Golden Eagles power past Hornets 13-3

JV add another win

Tyrone’s shortstop Zac LeGars fields a ground ball in Wednesday’s game against Juniata Valley. The Golden Eagles won 13-3.Photo by TERRY McCAULLEY JR.

By MICHAEL STONER Sports Writer for Tyrone Daily Herald

The Tyrone Golden Eagles won their second straight game Wednesday afternoon with a dominating victory over Juniata Valley. The Golden Eagle lineup stung the Hornets putting up thirteen runs on fifteen hits ending the game after five innings.

After a slow offensive start to the season, the Tyrone bats finally came alive exploding for three runs on the way to a convincing victory. This game showcased a balanced Eagle offensive onslaught as six starters recorded multiple hits.

Apart from Tyrone’s offense their pitching and defense were also lights out from the first pitch to the final out. Like his older brother, AJ Coleman took the mound and was absolutely dominant. He commanded the mound the entire game for Tyrone only surrendering six hits and three runs while striking out three.

After a first inning that ended with Tyrone trailing 1-0, their bats came alive scoring three runs and taking a 3-1 lead. The scoring began when Ryan Light lined a sacrifice fly to center field allowing the speedy Zac Legars to tag up from third base to tie the game 1-1.

1-1 was the closest the game would be for the rest of the game as two batters later Gayge Miller smoked a base hit over the first baseman’s head into right field bringing both Landon Hamer and Caiden Bonsell around to score putting Tyrone ahead 3-1, a lead they would not surrender for the remainder of the game.

After another Juniata Valley run in the top of the third inning Tyrone would once again respond pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third, with a sacrifice fly by Zac Legars that scored Ashton Walk and a perfectly placed bunt by Landon Hamer that scored AJ Coleman.

After both teams traded runs in the fourth inning Tyrone blew the game wide open in the bottom of the fifth inning when they scored 7 runs that would put them up 13-3 putting into effect the ten-run mercy rule and ending the game early.

In the monster fifth inning, Tyrone received key RBIs from Zac Legars who drove in the first run of the inning when he sent a triple flying down the right-field line scoring Ross Gampe from first.

Legars would drive in the winning run after Tyrone would bat around later in the same inning when he flew down the first baseline beating out an infield single, bringing in Ashton Walk to score the game’s final run.

With the victory, Wednesday afternoon Tyrone moves to 2-1 on the season. They will look to build off the momentum of their last two victories when they travel to Penns Valley Thursday afternoon as they look to win their third straight.

Tyrone 13, Juniata Valley 3

Tyrone (13): Walk 2b 423, Coleman p 311, Gampe p 1b 412, Legars ss 222, , Hamer c 222, Bonsell rf 111, Patterson 100, Light lf 211, Postreich 3b 100, Seager 3b 101, Miller cf 322 . Totals — 24-13-15.

Juniata Valley (1): Rodkey cf 200, Couch p 2b 300, Edwards 1b 311, Buckley rf 212, Robinson c 101, Deihl lf 201, Rowe dh 200, Harbest 3b 200, Thompson 211 Totals — 18-3-6.


Tyrone 032 17x x–13 15 1

Juniata Valley 101 10x x–3 6 1

E–Couch 1, Coleman 1. WP–Coleman. LP– Couch. SO– Coleman 3, Couch 1, Spurlin 0. BB–Coleman 1, Couch 2, Spurlin 0.

Records: Tyrone (2-1); Juniata Valley (0-2).

The Golden Eagle Junior Varsity finished with another victory scoring ten runs to Juniata Valley’s six. “Timely two out hitting and a tough defense was the key to tonight’s victory,” Coach Murry explained. “This win was led by Buck, Rawlings, Jones, and Oakes.” Steven Buck scored three runs, Brienn Jones had two, and Kendall Lehner, Owen Oakes, and Eli Woomer all added one. “Each game different players step up and lead this team to victory, Murry continued. ” Lehner is leading the team with 8 hits followed by Brayden Parsons, Woomer and Oakes with three hits each and Dylan Ewing and Buck at two hits each.”