The Bruins won the Pulaski Invitational tournament @ Calfee Park, by playing five games in two days, winning four and a tieing another. Blacksburg pitchers also threw two no hitters in five games, impressively shutting down opposing batters.
In the first game, BMS tied Bluefield 4-4. The Bruins were up 4-0 and Bluefield rallied with 4 runs in the 4th to tie the game 4-4.
Blacksburg was led by Ethan Goforth, who went 3-3 with three singles. Jake Schirmer added two hits, while Jack Madigan and Jake McCoy each had a hit.
Adam Linkous pitched the the first two innings, striking out three, and not allowing a hit. Grayson Shelton pitched the 3rd and 4th innings, while Thomas Hughes closed with perfect no hit inning in the 5th.
In the second game of the tournament, Blacksburg beat Tazewell 9-1. Three Blacksburg pitchers collectively no hit Tazewell. Jake McCoy was the winning pitcher, pitching the first two innings, allowing no hits and striking out three. Tyler Davis pitched the 3rd and 4th innings, striking out two, surrendering no hits, but gave up a run on two walks and FC. Thomas Hughes closed the 5th inning, striking out one and no allowing a hit. Tazewell scored their only run after a walk, a Bruin error, and then a FC.
Offensively, the Bruins were led by Jake McCoy and Thomas Hughes. Blacksburg drew six walks in the game which provided enough base runners for selective RBI fielder choices.
In the third game, BMS beat the East Mont Mustangs 5-1. Jack Madigan pitched the first two innings, giving up two hits, and striking out one. Ethan Goforth pitched the last three innings, giving up just one hit and striking out three. The only East Mont run was the result of the game lead off walk, who later scored on a FC.
Offensively, BMS was led by Jack Madigan, who had a triple and a single. Thomas Hughes added a double and a single, while Aaron Lucas had two singles. Jacob Nottingham added a hit.
In the fourth game, Blacksburg beat the WVA Coyotes 5-0. Adam LInkous pitched a no hitter, pitching the entire game, earning the win. Linkous allowed just two base runners, both off of walks.
Offensively, BMS was led by Thomas Hughes and Ethan Goforth, who both had two hits, a double and a single. Jake Schirmer, Tyler Davis, Adam Linkous, Jack Madigan, and Grayson Shelton each had a hit.
In the Championship game, Blacksburg beat Pulaski 5-1. Thomas Hughes went the distance, pitching all five innings, scattering five hits.
Offensively, BMS was led by Adam Linkous and Ethan Goforth, who each had a double. Jake McCoy, Jake Schirmer, and Jacob Nottingham each added a hit.
By winning the Pulaski Invitational Tournament, the Bruins improved their record to 19-1-1 on the season.
Tag(s): Blacksburg Middle School