Lady ‘Cats Split With Cougars
Paden City 10, Frontier 6
The Lady Wildcats’ Kelsey Loy jacked a two-run homer over the centerfield fence, and Taylor Cosper went the distance, striking out seven and walking three, to lead Paden City to a 10-6 game two victory over Frontier Local April 6 at Paden City.
The Cougars scored three runs to open the final game, scoring three times on four singles. However, the Lady ‘Cats clawed their way back, scoring four times in the home-half of the first. Cosper started the rally with a lead-off single, then stole second and waltzed home on a double by Hannah Stanley. Stanley stole third, while Kayla Hizer walked and stole second, causing the Cougars to call time.
After the brief break, Myah Charkawi flew out, but scored Stanley at third. Loy cleared the bases with a long home run to give the hosts a 4-3 advantage.
Cosper settled in and pitched a gem, striking out seven the rest of the way, yielding only a pair of singles to Frontier’s leadoff batter, Heather Ogaz.
The Wildcats scored twice in the second frame. After a groundout, Cosper singled and stole two bases and came home on a wild pitch. Hizer walked, stole two bases, and scored on a Charkawi single.
Paden City went quietly in the third inning. However, Graeson Baker would walk, steal second, and move to third on an Amber Neff single to end the inning.
The home team scored once in the fourth. After a ground out, Hizer walked, stole two bases, and scampered home on a fielder’s choice. Paden City capped off the win, scoring three times in the sixth.
Hizer found her way to first base for the fourth straight time, and then stole second for her seventh theft of the night. She scored for the fourth time when Charkawi doubled. Charkawi stole third and came home on a Loy grounder, while Baker walked and later scored on a Tori Anderson single.
Frontier 6, Paden City 1
In the opener, the Lady Wildcats out-hit the Lady Cougars 8-6, but lost 6-1. Loy threw the heat, striking out 11 and walking four. But, she committed three errors that proved to be the difference in the loss.
At the plate for the Wildcats, Cosper, Charkawi, Loy, Anderson, and Neff all had singles, while Baker smacked a double.
Paden City 14, Valley 3
Paden City scored six runs in the first and seven runs in the third to beat county rival Valley 14-3 in a mercy-rule shortened game at Paden City Park April 4.
Loy got the win for the Lady ‘Cats, striking out four and walking five, while giving up one hit. Bre Harris took the loss from the mound. She didn’t strike out any, but walked five.
Charkawi doubled twice and knocked in three runs to pace Paden City’s 10-hit attack, while Hizer scored three times. Baker added a double and a single, while Neff followed with a pair of singles. Stanley, Anderson, and Nikki Little each singled, with Little’s hit brining home a run.
After the Wildcats loaded the bases on three straight walks, the Lumberjill’s Alyssa Sharpe drove one to the fence for a three RBI triple.
River 12, Paden City 2
The River Pilots sent eight batters to the plate in the opening frame and 10 more in the fifth inning, scoring nine runs on five hits to beat Paden City 12-2 in a mercy-rule shortened game April 3.
The Pilots’ Gabby Goudy got the win from the mound. She limited the ‘Cats to three hits, struck out eight, and didn’t walk any batters. Loy took the loss from the mound, striking out three and walking three.
At the plate for Paden City was Charkawi with a double, Baker and Anderson both with singles. Goudy helped herself from the dish with a single and a double, while Haylee Bowers drilled a single and blasted an RBI triple.
In addition, Rosie Romick drove in three runs on a pair of singles, while Mackenzie Marshall pounded out a pair of singles. Monica Curtis added a single, while Emile Weaver scored twice and Mikayla Cieszeski once.
Paden City 1, St. Marys 10
The Blue Devils scored five runs in the bottom half of the fifth and Blue Devil pitching did the rest in a no-hit 10-1 mercy-rule shortened game April 1 in St. Marys.
The Wildcats scored their lone run in the fourth frame. Cosper reached on an error, stole second, and moved to third on a fielder’s choice. She then scored on a wild pitch.
Loy took the loss from the mound. She struck out six and walked three.
Cameron 9, Paden City 1
The home-standing Lady Dragons no-hit the Paden City Wildcats in a 9-1 mercy-rule shortened game April 8, with Graeson Baker scoring the ‘Cats’ lone unearned run.
Kelsey Loy took the loss from the circle, striking out three and walking one.