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Warriors coming off banner year

April 18, 2013
By Joey Kittle - Sports Editor ( , The Inter-Mountain

DUNMORE - Pocahontas County was one game away from earning a Class A state tournament berth in 2012.

The Warriors lost to Valley-Fayette in the regional finals in one of the best seasons in school history.

Pocahontas County compiled a mark of 15-11 en route to capturing a sectional title last year under Jim McCoy.

Even with the graduation loss of leading hitter Steven Halterman, who belted 10 homers and drive in 39 runs last season, the Warriors are projected to return several key players.

Leading the list of returnees is junior infielder Wesley Felton.

Felton batted .420 last year with 18 RBIs and 24 runs scored in earning all-state honorable mention honors.

Fellow junior Brandon Hamons also is back after hitting .340 with 16 RBIs and two homers.

Spencer McCoy and sophomore Cody Sharp are other holdovers.

McCoy, a standout in football as well, hit .316 and drove in 13 runs as a junior, while Sharp hit .364 with nine RBIs.

Hammons will anchor the pitching staff after compiling a 6-1 mark last season with a 2.35 ERA and 65 strikeouts.

McCoy and Felton also saw time on the hill. McCoy was 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA in three appearances, while Fulton was 1-0 in five appearances

Pocahontas County will be in a new section this year with Pendleton County.

The Warriors will open the season at Pendleton County on March 22.



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