Month: March 2018

Pioneers get big win against Warriors

Chilhowie…Playing on a sunny, warm afternoon, the Fort Chiswell Pioneer baseball team broke out their bats and defeated the Chilhowie Warriors 20-5 in six innings.

The Pioneers got six RBIs from Cy Underwood as he singled in two in the top of the third, and hit a three-run home run in the top of the fifth. He also walked that scored a run in the sixth. Senior Chance Davis pitched 4.2 innings as he struck out six and helped himself with the bat as he had four hits, scored three runs and knocked in two. He scattered five hits and picked up his second win of the young season. Cody Burkes had three RBIs, as did Sean Morgan.

Chilhowie jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second. Starting pitcher, Greg Sanchez, doubled in two runs and Joe Blevins then doubled Sanchez in.

That bottom of the second seemed to fire the Pioneers up on this warm afternoon game as they scored seven runs in the top of the third and seven more in the top of the fifth. The Pioneers (3-0) got 14 base hits and drew 12 walks from three Warrior pitchers.

Fort Chiswell head coach Derrick Jackson said, “Chance (Davis) had that bad second inning, but he settled down and I like how we answered those three runs. We got some hitting today. Cy Underwood had a big day as did Burkes and Morgan.”

The Pioneers improved to 3-0 and will now play at Radford Monday, April 2. First pitch is slated for 5:00 pm weather permitting.


Fort Chiswell 0 0 7 0 7 6 – 20


Chilhowie 0 3 0 0 2 0 – 5




Fort Chiswell 20 14 3 12

Chilhowie 5 7 3 9


Fort Chiswell – WP – Davis (2-0)

Chilhowie – LP – Sanchez

Results for Thurs. March 29


Fort Chiswell 20 Chilhowie 5

Auburn 14 Craig Co. 3

Holston 9 Eastern Montgomery 0

Salem 4 Christiansburg 0

Graham 12 Giles 6

Lord Botetourt 9 James River 3

John Battle 13 Lebanon 0

Northside 11 Floyd Co. 1

Alleghany 5 Covington 1

Grayson Co. 3 Carroll Co. 2

Glenvar 2 Galax 0



Wm. Byrd 8 Pulaski Co. 2 -1st Game

Wm. Byrd 12 Pulaski Co. 0 – 2nd Game

Auburn 5 Galax 1

Alleghany 4 Covington 3

Carroll Co. 15 Grayson Co. 6

Fort Chiswell Pioneers defeat Grayson Co.

Independence…Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Fort Chiswell Pioneers traveled to Grayson Co. and defeated the Blue Devils 8-4.

The Pioneers got a five inning pitching performance from senior hurler Cody Burkes with three runs and three hits. The runs were unearned as the Pioneers committed three errors.

Senior Chance Davis had three hits. Junior Cy Underwood and sophomore Leighton Dunford both contributed with two hits apiece. Underwood also knocked in two runs.

Grayson Co. was held in check until the bottom of the fifth inning before they got anything going against Burkes and the Pioneers. Shawn Campbell had two hits and also had two RBIs in the losing effort.

“We had a fine pitching performance from Cody (Burkes) today,” said Fort Chiswell head coach Derrick Jackson. He then added, “We made some errors that I wasn’t to happy about, but with the way the weather has been, it’s hard to get into any routine. We had some rust and it showed.”

Fort Chiswell jumped out early as they crossed the plate three times in the first inning. They then scored three more in the top of the second and scored a single run in the top of the fourth to go up 7-0 after four full innings.

Grayson Co. would cut their seven run deficit to four as they scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. It proved to be too little too late against their Mountain Empire District foes.

With the win the Pioneers improved to 2-0 on the early season and are scheduled to travel to Chilhowie today. The game is supposedly to get started at 3:00 pm, weather permitting.



Fort Chiswell 8 11 3 8

Grayson Co. 4 5 6 4

Results for Tue. March 27


Chilhowie 15 Marion 2

Fort Chiswell @ Grayson Co. – PPD.

Pulaski Co. @ Christiansburg – PPD.

James River vs Lord Botetourt – PPD.

Northwood vs Honaker -PPD.

Bath Co. vs Grace Christian – PPD.


Fort Chiswell @ Grayson Co. -PPD.

POWER BACK… Hope it stays on

Results for Mon.March 26


Pulaski Co. vs Carroll Co. – PPD.

Galax Vs Radford -PPD.

Glenvar 3 Northside 1

Cave Spring 11 Wm. Byrd 0

Salem 11 Wm. Fleming 2

Lost Power had to do this on my iPhone. Spring is beating everybody !!!!! Hopefully, power will be back by Thursday.

Results for Fri. March 23


Covington vs Alleghany -PPD.

Grayson Co. 5 Carroll Co. 3

Galax 10 Glenvar 5

Geo. Wythe 7 Chilhowie 3 – Yo-Na Inv. -@ Bastian

Chilhowie 7 Narrows 6 – Yo-Na Inv. – @ Bastian

Northside 7 Cave Spring 3

Tazewell 2 Honaker 1

Auburn 15 Eastern Montgomery 3

Lord Botetourt 10 Patrick Henry 2

Christiansburg @ Radford – PPD.

Hidden Valley vs Wm. Byrd – rescheduled – will play 10 am – Sat. ( Mar. 24)

Lord Botetourt vs Salem – PPD. Sat. Mar. 24


Carroll Co 10 Pulaski Co. 0 – 6 inns.

Chilhowie 13 Fort Chiswell 5

Wm. Fleming vs Radford -PPD.