PLEASANT VALLEY —
Braxton County — collecting 12 hits and taking advantage of four errors — forced East Fairmont into a comeback mode during Thursday’s Class AA regional semifinal at the East field.
The Bees mounted rallies but saw their season come to an end with a 7-4 setback to the Eagles.
“It seemed like every time we started to make a move and come back on them and cut that deficit down, we’d come up and have an error or they’d have a key base hit,” East coach John Postlewait said. “It seemed like every time we made an error, they followed it up with a big base hit.”
Braxton went ahead to stay in the top of the third inning. Charity Ramsey led off by reaching on an error, and Ally Pritt followed with a single. After a double steal, the lead runner was tagged out off third on Bayle Stewart’s grounder, but a run scored on a subsequent throwing error. One out later, Bragg Taylor’s single made the score 2-0.