GRAFTON—The Grafton High School baseball team continued their home stand on Monday night, when they played host to the Bucs of Buckhannon-Upshur.
The Cats jumped out and scored two in the first and added four more in the second to cruise to a 13—6 victory.
The Cats would score two in the first, when lead-off batter Dillon Williams and “clean-up” hitter Chase Setler both crossed the plate for the Bearcats.
TJ Summers, Garrett Moats, Setler and Noah Hodges would score in the second inning to give GHS a 6—0 lead.
D. Williams and Summers would score in the fourth while Moats, Setler, Devin Vanscoy, Braeden Nose and Garrett Williams all scored in the bottom of the sixth.
Setler and Hodges led the Grafton attack with three hits apiece in the contest. Setler was 3 for 4 and was a double away from hitting for the cycle. He had a single, triple and a homerun.
Hodges was 3 for 4 with two singles and a triple.
The remaining hits came off the bats of G. Williams (2), Vanscoy (2), Summers, Moats and Nose.
Moats earned the win on the hill for GHS as he threw five complete innings allowing three runs on four hits, walking two and striking out five.
Moats gave way to Chris Miller in the top of the sixth as he allowed three runs on three hits, recording three walk with three strikeouts. Miller earned the save for GHS.
“Garrett Moats did not have his best stuff tonight but was able to keep them guessing and stayed around the plate for 100+ pitches tonight, he allowed them to put the ball in play and trust his teammates to make plays behind him. Offensively I am pleased how we put the bat on the ball and have done so for the last three games,” said head Coach Hartsel Keener.
GHS was back in action last night, as they faced last year’s AA state champion, the Bridgeport Indians. They will be on the road tonight, when they travel to Clarksburg to take on RCB. The game is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.