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WHEELING – After watching Ohio take a 4-2 lead with a pair of runs late in the sixth inning, West Virginia responded.
The Mountaineers scored six times in the start of the seventh to take an 8-4 lead, then held on for a 9-5 win in the annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star softball game played on the sunny field. from Ben to JB. Chambers Youth Sports Complex I-470.
” It was nice. It’s a great group of children ”, West Virginia head coach Sherrie Garner, of Oak Glen, said. “Not knowing much about most of them, they had a keen interest in getting together and playing ball. It was very fun.”
Wheeling Park’s Kyla Tharp started the blast by hitting a first single down center and moving up to second on one of seven mistakes the Buckeye State team made. She moved up to third on a field and ran home when her Patriot teammate Lauren Fox scored a right shot. Clay-Battelle wide receiver Ronda Petrucci, who was injured earlier in the game while chasing a foul, reached the fielder’s pick. John Marshall’s Tessa Wise was hit with a pitch before University’s Lindsey Vorndran reached the fielder’s pick as Fox scored.
Madonna’s Madalena Daugherty scored a center single that hit in a run. Brooke’s Maleaha Misch also scored a single in one run and another crossed on another error.
“We didn’t really have any third baseman so we had girls playing out of position,” Jeremy Bleininger, of Ohio, of Conotton Valley, was cleared. “We really had no other choice.”
With the win, the Mountaineer State swept away and the diamond streak, having won the baseball game last week.
West Virginia took a 2-0 lead after two at-bat appearances and didn’t even have a hit as a pair of errors and an alert base run paved the way.
Daugherty led the game by reaching for an error. A wild throw propelled her to second place and a Groundout moved her to third. The Blue Dons star sprinted at home when a kickback from Casey Recrosio de Linsly was thrown to first place for the second out.
Madonna’s Michaela Battista was hit by a pitch with two strikeouts in the second. After climbing 90 feet over wild terrain, she scored on an error.
The Buckeyes tied with a pair of runs in the fourth. Caldwell’s Raegan Wheeler walked with an indent and Beallsville’s Harley Nalley achieved perfect decay. She beat the pitch to the first that escaped as Wheeler moved up to third and Nalley was second. Wheeler hit home plate on a River’s Katie Rufener Groundout and Nalley circled the goals when Union Local’s Rylee Magnani singled out the first baseman.
Edison’s Hannah Christoff started Ohio sixth with a right hit. Jayden Lowe of Bellaire imposed a sacrificial decay that was thrown savagely at first, allowing Christoff to take third place. After Lowe went to second on catcher’s indifference, Christoff sprinted home over wild ground, just beating John Marshall’s Tessa Wise tag. Lowe scored on a Groundout for a 4-2.
Jenna Jaskowiak scored a single in a run in the seventh for Ohio.
Morgantown’s Mahalie Moser hit a solo home run to a deep center-right to cap the scoring in the eighth.
Clay-Battelle’s Sydney Wilson scored twice, as did Recrosio.
Shadyside’s Kylie Jo Baker had a pair of singles for Ohio. River’s Katie Lively also made a two-time single, while Martins Ferry’s Ava Doyle doubled up.
Wise, who tied the rubber in the third, sixth and eighth, was the winning pitcher. She had three strikeouts. Wilson recorded five K.
Lively took the loss.
∫ Players of the Year received plaques between sets. They included Masy Baker of Conotton Valley (Class 1A); Wilson of Clay-Battelle (class 2A); Lauren McFarland of Martins Ferry (Class 3A); Mady McKay of Oak Glen (Class 4A); and Paige Adams of Parkersburg South (Class 5A).
∫ Co-Coaches of the Year – Bleininger and Oak Glenás Garner of Conotton Valley – also received plaques.
∫ John Marshallás Dori Kins and Isabella Aperfine of Weir were injured and unable to play.
∫ Ed and Linda Cihy received a special award for their long time service to the sport.
∫ Veteran John Marshall Head Coach Ed West received a plaque for achieving his 300th victory this season.