The Times West Virginian

April 5, 2013

Bees topple Elkins; North falls on road

By Nick Cammuso
Times West Virginian

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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North falls

at Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — North Marion’s softball team dropped its second straight game on Thursday, falling 6-4 on the road at Bridgeport.

The Huskies finished with three hits on the day. Danielle Fluharty, Shasta Pyles and Morgan Clyde each singled.

“We had a nine-inning game (on Wednesday against University), so I thought we might be a little flat,” North coach Brad Harker said. “I didn’t think all four tires would be.”

Chelsi Latocha started for North (6-2), scattering nine hits with two walks and a strikeout. Danielle Fluharty took the loss in relief, as several miscues in the field hurt the Huskies’ chances late.

North opens play in its Diamond Dawg double-elimination tournament at 10 a.m. today versus Big 10 foe Lincoln.



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Tennis

Bears roll

past Bucs

Fairmont Senior’s boys’ tennis team rolled to a 7-0 win over Buckhannon on Thursday.

The Polar Bears got wins in singles play from Grant Holbert, Logan Orton, Michael Buonaiuto and Trey Giorcelli.

In doubles action, Holbert and Orton, Buonaiuto and Giorcelli, and Trevor DeVaul and Taylor Campell all teamed for wins.

Fairmont Senior (4-2) plays North Marion and East Fairmont at East Marion (Wave Pool) Park on Saturday.



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East Fairmont’s boys’ tennis team fell to Bridgeport on Wednesday, 5-2, at Bridgeport Country Club.

No. 2 Brighton Kunce won East’s lone singles match, while in No. 3 doubles Jordan Leonard and Jason Mills won a tiebreaker, 9-7 (7-5).

On Monday, East slipped past Liberty at Fairmont State for a 5-2 win.

No. 1 Khris Musgrove and No. 2 Brighton Kunce each nabbed singles wins. In doubles play, Musgrove and Kunce, Ben Costello and Joseph Sarsfield and Leonard and Mills all captured victories.



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Youth softball

EFJHS wins

first game

FAIRMONT — East Fairmont Junior High School’s softball team won 13-3 over Doddridge County on Thursday.

Brooklyn Nuzum got the win on the mound. She allowed four hits and had 12 strikeouts and walked two. At the plate, she hit a home run and added three RBIs.

Olivia Conaway and Alexis Potesta each had two hits for the winners. Makayla Heater doubled, while Megan McMillan, Riley Tobrey, Madison Nuzum and Brenna Helmick each singled.

East (1-0) plays West Fairmont on Monday at East Marion (Wave Pool) Park.

NOTE: Prep baseball scores were not reported to the Times West Virginian. Coaches are asked to call 304-367-2544 or 304-367-2508.

Email Nick Cammuso at ncammuso@timeswv.com or follow on Twitter@NickCammusoTWV.