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Rain and cold interupt teams’ softball seasons

By Staff | Apr 13, 2011

The girls softball season seems to already be half way complete though only a few games have been played. Inclement weather and soggy field conditions continue to plague the Lady Knights of Tyler Consolidated and Paden City’s Lady Wildcats, with each hoping for an uninterrupted schedule from here on out.

Lady Wildcats

The Lady Wildcats played host to the Lady Pilots of River on April 6, taking the loss in a close one, 3-1.

The two teams played to a 0-0 tied until fifth inning when River scored two runs to take the lead. Paden City answered immediately with a run of their own, but were just unable to provide enough offense to take the win.

River scored their three runs on seven hits and had one error in the game. Paden City scored one run on five hits and also had one error.

Kelsey Loy handled the pitching duties for the Green and White, striking out 12 batters and walking eight. Dominique Craft controlled the game from the catchers position.

Megan Cutlip got the only home team RBI in the game with a single.

Paden City played host to Frontier on Saturday, taking advantage of the day by getting a double header in. The Green and White came out on the short end of both scores however, 3-0 and 8-0.

The Lady Wildcats have games scheduled @ River on Wednesday, and will host Beallsville on Thursday.

Lady Knights

Tyler Consolidated’s Lady Knights got their first win of the season on Saturday, as the Silver and Black handed Parkersburg Catholic the 10-7 loss in their own backyard.

“Let’s just say it was a win,” said head coach of the Silver Knights, Charlene Galluzzo. “It wasn’t pretty, but it was a ‘W’ and we’ll take it.”

The Silver traveled to Parkersburg Catholic on Saturday to play a double header with the Lady Crusaders and Clay County, splitting the wins on the day.

Sophomore Torrye Cline was in the pitchers position for the Lady Knights, striking out two and walking five in four innings. Freshman Devinn Moore finished the last three innings, striking out one. Jennifer Yost completed the battery.

Consolidated found themselves behind, 3-1 after the first but rallied to take the lead in the second with a four run performance. Though Catholic chipped away at that lead a run at a time, the Lady Knights finished strong, with a four run sixth inning to take the win. Tyler Consolidated scored 10 runs on nine hits and had one error in the game while Parkersburg scored seven on six hits and committed four errors.

“We had to roll the dice on this one and play some people in positions they weren’t used to because we had kids out for one reason or another,” Galluzzo said. “Our bats finally came around and it made a difference.”

Cline went 4-4 on the day with three singles and a double for two RBI’s. Taylor Clem singled and tripled; and Yost, Mallory Hammond, and Amanda Goodfellow each singled.

Against Clay County, the Silver and Black battled, but were unable to bring home the win, falling 14-4.

Clay led 9-4 after two complete innings to take a demanding lead in the game, eventually scoring 14 runs on 10 hits. The Silver scored four runs on seven hits and committed eight errors in the game.

Jasmine Moore started the game at the pitchers position, walking one. Also seeing time at the first position were Cline and Devinn Moore. Both Yost and Alex Bubenchik made up the battery.

At the plate, Bubenchik hit two singles to bring in two runs for Consolidated. Jasmine Moore singled for two RBI’s; Clem, Yost, Cline and Tayler Vossen each singled.

The loss puts the Lady Knight record at 1-6 on the year.

“We’re very young,” Galluzzo said. “But we’re seeing good things. The kids are working hard and learning something every time we play. The weather has really hindered our time outside though.”

Thanks to that weather, the Lady Knights may have four games this week, and they may not. The team is scheduled to host Williamstown on Wednesday, if Mother Nature allows.