The season for the Wood County Legion baseball team continued on Tuesday evening with a 7-3 victory over Harrison County at Parkerburg City Park’s Bennett Stump Field.
The win improved the squad of manager Mike Goodwin to 13-13. The team was set to close the season Thursday against Fairmont in Parkersburg.
Current Fairmont State player and former Ripley Viking Tyler Haskins, recent Ripley High graduate Broedy Boyce and Tyler Haskins, a junior-to-be at Ripley High, are members of the squad.
In a the showdown with Harrison County, Brett Haskins reached on a sacrifice and later scored in what was a six-run fourth inning for Wood County.
Over the weekend, Wood County dropped a 15-9 loss to Charleston Saturday at City Park and then fell on the road Sunday at Morgantown, 4-3.
In the Morgantown game, Tyler Haskins banged out two hits, including a double and drove home a run. Brett Haskins also drove home a run.
Tyler Haskins had his first season of college baseball erased due to COVID-19.
Boyce, who was named Ripley High School’s Athlete of the Year following an outstanding season in soccer, had his final year of a great baseball career wiped out as well. Boyce plans to play college baseball, and possibly soccer, at WVU-Tech in Beckley.
Brett Haskins, who started as a freshman for Shane Casto's Viking program, missed out on his second season of varsity baseball because of the pandemic.
Haskins is coming off a sensational wrestling season in which he finished second at the State Tournament in the Class AAA 120-pound division.