Lady Wildcats defeat River, Williamstown
Paden City’s softball team continued their successful season, picking up a couple of wins against Williamstown and River before dropping a pair to Shadyside on Saturday.
They would start the game off against the River Pilots and battle to an exciting finish in favor of the Wildcats in a back and forth game.
Paden City would strike first with a run in the bottom of the first. Both schools each sent a solo runner around the basepaths in the second, and the fourth before the Lady Wildcats scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth.
Kim Davis was excellent in the circle again as she struckout 10 Lady Pilots in a six-hitter. She added a single and an RBI on offense.
Vicky Yurisko singled, doubled and registered an RBI, Alli Bertozzi singled and doubled, and Dominique Craft singled twice.
PADEN CITY 13, WILLIAMSTOWN 2
The Lady Wildcats continued the week with another impressive victory over the Lady Yellowjackets, scoring a 13-2 decision.
The Lady ‘Cats opened the game up with three runs in the first and one in the second before Williams-town scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the second. After a scoreless third, Paden City closed the deal with a nine-run fourth that put the game out of reach.
Paden City took advantage of 13 walks by the Williamstown battery and only tallied four hits during the game.
Vicki Yurisko led the charge, going 2-4 with a double and batting in three runs. Katie Kline and Kelsey Loub both went 1-3 and batted in a run.
Kim Davis went the distance in the five-inning game striking out five and allowing only three hits.
PADEN CITY 3, 0 SHADYSIDE 6, 13
On Saturday, Paden City dropped two to a difficult Shadyside Tigers squad by scores of 6-3 and 13-0.
In the initial game, the Lady Wildcats had a strong offensive attack outhitting the Tigers 11-7 but couldn’t advance the runners successfully enough to come back.
Ashley Efaw and Yurisko singled and doubled and Craft added a pair of singles. Davis took the loss striking out 10 in all.
In the night cap, Paden City’s offense disappeared. Yurisko’s double was the biggest threat to the Tigers. LeeAnn Burther pitched the game for the Wildcats and picked up a strikeout.
This week Paden City will travel to River and Frontier before playing a doubleheader against Bridgeport, Ohio, on Saturday.