Baseball And Softball Games
Paden City 11
Bellaire St John scored six runs in the sixth inning to break open a lose game enroute to a high-scoring 14-11 victory over the Paden City Wildcats, May 2 at Paden City Park.
Kyle Postlewait, started and struck out two and walked four, while Zach Yost was credited the loss. He struck out two and walked three in two innings of work.
Yost helped himself at the plate, lining an RBI single, while James Baker brought home three teammates with a double. Jamie Billiter smacked a pair of singles and brought home a pair of RBIs. Kyle Staton and Trey Leonard each added RBI singles for the Wildcats.
North Marion 8,
North Marion tallied three runs in the first and fourth innings, and weathered a Justin Fox home run to beat Magnolia 8-4 May 2 at Mullett Field.
The Blue Eagles used three pitchers, Tanner Hanna, Jordan Moore and Chandler Sapp , with Hanna getting the loss from the mound. Besides the home run, Fox added a sacrifice fly and plated three runs, while Drew Simmons lined a pair of singles and belted a double. Grant Cain brought home a run with a single.
St. Clairsville 5,
The St.Clairsville Red Devils scored three runs in the seventh to come from behind to beat the Blue Eagles, 5-4 May 2 in New Martinsville.
Tori Tharp took the loss. She struck out three and walked five. Abbey Horner had two of the five Magnolia hits.
West Greene 10,
West Greene held Hundred to a pair of singles enroute to a mercy-rue shortened 11-0 victory at Cosgray Field May 2.
Paden City 3
The Valley Lumberjills tallied six runs in the first three innings and their pitcher Holli Schell limited the Lady Wildcats to three runs, while striking out two and didn’t walk a batter in a a 7-3 victory in the double elimination Region One Section Two Sectionals at Paden City Park May 2.
Schell and Megan Bucher each brought home runs for the Lumberjills, while Brittany Guthrie had the big blast, a three RBI triple.
The Wildcats Tiffany Palmer, Megan Cutlip, Kelsey Loy and Dominique Craft each had multi hits in the loss. Loy, took the loss from the mound, she struck out 10 and walked two.
Monroe Central 3
Gabby Gaudy and Emile Weaver each pounded out two hits and drove in runs to lead the Lady Pilots to a 5-3 victory over Monroe Central April 28 at Sardis.
Renae Riley picked up the win on the hill, striking out five and walking two, while Gaudy worked the seventh to get the save. Riley also helped herself out at the plate with a triple.
Paden City 4,
Jared Stewart and James Baker drilled a triple and a double, respectively, but it wasn’t enough for the Wildcats to get by the Beallsville Blue Devils, who won 5-4 April 28 in Paden City.
Kyle Postlewait was the starting hurler. while Zach Yost came in relief to take the loss from the mound.
Caldwell 15, River 3
Chad Isaly had a pair of hits and knocked in a couple teammates, but it wasn’t enough for the Pilots to get by Caldwell, who prevailed15-3 April 29 in Hannibal.
Jesse Merckle blasted an RBI double, while teammate Tyler Stewart lined a pair of singles. Merckle picked up the loss from the mound. He struck out six and walked seven.
Jefferson County Christian 1-2
The lumber in the ‘Jacks bats came to life against Jefferson Christian in a double header sweep, 11-1 and 16-2, April 29 in Pine Grove. Valley pounded out 25 hits and scored 27 hits in both games.
In the opener, the ‘Jacks’ Drew Wade, Alex Henderson, Tristen Kocher and Cody Bates each had multi hits. Bates drilled a pair into the Lumberjacks’ centerfield bleachers, while lining a single.
Brandon Stoneking limited Jefferson to one hit in six innings of the mercy-rule shortened game. He struck out three and didn’t walk a soul.
In the second game, Bates, Stoneking, Henderson and Chase West each had three hits in the win. Henderson was tough on the mound as well. He tossed five innings of one-hit ball, striking out four to get the nod from the hill.
River 4, Caldwell 1
Gabby Gaudy drilled a single and blasted a triple to lead the Lady Pilots to a 4-1 victory over Caldwell April 29 in Caldwell.
Gaudy struck out two from the mound in relief to get the save, while Renae Riley got the win, while striking out three. Lexy Wells and Victoria Brandon each added an RBI double for Dave Wright’s Lady Pilot squad.
River 17-5, Shenandoah 6-8
The Lady Pilots scored early and often in the first game of a double header against Shenandoah April 30. They pounded the Lady Zeps 17-6 in the opener, while dropping the nightcap, 8-5.
Lexy Wells paced the 11-hit Lady Pilot attack with a pair of singles and a double, while plating three runs. Gabby Gaudy, Brianne Cook and Emile Weaver each had multi hits for the Lady Pilots. Renae Riley got the win from the hill. She struck out six and scattered three hits.
In the nightcap, the Lady Pilots scored three runs in their final at bat, but it wasn’t enough to get the sweep as the home-standing Lady Zeps won, 8-5.
Gaudy took the loss. She struck out four and walked five. Riley came in the fourth and struck out seven. No stats were available in the second game.
Paden City 12-6,
Jefferson County Christian 6-2
Kelsey Loub and Kelsey Loy, pitched the Lady Wildcats to a 12-6 and 6-2 victory over Jefferson Christian April 30 at Paden City Park.
In the opener, Loub struck out four and walked four, while Loy came in to strike out four and walked two to pace the ‘Cats.
In the nightcap, Paden City scored three runs in the first inning and held on for a 6-2 victory. Loub got the win and Loy got the save. They combined for seven strike outs and five walks.
Cutlip drilled a pair of singles and blasted a double to lead the Lady ‘Cats at the dish in the double-header. Katie Shreves smacked three singles, Tiffany Palmer belted a pair of doubles and Amanda Heasley lined a pair of singles to help gain the Wildcat victory.
Morgantown Trinity 12-8
On April 30, the Lady Hornets combined to score 27 runs on 22 hits in beating sectional rival Trinity Morgantown in a double-header, 15-5 and 12-8.
Mercerdes Goff won the opener from the mound. Offensively, Haley Hayes and Raven McDffitt rapped a pair of singles and scored three times, while Taylor Ashcraft and Lindsay Burley each singled twice. Shelley Cork, Ashley Yoho and Goff each singled in the opener.
“We played really well in the opener,” Said Head Softball Coach Brian Bartlett. “Mercedes pitched well and we made the plays in the field. We were aggressive on the bases and were getting players in scoring position. We honored seniors Raven McDiffitt, Macy Woods and Lindsay Burley for their accomplishments through the years and we will miss them dearly.”
In the nightcap, the Hornets were able to put together another well played game and were able to play the entire roster in posting a 12-8 victory.
McDiffitt and Ashcraft ended the day with 10 RBIs, while smacking six hits, stealing six bases and scoring nine runs. Hayes got the win, striking out one and walking seven, while Goff picked up the save. She struck out one and walked one. She also helped herself at the plate as well. She and Cork each singled and doubled, while McDiffitt singled and tripled.
Jefferson County Christian 14-5
After losing the opener to Jefferson County Christian 14-3 April 29 the Lady Hornets swatted their opponents in the night cap, 14-5 to gain a split.
McDiffitt doubled and Ebert, Goff, Cork and Hayes each singled to pace the Hornets in game one, while Goff was rocked on the mound. She struck out seven and walked five, while giving up 11 hits.
In the nightcap, Goff returned to form and held Jefferson in check for most of the game. She gave up seven hits, striking out three and walking five to gain the nod from the rubber.
Ashcraft singled twice, while Hayes, McDiffitt, Ebert, Burley, Katie Tennant, Michelle McClelland, Goff and Cheyenne Myers each singled and stole base.
“After a little talk between games, we came out a little more focused and made some plays behind Mercedes,” said Bartlett. “All the players contributed and got some experience. We start sectionals this coming week and if we can play like this game we should win ours.”
Parkersburg South 3-14
The Blue Eagles traveled to Parkersburg South the morning after their 2011 prom, April 30, and won the opener, 4-3. Matt Sapp was on the hill and went five innings, striking out six and not walking a batter. Justin Fox entered the game in the fifth and got the win from the hill. He struck out three and walked two.
After falling behind 3-0 heading into the fourth frame, Magnolia scored two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Fox shut the door from the mound to scratch out a victory.
Jordan Moore tripled and had an RBI, while Traeh Keller knocked in a run. Fox brought home the tying and winning runs on a double in the fifth.
In the night cap, South and the Eagles combined to score 25 runs, but in the end it was South 14, Magnolia 10. Zach Wilhoite, Drew Goddard, Chandler Sapp, Tanner Hanna and Jake Starkey each saw action on the hill.
Matt Sapp singled and blasted a home run, while Fox added a single and a double. Cameron Benson singled twice and plated three runs, while Treah Keller singled and doubled twice and also plated three runs in the losing effort.
Edison 2, Magnolia 0
Lady Eagle junior hurler Tori Tharp struck out four batters, walked one and limited the Edison Local Lady Wildcats to five singles from the mound, while belting a single and blasting a double. However, it wasn’t enough for Magnolia to get past the Wildcats in the semi-finals of the OVAC Class-AAA. The Lady Eagles lost the contest 2-0 April 26 at John Marshall High School.
Edison opened the game with an infield single and scored on a three-base throwing error to grab an early 1-0 lead. Edison then started the second frame with three singles and a sacrifice bunt to push their advantage to two runs.
Magnolia opened its second inning with a stand-up double by Tharp, but was left in scoring position. Magnolia threatened in the third and fifth innings, but a double play halted the Lady Eagles’ attempt to get on the board.
The Eagles Abbey Horner drilled a two-out double, but was left in scoring position again without denting the Monarch scoreboard.
Magnolia had one last opportunity to score in the seventh frame with back-to-back singles by Tharp and Mallory Chapman to open the inning. However, the Eagles’ Kennedy Slampak was thrown out at third and the Big Blue couldn’t recover to end the game.
Tharp gave up five hits, but three didn’t leave the infield. Her Wildcat counterpart on the mound, Mikayla Tice, was just as strong for the Wildcats. She gave up singles to Tharp and Chapman, and doubles by Tharp and Horner, while striking out one and walking two.
The Eagles hit the ball on the nose, but most of the time it went right to a fielder, where the ‘Cats would make a nice defensive start.
Paden City 10, St. John 6
Paden City senior shortstop Zach Yost smacked a pair of singles and belted a double, while plating two runs in leading the Wildcats to a 10-8 victory over Bellaire St. John April 27 in Bellaire.
Kyle Stanton singled and doubled, while plating a run for the Wildats, while his teammate James Stewart singled twice. Jamie Billiter, Taylor Still, James Baker, Ben Anderson and Matt Barker each had an RBI single.
Trey Leonard picked up the win from the mound for the ‘Cats. He struck out five and walked seven after relieving Barker in the first inning.
River 12, Tyler 1
Lady Pilots hurlers Gabby Gaudy and Renae Riley combined to toss a one-hitter in pitching the River High School to a 12-1 one-hit victory over Tyler Consolidated, April 26 in Sardis.
Gaudy got the win from the mound, striking out three and walking two, while helping herself at the plate with a triple, a single and bringing home a pair of teammates. Emile Weaver added a two-RBI double, while Riley picked up the save.
The Lady Silver Knights’ Keri Suter had the only hit for Tyler Consolidated, a triple and an RBI.
Frontier 6, River 5
Gaudy struck out seven and knocked in a run with a single and a double, but it wasn’t enough to get by the Frontier Lady Cougars but the score of 6-5 April 27 at Sardis.
Rachael Hutchison singled and blasted a double, while Lindsey Goddard singled and belted a three-run home run to pace the Lady Pilots.
St. John 6, Valley 4
The Lumberjacks Albert “A-Train” McGuane struck out two batters from the mound and drilled three singles against Bellaire St. John, but it wasn’t enough, as Valley fell to the Irish 6-4 April 26 in Bellaire.