Moorefield girls split with Jefferson

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Lady Yellow Jackets continued to play outstanding softball Thursday, splitting a double header with AAA opponent Jefferson High School. Moorefield lost the first contest, 6-5, before storming back in game 2 to take a 8-1 victory.

“It was nice to come back and get a win in game 2 after losing the lead late in game 1,” MHS assistant coach Julie Markwood said. “We are working through some key people injuries right now. We just need to get them healthy for the playoffs. We played several younger players in game 2 and they stepped up nicely. They played very well.”

With the game tied at 5-5 in the first contest, The Cougars’ Karra Smith singled in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Chloe Munslow earned the victory on the mound. She went the distance, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits while striking out 2 batters.

Hanna Carlson shouldered the loss. She went 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 10 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. Alyssa Vetter entered the game in relief. She went 1 1/3 innings and surrendered 2 runs on 1 hit while striking out 2 and walking 2.

For the Lady Yellow Jackets, Makaleigh Snyder set the pace at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Tori Humphries, 2 for 2 with a triple, and Anna Riggleman, 1 for 4 with a triple, also played well.

In the second contest, the Moorefield offense erupted for 8 runs in the first inning. In that game, Rebekah Markwood earned the victory on the hill. She went the distance, giving up 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 3. At the plate she went 2 for 4.

Madison McGregor led the way at the plate. She went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, an RBI and 1 run scored. Humphries finished the game 2 for 3 with a double, a triple, 1 run scored and 1 RBI, while Carmen Ketterman went 1 for 2 with a double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Snyder scored 2 runs in the contest as a pinch runner for Markwood.

Munslow started the game, but exited after allowing 7 runs on 4 hits in 1/3 of an inning. Smith entered the game in relief. Over the course of 6 2/3 innings, she allowed 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 3 batters.

Moorefield (17-5) is scheduled to close out the regular season scheduled today at home against Petersburg. Game time is set for 7 p.m.