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Wildcats Paw Out Victories

By Staff | Apr 13, 2016

Photo by Ed Parsons Paden City softball catcher Madeline Cox prepares to snatch one from the air.

Taylor Cosper got the win as the Wildcats traveled to Beallsville on Friday evening. Cosper gave up six hits and had three strikeouts. She also went 2-3 batting with a single and a double, while scoring two runs. Madeline Cox went 3-4 with three singles and drove in a run.

Aubrey Neff was 1-4 with a double and two RBI. Hope Cooper also drove in a run, going 1-3 from the plate while Hannah Loy and Alisha Moses both were both 2-4 with two singles each as Paden City upped its record to 4-8. The Wildcats outhit the Blue Devils ,13-6, to gain the 5-4 victory.

River visited Wildcat stadium on Wednesday and went back home with a five inning 10-1 win. Neff worked the mound for the Wildcats, striking out two batters while walking only one. River, however, was hot at the plate with 13 hits. The Wildcats also had four errors to River’s one.

Unfortunately for Paden City, it couldn’t make contact and River’s Rosie Romick struck out seven en route to a no-hitter. The Wildcats fell to 3-8 with the loss.

The Wildcats’ softball team traveled to Pine Grove on Monday for a twinbill against the Lady Lumberjacks. Paden City jumped out to a quick three nothing lead after the first inning and never let up, scoring five in the second and six in the third to come away with a three-inning 14-4 win.

Neff picked up the win for the Wildcats by striking out five batters, with no walks and giving up only five hits. She also helped her own cause by lining a double for two RBI and scoring two runs. Jenna Ferrebee had a single and an RBI while crossing the plate three times.

Cox, Cosper, Cooper and Katrina Heasley all went 2-3 from the plate with Cooper and Heasley driving in two runs and Cosper adding an RBI. Cox, Cosper and Cooper all scored two times. The Wildcats outhit Valley, 10-5, to give them the victory.

Game two of the doubleheader didn’t get any better for the Lumberjacks as the Wildcat bats continued to connect, pounding out 12 hits in a mercy rule shortened game. Cosper was at her best as she threw a no-hitter with six strikeouts and only one walk. Cosper was just as effective from the plate as she went 2-3 with a single and a triple, driving in two runs.

Neff was perfect from the plate, going 2-2 with a double and a triple for three RBI. Loy also drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. Ferrebee, Cox and Heasley were all 2-2 from the plate. Ferrebee added two RBI to the win. The Wildcats moved to 3-7 on the season.