Times West Virginian
After a big win a day earlier over Lincoln, North Marion’s softball team failed to keep the momentum going on Tuesday in a 8-0 road loss at University.
The Huskies, now 19-11 on the season, were held to just three hits on the afternoon.
“We had a letdown. You can say we were flat,” North coach Brad Harker said. “Sooner or later, you’re going to want to flip the switch and it ain’t going to come back on.”
North got hits — all singles — from Paige Efaw, Shelby King and Chelsi Latocha.
The Huskies had several scoring chances early in the contest, including putting runners on second and third base with no outs in the top of the first inning, but weren’t able to get a run across.
Latocha also started in the circle and tossed a complete game, but the Huskies were tagged for 13 hits.
North is back in action today when it visits Lewis County.
Bears topple Buckhannon
Fairmont Senior’s baseball team rolled to a 20-11 win at Buckhannon-Upshur on Tuesday night.
The Polar Bears rolled up 17 hits off five Bucs’ pitchers and erased a 2-0 early-inning deficit with 13 runs in the top of the third.
Austin Norman again led FSHS offensively, going 4 for 5 on the day.
Bailey Mohr got the victory on the mound, and Matt Robbins closed the game out for the Bears.
No other details were available at press time.
Fairmont Senior (14-5, 9-0, in Big 10) visits Preston today.
EFHS close slate with win
East Fairmont’s girls’ tennis team closed its regular season the right way on Tuesday, rolling to a 7-0 win over rival North Marion
The Bees will head into tournament play with a 13-5 overall record, including a 7-1 mark in the region.
In singles action on Tuesday, East allowed just three points over four matches.
The Bees’ No. 1 player, Catherine Boyles, notched an 8-3 win over Maddie Wade.
East’s Skyler Morgan topped Kate Doshier by an 8-0 tally, while Jacqueline Costello beat C.J. Porter and Erica Gorman beat Taylor Daft by the same score.
In doubles, Boyles and Marcie Corder teamed to topple Wade and Doshier, 8-4, and Brittiany Brumage and Cara Laswell beat Porter and Daft, 9-7. East’s Ashley Grace and Olivia Kulju added a doubles win via forfeit.
East returns to action on Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. at Robert C. Byrd High School for the Big 10 tournament.