Softball Lady Bucs drop heartbreaker to Bridgeport in the bottom of the seventh


BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc softball team dropped a heartbreaker here Tuesday in Bridgeport losing a 10-9 decision in walk-off fashion to the Lady Indians.

The Lady Bucs led by a 9-6 score heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Bridgeport scored four runs to escape with the victory.

The loss dropped the Lady Bucs to 12-7 on the season.

Just two of Bridgeport’s 10 runs were earned as the Lady Bucs committed five errors in the game.

The first inning was all Bridgeport as they chased across four runs for a 4-0 lead.

The Lady Bucs cut that lead in half in the top of the second when they plated two runs.

Audrey Gaudet singled home Hayden Peters and Alyssa Rohr singled home Morgan Parsons to account for the scoring.

Bridgeport scored two runs in the bottom of the third to extend their lead to 6-2.

Buckhannon-Upshur cut it to 6-5 in the top of the fourth with three runs.

Parsons scored on an error on a bunt by Rohr and Shelby McDaniels singled to center field scoring Gaudet and Rohr.

The Lady Bucs took their first lead in the top of the fifth on a two-run double by Rohr that treated Buckhannon-Upshur to a 7-6 advantage.

Buckhannon-Upshur increased their lead to 9-6 after a two-run double by McDaniels in the top of the seventh.

The Lady Bucs couldn’t hold the lead as Bridgeport’s Kate Stanley hit a walk-off two-run single to end the game.

The Lady Bucs outhit Bridgeport by a 14-6 margin.

Rohr and Gaudet led the offense with three hits while McDaniels, Alli Robinson, Peters and Parsons each collected two.

McDaniels suffered the loss in the circle in a complete-game effort.

She gave up just two earned runs on six hits and struck out seven.

The Lady Bucs were slated to play East Fairmont on Wednesday and Lewis County Thursday at home on senior day.

They will return to action today when they visit Kingwood for a contest with Preston at 5 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  020 320 2 – 9

Bridgeport                    402 000 4 – 10

E – Buckhannon-Upshur 5, Bridgeport 3. DP – None. LoB – Buckhannon-Upshur 10; Bridgeport 8. 2B – McDaniels, Peters, Rohr, Lalama. SF – Lalama. SB – Gaudet, Rohr, Earp, Riggs, Smith.

Hitting

Buckhannon-Upshur – Alyssa Rohr eh, 5 1 3 3; Shelby McDaniels p, 5 0 2 4; Alli Robison ss, 4 0 2 0; Hailey Thompson 2b, 5 0 0 0; Kayli Curry 1b, 3 0 0 0; Hayden Peters rf, 4 2 2 0; Brooklyn Robinson c, 4 0 0 0; Morgan Parsons lf, 3 3 2 0; Brooklyn Bryant lf, 0 0 0 0; Audrey Gaudet cf, 3 2 3 1; Olivia Caynor pr, 0 1 0 0; Robin Ball 0 0 0 0. Totals 36 9 14 8.

Bridgeport – Makenzie Earp cf, 4 2 1 0; Starr Pope p, 4 0 0 0; Emily Riggs ss, 3 1 0 0; Kate Stanley c, 3 0 1 2; Lauren Riffle 1b,  4 1 0 0; Johnna Hull eh, 4 1 0 0; Corinne Lalama 2b, 2 1 1 2; Olivia Kesling 3b, 4 1 2 1; Laiken Cook rf 4 0 1 0; Makenna Smith 0 1 0 0; Maci Cook 0 2 0 0; Katie McDaniels 0 0 0 0. Totals 32 10 6 5.

Pitching

Buckhannon-Upshur – McDaniels (L): 6 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 10 runs, 2 earned runs, 7 walks, 3 strikeouts.

Bridgeport – Pope (W): 7 innings, 14 hits, 9 runs, 8 earned runs, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, 1 hit batsman (Bryant).


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