The Man High School girls’ softball team started off the season with a 9-0 mercy-rule win over at Westside on Tuesday night at Clear Fork.
The game was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule.
The Lady Billies got on the board in the first inning as senior shortstop Emilee Toler made it to first base safely on an infield hit and advanced to second on an overthrow. On the next pitch, she stole third and scored on a botched throwdown.
The Lady Billies never looked back.
With two outs in the third inning, the Lady Billies plated two more runs as junior Grace Cline doubled to left field, scoring junior catcher Sydney Keffer and Toler.
The fifth inning proved to be lethal for the Lady Renegades as Man sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs.
Sophomore pitcher Emily Walker pitched the win for the Lady Billies, striking out eight batters and allowing four hits.
Junior Aly Fleenor suffered the loss in the circle for the Renegades.
Man was set to host Mount View on Wednesday and will travel to Van on Friday.
of to 3-0 start
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team is off to a 3-0 start after winning three Cardinal Conference games.
Last Friday, Chapmanville (3-0 overall and 3-0 in the Cardinal Conference) blanked Mingo Central 18-0 at home. Then on Monday, the Lady Tigers destoyed Tolsia 26-0. On Tuesday night, Chapmanville won 5-1 over the Poca Dots.
Kenzie McCann was the starting and winner pitcher in each game. Against Mingo Central, she struck out seven, walked two and allowed just one hit. In the Tolsia game, she fanned six, walked none and tossed a no-hitter in the three-inning game. Against the Dots, McCann fanned nine, walked one and gave up three hits.
Ali Harless was 2-for-3 with two doubles against Poca. Shian Meeks was 2-for-4 with a double and a single. Jada Freeman had a pair of doubles.
McCann, Hollie Carter and Malorie Kennedy each had a hit.
Casey Skeens had two hits to lead Poca. Sarah Fisher also had a hit.
CRHS was scheduled to host Herbert Hoover on Wednesday night and then travel to rival Logan on Thursday. Chapmanville hosts Scott on Friday.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team won 21-1 at home over Tolsia on Tuesday in its season opener.
Jacob Dingess had an inside-the-park homer for Chapmanville. Noah Dingess had a pair of hits, including a triple.
No further details were available.
CRHS, 1-0 overall and 1-0 in the Cardinal Conference, plays at Mingo Central on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., then plays at Van on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Tigers host Mount View on Saturday in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).