By Steve Keenan
Chad Quesenberry liked what he saw from his Oak Hill Red Devils earlier this week against visiting Woodrow Wilson.
The Red Devils gained a 4-3 baseball win in eight innings over the Flying Eagles on Monday.
“We battled,” said Quesenberry, Oak Hill’s first-year coach.
Wes Stowers had three hits, including the game-winning RBI, to lead Oak Hill. Daniel Pritt added two hits and a RBI for the Red Devils, who improved to 4-6.
Ray Sullivan pitched the eighth inning to get the win after Chris Hysell threw seven solid innings. After spotting Woodrow an early lead, Hysell “bared down and set ‘em down.”
Logan Wriston smacked two doubles and drove in two runs and Hunter Greco had two hits for the Flying Eagles.
Quesenberry said it’s taken some time for Oak Hill to get going.
“We may not necessarily be young on paper, but we’re young in game experience,” he said. “We started off a little shaky, but we’re starting to see them click and turn the corner.
“It takes time.”
One of the strengths of his team, the coach says, is the top of the batting order.
“We’ve got a lot of speed at the top of the lineup. I’d put our 1-2-3 (Austin Nolen, Wes Stowers and Daniel Pritt) up against anybody in the state,” he said.
Oak Hill was slated to play at South Charleston Wednesday.
Oak Hill 4, Woodrow Wilson 3
WW: 100 011 00 — 3 8 2
OH: 001 02 001 — 4 9 2
WW: Brandon Chandler, Hunter Greco (5), Logan Wriston (6) and Dakota Bowyer, OH: Chris Hysell, Ray Sullivan (8) and Josh Lokant. WP — Sullivan. LP — Wriston. Hitting — WW: Logan Wriston 3-4 (2 2B, 2 RBI), Hunter Greco 2-4, OH: Wes Stowers 3-4 (RBI), Daniel Pritt 2-4 (RBI).
Records: Oak Hill (4-6)
In other recent games:
Dylan Keel hit a home run and Joey Lacek went 3-for-4 as Liberty beat Fayetteville Monday.
Dakota Boulet drove in two runs, while Austin Lyons and Meechie Brown added two hits each for Liberty (8-1).
Jake Cogar had two RBIs and Brian Gore went 2-for-3 for Fayetteville (7-6).
F: 000 003 0 — 3 7 1
L: 200 112 x — 6 10 3
F: Jake Holland, Aaron Krise (3) and Krise, Holland (3), L: Jordan Atkins and Trevor Quarles. WP — Atkins. LP — Holland. Hitting — F: Krise 1-2, Holland 1-4 (run), Brian Gore 2-3 (run), Jake Cogar 1-3 (run, 2 rbi), Troy Farrell 1-3, Trey Phares 1-3 (2b), L: Austin Lyons 2-4 (run, rbi), Dakota Boulet 1-4 (run, 2 rbi, 2b), Joey Lacek 3-4 (run), Matthew Bailey 1-4, Meechie Brown 2-3 (2 runs, 2b), Dylan Keel 2-3 (hr, run, 2 rbi).
Records: F: 7-6; L: 8-1.
Druw Bowen went 3-for-3, including his second home run, and had three RBIs as Valley defeated Van Monday.
Raeshawn Breckenridge had a double and a triple and Cody Winter went 2-for-3 for the Greyhounds (9-4). Breckenridge and starter Drew Jones combined for 12 strikeouts and held the Bulldogs to three hits.
Van: 000 010 1 — 2 3 2
Val: 112 012 x — 7 11 2
Van: Justin Lambert and Tyler Workman, Val: Drew Jones, Raeshawn Breckenridge (4) and Cody Winter, John Riddle (4). WP — Jones. LP — Lambert. Hitting — Van: Logan Crouse 1-3, Workman 1-4 (rbi), Brandon Elswick 1-3, Val: Breckenridge 2-2 (2b, 3b, rbi), Winter 2-3 (rbi), Joseph Eckert 1-2, Riddle 1-2 (rbi), Druw Bowen 3-3 (3b, hr, 3 rbi), Mark Hess 1-1, Jones 1-2 (rbi).
Records: Val: 9-4.