The Magnolia Lady Eagles were error-free in their 10-0 victory against St. Clairsville May 3 at New Martinsville on Senior Night.
Tori Tharp stayed the course, sitting down five batters and walking none.Helping the Lady Blue offense were Marissa Bosley and Dallas Mullett, each with a single, a double and three RBIs; Mallory Chapman, who singled; Tharp, with a single and a double; Emily Blake, two singles and a triple; Jordan Babe, who singled; Mackenzie Dawson, with a single and an RBI; and Meghan Miller, two singles.
It's now on to Weirton May 17 where Magnolia will face the Weir Lady Red Riders in the Region I semifinal.
Veteran umpire Dale Koontz declares Lady Eagle Meghan Miller safe at home during Magnolia’s blanking of Saint Clairsville May 3 at New Martinsville.
In the other semi, the Point Pleasant Lady Big Blacks, with an 18-11 record, take on defending state champion Ritchie County with its 24-5 record.
In Region II, the 22-8 Petersburg Lady Vikings will challenge the Keyser Lady Golden Tornados with a 22-9 record In the other semifinal, Braxton County, with a record of 14-6, will face the Lincoln Lady Cougars with a 20-6.
In Region III, the 19-7 James Monroe Lady Mavericks will take on 9-11 Shady Springs at Shady Springs in one semi. While the other semi is the 9-11 Wyoming East Warriors taking on the 10-12 Liberty Raleigh at Liberty.
The Lady Tide of Sherman will play against Herbert Hoover in Region III
In region four it is the 20-11 Sherman Lady Tide taking on the 21-4 Herbert Hoover Lady Huskies at Herbert Hoover. Meanwhile, in the other semifinal in this region, it will be the 22-5 Wayne Pioneers taking on the 24-5 Chapmanville Lady Tigers, who have won four of the last nine state titles and are sure to be a major player in this year's decision.
Of the 16 teams remaining, nine of them have 20 or more wins on the season. The regional finals are set for May 17.
The two longest streaks out of all 16 are Herbert Hoover, which has won their last 13 games and the Magnolia Lady Eagles, who have won 19 games out of their last 20.