Edwards, Craig beat Parry McCluer in Pioneer opener
NEW CASTLE – The Craig County baseball team opened the Pioneer District season with a 5-4 win over Parry McCluer in New Castle last week. Trevor Edwards pitched a complete game in his first district start, going all seven innings for the win.
Craig fell behind in the second inning when the Blues scored four runs due to two errors in the field, two base hits, and a couple fielders choice outs.
Jewell led off the 3rd with a single and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Codi Dunbar. Derek Persinger then reached on an error, which moved Jewell to third, and Jefferson Lee came up next and smacked an RBI single down the third base line scoring Jewell. Matthew Bryant came up next and smashed a three-run home run.
Josh Looney reached base in the fourth inning on a throwing error, and later in the inning took home on a passed ball that ended up being the winning run. Bryant finished two-for-three with a three run home run, a single, three runs batted in, and a run scored.
Edwards, a freshman, pitched a great game for Craig. He allowed just three earned run while striking out four and walking none.
“Strong pitching and defense with some timely hitting gave us the victory,” said Craig coach Brady Price.
The Rockets are now 3-5 overall and 1-0 in the district. A game with Covington last Thursday was rained out.
The Rockets are off this week for spring break. They’ll return to action next Tuesday, April 17, with a game at Roanoke Valley Christian.