Staff reports

Tazewell scored five runs in the third inning to break open a close game and defeat Beaver 7-1 in an opening round Coppinger Tournament game at Tazewell April 4.

Cade Myers was hit by a pitch to start the inning and later singled to drive home a run as the Bulldogs sent 12 batters to the plate and used hits by Myers, Jonathan Davis and Kagen Kidd coupled with four walks and the hit batsman to break the game open.

The big inning drove Beaver starter Carson Deeb from the mound and gave him the loss. The Bulldogs scored a single run in the first when Myers walked and came around to score on the first of two hits by Brayden Powers.

Beaver plated its only run in the fourth when Drake Mullins singled and scored on a base hit by Deeb. Myers fielded a sharply hit ground ball and started a double play to kill the Bluefield rally.

Kidd hauled in a well hit fly ball and cut down a runner at second to put down a Beaver uprising in the second inning. The Bulldogs bounced back from a 15-0 defeat at the hands of Lebanon to claim the victory over Beaver and up their record to 3-2 for the season.

In the first game at Lou Peery Field Graham scored 11runs in the second inning and defeated Grundy 15-5 in five innings.  Isaiah Justice had a pair of hits and scored three times for the G-Men.

Howie Spencer, Haden Morgan and Colton Wimmer each also had a pair of hits for Graham and drove home a pair of runs each. The G-Men upped their record to 3-4 with Jack Spencer, who split time on the mound with Jon Oster getting the win.

Tazewell and Graham wrap up pool play on Saturday with the G-Men facing James Monroe at one and Tazewell playing Beckley at three.  

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