The Times West Virginian

April 5, 2014

Bees split at softball tournament

Times West Virginian

HEDGESVILLE — The East Fairmont softball team went 1-1 Friday in the first day of the Gene Baker Softball Tournament at Hedgesville.

The Bees came out swinging in the first game of the tournament, putting together 14 hits in an 11-2 mercy-rule victory over Spring Mills.

Six girls put up multi-hit games. Cassidy Toothman led the way with three hits, with a double and three RBI, and Sydney Postlewait recorded two extra-base hits, a double and a triple.

Tori Postlewait, Olivia Conaway, Maggie Hall and Hannah Ferrel added two hits apiece, and Brooklyn Nuzum tacked on one more hit.

Starting pitcher Tori Postlewait went six strong innings, allowing just two unearned runs.

In the second game, the Bees didn’t show the same offensive prowess. They recorded just a single hit in a 9-1 loss to Hedgesville.

Freshman Megan McMillan ruined Hedgesville’s bid for a no-hitter.

Tori Postlewait struck out three, allowed eight hits, walked one and surrendered nine runs (just two earned).

“We didn’t swing the bats the way we’re capable of swinging,” East Fairmont coach John Postlewait said. “We weren’t aggressive. ... The energy level wasn’t there the second game.”

The two games moved East Fairmont’s record to 3-3 on the season.

The Bees will continue pool play today with a game against Berkeley Springs before beginning the single-elimination segment of the tournament.