Moorefield edges Petersburg 8-7 in softball action

PETERSBURG – Beth Cook homered Wednesday to help push Moorefield past Petersburg, 8-7, in Potomac Valley Conference action.

“It was a very sloppy game for us,” Petersburg coach Duane Hedrick said. “It was cold and we came out flat. We played very uncharacteristically. We don’t typically make five errors in a game. We also took some good pitches and swung at some bad ones.”

Down by four runs going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Petersburg enjoyed a brief rally but couldn’t muster enough offense to take the lead. With two outs, Brittany Bible connected for a two-run single and Callie Wisnewski drove her home, bringing the score to within one run. However, Tori Weasneforth flew out to center to end the game.

Brook Riggleman pitched the complete game to earn the victory for Moorefield. She gave up seven runs on eight hits and struck out one batter.

Senior Marley Thompson registered the loss for the Vikings. She struck out three batters and gave up 10 hits. At the plate, she was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.

For the Yellow Jackets, Cook went 2 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs. Other top performers included Tara George and Kelsey Hines, who both went 2 for 4.

Petersburg (12-3) returns to action Friday in the Diamond Dawgs Tournament at North Marion High School. The team is scheduled to face Bridgeport at 8 p.m.

Moorefield (12-5) hosts Paige County, Va. at 7 p.m. today.