By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian
East Fairmont High School’s Tori Postlewait had a game of a lifetime against Liberty on Monday afternoon.
During the Bees’ 10-2 shellacking over the Mountaineers, Postlewait couldn’t be denied and hit for the cycle.
“Hitting for the cycle is something that rarely happens, but when it does, it’s a good day,” Postlewait said following her performance.
Pitch for pitch for pitch, she was connecting. Hitting for the cycle is a tough feat to accomplish, but she also went a perfect 4-4 with four RBIs.
“Tori hit really well today,” East Fairmont head coach John Postlewait said. “We’ve been trying to work on her timing a little bit because she’s been out in front of a lot of pitches. She really worked hard on it today.”
Tori Postlewait not only was the star performer on the offensive side of the ball, but she earned the win as the starting pitcher. In her complete game, Postlewait allowed just two earned runs on five hits. She fanned seven and walked two.
Postlewait’s individual performance Monday may not be topped the rest of this season in baseball or softball.
The Mountaineers’ Presley Lamm began the game with a double down the line. She then took third due to a wild pitch. Abigail Smith would then drive Lamm in, giving Liberty an early 1-0 lead.
A few strikeouts later, Megan Morton would drive in Smith, giving the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead.
Allowing the runs on the mound lit a fire under Postlewait.