Jackets trip Bulldogs
ELKINS – Moorefield punched its ticket to the state tournament with a 27-0 victory over Tygarts Valley Thursday in the Class A, Region 2 title game at Elkins Middle School.
The Yellow Jackets (23-6) took control early, erupting for 13 runs in the first inning. They added one in the third, 10 in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Danica Rogers, Brooke Riggleman and Beth Cook combined on a three-hitter for Moorefield.
Cook went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs for the winners at the plate, while Brooklin Gilbert was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Tara George 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Summer Flinn 3 for 3 with three RBIs and Taylor Titus 1 for 1 with an RBI.
Charity Lower took the loss for the Bulldogs, who were plagued by eight errors.
Moorefield will face three-time state champion Buffalo at approximately noon Wednesday in state tournament play at Jackson Park in Vienna.
Tygarts Valley, which advanced to the regional final for the first time in school history, finished the season 7-11.
Petersburg 8, Liberty 0
PETERSBURG – Freshman Callie Wisnewski smashed a grand slam Thursday to help Petersburg cruise past Liberty-Harrison, 8-0, in the Class AA, Region II championship game. The Vikings will now advance to the state tournament in Vienna next week.
“The girls played well,” PHS coach Dwayne Hedrick said. “We got a solid pitching performance from Marley (Thompson). She struck out nine batters in five innings, so we didn’t have to field a lot of balls.
“What really helped was that we laid down three really good bunts and it caused havoc for them.
“That loosened the game up and allowed some things to happen. I’m very proud of our girls. It was a good, solid win for us,”
The Vikings scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to the victory. In the frame, Cassidy Hedrick connected for a double to score Haley Swick. Then, four batters later, Wisnewski crushed the long ball to make the final 8-0.
Thompson pitched the complete game, striking out nine batters. She gave up one hit and one walk.
Lexie Carder pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits in taking the loss. Offensively, she picked up the only hit for Liberty.
Wisnewski finished the game 1 for 3 with a home run, four RBIs and one run scored. Cassidy Hedrick went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, while Swick finished the game 2 for 2 with a run scored.
Petersburg (23-5) will take on the winner of Herbert Hoover/Wayne at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Musselman 8, B-U 0
INWOOD – Musselman claimed the Class AAA, Region II title with an 8-0 win over Buckhannon-Upshur on Thursday.
Sabrina Shroades earned the win for the Applemen. Taylor Stocks and Brittany Ingram had RBI fielder’s choices in the first inning, while Kelcie Jenkins cracked an RBI double.
The game ended in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule.
Musselman will face Lincoln County Wednesday in state tournament play at Vienna’s Jackson Park.