Errors hurt Colts in loss

PHILIPPI – East Fairmont’s Tori Postlewait stuck out nine batters Thursday en route to an 11-1 victory over Philip Barbour in six innings.

“Errors killed us,” PBHS coach Angel McCollough said. “We committed eight errors. That changed the ball game. Now, we just got to get ready to play this weekend.”

Postlewait gave up two hits in seven innings to earn the win. She also had a big day at the plate, going 3-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.

Haelli Killen took the loss for the Colts. She pitched the complete game, giving up eight hits and striking out four batters. She also issued four walks.

Kristen Jones paced the Colts offense. She was 1 for 2 with a double.

The Colts (5-5) will play Liberty at 6 p.m. today in a tournament at Keyser.

Tygarts Valley 7

Calhoun County 6

MT. ZION – Charity Lower struck out four batters Thursday to help Tygarts Valley defeat Calhoun County 7-6 in non-conference action.

“It was neck and neck,” TVHS coach Hannah Sundberg said. “It was a very good game. I’m just glad we came out on the winning end.

The game was tied 1-1 going into the fifth inning. However, timely base hits gave Tygarts Valley the lead. Makayla Harris, Paige Pritt and Lacy Conrad all crossed the plate to give the Bulldogs a 4-1 advantage.

In the sixth inning, Harris hit a double to score Morgan Stout and put TVHS up 7-5. Stout finished the game 3 for 4 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored.

Lower pitched the complete game, giving up six runs on five hits. She also walked four batters.

Alison Hickel took the loss for the Red Devils.

She pitched the complete game, giving up eight hits and striking out four batters.

The Bulldogs (2-5) will visit East Hardy at 4:30 p.m. today for a Potomac Valley Conference doubleheader.