Wildcats Dominate In Sweep of Rival Valley
Paden City scored 27 runs and pounded out 22 hits while holding the Lumberjills to four runs on five hits at Paden City Park April 4 in sweeping a doubleheader, 14-4 and 13-0.
In the opener, the Wildcats’ Aubrey Neff limited the Lumberjills to five hits and four runs while striking out five and walking none. After Neff set down Valley in order in the top of the first, the Wildcats scored three runs in the home half. Madeline Cox singled and went to third on a Taylor Cosper base hit. Neff flied out to left, scoring Cox. Jenna Ferrebee and Hope Cooper each smacked back-to-back singles that scored two more runs, giving the hosts a 3-0 lead.
Valley responded with a two-run second, when Booklyn McCaslin opened with a single and scored on a Gracie Hayes double. Hayes scored on a Tessa Dudgeon single to pull to within one run.
However, the Wildcats scored five runs on five hits, including an RBI triple by Neff and a RBI double by Ferrebee to take a commanding 8-2 lead.
The Lumberjills wouldn’t go down without a fight, scoring two more times in the top of the third on a RBI double by Hayes and a RBI single by McCaslin.
However, Paden City put the game away in the bottom half of the third, scoring six runs to earn the mercy-rule shortened game.
Valley’s five hits came from Dundeon and Hayes with doubles, while McCaslin belted two singles and Amanda Sharpe produced one.
For the Wildcats, Cosper, Cox, Cooper and Katrina Heasley each had multi-hit games, while Ferrebee paved the way with a pair of singles and a double. Neff also had a double.
In the nightcap it was all Paden City as Cosper tossed a no-hitter, striking out six and walking one in winning, 13-0.
Cox and Ferrebbe each singled and doubled, while Cosper helped her cause with a single and a triple. Neff tallied three PC runs on a pair of triples, while Hanna Hall doubled and Hannah Loy singled in three runs. Heasley finished the twinbill with a pair of base-hits.
Wildcats Nips Blue Devils, 5-4
Madaline Cox belted three singles and knocked in a run to help Paden City overcome an early deficit to nip Beallsville, 5-4, in softball action April 8 at Paden City Park.
Taylor Cosper, Hannah Loy and Ashlyn Moses each added multiple hits for Paden City, while Aubrey Neff plated two runs with a double.
In addition, Cosper was also stellar from the circle as well. She struck-out three and walked two in picking up the win, who improved to 4-8 on the season.
Next up for Paden City are the talented 11-1 River Pilots squad at 5 p.m. tonight in Sardis, before hosting the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.