PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg South sophomore Grant Hussey allowed just three hits and one unearned run as the Patriots collected another quality win, 4-1 over Class AA No. 5 Point Pleasant.
Hussey has verbally committed to West Virginia University. He walked three batters while striking out six in the complete game victory. “He did a real good job and he didn’t waste any pitches,” said Parkersburg South head coach Todd Burner.
The Patriots (16-11) scored all their runs in the second inning. An RBI single by Dustin Corley scored Drew Cochran to give South a 1-0 lead. Nathan Currey brought the next run home as his walk scored Jared Clemente. South scored their final two runs with productive outs — a fielders choice by Colin Bryant and a sacrifice fly from Nick Yoho.
“With runners in scoring position, they executed and made plays,” Burner said.
The Big Blacks (19-6) scored their lone run in the fifth inning when Kyelar Morrow scored on a throwing error.
The Patriots have defeated three top five teams in the last nine days. On April 24th, South picked up a 14-5 win at Class AA No. 1 Bridgeport. On Monday, the Patriots knocked off Class AAA No. 3 Morgantown, 8-2.
“For a lot of our kids, this is their first go around starting for varsity,” Burner said. “We lost eight seniors last year. We knew it was going to take a while to get these kids into it. But they are coming around.”