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Prep Sports

April 24, 2014

North, East softball earn blowout wins

Polar Bears fall to Preston

RACHEL — The North Marion softball team was at it again Wednesday night.

Mattie Polling tripled and singled, starting pitcher Chelsi Latocha doubled and gave up just one hit as the Huskies rolled to another 3-inning mercy-rule victory over Lewis County, 18-1.

Left fielder Shelby King also had two hits to pace the Huskies, and first baseman Amanda Sigley tripled to help the Huskies bounced back from back-to-back losses against Ritchie County and Lincoln.

Taylor Wells, Paige Efaw, Chey Steen and Rachel Wiley also added hits.

The Huskies return to action tonight when they host Elkins. They then travel to Bridgeport on Friday. Both games are at 5 p.m.

“It’s good that we’re taking care of business when we should,” said North Marion coach Brad Harker. “We’ve got some conference games coming up. The toughest part of our schedule is coming up.”

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The East Fairmont softball team also turned in a dominant performance Wednesday in an 18-8 win at Clay-Battelle.

Tori Postlewait struck out 10 batters in five shutout innings. She also went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in four runs.

Mikayla Moore had a pair of hits, including a double, and Cassidy Toothman tripled.

Hannah Ferrell, Sydney Postlewait and Leeanna Downey added hits.

Brooklyn Nuzum sacrificed a run home. She also pitched two relief innings, struck out one, allowed five hits and eight runs (five earned).

“It was a good win,” said East Fairmont coach John Postlewait. “We got some extra at-bats in tonight and got some got some other girls hitting the ball that have been struggling lately.”

The Bees improved to 10-8 on the season. They will play Fairmont Senior on Friday.

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Fairmont Senior’s Cheyenne Phillips doubled and Becca Glover singled but it couldn’t keep the Polar Bear softball team from falling to Preston Wednesday, 7-0.

On the mound, Nuzum allowed two earned runs and struck out four through seven innings.

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