Lumberjills Take Two From Hundred
The Valley Lumberjills picked up their first two wins of the season, beating Hundred 14-6 and 7-3 April 20 at RC Byrd Park in Pine Grove.
Valley scored two runs in the first inning as Tessa Dungeon singled, stole second and raced to third on a Steska Shrum sacrifice. Brooklyn McCaslin was hit-by-a-pitch and stole second. Dungeon scored on a wild pitch, while McCaslin followed suit a short time later.
Neither team threatened in the second, but both tallied five runs in the third. Hundred opened up the third with back-to-back singles by Miranda Gray and H Longwell. Emily Rine was hit-by-a-pitch to fill the bases. Madeline Goff singled in Gray and Lexi Bragg reached on an error that scored Longwell. Meliah Umstead singled in two runs and Bragg scored the fifth run on a single by Hoyle.
Six straight Lumberjills singles, two Hundred errors and McCaslin’s second base hit of the inning provided five Valley runs to give the hosts a 7-5 lead after three innings of play.
The Hornets went down in order in the fourth, but the Lumberjills added one more run in the fourth on a single by Amanda Sharpe and a double by Alex Bassett.
Hundred did not go quietly and scored a run in the fifth. Umstead singled with two outs, stole second and scored on two Lumberjills errors.
The first six Valley batters reached base, and all six scored in the bottom half to gain its first win of the season in a mercy-rule shortened game.
For the Hornets, Mady Wheeler took the loss. She struck out three and walked two. At the plate, Goff paced the six hit attack with a pair of singles, while Bragg, Umstead, Wheeler, Long and Longwell each recorded base hits.
Christine Williams earned a victory. She also struck out three and walked two.
At the plate, Sharpe (4), Dundgeon (3) McCaslin (3) smacked 10 singles between them, while Bassett singled and doubled. In addition, Hayes pounded out a pair of singles, while Shrum and Grace Berry each had a hit.
Valley Wins 7-3 In Game 2
Valley scored three runs in the first and third innings and went on to defeat Hundred, 7-3, that was called after four because of darkness.
Williams picked up a win in relief, striking out one, while Sharp struck out one and walked four.
At the plate, McCaslin tripled and homered, while Hayes singled twice, and Hayes singled twice to lead the Lumberjills. In addition, Sharpe, Williams and Emma Ueltschy each singled, while Dungeon doubled.
For the Hornets, Bragg, Umstead, Wheeler and Long each singled, while Longwell walked twice and scored.
Blue Devils Win Pair Over Lumberjills
Gracie Hayes, Alex Bassett and Brooklyn McCaslin each had multiple hits, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Valley Lumberjills to get past the St. Marys Blue Devils, 12-2 and 18-6, April 14 in Belmont.
Christine Williams lost the opener. She struck out one and walked one. She followed Amanda Sharpe in the nightcap, also striking out one and walking one.
The Lumberjills pounded out six hits in the opener, and 10 hits in the nightcap, paced by multi hits from Hayes, McCalin and Bassett, and a double by Steshka Shrum.