Battlers Sweep D&E
PHILIPPI – Alderson Broaddus and Davis & Elkins met for the first time on the diamond as G-MAC foes Friday at Jack Funk Field.
It was the Battlers taking the historic doubleheader, winning the opener 8-4 and completing the sweep with a 6-0 decision in the nightcap.
AB broke open a 3-3 deadlock in the opener by plating a single run in the seventh and four runs in the eighth, taking advantage of two balk calls that resulted in runs, along with a two-run single by David Bryan.
Matt Zerishnek had a run-producing single in the seventh.
Bryan went 3 for 5 at the plate to pace the Battlers.
William Kendrick was 4 for 5, including a solo homer, for the Senators, while Treavor Dubiel and Travis Phelps added three hits each.
Michael Paratore took the loss in 6 1/3 innings of action.
Chris Boatto worked seven innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits to take the win. He fanned eight and didn’t issue a walk. Zach Glaze went two innings to earn the save.
Jeff Conley tossed a complete-game two-hitter to lead the Battlers to a win in the nightcap.
He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.
Marquis Collier knocked in three runs to lead AB at the plate.
Marcus Warner was saddled with the loss for the visitors.
The teams will meet for another doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. today in Philippi.
D&E splits with Ohio Valley
ELKINS – The Davis & Elkins softball team opened G-MAC by splitting a doubleheader with Ohio Valley on Friday.
The Senators scored eight runs in the third inning on their way to a 10-3 win in the opener, but the Scots bounced back for a 1-0 victory in the nightcap.
Kaitlyn Daugherty had an RBI single for D&E in the lidlifter, while Amanda Serafini’s two-run double highlighted the third-inning outburst.
Alana Jones (3-4) took the win, allowing three runs on five hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
In the second game, Leigh Murphy drove the first pitch of the seventh inning over the wall in right center, propelling Ohio Valley to the 1-0 win.
Amber LaBille (0-8) suffered the loss, yielding one run on three hits with eight strikeouts.
The Senators will host G-MAC foe Salem International at 2 p.m. today for a doubleheader.