MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Hedgesville scored runs in six of seven innings to collect their eleventh win of the season, 11-4 at Moorefield.
The Class A No. 1 Yellow Jackets (6-5) have challenged themselves against a difficult early season schedule, featuring many Class AAA and out-of-state Class AA opponents. No. 6 Hedgesville improved to 11-2. The Eagles have scored ten runs or more in five consecutive games.
“We had a much better approach batting tonight,” said Hedgesville head coach Eric Grove. “Guys were swinging early in the count and hitting fastballs. We need to be more aggressive and that’s what we have been trying to talk about in the last few days. I think our bats are coming around some.”
Hunter Coe picked up the win on the mound for the Eagles. Coe pitched into the sixth inning, allowing four runs.
2018 state player of the year and James Madison signee Chase Delauter went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Eagles. “He has had a great approach since day one,” Grove said. “He was content with putting the ball in the gap and running all day long.”
Leading 2-1 heading through three innings, the Eagles began to break the game open. They scored three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the sixth and two more in the seventh on a home run by Brady Weaver.
Trailing 9-1 in the sixth, Moorefield scored three runs to creep within five. But Thomas Budka retired the final four batters in succession to close the game out for the Eagles.
Hedgesville will close out the week with games against Fort Hill, Md., Martinsburg and Greenbrier East. Moorefield looks to bounce back as they travel to Mill Creek to face Tygarts Valley in a doubleheader Friday.