Lady Bucs overcome early deficit to crush Liberty, 19-9


CLARKSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc softball team broke out their bats Friday in a road contest with the Liberty Mountaineers.

The Lady Bucs smashed out 20 hits in a 19-9 come-from-behind victory.

The win improved the Lady Bucs to 2-0 on the season.

Liberty dropped to 4-5 on the year.

Shelby McDaniels, Brooklyn Robinson and Brooklyn Bryant each scored a run for the Lady Bucs in the top of first but Liberty matched that with a three-run inning of their own.

Kaylie Curry led off the second inning and later scored to give the Lady Bucs a 4-3 lead, but Liberty pushed across four runs in their half of the inning for a 7-4 lead.

Hayden Peters hit a one-out single and later scored for the Lady Bucs in the top of third making it a 7-5 game but Liberty plated two more run in the bottom of the third for a 9-5 lead.

It was all B-U after that as they blanked Liberty the rest of the way.

The Lady Bucs sent 10 batters to the plate in the fourth inning for a five-run outburst taking a 10-9 lead.

In the top of sixth inning, Robin Ball hit a one-run double, Robinson and Bryant both had one-run singles and Jansen Kimble hit a one-run double as the Lady Bucs took a 14-9 advantage.

The Lady Bucs put the game away with a five-run outburst in the top of the seventh for the 19-9 win.

Ball led the 20-hit attack with four hits while Megan Bailey, McDaniels, and Kimble each collected three while Robinson, Bryant, and Curry each had two.

Kimble went the distance in the circle for the win for Buckhannon-Upshur.

She gave up just two earned runs on nine hits and struck out five.

The Lady Bucs were slated to face Brooke in a doubleheader on Saturday and host East Fairmont on Monday.

They will visit Robert C. Byrd today at 5 p.m.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon-Upshur   311 504 5 – 19

Liberty                           342 000 0 – 9

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 4, Liberty 7. DP – None. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 13, Liberty 7. 2B – Kimble 2, McDaniels 2, Ball, Weekly. HR – Kyle 2. Sac. – Linger. SB – Robinson, McDaniels, Crock.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Megan Bailey 2b-cf, 5 1 3 1; Shelby McDaniels c, 6 3 3 3; Robin Ball 3b, 6 2 4 2; Brooklyn Robinson ss, 4 4 2 1; Brooklyn Bryant 1b, 6 3 2 4; Jansen Kimble p, 5 1 3 4; Hayden Peters rf, 5 2 1 0; Kaylie Curry eh, 2 0 2 0; Kennedy Samargo eh, 3 2 0 1; Katarah Linger cf-2b, 3 1 0 0. Totals 45 19 20 16.

Liberty – Kadence Crock 3b, 5 2 0 0; Haley Youkins p, 4 0 0 1; Charlee Johnson ss, 3 2 1 2; Emma Kyle c, 3 2 2 6; Savannah Weekly lf, 4 0 3 0; Isabella Herrod 1b, 3 0 0 0; June’e James cf, 4 1 1 0; Alexis Davis 2b, 4 1 2 0; Samantha Swiger rf, 3 1 0 0. Totals 33 9 9 9.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – Kimble (W): 9 hits, 9 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (Herrod).

Liberty – Youkins (L): 7 innings, 20 hits, 19 runs, 10 earned runs, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts, 3 hit batsmen (Bailey, Robinson, Samargo).

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