Friday, October 31, 2014

Wellsville flies past Iola

By The Herald Staff | 4/23/2014

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville High School softball team has its bats in high gear. The Eagles run-ruled Iola twice Tuesday in Wellsville.

Wellsville won 17-2 in three innings and 16-1 in four innings.

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville High School softball team has its bats in high gear. The Eagles run-ruled Iola twice Tuesday in Wellsville.

Wellsville won 17-2 in three innings and 16-1 in four innings.

“We hit the ball really well,” Wellsville coach Chris Rose said. “We did all phases well. We got in a groove. We hit the ball in the gaps well.”

Junior Ashley Sparks continued her torrid hitting with 10 RBIs in the doubleheader, including a grand slam in the opener. It was her third home run and has a school-record 31 RBIs. She had two hits in each game.

Kaylynn Peacock had five hits. She had two RBIs and was the winning pitcher in the nightcap.

Raegan Beckley had two hits in each game was the winning pitcher in the opener. Rose said she was efficient and let her defense work.

Rayne Right was 3-for-3 in the opener with a three-run home run. She had two hits in the nightcap and a total of six RBIs.     

Justine Dougan had three RBIs in the second game. Moriah Kayhill had three RBIs in the doubleheader and scored four runs in the opener.

Wellsville (10-2, 8-0) plays today at home.

Ottawa

GARDNER — Ottawa had Gardner on the ropes in Tuesday’s nightcap, but could not close it out. Gardner rallied in the seventh inning for a 5-4 win. Ottawa fell 11-0 in the opener.

“The first game, we just did not show up to play,” Ottawa coach Joe Serna said. “We had no focus and could not get anything going offensively. We came out the second game focused and it showed as our hitting picked up and we had strong pitching from Shea Mesik.

“I had juggled a few spots in the lineup hitting wise and the girls responded to the changes. Corie Fischer provided a great spark with a two-run home run to put us ahead 4-2, but we could not close it out in the seventh.  We allowed a couple of hits and could not make the final out as Gardner was able to sneak a base hit through the middle to score the winning run.  

“I was pleased to see the fight in the girls after getting beat 11-0.  We praised our pitching effort and Amy Wilson for calling a great game. We told them that we will learn from these losses and move on.”

Central Heights

It was a tough day Tuesday for the Central Heights softball team. The Vikings fell 13-1 and 15-1 at home.

Kinsey Laird had two hits in the opener. Kenzie Hayward was 2-for-2 with an RBI in the nightcap.

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