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April 5, 2013

Bees topple Elkins; North falls on road

FAIRMONT — In the last few games, one or two hitters have taken charge for East Fairmont’s softball team.

On Thursday afternoon, however, everyone got into the act.

The Bees had five extra-base hits, blasted two home runs and rolled to a 9-1 victory over visiting Elkins.

“It seemed like here lately it has been one or two having a big day at the plate,” East coach John Postlewait said. “Today, a bunch of girls had big days.”

Kayla Summers led the way on Thursday.

The senior first baseman had three hits and all of them went for extra bases, ripping a home run and a pair of doubles. She also scored twice.

Tori Postlewait also showed her power, cracking a two-run homer in the top of the first inning after Hannah Ferrell reached on an error. Postlewait finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Ferrell had another solid game — going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs — while Cassidy Toothman finished things off with a three-run, bases-clearing double in the sixth inning.

Ashley Martin also singled for East, which moved to 9-3.

Tori Postlewait’s homer and Toothman’s clutch hit helped stretch the lead for the Bees, who held a tight 2-0 edge through five.

“It was a real tight ball game until then, and then the bats came around. We adjusted to their pitcher,” Postlewait said.

Tori Postlewait got the win on the mound, as she went all seven innings for the complete game. In all, she allowed nine hits and one earned run while striking out three and not walking a hitter.

East continues its busy schedule this week today at the Gene Baker tournament in Hedgesville. The Bees play Berkeley Springs at 4:30 p.m., followed by Martinsburg at 6 p.m. and Buckhannon-Upshur at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, they’re slated to play Keyser at 11:30 a.m. and Hedgesville at 2:30 p.m.

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