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Lady Hornets Drop To 1-4 In Young Softball Season

March 28, 2012
Wetzel Chronicle

The Hundred Lady Hornets fell to 1-4 March 26 after an 11-run surge by the homestanding Mapletown Maples ended the game with Hundred on the low end of a 19-11 scoreboard.

Hundred had the Greensboro, Pa., team tied 4-4 in the third frame before the Maples scored four runs in the fourth to set up the fifth and final inning that sealed the deal.

Hundred was plagued with 11 scattered errors, causing Head Coach Brian Bartlett to note, "It's hard to beat anyone when you commit that many errors." Hundred hurlers Emily Ebert and Paige Shriver struck out only two Maple batters in 33 at-bats, although Mapletown sat down only four Hundred batsmen out of 27.

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"I though our pitchers did very well," Bartlett added. "But we must make the routine plays behind them and we did not do that tonight."

Ebert and Haley Hayes combined to score six runs for Hundred and Katie Tennant added three more.

Cheyenne Myers helped her team's effort with two runs and Mercedez Goff added a run of her own. Goff also plated five teammates, as did Myers with three RBIs and Ebert with two. Tennant also brought home a teammate to score.

Hundred, 4

Morgantown Trinity, 3

The Lady Hornets bested Trinity Morgantown 4-3 in a March 23 contest at the Hornets Nest.

Haley Hayes struck out five batters and walked three, while giving up two hits and one run in three innings of work. Emily Ebert came in relief to throw out five Trinity batters, while walking four and giving up four hits.

Offensively, Cheyenne Myers scored a run for the Lady Hornets and swiped two bases, while Mercedez Goff also scored a run and batted in another. She and Hayes also stole one base each. Nikki Cunningham and Andrea Nagy each had an RBI.

"Our girls really played well," said Head Coach Brian Bartlett. "Early on, we didn't put the ball in play very well, but in later innings, we did a great job. I think getting this win will build our confidence and be the beginning of a big winning streak."

Hundred, 4

Paden City, 11

The Paden City Lady 'Cats prevailed 11-7 over the Hundred Lady Hornets March 21 in a six-inning, mercy-rule-shorted game at Paden City.

The Lady 'Cats led 5-3 at the end of four, failed to produce any runs in the fifth, but generated six more runs in the sixth inning to claim victory.

Paden City hurler Kelsey Loy sat down five Hundred batters in four and one-third innings, while giving up three runs and five passes.

Mallory Estel allowed four runs in 13 at-bats and issued four walks. Hundred's Emily Ebert struck out seven Lady 'Cats and walked 15 in her complete game.

Loy scored two runs on a double and a walk for Paden City, while Kayla Hizer and Graeson Baker also score two runs each. Dominique Craft added a run for the home team.

For Hundred, Mercedez Goff led the way with five RBIs on a double and a triple, while Ashley Yoho and Andrea Nagy scored two runs each.

Ebert scored a run and plated a run on two singles and a walk.

Hundred is scheduled for a re-match with Paden City today at 5:30 p.m. in the Hornet's Nest.



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