The Hundred Lady Hornets, ranked number seven by the OVAC, continued to look for their second win this season after dropping a double-hitter to Beallsville April 20, losing 0-8 in the second game and 11-27 in the first contest, both run-rule ended.
In game two, Emily Ebert stayed the course, striking out two Lady Blue Devil hosts and issuing one pass. She also singled and hijacked a base for the Hundred offense. Paige Shriver singled once and stole a base, while Shelly Cork and Andreya Nagy each doubled. Erika Hunter and Dakota Kuhn both singled and Hunter also reached on a walk.
"We played really good defensively in game two," commented Head Softball Coach Brian Bartlett. "We just couldn't score any runs for Emily."
In the first fielding, the Lady Hornets had the game tied 10-10 going into the fifth inning, where they scored one. Beallsville, however, went on a seven-run frenzy to end the game 27-11.
Shriver and Mercedez Goff shared the mound. Shriver struck out two batters and walked seven, while Goff sat down two Lady Blue Devils and walked four matching Beallsville's hurler.
On the offensive side of the ball, Shriver put up a single and two RBIs, while stealing two bases and getting one pass. Goff scored a run, singled twice, and drove home as many while reaching on a walk and stealing a base.
Ebert scored three runs for her team and drove in one. In addition, she singled, stole a base, got a pass, and got on after being hit by a pitch. Nagy smacked a homer and scored two other runs, drove in three, and singled twice. Cork singled, tripled, got a run for herself, and plated one. Haley Hayes got a run and a triple, while Ashley Yoho singled, stole two bases, reached on a walk, and hit two teammates in.
Nothing that "We got down early," Bartlett added, "The girls kept fighting. Except for one inning, we played well."
Hundred 4, Clay-Battelle 12
Ebert was charged with the loss from the mound, as the Lady Hornets fell 4-12 to the Clay-Battelle Lady Cee-Bees April 19 at the Hornet's Nest. She struck out two and walked one, giving up 12 runs on 14 hits. 'We played really well again tonight, except for the fourth inning." said Bartlett. 'We had five errors and gave up seven runs. Take that inning out and it's a 5-4 ballgame."
Neither team scored in the first two innings. But, the Cee-Bees put up four runs in the third and added seven more in the fourth while holding Hundred to two. Hundred added two runs in the fifth, but the Cee-Bees also added a run in the inning to invoke the run-ahead rule.
Goff was 2-3 with two singles, an RBI, three stolens, and scoring a run for herself. Cork, also, was 2-3 with a home run, a triple, two RBIs, and also scoring herself. Nagy had a single and two stolens, while Yoho got on after being hit by a pitch and later came home to score.
Hundred 7, Notre Dame 15
"It was probably our best defensive game of the season," said Bartlett about Hundred's 7-15 loss to Clarksburg Notre Dame April 18 in Irish country.
Hundred scored in every inning except the second. But, that's when they gave up six runs to the Irish after holding them scoreless in the first. The valiant offensive effort was keyed by Goff's single, double, triple, and stolen base. She also drove home four runs and scored herself in the effort.