Lady Tigers fall to Bridgeport in sectional action

BRIDGEPORT — Emily Riggs had two hits, including a grand slam home run, to help power Bridgeport to a 14-8 win over Elkins Wednesday in sectional tournament action.

The No. 3 seed Lady Tigers will now look to stay alive in the double elimination tournament when they entertain Robert C. Byrd for a 5 p.m. contest today.

Elkins, which fell to 9-14 on the season with the loss, swept a doubleheader from the Lady Eagles earlier in the season.

The Lady Tigers fell behind early in the game but used a big sixth inning, fueled by a Morgan Bowers two-run homer, to cut the deficit to 9-8.

But several miscues on the defensive side and Riggs’ homer allowed the No. 2 seeded Lady Indians to score five runs in the home half of the inning and push the lead to 14-8.

“We were right in the game after the top of the sixth,” said Elkins coach Sona Delawder. “But in the bottom of the inning we made a couple mistakes and it led to them having a big inning.”

Johna Hull earned the win for Bridgeport in seven innings of work.

Dacey Arbogast suffered the loss for Elkins in six innings pitched. She scattered 10 hits and struck out seven.

Kaitlin Stone and Gracie Huffman has three hits each for the Lady Tigers.

Huffman knocked in three runs, while Stone scored twice.