WINFIELD, W.Va. — Future WVU Mountaineer Carter Lyles continued his impressive senior season by leading Scott to a 6-0 victory at Winfield Monday evening. Lyles drove in a pair of runs with RBI doubles in the first and seventh innings. He also went the distance on the hill, tossing a two-hitter while striking out six batters.
“This was his most impressive start, when you consider the opposition,” said Scott head coach Brett Kuhn. “I am just proud of Carter tonight. He took the bull by the horns. He put us on his back and just shut Winfield down tonight.”
“I just had to keep my composure out there and focus on the main goal which is to get ahead,” said Lyles. “I just had to do my job and let my fielders do the work.”
The Skyhawks jumped on the scoreboard in the top of the first as Lyles and Peyton Brown drove in runs on consecutive pitches. Scott broke the game open with one run in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
No. 3 Scott (11-1) became the first team in West Virginia to reach the 11-win mark. No. 4 Winfield fell to 8-3.
“We are very happy to be where we are at,” Kuhn said. “In our section and in our region, it is a dog fight. When you have the kind of quality teams down here that we have, we know that no win can be taken for granted. We have to come out battling and have our A-game every day.”
Peyton Gillispie went the distance on the hill for Winfield, striking out seven batters.