Lumberjills Best Beallsville for First ‘W’
Megan Brown had two hits and knocked in two runs, while tossing a complete game, striking out seven, and walking two to lead the Valley Lumberjills to a 5-3 victory over the Blue Devils in Beallsville March 30.
The ‘Jills got four free passes starting with Sydney Bucher, Hailey Baker, Olivia Scyoc and ending with Emma Ueltschy, while Jamey West and Megan Brown followed with RBI singles that gave Valley a 4-0 lead in the top of the second.
Beallsville got on the scoreboard with a single run in the home-half of the fourth to close the gap, but Valley tacked on an insurance run top of the sixth that was fueled by singles by West, Brown, Elisabeth Conley and a RBI single by Rachel Bates that pushed their lead to 5-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh.
The Blue Devils would make Brown and the Lumberjills sweat a bit, scoring twice on three hits and a Valley error, but the ‘Jills responded with some excellent fielding and solid pitching to get the much-deserved first win of the season.
Valley Lumberjills Fall Short On Season-Opener
Shyanne Moore broke up a perfect game in the bottom of the fifth with a seeing-eye single, while teammate Elizabeth Conley drilled a rocket past the second baseman and all the way to the fence to spoil the shut-out with an RBI double.
However, it wasn’t quite enough to get past Frontier, 10-1, in a mercy-rule shortened game in a season opener March 27 at RCB Park in Pine Grove.
The Lumberjolls’ Megan Brown and the Lady Cougars’ senior Kyle Ruble both sit each others’ team down in order in the first inning with Brown striking out two and Ruble all three.
Frontier’s first six batters got hits, with five scoring to break-up the dead-lock. Ruble would carry a perfect game into the fifth inning, while her team tallied twice more in the third, and three more in the top of the fifth.
The bottom three of the Frontier lineup each had a trio of hits, while the top six batters combined for eight hits and two runs.
Brown struck-out two and didn’t walk a batter, while Ruble struck-out 10 of the 17 batter she faced.