Trenton Sayers pitched six innings of one-hit ball to lead the William Byrd baseball team to a 2-1 win over the host Titans in a Saturday afternoon game at Hidden Valley last weekend.
Sayers allowed a bloop single in the first inning before shutting down the Titans. Hidden Valley scored a third inning unearned run on a walk and an error to keep the game close.
Byrd jumped on top first. Ross Divers opened the game with double and Byrd loaded the bases with no outs. Divers then scored on a doubleplay as the Titans avoided a big inning by the Terriers.
Divers was in the middle of the action again as Byrd took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third. Ross singled and stole second, then scored on a single by Hunter Sipe. That was all the scoring Byrd could muster, but it was enough with Sayers’ performance on the mound. Sipe pitched the bottom of the seventh for a save, fanning two. He gave up a walk and a hit but got a strikeout for the final out with two runners on base.
Divers and Sipe both finished with two hits as Byrd improved to 4-1 on the season. Byrd’s only loss was a 3-2 defeat to Franklin County in 11 innings on March 25.
The Terriers are back in action Friday with their annual jayvee-varsity doubleheader at Staunton River. The varsity is scheduled to start around 7 pm.
Next Tuesday, April 12, Lord Botetourt is here for a 5:30 pm start.