Girls teams rack up wins
Though the weather has hindered more than helped the 2011 softball season, both the Paden City and Tyler Consolidated varsity teams have seen some success in the last week, in the few games they have been able to play. Both teams have seen success and with several games scheduled this coming week, hopefully the success will continue.
Paden City’s Lady Wildcat softball team dodged the raindrops long enough last week to get two games in, getting the win in both outings.
On April 21 at home, the Lady ‘Cat’s handed Williamstown the 9-8 loss. The ‘Cats scored their nine runs on seven hits and played error free ball.
Kelsey Loy handled the pitching duties for the home team, striking out seven batters and walking eight.
Megan Cutlip hit two doubles and a single in the game and Loy blasted two doubles as well.
In the second game against Beallsville, Paden City handed the visitors the loss, 8-3.
Loy again worked the circle for the Green with a fine performance, striking out 12 batters and walking two.
Cutlip singled and powered a home run in the game and Loy hit three triples.
The Lady Wildcats played host to St. Marys on Monday night, falling to the Lady Blue Devils, 15-0.
Kelsey Loy held down the pitchers position, walking two and striking out two.
Paden City will host Valley on April 27
On April 21 at home, the Lady Knights played host to the Ravenswood Lady Devils, splitting the wins on the evening, 8-3 and 12-8.
In the first game the Knights scored their eight runs on 11 hits and had two errors. Ravenswood had five hits and committed three errors.
Heather Suter worked the first position on the field for the Silver and Black, walking five and striking out six.
At the plate, Jennifer Yost went 2-2 on the day with two singles and scored two runs; Amanda Goodfellow went 2-4 with two singles; Myah Charkawi went 2-3 with two singles and scored a run; Emily Moore went 1-3 at the plate, singled and crossed the plate once in the game; Megan Carpenter went 1-3 with a single; Torrye Cline went 1-2 with a single; Taylor Clem connected once in four times at bat on a single, scored one run and batted in three; and Keri Suter went 1-2 at the plate with a single and scored twice.
The Knights took the loss in the second game with eight runs scored on 13 hits and three errors.
Keri Suter started at the pitchers position and went for three and a third innings, striking out one and giving up three hits; Cline came in for an inning, throwing two strike outs and two walks; Devinn Moore finished the game with one walk.
Offensively, Yost singled for an RBI; Keri Suter went 5-5 at the plate with four singles and a double to knock two runs in; Clem doubled; Charkawi collected an RBI; Heather Suter hit three singles for an RBI; Alex Bubenchik hit two singles; and Mallory Hammond singled for one RBI.
“Again, it was like the difference between day and night between the way we played in the first game and the second,” said head coach of Consolidated, Charlene Galluzzo. “I don’t know what it is. I do know the weather has affected everybody.”
“I think this is the most rain we’ve had in a season in the 18 years I’ve been coaching. We had rain 17 out of 24 days, and that makes it very difficult to get a game or a decent practice in.”
“It makes it very difficult for teams to get into any kind of rhythm from a day when we play to a couple of rain-outs, to a single game in a week.”
The Lady Knights have an LKC placement game scheduled for Thursday.