Wyoming East spoils Man softball’s Senior Day


By Jerry Fekete - Banner Correspondent



MAN — The Wyoming East High School softball team spoiled the Man Lady Billies’ Senior Day with Saturday afternoon’s 3-1 win at the Man softball field.

The Lady Warriors did it by the way of the long ball as Kari Waker and Holli Breham each smacked solo home runs off Man losing pitcher Emilee Walker.

East’s Kaitlyn Mills tossed a two-hitter for the win, giving up just one run and striking out one batter.

The first two innings were scoreless until the top of the third inning as Breham ripped a Walker fastball over the left field fence midway into the tall trees to give WEHS a 1-0 advantage.

The Lady Billies answered with a run of their won in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game a 1-1. Savannah McCormack reached on a one out error and Emilee Toler then grounded out for the second out. Sydney Keffer then delivered an RBI singlen scoring McCormack to knot the game up at 1-1.

Wyoming East took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth frame off Walker. Kari Walker drew a one out walk and later scored on an RBI single off the bat of Rivers Wade to give the Lady Warriors the lead for good at 2-1.

The Lady Warriors got an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning off Walker on a solo blast by Kari Walker.

Allie Meade drew a one out walk off Walker in the bottom of the seventh frame but was stranded as Maddy Paynter ground out and Emillee Walker fanned to end the game and WEHS spoiled the Lady Billies’ Senior Day.

Man had just two hits in the game — one each by Keffer and Toler in the losing cause.

The Lady Billies (20-5) are scheduled to host Tug Valley on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Class AA sectional tourney.

Tug Valley is just 3-13 heading into the game with wins over Tolsia (12-2, 15-12) and Sheldon Clark, Ky. (28-5).

Man blanked the Lady Panthers 12-0 in the only meeting between the two teams this season.

BASEBALL

Fayetteville 6,

Man 4

MAN — The Man High School baseball team held a 3-1 lead on Fayetteville on Saturday at home but the Pirates were able to rally in the top of the seventh inning to score four runs to beat the Hillbillies 6-4.

Man (7-14) had just three hits in the game — doubles by Nick Collins and John McCoy and a single by Seth Chapman.

Chapman, Tyler Blair and Austin Gent each had RBIs for Man.

Gent suffered the loss on the mound.

Man committed four errors in the game to just one for Fayetteville.

The Billies were slated to play at Belfry (Ky.) on Monday, weather permitting. Man hosts Sherman on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and heads to Chapmanville on Wednesday at 7.

By Jerry Fekete

Banner Correspondent

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