ACCIDENT — Taylor Bittinger hit a home run, going 4 for 4 and knocking in five runs, as Northern blanked Keyser, 10-0, Wednesday in high school softball at Northern.
Bittinger added three singles and scored two runs, while Mikayla Wilt scored three runs with a single and an RBI.
Northern scored three runs in the first inning and five in the second, and Alexa Uphold pitched all five innings to gain the win, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out two.
Alexa Shoemaker, Hailey Massie and Courtney Minnick had singles for Keyser.
Northern (6-3) will play today, 4:30 p.m., at Allegany.
Mountain Ridge 11, Keyser 1
FROSTBURG — Four Mountain Ridge players knocked in two runs apiece, and the Miners pounded out 15 hits in defeating Keyser on Wednesday in six innings.
Dayna Lashley went 3 for 4 for Mountain Ridge, scored three runs and knocked in two. Savannah Keister was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, while Danielle Wildeson doubled in two runs and Skylar Ross singled in a pair.
Kailia Puaauli went 3 for 3 with two runs scored for Mountain Ridge.
Ross started and worked the first four innings, giving up three hits and a run to gain the win.
Keyser was led by Alexa Shoemaker, who went 3 for 3 with a triple, double and single. Aubrey Smith was 2 for 2 to account for the Golden Tornado’s five hits.
Mountain Ridge (5-7) will play today, 4:30 p.m., at Fort Hill. Keyser (16-6) will host Frankfort today at 7 p.m.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Brevard scored a run in the third to break a 2-2 tie and held on to win the game behind the pitching of S. Gilbert in defeating Moorefield Wednesday morning.
Moorefield took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Remi Hinkle singled home Rebekah Markwood, then scored on a single by Lindsey Rinker.
Brevard countered with a two-run second to tie the score, thanks in part to an RBI double by H. Caber, then went ahead in the third on an RBI double by K. Hart.
Markwood went 2 for 4 for Moorefield.
Gilbert struck out 11 Moorefield batters and yielded two runs, six hits and one walk to gain the win. Hanna Carlson took the loss, giving up just one earned run in seven innings, striking out three and walking three.
Moorefield (15-7) will play Cheraw today at 2 p.m.
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Emily Horn homered and drove in three runs and Frankfort jumped on Southern quickly with a six-run second inning in defeating Southern on Tuesday.
Horn hit a two-run homer in the second inning that gave the Falcons a 7-2 lead.
The first four batters in the Frankfort order — Allison Kenney, Rachel Noah, Marié Perdew and Horn did most of the damage for the Falcons (11-4). They were a combined 8 for 14 with seven runs and 10 RBIs.
Perdew doubled, singled and drove in three runs, while Kenney had two singles, two RBIs and three runs scored, and Noah added two singles, scored two runs and drove in two as well.
Hana Nazelrod hit a two-run homer and a single for Southern. Jordyn Warnick and Kenny Winegardner doubled and singled and Jayden Sisler doubled. Nazelrod and Warnick had two RBIs.
Kenney went the distance for the win, scattering seven hits, walking four and striking out seven.
Frankfort, which played at Petersburg last night, plays at Keyser on Thursday at 7 p.m. Southern will participate in the Hancock Easter Tournament on Saturday.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Winning pitcher Rebekah Markwood hit a pair of singles and Tori Humphries had a single and three RBIs, leading Moorefield past Brighton on Tuesday.
Moorefield (15-8) made the most of six singles by taking advantage of six walks and six errors by Brighton. Alyson Simmons singled and drove in two runs.
Markwood allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out four in a complete-game victory.
Bishop Walsh 8
CUMBERLAND — Tomisin Salako went 3 for 4 with a homer and Mercersburg Academy scored seven runs in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind victory over Bishop Walsh on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Crites had a perfect day at the plate for Bishop Walsh (2-7), going 4 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Lauren Mathews went 3 for 4 with three doubles and four RBIs, Jeanna Judy doubled, Allison McKenzie singled twice and Ella Squires had a single and two RBIs.
MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Winning pitcher Lakyn Roadman hit an inside-the-park grand slam during an 11-run first inning as Meyersdale zoomed past Salisbury on Tuesday.
Stephanie Haer went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and Alex Tipton also went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Meyersdale. Shawna Leonard and Tara Knopsnyder doubled and singled.
Roadman allowed two singles, walked two and struck out three in the three-inning game.
Emily Abraham and Samantha Bodes singled for Salisbury (0-7).