It was a tough and busy week for Westside baseball last week.
The Renegades dropped a 12-2 decision to Nicholas County in five innings at Clear Fork last Wednesday.
WHS coach Zac Cox says it will take time to rebuild the program.
“One thing I think about is that it’s going to take a few years,” Cox commented.
The Grizzlies already had a 4-2 lead when Mitchell Sergeon hit a ball hard to center in the third innng. The ball rolled to center, clearing the bases and allowing Sergeon to come around to score himself. That made it 8-2.
Nicholas added four more runs in the fourth.
Jared Gregory was the winning pitcher.
Breyden Morgan took the loss.
Morgan was 1-2 at the plate.
Dwight Justus, Will Cook, Andrew Rollins and Levi Patterson also had hits for WHS.
Cox says he plans to work with area Little League coaches to help young players acquire the skills they will need when they reach the high school level.
Westside suffered a loss to Van last Thursday and was swept in a doublheader at Summers County on Friday.
Liberty nipped the Renegades, 7-6, at Clear Fork on Saturday.
Morgan and Bradie Vance each had two hits for WHS in that game. Curtis Gunnoie, Andrew Rollins, Dakota Dixon and Tyler Cameron had hits also. Patterson had an RBI.
Tyler Mullins and Adam Banks had three hits each to lead Liberty.
Dylan Basham was the winner for the Raiders, and Gunnoe took the loss.
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.