Paden City Wins Over Valley on Senior Night
Visting Valley fell behind 2-0 after one inning on Tuesday night, May 25, in Paden City, but came back in the third to tie the game at two each. However it was shortlived as the Wildcats went back to work and took the lead in the fourth with a run on their way to a 14-5 victory.
In the top of the fifth Valley plated three runs to regain the lead, but it didn’t last long as the Cats tied the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth, before shutting the door on the visitors in the sixth with 10 runs to end the game.
Tanley McEldowney got the win for the Wildcats from the mound as she gave up five hits and walked three while hitting four batters. The Cats had 17 hits in the contest. McEldowney aided her own cause with three hits in the game, and scoring three runs while driving in a pair. Ava Gallo also had three singles, scored twice and knocked in two runs. Raven Fulks celebrated her senior night with three doubles, and four RBI while also cossing the plate twice. Kelsey Michaels added two singles and scored twice adding an RBI for her senior night performance.
Carlee Sweeney added a single and scored two runs. McKenzie Thomas had a single, double, scored a run and added two RBI. Nevaeh Sweeney added a single and an RBI, Erin McIntrye scored a run.
Wheeling Central downs Paden City in DH
Wheeling Central made the trip to Paden City on Monday night May 24, and went home with a big victory 11-1. The Maroon Knights went to work quick in the top of the first inning scoring seven runs to take a commanding lead. They added two more in the second and two more in the third, while the Wildcats could only put one run on the board in the fourth. The Cats got their lone score when Mady Kline singled and later came in following consecutive singles by Calee Sweeney and Bre Hoskins. However that was all the offense the Cats would get before the game ended.
Ava Gallo doubled for Paden City in the first inning with one out but was left stranded. The Cats were set down in order in the second. Tanley McEldowneysingled in the bottom of the third. She advanced to third but the inning ended. Gallo also added a single in the fifth inning. McEldowney took the loss on the mound for the Wildcats giving up 17 hits while hitting three batters and walking three over five innings. Gruber got the win for Central striking out six batters, hitting two and walking one.
In the other matchup on the night the Maroon Knights put up 19 runs in the first two innings to come away with a 25-6 win over the Wildcats. After going up 4-0 in the top of the first, the Wildcats countered with five runs to regain the lead in the bottom of the inning. Central then scored 15 straight runs to take the lead for good on their way to victory. Paden City added one more run in the second, while the Maroon Knights got six more in the fourth to finish the scoring.
The Cats got nine hits in the contest led by McEldowney with a pair of singles, while scoring a run. Gallo scored a run and added a double and a single. Kline scored a run, added a single and had an RBI. C. Sweeney scored a run, had a single and knocked in a run. B. Hoskins scored and added a single plus an RBI. N. Sweeney added a single as well for the Cats.
Wildcats fall to Cee Bees
Paden City entertained Clay Battelle on Thursday May 20, in a home contest that saw the vistiors score four runs in the first inning on their way to a 10-1 victory over the Wildcats. The Cee Bees added a run in the third inning and three in the fifth before closing it out with two in the top of the sixth. Paden City’s only run came in the bottom of the fourth when Raven Fulks singled and then scored on a force play on a hit ball by Carlee Sweeney.
Clay Battelle had 13 hits in the contest while the Wildcats could manage only two. Tanley McEldowney took the loss for the Wildcats whileWilson picked up the win for Clay Battelle.