April 24, 2014

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Errors doom Cats Region Tournament hopes Print E-mail

Senior Tyler Daugherty took the mound in the 38th District Baseball Tournament.  He pitched all 7 innings allowing only a single earned run.

Pick any of the last three seasons and the script of the first round 38th District Baseball Tournament game is the same.

Pendleton County versus Nicholas County with Blue Jacket left hander JD Waggoner on the mound, rain delaying the game, Cats committing errors leading to crucial Jackets’ runs that give the 10th Region Tournament berth to Nicholas County.

“It was disappointing for the team because we set high goals for ourselves and came up short.”  coach Aaron Biddle said about the first round loss.

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Wildcats versus Nicholas County in District Tournament Print E-mail

The match-up is as it has been for the past several years  Pendleton County versus Nicholas County in the first round of the 38th District tournament at 5:30 p.m. in Carlisle. On the line:  berth in the 10th Region tournament and shot at Harrison County for the 38th District Tournament Championship.

PC and Nicholas met twice this season and both times, the Wildcats came out ahead on the scoreboard. On April 18 at PCHS, Mack Ramsey’s walk-off home run capped the Wildcats victory.

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Pendleton Wildcats prepare for 38th District Print E-mail

As the Cats enter the last week of the regular season, they know they face Nicholas County  at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 in Carlisle in the first round of 38th District play.

But there are still questions for coach Aaron Biddle will be looking to finalize over the next eight days as they look to rebound after tough losses this rain-filled week that limited the games and practices that could be played. Last Thursday night saw the Cats drop an 8-1 loss to Mason County and a tough DH sweep to Lewis County. A 5-4 walk off victory for Lewis County and a 10-7 battle that Lewis pulled out.

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Wildcats on six-game winning streak Print E-mail

On April 25th, the Cats stood at 5-17 after a heartbreaking loss at Bracken County.

Coach Aaron Biddle though saw improvement and knew that if his team kept keeping the faith, working hard and focusing on improvement, that things would turn around.

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Wildcats shutout Robertson County Print E-mail

Senior Tyler Daugherty pitched seven strong innings, scattering three hits and striking out 15 to pick up the shutout victory over district foe Robertson County.  A minimum of 21 batters can come to the plate in a 7-inning contest and Robertson County only sent 23 to the plate in the dominating performance.

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Mack Ramsey hits walk-off home run Print E-mail

The last second shot in basketball, the golden goal in soccer or the walk-off home run in baseball are some of the most exciting finishing moments in sports.

Mack Ramsey provided that exciting finish for Pendleton versus 38th District foe Nicholas County on Thursday night in the 2-1 victory.

Pendleton Varsity Coach Aaron Biddle saw this victory as a win that could jumpstart this team.  “It was a good win for us.  The whole team played great defense and we were able to win in epic fashion.”

He continued, “Mack Ramsey’s walk-off homerun was an incredible moment to be a part of.”

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Runs not coming easy for Wildcats Print E-mail

Senior Brady Purdy uses his sweeping curveball to keep the batters off balance. The Cats play district rival Nicholas County on Wednesday.

Over the first eleven games of the season, the Wildcats scored 66 runs and was averaging six runs per game, winning four games. With scoring, came confidence on the field and in the batter’s box. Big points for a young team that field four key seniors but also rely on four sophomores in key positions on the field and in the lineup.

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Cats glad for the warm weather Print E-mail

Senior Jacob Partin looks to drive a pitch in the National Guard Spring Break Bash at Warren Central in Bowling Green.

So far this baseball season, it has mostly consisted of practices in a gym, too few and infrequent games and snow/cold weather.

One thing is for certain, the Wildcats are glad to see the warm weather and a time to get on their home field, get consistent practice and games and begin to progress looking toward district tournament and a chance to play in the 10th Region Tournament.

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Wildcats derail Silver Grove Trains Print E-mail

Games have been hard to get in throughout the first month of the season, but the Cats were able to play four varsity games in three days while also getting a JV doubleheader in during the same stretch. The number of games stretched the pitching staff but simply being on the field and playing baseball was a big positive for Pendleton.

The Cats varsity only picked up one win in the three-day stretch, in the middle versus Silver Grove, a 8-2 decision for starting pitcher Senior Jacob Partin.

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Wildcats' bats cold in freezing temperatures Print E-mail

The temperature was cold at first pitch and dropped from there as the night progressed.  And the Wildcats bats were not able to heat up as they dropped a five inning, 10-0 decision to Bourbon County to even their record up to 2-2 for the season.

The Cats were able to get some runners on base each inning from a combination of hits, walks and errors by the Colonels but could never get the big hit to push across runs.

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