‘Cats fall behind early in loss to Berkely Springs


BERKLEY SPRINGS — The Grafton Bearcats Varsity Baseball (GHS) team made the long trek to Berkeley Springs this past weekend to face the Indians. 

In a close pitchers dual the Bearcats fell behind early and were unable to pull off the comeback; despite their best efforts the ‘Cats took the 3-1 loss to Berkeley Springs.

Getting the starting call on the rubber for Berkeley Springs was senior sensation Cole Oursler, who would go on to strike out 11 on the day and also gave the Indians the lead on a home run in the first inning of play.

Not to be outmatched on the mound, Bearcat hurler Cole Mooney would send eight of his own back to the dugout on the night, while allowing five hits and three runs in six innings of work. 

The Grafton Bearcats opened scoring in the first inning with a runner on third that led to an Indian error that scored one run for Bearcats. 

Unfortunately, this would the lone run in a long contest for the Grafton.

The bright spot of the day belonged to Isaiah Vanscoy, who would dominate at the plate for the Bearcats going 3-for-3 on the day.

 Oursler would secure the win for Berkeley Springs. He allowed four hits and one run over seven innings, striking out 11.

The Berkeley Springs hitters had no problem seeing the ball as they were able to rack up five hits in the game and secure a narrow victory at home. 

The Grafton Bearcats will be in action again this week as they host the Buckhannon-Upshur High School Pirates. 

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