Lady Knights remain perfect in LKC
The Silver Knights softball team remained undefeated with a victory over the Williamstown Yellowjackets to improve to 3-0 and 2-0 in LKC conference play.
Senior ace Kaitlyn Goudy had another strong game going the distance without a single batter walked while sitting down 11 batters.
Even though one of the two runs given up occurred in the first inning, the Lady Knights offense backed her up with three runs in the bottom half. When the Lady ‘Jackets added another run in the second, so did the Knights.
From there it was pretty much a pitcher’s paradise as neither team could score for the remainder of the game.
Christy Jones went 2-3 while her sister Sami went 1-2 with a double. Goudy and her senior classmate Rachel Yoho added RBIs for Tyler Consolidated.
After rain postponed a game with Ravenswood, the Lady Knights were slated to play Magnolia at home on Friday. Because their field was not in playable condition, the game was moved to New Martinsville along Hydro Drive.
Goudy and Magnolia pitchers Ashley Simmons and Marissa Bosley were forces to be reckoned with in the circle giving up six hits evenly split between the two rivals.
Magnolia was able to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth as Corinne Murdock singled in an RBI for the games’ only score.
Goudy finished with seven strikeouts in the losing cause. Heather Suter’s two singles and Yoho’s single were the hits for the Knights.
“We’re playing pretty well right now, even in the loss to Magnolia they played well,” said Coach Charlene Galluzzo. “There was just some mental errors that really cost us.”
Tyler Consolidated found itself back on track on Monday with a 11-4 win against Parkersburg Catholic in LKC action.
The Lady Knights offense had their most effective game yet belting out 13 hits. The majority of the lineup contributed as well as Keri Suter, Sami Jones, Christy Jones, Heather Suter, Stephana Wilcox, and Shaylee Dawson all had one RBI.
The Knights scored early with two runs in their first two at-bats, but the Crusaderettes were still within striking distance with one run in each of the second and third innings. Tyler Consolidated started putting the game away in the fourth with four runs and added three insurance runs in the final two innings.
Parkersburg Catholic added two runs in the bottom of the seventh but it wouldn’t bother the Knights as they remained perfect in the LKC.
Goudy earned the win once again with eight strikeouts in four innings while allowing only three hits. She helped her own cause with a single and two RBIs. Keri Suter came on in relief.
Heather Suter had a big day going 3-5 with two singles and a triple as did Sami Jones with three singles. Keri Suter and Dawson both went 2-5 with two singles.
Defensively the Knights are coming around as well by limiting the errors and preventing baserunners advancing.
The outfield stepped up their game big time last night. The outfielders caught some balls in the gap and made some big time plays. The defense is keeping us alive and the offense is starting to come around and that’s what I wanted to see.”
As for the future, the Lady Knights face Weir today and are scheduled for a double-header on Friday with the Lumberjills. Galluzzo knows that despite the success early in the season, the year is far rom over.
“Anything can happen. It depends on how we come in ready for the game.”