Lady ‘Cats and Knights look to post-season
With the end of the season quickly approaching, the Lady Knights of Tyler Consolidated and the Paden City Lady Wildcats are kicking their goals in overdrive, hoping to make the post season pay off for them, extending their seasons.
On April 11 the Paden City ladies faced off with the Lady Pilots at River taking the fall, 9-2.
The Lady ‘Cats scored their three runs on six hits and had two errors in the game; River scvored nine on two hits and committed three errors.
Pitching ace, Kelsey Loy worked the circle for the Green and White, walking two and striking out four.
At the plate Graeson Baker double and singled and Anderson hit two singles.
Playing at Tyler Consolidated on April 12, the Wildcats put their best foot forward to take the win, 10-2. The ‘Cats scored their 10 runs on 10 hits and played error free ball.
The Green and White scored five runs in the top of the first inning to show they meant business, and three in the top of the second to extend their lead.
Junior starter, Kelsey Loy shined in the pitcher’s position for five innings, striking out three Lady Knights and walking one, giving up four hits in the game.
At the plate, Graeson Baker singled and double to drive home one run; Amanda Heasley went 3-4 at bat, hitting three singles and collecting one RBI; Hannah Stanley singled and tripled for three RBI’s; and Hailey Wade singled to bring home a run.
The Lady Wildcats will host Parkersburg Catholic on April 18.
The Lady Knights faced off with the powerhouse that is the Magnolia Lady Blue Eagles, shouldering the defeat, 9-0 on April 11.
“As far as I can tell, this team has no Achilles heel,” said head coach of the Lady Knights, Charlene Galluzzo. “Magnolia has a powerhouse of a team, with 12 seniors. They’re tough. But we held our own much better than we did the last time we met up with them.”
The Eagles scored their nine runs on eight hits while the Silver Knights, had three hits and committed five errors.
Cline held down the first position for Consolidated, striking out seven Eagle batters, walking two and giving up the eight hits.
Offensively, Clem singled in the game while Martina Parrish singled twice.
Paden City scored five quick runs in the first inning and three in the second while holding the Silver Ladies scoreless to take the edge and then the 10-2 win in the game at home on April 12.
“Paden City is not to be taken lightly,” Galluzzo said. “They basically put on a clinic both defensively and offensively, and we were flat. We can’t make that many mistakes and hope to win.”
Devinn Moore pitched an inning and a third for Consolidated, walking one and giving up six hits. Torrye Cline came on for a little over three innings to walk two and strike out two Paden City batters. She gave up four hits.
At the plate, Cline singled for an RBI; Myah Charkawi singled to bring home a run; Taylor Clem and Tayler Vossen each singled for the home team.
Against the Lady Pilots of River, the Lady Knights played one of their best games of the season, winding up with the 7-6 loss, but battling hard to keep the game in perspective. Down by six runs after one inning of play, the Silver answered with six of their own in the bottom of the second.
The Pilots managed to plate a runner in the top of the third to take the slim lead and held on to it throughout seven.
“This is our team that I’ve been waiting to see take the field all season long,” the Lady Knight coach said. “We played very well and everybody did their job. We didn’t get the win, but we played with determination. That’s what I like to see.”
“They beat us on errors, that was the difference in the game.”
Cline controlled the circle for the home team, going the distance with one strike out and five walks.
On offense, senior Jennifer Yost doubled to bring two runs home; Cline doubled; Charkawi hit two singles for one RBI; Parrish singled twice; Alex Bubenchik hit two singles for one RBI; and Megan Carpenter singled to plate one runner.
April 13 the Lady Knights traveled to Ravenswood to take on the Lady Red Devils in a double header.
In the first game, Ravenswood was quick to score eight runs in the second inning to take the decisive lead in the game, and eventually the win, 9-1.
The Lady Devils scored their nine runs on nine hits while the Lady Knights scored their one run on five hits and committed six errors in the game.
Cline worked the circle for the home team, striking out two batters.
Getting hits for the Silver and Black were Cline with two singles; Clem, a triple for an RBI; Shandi Long, one single; and Carpenter, a single.
The Lady Devils of Ravenswood took the win over the Lady Knights 5-3 on 10 hits in the second game of the day.
“We were better in the second game, but in the first game we were like ghosts just standing around,” Galluzzo said. “I don’t know what was going on, but I know it cost us.”
Cline highlighted the game at the pitcher’s position for the Silver, walking two, striking out three and giving up ten hits.
Charkawi highlighted the Knight offense going 4-4 on the day with two singles, a double, and a triple to plate two runners. Bubenchik doubled, Jasmine Moore singled; Parrish singled twice; and Clem doubled.
Tyler Consolidated will see time on the field again on April 18 at Ritchie County and at River on April 20.