By Jarrod Harris and Nick Cammuso
Times West Virginian
On a brisk early Saturday morning, it took the East Fairmont softball team a few innings to get warmed up.
During the first game of a doubleheader against Oak Glen, the Bees were defeated, 7-6.
Taking the loss on the mound was Tori Postlewait, who went six innings, allowing eight hits, six strikeouts and two walks and allowed three earned runs.
Although she took the loss, her defense didn’t help her cause. Kicking ball after ball forced the Bees to fall behind, which in turn, made the deficit too much to overcome.
Tallying hits for EFHS in game one were Mikayla Moore, who went 1 for 4; Hannah Ferrell, 1 for 3 with two RBIs and a run and Postlewait, 2 for 4 RBI with a double and run
Jasmin Johnson went 2 for 4 two doubles, an RBI and scored twice; Katie Fairbee tallied a single and an RBI; Leeanna Downey singled and scored a run and Sydney Postlewait singled.
In game two, East Fairmont’s bats awoke in an 18-14 rout over the Golden Bears.
Helping the Bees’ cause in game two was the fact that they got hits in clutch situations.
“We had a bunch of hits and we needed every one of them,” East’s head coach John Postlewait said. “It seemed like every time they got on base they scored, so we needed to get crucial hits late.”
East was up by eight runs, 11-3, at one point during game two. Then, all of a sudden, Oak Glen came back.
The Golden Bears scored 10 runs in the fourth, narrowing the gap to 13-11.
“We battled back and got the bats going and scored some runs to pull back ahead," Postlewait said.
Earning the win on the mound was Ashley Martin, who seven innings and had seven strikeouts and two walks.
On the offensive side, EFHS was led by Johnson, who went 4 for 6 with a double, three RBIs and scored three times.
Postlewait went 3 for 6 with a triple, two RBIs and scored three runs; Kayla Summers, 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored four runs; Martin, two singles, three RBIs and a run; Fairbee, two singles and one RBI; and Downey, two hits, including a double, two RBIs and a run.
Sydney Postlewait also sparked EFHS’s offense, going 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a pair of runs. Moore added a single and scored, while Ferrell contributed two hits with two RBIs and scored three runs.
East Fairmont hosts Bridgeport on Monday in its last conference game.
well on road
FAIRMONT — East Fairmont and North Marion’s track teams continued solid seasons on Friday at the Cline Stansberry Invitational at Doddridge County High School.
The Huskies’ girls’ team had the best overall finish among local teams, taking second place. East was seventh, while the Bees’ boys’ squad placed fourth.
Nicole Licata won an event for the Bees, capturing the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.99. She was also third in the 100 dash in 13.51.
The senior standout also helped the East relay squad take the 4 X 100 event, as she teamed with Ashlie Merrill, Macey Nuzum, and Nina Nicoletti for a winning time of 54.24.
North Marion’s Emma Harrison won an individual event, too, winning the 800 in 2:29.38 and was second in the 1,600 (5:24.20) and 3,200 (11:26.88). St. Mary’s standout Maggie Drazba set meet records in the two distance events.
The Huskies also won a pair of girls relays. Alexis Hillberry, Mckenzi Fisher, Marlee Angelucci and Kaitlyn Conaway teamed to take the 4 X 200 event in 1:53.01; Hillberry, Conaway, Harrison and Madison Haught were victorious in the 4 X 400 with a time of 4:28.84.
On the boys side, East senior Tony Hayes placed in several events. He took second in the 3,200 with a time of 10:01.34, along with faring well in the 800 (fourth, 2:09.83) and 1,600 (fourth, 4:52.38).
North’s top finisher was Levi Cyphers, who took third in the 110 hurdles (16.95).
Other top finishers were: Girls — North Marion’s Alexis Hillberry in the 400 (third, 1:05.52); North Marion’s Mckenzi Fisher in the 100 hurdles (fourth, 17.66); North Marion’s Skylah Haught in the pole vault (third, 7-0). Boys — East Fairmont’s Cody Wilson in the 200 dash (fourth, 24.17); East Fairmont’s Myles Johnson in the 400 (fourth, 54.16); North Marion’s Alec Moscufo in the shot put (fourth, 43-10).
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