Mountain Lions down Mountaineers in five

Published 1:53 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019

One day after falling to the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets 23-3 at home, the Pineville Mountain Lions traveled to Oneida Baptist Institute and notched a 12-2 win on Tuesday.

Everything went Pineville’s way during the game. Walker Landrum pitched a complete game for the Mountain Lions.

In five innings, Landrum threw 67 pitches, 47 of which were strikes. He had zero walks, nine strikeouts and allowed only three hits. Landrum also added two doubles to aid the Pineville offense.

Reed Baker delivered a home run for the Mountain Lions in the fourth inning, the first of his career. Of Pineville’s nine total hits, Baker led the way with three hits in three at-bats.

Pineville scored five runs in the fifth inning to separate from the Mountaineers. Jonathan Simpson, Baker and Cody Goodin all added RBIs in the inning.

Simpson had two RBIs on two hits in two at-bats. Landrum added two hits to aid the Mountain Lion offense.

With the victory, the Mountain Lions improve to 5-10 ahead of their Saturday match-up against Leslie County at home at noon.

With the loss, the Mountaineers fell to 5-11 on the season ahead of their May 2 match-up with North Laurel on the road at 5:30 p.m.