August 22, 2014

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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wildcats baseball team picks up two early victories Print E-mail

Wildcats senior Tyler Daugherty topped the radar game at 79 MPH at Whitaker Park, home of the Lexington Legends, as he picked up his first victory of the season in a 13-5 victory over Williamstown.

With the weather being cold and wet through most of March very few teams have had the opportunity to take the field for practices let alone games.  But the Wildcats found a nice three-day window of good weather, cold but dry, to get in three games and went 2-1.

They started the season with a tough opening game versus Harrison County, a perennial regional favorite.

Harrison County’s offense was kicking on all cylinders and they raced to a 10-0, five inning victory.

“With only one error, I liked what I saw from the team defensively,”  Wildcat varsity coach Aaron Biddle commented.  “The game really showed us that we aren’t going to beat anybody if we can’t generate some offense.”

PCHS 2nd annual Wildcats "Meet The Team Night" Print E-mail

The basketball season has barely been completed and snow is still falling from the skies but PCHS is ready to kick off the spring sports with baseball and softball starting first.

Both softball and baseball full rosters will be introduced to fans, family and supporters at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 9, in the PCHS gym.  Alum are being welcomed  back for the evening as well.

Both programs are starting the season under the guidance of a new varsity coach. Aaron Biddle returns to PCHS to lead the Wildcats while Steven Peed looks to rebuild a Ladycat softball program.

While admission is free, there will be traditional ball park concessions, silent and live auctions, raffles and competition among the softball and baseball teams.

While there you can support with purchase of Kid Glove/Reds tickets, Lexington Legends tickets and raffle chances for a Nate Jones autographed Chicago White Sox jersey.


Coach Aaron Biddle living the Wildcat baseball dream Print E-mail

“Being the Pendleton County Baseball Coach has been a dream of mine since I was a young kid,”  new varsity Wildcat baseball coach Aaron Biddle excitingly said about leading the program.

The 2001 PCHS graduate continued, “Baseball has always been a passion of mine and my heart has always been dedicated to Pendleton Baseball. I am excited and anxious to start a new tradition of PC Baseball and continue to build on the success of the past few seasons.

“My expectations for this baseball season is for the players to grow into a unified team and instill a growth mindset to never stop improving.”

He has established season goals to win in the district tournament and qualify for the regional tournament while setting long term goals to create a strong Pendleton baseball identity and bring district/region titles back home.

Wildcats end season on six-game winning streak Print E-mail
Wildcats prepared for 38th District Tournament Print E-mail

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