Ashton, W. Va. — New Tolsia baseball coach LeeAnn Blankenship picked up her first career win on Saturday 14-9 over Hannan.
2022 Tolsia Rebels
L to R Front Bray Mollette, Gage Dawson, Cameron Perkins, Jeremy Vanhoose, Lacy Spears, Matthew Kelley, Randy Pack
L to R Back Julian Vance, Brady Kirk, JoJo Vanhoose, Dustin Crum, Ben Clayton, Brian Ekers, Jacob Perry
Not pictured Luke Williamson, Brady Vance
David Dingess picked up the win on the road against the Wildcats with five and 2/3 innings of work, only gave up three earned runs, six hits and struck out eight. Jeremy Vanhoose, Luke Williamson and Bray Mollette got the last seven outs to preserve the victory.
Mollette led the way offensively with three hits including a double, drove in four runs and scored three times, Cameron Perkins picked up three singles and scored a run, Williamson doubled twice, drove in one and scored four times, Julian Vance had two hits including a double, drove in row and scored once, Ben Clayton had two hits, one RBI and scored twice, Brian Ekers had two hits and two RBIs, Dingess had two hits, one RBI and scored once, Brady Vance had one RBI and scored a run, Jacob Perry scored a run.
2022 Baseball Seniors
#12 Jo Jo Vanhoose and #14 Lacy Spears
2022 Baseball Juniors
#24 Jacob Perry, #3 Ben Clayton, #15 Dustin Crum, #11 Brian Ekers
Not pictured David Dingess
2022 Baseball Sophomores
#2 Julian Vance and #19 Matthew Kelley
2022 Baseball Freshman
#17 Bray Mollette, #6 Gage Dawson, #20 Cameron Perkins, #5 Jeremy VanHoose, #7 Randy Pack
Not pictured Brady Vance and Luke Williamson
Elliott Co. 4 Tolsia 2 ( Friday )
The Rebels lost a rough one on Friday in Sandy Hook to the Lions ( 5-4 ).
Cameron Perkins suffered the loss on the mound, he went four innings and allowed two earned runs, three hits and struck out two.
Julian Vance hit a solo homer, David Dingess singled and drove in a run, Ben Clayton singled and scored a run, Bray Mollette and Luke Williamson double, Brian Ekers singled.
The Rebels will return to action on Saturday with a tournament at Westside.
Freshman Luke Williamson homered against Ironton St. Joseph last Thursday night.
Tolsia Head Coach LeeAnn Blankenship
“… Our schedule was brutal to start out but that will help us down the road. We are starting to put the ball in play and have cut down on our errors in the field as well. It has been an experience so faR because we have a ton of new players this season and we are trying to simplify things for them.”
“ …We have had some trouble throwing strikes but have been putting in extra work and doing a lot of individual work as well. We have stretched practices out a little longer and doing a lot teaching and going back to the basics. I can see improvement each day from the players. We are trying to make it fun and let the boys enjoy the game of baseball.”
Tolsia Senior JoJo Vanhoose
“… Really happy with the young guys on the team, we are off to a slow start but I’m trying to be a senior leader and a positive influence on everyone. The younger guys have stepped i to roles that they are not used to and I think we are improving game to game. We have played a tough schedule so far with the likes of Spring Valley, Man, Lincoln Co. and Ironton St. Joseph as well.”
“… We are starting to put the ball in play and when you do that good things will happen, Freshman Luke Williamson and Bray Mollette are coming along and Sophomore Julian Vance and Junior Ben Clayton are rounding into form. I look for us to keep being competitive game in and game out all year long.”