Kevin Reed stated.
“You never really count your chickens before they hatch, but we kind of anticipated that we would be okay in the first level of district play and we will go see what happens next week. We have a strong pitching group we can count on to pitch and we won’t hesitate with any of them. They all can play multiple positions which is nice. All 13 players got at least one hit today.”
Pendleton County starting pitcher Josh Alt issued back-to-back walks to Kennan Mongold and Branson See.
A throw toward third base trying to eliminate a steal by Mongold was off the mark and Mongold was able to race home.