Lady Tigers squeak past Bucs
ELKINS – Larel Teter scored the winning run on a throwing error in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to push Elkins past Buckhannon-Upshur, 3-2, in Big 10 Conference
“The girls played well tonight and played solid defense,” EHS coach Ashley Cameron said “We did have a couple errors, but we held on tight and kept fighting. Elkins hit several deep, but Buckhannon made several good catches.
“Jordan Hart hit a foul home run, along with several other players hitting well. Elkins wanted to redeem themselves after the last encounter with Buckhannon and I think the girls did just that. Elkins girls have gotten beat by one run in several games last week. These girls deserved a much-needed win.”
Alyssa Harper hit a blooper and got on first with a throwing error. The error allowed her to take second base, while Larel Teter advanced all the way to home to score the winning run and give Elkins the 3-2 victory.
Harper also went the distance on the mound, giving up seven hits and striking out one batter. At the plate, she was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
“Amy Fincham, Katy Reed and Sydney Leary made tremendous plays in the outfield for us to be able to stay in the game,” Cameron said. “Amy Fincham made a great catch against the center field fence in the top of the seventh to keep Elkins in the game. Sydney Leary made a diving catch in right field in the top of the sixth and Katy Reed made four nice catches in the outfield also.”
Teter paced the Tigers offense, going 1 for 2 with a double and two runs scored. Haily Collett went 1 for 3 with a double. Reed was 2 for 3 with a triple, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
The Tigers (9-7) travel to Fairmont Senior today for a 5 p.m. game. Buckhannon Upshur (8-9) travels to University today for a 4:30 p.m. game.
Moorefield tops Pendleton
MOOREFIELD – Bethany Smith, Beth Cook and Tara George homered Monday to power Moorefield past Pendleton County, 18-10, in PVC action.
Smith finished the game 2 for 4 with four RBIs. Cook went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. George went 1 for 3 with three RBIs. Brooke Riggleman went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Sumer Flinn went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
For the Wildcats, Brandi Roberts went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Megan Keller went 2 for 3 and Hillary Ord went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs.
On the mound, Cook earned the victory and Caitlyn Keplinger took the loss.
The Yellow Jackets travel to Tygarts Valley Wednesday for a double header beginning at 4:30 p.m.
EMS beats BU-MS
ELKINS – Lauren Wilmouth struck out nine batters Monday to help Elkins Middle School defeat Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, 11-5.
“We hit the ball really well tonight and backed it up with some great pitching by Lauren and Susan,” EMS coach Shane Richardson said. “I was proud of all of the girls that took advantage of their opportunities tonight. We have a few days to get ready for a good Mountaineer Middle team that will be coming to town on Friday. I look for us to continue to improve each and every day.”
Wilmouth earned the win, pitching five innings, giving up no hits and three earned runs. Susan Riggleman pitched two innings, giving up one hit, one earned run and two strikeouts.
Grace Huffman was 3 for 4 with an RBI for Elkins.
Sara Cunningham and McKinley Gaudet both were 1 for 4 for Buckhannon.