MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Pat Copen struck out 10 batters in just four innings as Parkersburg Catholic rolled over Buffalo 12-2 in the Mon County Classic on Saturday.
The game was halted in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
The first 10 outs Copen recorded all came by strikeout. He allowed two runs, one earned, and yielded just one hit.
“He was getting ahead in the count and pounding the zone,” said Parkersburg Catholic coach Tom Harvey. “He had some pop on it and it was a good effort.”
The Crusaders (9-13) broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an eight-run outburst. They had just two hits in the inning but took advantage of five walks and four Buffalo errors.
“We were trying to bunt and we were stealing a little bit,” Harvey said. “We were getting some runners moving and getting some action going.”
Steven Garvin had three RBIs for Catholic. Garvin, Bryce Moore and Andrew Gill each had two hits.
Buffalo (11-10) scored its runs on one play in the fourth inning. Dylan Jividen’s RBI single scored Cameron Lovejoy. Jividen then circled the bases on a PC error.