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I MliiLml]BOiPql]l latl ' _ ,iLqlglgtl,ldKJalalmimlLll IJJi lULli Suigliaalittiiml . , Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, April 9, 2009 ........... , ..... ] Sports, Features Deacons edge Devils in 15' by Allen Gregory It took 15 innings for the outcome of the Deacons-Devils first baseball game of the '09 season to be decided. The game was played at Castlewood on Tuesday, March 31 with St. Paul getting the victory by a score of 5'3. The four hour plus contest began at about 6:04 and ended near 10:20. The game had almost every- thing except a home run. The game had walks, strike outs, good base running, bad base nmning, great fielding plays, errors and timely hitting. The Deacons' Dillon Cridlin opened the top of the first with a single up the middle. He then stole second and went to third when the Castlewood catcher threw wild at second trying to get Cridlin. One out later Cridlin beat a throw to the plate from the Devil shortstop who fielded Tyler Phillips' ground ball. Phillips was safe at first on the play. Phillips was out trying to steal second when Jon Byerley made a great throw to Justin Smith covering second. The Blue Devils missed a chance to score in the bottom of the inning with a little bit of bad base running. Smith led off the inning with a triple to right. Then Collins drew a walk. Devin Puckett then grounded hard to Dallas Hileman at third. Hileman caught Smith off third and tagged him out. Then Hileman threw to second and forced Collins at second. Collins did not try to reach second on the play. Casey Phillips grounded out to end the inning. Castlewood tied the game at one in the bottom of the second. Corey Davis was safe on an error but was doubled off first when Zach Bush lined out to Hileman at third. Ethan Taylor then walked and scored from first when Gage McCoy's single got by the Deacon rightfielder. McCoy went to third on the play. McCoy was out trying to score after a Phillips wild pitch when Corey Ellis, the Deacon catcher, made a quick recovery of the wild pitch and threw to Tyler Phillips covering home for the third out. The Blue Devils took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Puckett led off with a single. Puckett took second on a ground out by Casey Phillips. Puckett hustled to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Zach Bush, Entering the top of the seventh the Deacons had had just one base runner since the first inning and that was a walk to Tyler Phillips in the top of the fourth. Otherwise the Deacons had gone out in order. Hileman led off the seventh by getting hit with a pitch. Hileman moved to third on successive ground outs by Justin Trent and Matt Dupuie. A Chad Blevins single got Hileman home with the trying run. Wes Culbertson, running for Blevins, was caught trying to steal second. The game remained tied through the eighth and ninth innings then both teams scored a run in the tenth. In the top of the tenth Culbertson was safe on an error and stole second and moved to third on a ground out. Bryce Lawson's single got Culbertson home with the go ahead run. Cridlin then followed with a single and Ellis was given an intentional walk to load the bases. With the bases loaded Tyler Phillips came to the plate with one out and one run in. Phillips drove a fly to Puckett in right who took one step and threw a strike to the plate to Byerley who tagged Lawson for the third out to end the inning. Castlewood tied the game in the bottom of the frame. Smith got his third hit of the game, a single to right. Smith moved to second on a passed ball. Smith remained at second while Collins struck out and Puckett flew out to center. Casey Phillips then lined a two ball, one strike pitch to right scoring Smith with the tying run. Each team changed pitchers in the eleventh. Puckett came in to pitch for the Devils while Hileman took the hill for St. Paul. Over the final five innings the Blue Devils had runners on base in: every inning but the thirteenth but could not get a score. The Deacons had only one runner reach base from the eleventh until the fifteenth when they scored twice. Ellis singled in the fourteenth. Cridlin led off the fifteenth and was safe on an error. Ellis walked and both Ellis and Cridlin moved up a base on a wild pitch Phillips was given an intentional walk to load the bases. With the infield drawn in and the bases loaded and none out, Hileman grounded the ball to Smith who threw out Cridlin at home. Justin Trent's slow roller to short got Ellis home for a 4-3 Deacon lead. Dupuie then singled scoring Phillips and St. Paul had a 5-3 lead. Puckett GOBBLER...Caleb Woods killed this gobbler on April 4 at 15 yards with a Rem. 870 20 ga. using a DSD hen decoy and Woodhaven Calls. It was 22 pounds, had a 10 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. He was hunting in Russell County with his dad. ll I l I I l I I I I I I IIl Temple Hill l [[. Memorial Park [ 55009 l 1 Property Owner [ Appreciation Month i up to 20% off on all II ill. spaces .memorials I I : new opening I" mausoleum & closing feesl I I- vaults benches I I , travel care I i I i i i I 1 iii i i i  i i i i i ilii ii i fanned the next two Deacon batters to send the game to the bottom of the fifteenth. The Devils did not go quietly. Taylor and Byerley were safe on errors around a strike out by McCoy. Smith was also out on strikes but Collins was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two out. Puckett then hit a liner toward Center. Cridlin made the quick steps to his left and reached up and caught the Puckett liner for the game's final out. Both Casey and Tyler Phillips pitched well enough to get the win but did not. Over the 10 innings Casey Phillips worked he allowed three runs, fanned thirteen, walked four and hit a batter and gave up five singles. His teammates made three errors. Over the ten innings Tyler Phillips worked he gave up three runs, seven hits, walked two, hit a batter and struck out six. Hileman got the win while Puckett took the tough loss. Smith had three hits for Castlewood while Cridlin had three hits for St. Paul. Deacons defi00'at Devils in epic, battle by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Blue Devils and the St. Paul Deacons fought out an epic battle on Tuesday, March 31 at Castlewood High School. The game took 15 innings and 5 hours before St. Paul finally pushed enough runs across for the 5-3 victory. As the score reads, this game was 'all about the pitching as the two teams pitchers combined for 27 strikeouts. St. Paul got off to the quick start as Dillon Cridlin singled, stole second and scored when Tyler Phillips grounded into the fielder's choice for the 1-0 lead. Castlewood tied the game back up in the bottom of the second when Ethan Taylor walked and scored on a triple by Gage McCoy to make it 1-1. In the bottom of the fourth, Castle- wood took the lead when Devin Puckett singled and later scored on a single by Zach Bush. The Devils would hold that lead till Lady Devils Titans 9-3 by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Lady Devils hosted the Lady Titans of Twin Springs on Thursday, April 4. The Lady Devils jump- ed out early and held on for the 9-3 victory. After two scoreless innings the Lady Devils would break through in the bottom of the third inning. Daniel Jessee led off the, inning with a double. Allie Ring then reached on an error and ended up on third scoring Jessee on the play. Shaina Hall followed with a single to score Ring. Kayla Gordon followed with a walk. Gordon then stole second to put runners on 2 nd and 3 rd. Hall then got picked off third to make the first out. With two outs Lorren Evans reached on an error scoring Gordon for the 3-0 lead. After a scoreless top half of the fourth, the Lady Devils added some more runs in the bottom of the fourth. With one out Kelsey Addington singled. Daniel Jessee followed with a single while Addington advan- ceed to third. Jessee then stole second to put runners on 2 nd and 3 rd. Allie Ring then singled scoring both runners. She then advanced all the way around Lady Devils Deacons by a score of 12-0 top Lady by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Lady Devils hosted the St. Paul Deacons on Tuesday, March 31 in both teams Cumberland District opener. The Lady Devils pounded out 13 hits on their way to winning 12-0. After a scoreless f'ust inning the Lady Devils jumped out on top in the bottom of the second inning. Shaina Hall led off the inning, with a triple. Morgan Trent followed with a single scoring Hall for the 1-0 lead. With two outs Lorren Evans reached on an error. Leigha Statzer" followed with a walk. Kaitlin Wohlford then tripled scoring both Evans and Statzer for a 3,0 lead. Kelsey Addington then singled scoring Wohlford to give Castlewood a 4-0 lead. Castlewood extended their lead in the bottom of the third inning. Allie Ring reached base and was forced out when Shaina Hall reached on a fielder's choice. Morgan Trent then doubled scoring Hall. With two outs Lorren Evans singled scoring Trent. She then scored when Leigha Statzer dropped down a bunt. Statzer then scored when Kaitlin Wohlford reached on an error. The Lady Devils added one more run in the fourth and three more runs in the fifth for the 12-0 victory. Freshman Taylor Banner got the win in the circle not allowing a run while allowing only one hit and striking 6ut ten while improving her record to 2-0 and the team record to 4-0. Morgan Trent led Castlewood going 3 for 3 driving in three runs. Shaina Hall played well also for Castlewood going 3 for 4 and scoring three runs. Taylor Stanley had the only hit for St. Paul. PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CAUCUS AND CONVENTION SECOND HOUSE OF DELEGATES DISTRICT WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Second House of Delegates Democratic Committee to issue the Call to Caucus and Convention for the purpose of nominating the Democratic Party candidate for the Virginia General Assembly to be elected in the General Election on the 3rd day of November, 2009. NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Second House of Delegates District Democratic Committee hereby issues the Call to Caucus and Convention on the 16th of May, 2009 at Castlewood High School for the sole purpose of nominating a candidate for the Virginia General Assembly from the Second House of Delegates District. Each county/city comprising the Second House of Delegates District will caucus independently to elect their allocated number of delegates and alternates. Persons wishing to be delegates or alternates must pre-file with the Chair of the County/City in which he/she resides. All pre-filing forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., May 5, 2009. All candidates for the 2009 Democratic Party for the Second House of Delegates District seat shall file a Declaration of Candidacy and a candidate filing fee of $500.00 no later than 5:00 p.m., April 17, 2009 with the Chair of the Second House District, Steve Banner, residence located on Mew Road, Rt. 65, PO Box 100, Castlewood, VA 24224, telephone (276) 762-7371. Only those candidates properly pre-filed may have their name placed in nomination before the Convention. Paid for and authorized by Second House of Delegates Democratic Committee Steve Banner, Chairman the top of the seventh inning. Dallas Hileman led off the inning getting hit by the pitch. With two outs Chad Blevins singled scoring Hileman to tie the game at two. The game remained tied at two till the top of the tenth. Andrew Powers led off the inning reaching on an error. He was then sacrified to second by David Kiser. He later scored when Dillon Cridlin reached on an error to give St. Paul the 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the tenth inning. In the bottom of the inning Justin Smith led off with a single and then stole second. After two outs were made, Casey Phillips singled scoring Smith to tie the game once again at three. This was the last inning that the two starting pitchers could throw. St. Paul pushed across two unearn- ed runs in the top of the 15 th inning for the win. Castlewood loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning but was unable to defeat Lady and scored on three wild pitches to give Castlewood the 6-0 lead. The Lady Titans were able to . push one run across in the top of the fifth inning to make the score 6-1. The Lady Devils answered back however plating three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. With two outs Kelsey Addington ripped a double plating two runs and then scored herself on a double by Daniel Jessee. The Lady Titans inched closer in the top of the sixth plating two runs. Tamara Campbell and Taneisha Wallen each scored for the Lady Titans in the inning reaching on a double and single respect- ively. Neither team pushed a run across after that for the final tally of 9-3. Kelsey Addington and Allie Ring led Castlewood both scoring twice and both driving in two runs. Daniel Jessee was 3 for 4 on the day with two runs scored and a run driven in. Taylor Banner pitched well for the Lady Devils once again allowing only three runs on four hits and striking out five. She is now 3-0 and the team is 5-0. Tamara Campbell led Twin Springs with two hits and one run driven in. push a run across and suffered the 5-3 loss in the Cumberland District opener for both teams. Casey Phillips pitched well for the Devils going ten innings allowing only four hits while striking out 11. Devin Puckett pitched really well also going five innings! allowing only two hits and striking out nine. The Devils' hurlers combined only allowed six hits, walked six which three of those was intentional and struck out 20 in the fifteen innings and of the five runs they allowed only one run was earned. St. Paul's pitchers also threw well striking out 17 in the win. Justin Smith led Castlewood with three hits. Gage McCo3), Zach Bush and Casey Phillips each had one rbi for Castlewood. The Devil offense in this game stranded 17 runners on base and left the bases loaded twice. Dillon Cridlin led St. Paul reaching base 5 of the 7 times he batted. Firefighter Sound Off On May 3 at 1:00 p.m. the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Depart- ment will hold its first Firefighter Sound Off at the Cleveland Ball- park. ' International \\; Firefighters' Day is a day to remember those firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty and to honor the personal 'sacrifices and commitment that oar firefighters make. . each .and every day. And it Is qmte evident that these great men and women ar more than happy to share their valuable time and experience s with the public during International Fire- fighters' Day. On the first Sunday in May at noon local time, let us sound off our fire sirens for 30 seconds followed by aminute's silence in memory of, and respect for, all firefighters wo have been lost in the line of':duty or passed on before us.  We hope that everyone will come out and join us for this special day. We would l!ke to invite all fire departmerl B to come and show their pri&e for their fellow firefighters. There will be fire trucks, food, prizes, games and more. Everyon e is welcome. For more information you can contact Linda Coucl at (276) 889-2660 or Kayla Campbell at (276) 889-2476. ', MECC offers electrician,',,,, plumbing and contractor courses Mountain Empire Corn- Tradesman Electrician Con- munity College is offering a Basic Contractor Licensing Course on April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students must pre-register for the course by April 16. Cost is $199, and includes instruction and manuals. MECC will offer a Tradesman Plumbing Continuing Educa- tion course on April 21 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Cost is $125.00. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. MECC will offer a tinuing Education Course on April 28 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Cost is $125.00. Registration deadline is Friday, April 24. The plumbing and electrician courses meet the requirements of the VA Board of Contractors for continuing education hours specific to a trade as part of the licensing process. For more information, contact Mitzi Williams at (276) 523-7477 or email mmwilliams@me.vccs.edu. 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