Little Lady Buc softball team splits with Tucker Valley, Taylor


GRAFTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs dropped a 14-3 decision to the homestanding Tucker Valley Lady Wildcats last Monday evening, but bounced back here Tuesday evening to claim a 20-5 triumph over Taylor County.

The Little Lady Bucs would muster just one hit in the loss to Tucker Valley. Katarah Linger singled with one out in the third inning. The game ended on the mercy rule after three frames.

The Lady Wildcats scored 11 runs in the first inning and three in the second.

Jansen Kimble started in the circle and took the loss, with Bailey Blackwell coming on in relief.

The Little Lady Bucs banged out 11 hits, and took advantage of 17 walks and four hit batters in the romp over Taylor County. Kimble led the offense with three hits, with Ashley McKinnon cracking out two, and Linger, Alyssa Abel, Tori Perkins, Kendal Currence, Blackwell and Avery Lantz adding one apiece.

Buckhannon tallied eight runs in the first stanza, six in the second and halted the game on the mercy rule with six in the third.

Kimble earned the win, surrendering two hits, walking nine and fanning six.

The split left the Little Lady Bucs with a 3-12 record going into Thursday evening’s season-ending clash with visiting Barrackville.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon                                                                                  003    3

Tucker Valley                                                                           (11)3x    14

E – Cannady, Shaffer, Darlington,  Davis. LoB – Buckhannon 1, Tucker Valley 3. SF – Lipscomb, Simmons.

Hitting

Buckhannon – Katarah Linger ss, 2 1 1 1; Tori Perkins cf, 1 0 0 0; Alexis Cannady 3b, 1 0 0 0; Jansen Kimble p, 2 0 0 0; Taylor Spratt 1b, 1 0 0 0; Alyssa Abel c, 1 0 0 0; Kendal Currence lf, 0 1 0 0; Bailey Blackwell 2b, 1 0 0 0; Avery Lantz rf, 1 1 0 0. Totals 10 2 1 1.

Tucker Valley – Felton 2b, 2 3 2 2; Lipscomb cf, 1 2 0 1; P. Shaffer p, 2 2 2 1; Darlington 3b, 2 0 0 0; Simmons ss, 1 1 0 2; Davis 1b, 3 1 2 2; Russell c, 1 1 0 0; A. Shaffer rf, 0 2 0 1; Gooden lf, 1 2 1 1. Totals 13 14 7 10.

Pitching

Buckhannon – Kimble (L, 2-11): 1 1/3 innings, 7 hits, 14 runs, 11 earned runs, 5 walks, 0 strikeouts, 3 hit batters; Blackwell: 2/3 of an inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts, 1 hit batter.

Tucker Valley – P. Shaffer (W): 3 innings, 1 hit, 3 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 walk 5 strikeouts, 1 hit batter.

Buckhannon                                                                                 866    20

Taylor County                                                                               311    5

E – Abel, McKinnon, Niggemyer. LoB – Buckhannon 8, Taylor County 6. 2B – McKinnon. SB – Linger, Abel 2, Perkins, Kimble, Spratt 2, Blackwell 2.

Hitting

Buckhannon – Katarah Linger 3b, 1 3 1 1; Alyssa Abel ss, 1 3 1 2; Tori Perkins cf, 3 1 1 2; Jansen Kimble p, 3 2 3 3; Taylor Spratt 1b, 0 2 0 1; Ashley McKinnon c, 3 0 1 0; Kailey Hart ph, 0 1 0 0; Bailey Blackwell 2b, 1 2 1 2; Alexis Cannady ph, 0 1 0 0; Nevaeh Jones rf, 1 2 0 0; Avery Lantz ph, 1 0 1 9. Totals 16 20 11 13.

Taylor County – Tucker c, 2 0 0 1; Shaver cf, 1 2 0 0; Niggemyer 3b, 1 1 1 0; Spiker s s, 2 1 1 1; Newlon rf, 2 0 0 0; Crimm p, 0 1 0 0; Wyckoff 1b, 1 0 0 0; Purkey lf, 1 0 0 0; Collins 2b, 1 0 0 0. Totals 11 5 2 1.

Pitching

Buckhannon – Kimble (W, 3-11): 3 innings, 2 hits, 5 runs, 2 earned runs, 9 walks, 6 strikeouts.

Taylor County – Crimm (L): 3 innings, 11 hits, 20 runs, 17 walks, 2 strikeouts, 4 hit batters.

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