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By Carl Holcomb
The Lady Vikings held Moorefield to one hit and found ways to make runs to create a 9-1 victory over Moorefield at Sager Field last Thursday.
“One hit. We didn’t hit. We only had one hit. We had a few errors, dropped the ball, kicked the ball. You aren’t going to win too many ball games with one hit,” Moorefield Coach Tammie Ayers said.
Petersburg’s Callie Wisnewski reached base on an error at third base by Sumer Flinn as the bases were now loaded.
Kerri Vanmeter hit an RBI single to give the Lady Vikings the lead and during that sequence the throw home caught courtesy runner
Katie Koontz and Marissa Earle struck out, 1-0.
[private] Moorefield responded in the bottom of the first inning starting with a walk to Rebekah Markwood given by Petersburg pitcher Carly Cooper.
Anna Riggleman smashed a two-out RBI double into center field for the lone Yellow Jackettes hit of the contest with the throw coming late as Markwood crossed the plate which knotted it at one apiece.
Cooper got out of the inning with a strikeout.
In the second inning, Petersburg’s Lexi Earle was issued a walk before Smith struck out Alexi Vance.
Hayley Ours hit into a fielder’s choice and Cooper singled into center field before both advanced on a passed ball, but the side was ended on a groundout.
Flinn and Vetter were issued walks, then Hanna Carlson struck out and Paige Crites hit into a double play as the Yellow Jackettes failed to get the runners home.
The Lady Vikings broke the game open with four more runs in the third inning starting with back-to-back singles by Hahn and Wisnewski.
Vanmeter hit into a fielder’s choice with a run coming home as the out was recorded at second base and safely beat out the throw at first base by Markwood.
Marissa Earle hit a fly ball into right center and the ball dropped as the outfielders converged to load the bases.
Lexi Earle made a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into scoring position, then Vance ripped a two-run producing triple to the right field fence.
Ours followed with an RBI single to center field to give Petersburg a 5-1 lead.
Markwood came in as the pitcher and forced Cooper to pop-out.
Cooper struck out Markwood, then Baker flew out to Vance in right field and Zirk hit a line drive to Wisnewski, who tossed the ball down on the dirt when trotting off the field.
Neither team manage to get runners aboard in the fourth inning with both Markwood and Cooper recorded a pair of strikeouts and the defense making the other out.
Petersburg went to work again in the fifth inning as Vanmeter got the hitting started with a double, then Marissa Earle reached first base on an error as Carlson bobbled and dropped the ball at second base.
Lexi Earle made a bunt with the fielder’s choice throw to third base not coming in time.
Vance hit into a fielder’s choice and Earle bumped into Smith on her throw to third base for the out as a run came home.
Ours plated two runs on an error as the throw eluded Flinn at third base and the throw home was too late to get the second runner as the Lady Vikings went up 8-1.
Cooper made an RBI sacrifice fly to extend the lead before Fleming grounded out.
Vetter and Carlson both struck out and Crites grounded out to first base with a fumbled ball collected in time to end the game, 9-1. [/private]