Doherty and Pirates Strong Arm Clarksville 9-4

In what has been a surprising Pirate season thus far, Charlestown traveled to Clarksville Thursday night in search of some new momentum against a familiar conference foe.  Pirate Sophomore Jacob Doherty (1-0) got the start on the mound Thursday; and then made good use of the opportunity by booking his first varsity win in as many attempts.  Charlestown (7-9 & 2-2 MSC) scored nine runs on nine hits while committing two errors; Clarksville (1-12 & 1-4 MSC) scored four runs, all in the third, on eight hits.  Senior Tanner Wesp made good use of his time at the plate, finishing 2-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI’s.  Senior Dewey Cardwell went 2-3 at the plate, scoring twice after a double and three RBI’s; while Junior Brandon Love finished 2-2 with an RBI.  “Good conference win on the road tonight.  A few young guys have really done a nice job taking advantage of their opportunities lately as we continue searching for an identity and consistency”, commented Pirate Head Coach Ricky Romans.  The Pirates host Floyd Central Friday evening at 6:00 pm at the CHS Baseball complex.