Lady Hornets Fall In Sectionals
Hundred 14, Trinity 6
The Hundred Hornets used 17 walks, 17 stolen bases, four hit batsmen and six-hits to beat Morgantown Trinity 14-6 in a mercy-rule shortened game April 29 at Clay-Battelle in the Section II opener.
Paige Shriver and Emily Ebert combined to score six runs, 12 stolen bases were on base nine times to lead the Lady Hornets. Shriver knocked in one run with a single, while Ebert drilled a pair of RBI singles.
Erika Hunter doubled in two runs and was hit by a pitch three times, scoring twice, while Andrea Nagy and Allie Hayes each added singles.
Ebert got the win from the mound. She struck out three and walked four.
Clay-Battelle 13, Hundred 1
Clay-Battelle scored 13 runs in the first three innings and held Hundred to a pair of hits to claim a 13-1 victory in the second game of the sectionals April 29 in Blacksville.
Shriver drilled a pair of doubles for the only two Hornet hits, while plating one. Ebert was the pitcher of record for Hundred. She struck out four.
Trinity 7, Hundred 6
Trinity scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to knock Hundred out of the sectionals by the score of 7-6 April 30 in Blacksville.
The Lady Warriors scored two runs in the first, but the Hornets stung Trinity back, scoring four runs in the third. However, Trinity added a run in the bottom half to close the gap to one.
Both teams added single runs in the fifth and were both held scoreless in the sixth, setting up the seventh. Hundred scored an insurance run in the top of the seventh when, after a strike out, Shriver got things going with a single. She then would steal two bases and come home on a fielder’s choice.
The Lady Warriors got their leadoff batter on base and scored on a double, keyed by a Hundred error. The next batter grounded out to knot the game at six. After a base on balls and a stolen base, Trinity singled to score the winning run.
Ebert was the hard-luck losing pitcher. She struck out eight and walked two, while hitting a batter. She helped herself at the plate with two singles, while Shriver and Hunter each reached first on base hits.
“I’m disappointed in the loss, but we competed hard all season and came up a little short,” said Hundred Head Coach Jeff Shriver. “We will only lose two players to graduation, but losing our top hurler will hurt a lot. However, we have some quality players in place and if they work hard over the summer, the sky’s the limit.”