Softball Lady Bucs crush Preston, fall to University


Melton tosses three-inning no-hitter

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc softball team made quick work of the Preston Lady Knights here Tuesday afternoon in a Big 10 Conference battle.

Sophomore Ciara Melton threw a three-inning no-hitter and the Bucs used six hits and nine Preston errors to cruise to a 14-0 in a game that was ended after three on the mercy rule.

On Wednesday, the Lady Bucs visited Morgantown for a non-conference clash with the University Hawks and lost a 12-2 decision.

The Lady Bucs chased across four runs in the bottom of the first against Preston.

Alli Robinson doubled home Hailey Thompson for the first run and Robinson later scored on an error to make it a 2-0 contest.

Audrey Gaudet kept the inning going with a single that scored Kennedy Samargo and Morgan Parsons had a double steal at home while Samargo stole second to give the Lady Bucs a 4-0 lead.

The Lady Bucs sent 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run second inning.

Thompson started the inning with a single and scored when Alli Robinson crushed a pitch over the center field fence for a two-run blast that made it 6-0.

Later in the inning with the bases loaded, Gaudet and Kyndra Spotloe each received walks that scored a runner to up the lead to 8-0.

Thompson hit a fly ball to center field that was misplayed allowing Hayden Peters and Gaudet to score making it a 10-0 contest.

Melton helped her own cause with a two-run double that scored Spotloe and Thompson that upped the lead to 12-0.

Brooklyn Bryant wrapped the scoring in the inning with a two-run double that plated Alli Robinson and Melton.

Despite the 14 runs the Bucs managed just six hits between the Preston errors and walks.

Alli Robinson had two of the six while Thompson, Melton, Bryant, and Gaudet each had one.

Melton improved to 3-0 with the win.

She didn’t walk a batter and struck out four.

She just missed out on a perfect game as the lone Preston baserunner reached on an error.

In Wednesday’s road game, the Lady Bucs found themselves down by a 5-0 score after three innings.

Brooklyn Robinson put the Lady Bucs on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth when she hit a sacrifice fly that scored Melton.

That made it a 5-1 contest, but University responded with a three-run fourth inning for an 8-1 lead.

Thompson hit a one-run single that scored Alli Robinson in the top of the fifth to close the deficit to 8-2 in the top of the sixth, but the Hawks scored one in their half of the fifth and ended the game on the mercy rule with a three-run sixth inning.

The Lady Bucs committed five errors in the game and collected just six hits.

Thompson led the offense with two hits and one RBI.

Melton suffered her first loss of the season as she pitched the complete game.

She allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits while striking out three.

The split left head coach Levi Bender’s squad with a 4-3 record overall and a 2-1 record in the Big 10 Conference.

They were slated to play North Marion Thursday.

They will return to action Saturday when they host Lincoln at 1 p.m.

The boxscores:

Preston                                                                                000 – 0

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                  4(10)x – 14

E – Preston 9; Buckhannon-Upshur 1. DP – None. LoB – Preston 1, Buckhannon-Upshur 3. 2B – A. Robinson, Melton, Bryant. HR – A. Robinson. SB – Parsons, Samargo.

Hitting

Preston – Rachel Harper rf, 2 0 0 0; Emily Pritt ss, 1 0 0 0; Haley Livengood c, 1 0 0 0; Shelby Dillsworth 3b, 1 0 0 0; Ceirra Norwood 1b, 1 0 0 0; Samantha Shaffer lf, 1 0 0 0; Raegan Knotts cf, 1 0 0 0; Quincy Knox 2b, 1 0 0 0; Emma Farvo p, 0 0 0 0. Totals 10 0 0 0.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Hailey Thompson 2b, 3 3 1 0; Alli Robinson ss, 2 3 2 3; Ciara Melton p, 3 1 1 2; Brooklyn Robinson c, 2 1 0 0; Brooklyn Bryant ph, 1 0 1 2; Kayli Curry 1b, 2 0 0 0; Kennedy Samargo 1b, 1 2 0 0; Hayden Peters eh, 2 1 0 0; Audrey Gaudet cf, 1 1 1 2; Kyndra Spotloe rf, 1 1 0 1; Jordan Cutright lf, 2 0 0 0; Morgan Parsons 0 1 0 0; Olivia Caynor rf, 0 0 0 0, Hannah Loudin 0 0 0 0; Robin Ball 0 0 0 0. Totals 20 14 6 10.

Pitching

Preston – Farvo (L): 2 innings, 6 hits, 14 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts.

Buckhannon-Upshur – Melton (W, 3-0): 3 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts.

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                  000 110 – 2

University                                                                   023 313 – 12

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 5, University 1. DP – University 1. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 7; University 3. 2B – Kisner. SF – B. Robinson.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Alyssa Rohr cf, 2 0 0 0; Jordan Cutright lf, 1 0 0 0; Shelby McDaniels c, 1 0 1 0; Alli Robinson ss, 3 1 1 0; Ciara Melton p, 2 1 1 0; Hailey Thompson 2b, 3 0 2 1; Audrey Gaudet lf-cf, 2 0 1 0; Brooklyn Robinson rf, 2 0 0 0; Robin Ball 3b, 3 0 0 0; Kayli Curry 1b, 3 0 0 0; Morgan Parsons 0 0 0 0; Oliva Caynor 0 0 0 0. Totals 22 2 6 2.

University – Hayden Powroznik p-rf, 3 2 1 0; Hannah Vorndran cf, 4 2 1 2; Layne Assif 2b, 4 2 2 1; Carly Herring 1b, 4 0 0 4; Lou Kisner ss, 3 1 1 0; Phillips 3b, 3 2 1 0; Madison Moon c, 3 1 1 0; Lilly Adkins c, 0 0 0 0; Autumn Stemple eh-p, 3 1 2 1; Casey Herring 0 0 0 0; Lindsay Vorndran lf, 3 1 1 0; Wilkins c, 0 0 0 0, Voris lf, 0 0 0 0Totals 30 12 10 8.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – Melton (L, 3-1): 5 innings, 10 hits, 12 runs, 7 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.

University – Pawroznik (W): 5 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned runs, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (McDaniels); Stemple: 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts.

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