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The Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights made their way to the championship game of the sectional before falling to Williamstown to end their season on Saturday, May 11.

Silver Knights Fall to St Marys

The Silver Knights opened the double elimination sectional falling to St Marys by the score of 5-2 on Tuesday, May 7. All of the scoring came in the fifth inning when St Marys would push across five runs to take a 5-0 lead. The Knights would answer in the bottom of the fifth scoring two runs to pull within three but could get no closer. Owen Westbrook and Gabe Jackson led the way for the Knights with two hits apiece. Zade Billings, Reese Davis and Ethan Clark each added a single. Ethan Clark was strong on the mound striking out 10 Blue Devils in five innings before surrendering five runs in the top of the fifth. Reese Davis pitched the final two innings with Clark taking the loss.

TCHS Defeats Ritchie County

After falling to St Marys the night before the Silver Knights were in a win or go home game two when they played host to the Ritchie County Rebels on Wednesday, May 8. Against Ritchie the Silver Knights offense was clicking as they had nine hits scoring seven runs to take the win 7-0. The Knights would take a 2-0 lead after the first and added one in the second, two in the third and two in the sixth. Ty Ferrell had two hits and two RBI’s for the Knights. Zade Billings would add on hit, scoring two runs and one RBI. Reese Davis and Owen Westbrook each had one hit followed by Brennon Miller, Gabe Jackson, Colby Nichols and Jayce Miller all with one hit each. Brennon Miller and Gabe Jackson had the other two RBI’s. On the mound, Reese Davis, Brennon Miller and Ty Ferrell would combine to strike out seven Rebels and held Ritchie scoreless through seven innings with Davis picking up the win.

Reese Davis Sets Strikeout Record for TCHS

By defeating Ritchie County the Silver Knights would again face off with the St Marys Blue Devils on Friday, May 9 on the turf in Kidwell for the second time in three days in an elimination game. After falling to St Marys on Tuesday the Knights would get revenge defeating the Blue Devils 4-0. Junior Reese Davis was stellar on the mound throwing the shut out striking out 12 Devils and walking four to pick up the win. His 12 strikeout performance would surpass Ty Walton’s school record of 117 strikeouts giving Reese 120 for the year and a new school record. Tyler would score all four runs in the first two innings and it was all they needed to give Davis the support he needed. Zade Billings and Ty Ferrell led the eight hit attack with two hits each. Davis would help his cause with one hit and two RBI’s. Brennon Miller, Gabe Jackson and Colby Nichols each added one hit apiece. The win set up a championship battle with Williamstown on Saturday, May 11 on the road in Williamstown.

Silver Knights Season Comes to a Close in Williamstown.

The battle everyone was waiting for took place on Saturday, May 11 with the Yellow Jackets. The Silver Knights faced a tough challenge needing to beat the Jackets twice to move on the Regional action. The short turnaround was too much for the Knights as they fell by the score of 10-0. Williamstown jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings and added two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth to move on to Regional play. The Knights offense was cold, only managing one hit against Yellow Jacket pitching with Owen Westbrook picking up the hit for the Knights. The Silver Knights used three pitchers, Ethan Clark, Brennon Miller and Ty Ferrell but could not slow down the Jacket offense. The loss ended the hopes for Tyler Consolidated to return to the State Championship game in Charleston as they did in 2023. The Silver Knights finished the 2024 campaign with an 18-12 record.

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