POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Back on the winning track.
The Point Pleasant baseball team snapped its two game skid with a 7-2 victory over non-conference guest Poca, Monday night in Mason County.
The Dots (7-17) scored a run in the top of the first inning but Point Pleasant (14-8) answered with three runs in the bottom of the third. Poca cut the deficit to one run in the top of the fourth but again the Big Blacks answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. PPHS added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth and the Big Blacks took the 7-2 victory.
The winning pitcher of record was Gage Buskirk, who threw four innings and allowed two runs on three hits and three walks. Evan Potter earned the save after throwing three innings and allowing just one hit and one walk. Buskirk struck out six, while Potter fanned three.
Noah Frampton suffered the loss after throwing three innings in relief for Poca, in which he allowed six runs on five hits and two walks. Jacob Hill allowed a run on two walks and a hit without recording an out. Lukas Frampton allowed three hits in two innings, while Skyler Vealey threw one perfect inning. Noah Frampton struck out four, while Lukas Frampton and Vealey each had one strikeout.
Levi Russell and Alex Somerville each marked two hits to pace PPHS, while Bruce McDermitt, Evan Potter, Trevor Porter, Cody Sockwell and Austen Toler each had one hit. Somerville and Toler each scored twice, Potter, Porter and Buskirk each scored once, while Somerville stole two bases. Toler and McDermitt each drove in two runs, while Potter and Russell each had one RBI.
Lukas Frampton led the Dots with two hits, while Matthew Chandler and Brett Watts each had one hit. Chandler and Watts each had an RBI, Lukas Frampton and Brendan Iezzi each scored and stole a base.
The Dots also fell to PPHS on April 24, by a 10-8 count in Poca.