Frankfort rallies past Keyser, 6-5

Frankfort’s Allison Kenney (9) scored two runs and had a pair of hits, including an RBI triple during a four-run fifth inning, helping the Falcons rally for a 6-5 win over Keyser in high school softball Thursday. Also pictured is Keyser catcher Hailey Massie.

SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Allison Kenney had two hits and an RBI and Kylee McGuire drove in two runs as Frankfort defeated Keyser, 6-5, Thursday afternoon in high school softball.

Keyser struck first with a pair of two-out hits in the second inning. Hailey Massie hit an RBI double and Lexi Turner followed with an RBI triple.

The Falcons responded in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI single from Erin Clark.

Alexa Shoemaker led off the Keyser half of the third with a single, then stole second and third before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Courtney Minnick to give the Tornado a 3-1 lead.

The Falcons took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth. Kaitlyn Crist led off with a walk and scored on a triple by Kenney to make it 3-2. Kenney scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.

Marié Perdew and Emily Horn both drew a walk, then McGuire made it 5-3 with a two-run double. The Falcons added a run in the sixth when Kenney singled and scored on a triple by Perdew.

The Golden Tornado rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh. Lexi Turner led off the inning with a walk before Carlie Delsignore singled. Both runners moved up on a throw from the outfield on Delsignore’s hit. Aubrey Smith hit a one-out single to drive in Turner and Delsignore, bringing the Tornado within one. Frankfort pitcher Kenney got a double play to end the game.

Frankfort (2-1) hosts Mountain Ridge today at 4:30 p.m. Keyser (4-2) continues its stretch of six games in five days today, 5 p.m., at Berkeley Springs.

Allegany 23Fort Hill 0

CUMBERLAND — Kyra Pittman tossed a three-hitter and Allegany scored 23 runs on 23 hits in a rout of Fort Hill.

All three hits Pittman yielded were singles, as she struck out nine and walked three. She helped her cause at the plate with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and four RBIs.

Shanel Stott led the Camper offense with four hits, two of which were doubles, and four RBIs. Lyndsey Evix tacked on three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Kristen Twigg tripled, singled twice, and drove in a run, and Kennedy Koelker had two singles and an RBI.

The Sentinels’ three singles were from Rachel Hare, Emily Mallow and Aleshia Lippold.

Allegany (2-0) hosts Moorefield on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Fort Hill (1-2) plays at home today, 4:30, against Hampshire.

Northern 10Mountain Ridge 9

ACCIDENT — Taylor Bittinger’s walk-off home run capped a five-run rally and sent Northern to a 10-9 victory over Mountain Ridge for its second win in as many days Wednesday in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference softball.

Northern, down 9-5 after Skylar Ross had belted a three-run triple in the top of the seventh for Mountain Ridge, set up shop in the bottom half by loading the bases with a walk to Emily Durst, a single by Emma Broadwater, and an infield single by Kyla Hull. Cassidy Uphold followed with a triple to chop the Miners lead to 9-8, and after a sacrifice fly by Mikayla Wilt tied it, Bittinger homered over the center field fence to end it.

Uphold finished 3 for 3 with a triple and two singles and Hull was 3 for 4 with three singles and an RBI for Northern, which had 16 hits. Bittinger homered and singled and Broadwater added a pair of singles.

Ross tripled, singled, drove in two runs and scored two runs for Mountain Ridge. Dana Lashley smacked a three-run homer during a six-run fifth that put Mountain Ridge up 6-2. Kailia Pua’auli had two singles and scored two runs, and Kailee Wilson had a single and two RBIs.

Northern (2-0) played at East Hardy last night. Mountain Ridge hosted Petersburg in a makeup game on Thursday.

Fort Hill 11

Hampshire 0

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Brianna Powell belted a triple and a double and tossed a three-inning no-hitter, leading Fort Hill to an easy victory over Hampshire in the Sentinels’ high school softball season opener on Wednesday.

Powell struck out six and walked one in the game, shortened by the mercy rule. She drove home four of Fort Hill’s 11 runs.

Rachel Hare hit a pair of singles and drove in a run, and Aleisha Lippold, Hailey Ternent and Jennifer Witt each singled and scored a run for the Sentinels, who had nine hits.

Fort Hill (1-1 overall, 1-1 AMAC) played Allegany Thursday. Hampshire (0-2, 0-1) hosts Frankfort on Monday at 4 p.m.

Petersburg 13

Pendleton 0

FRANKILN, W.Va. — Mackenzie Weasonforth had two hits during a 13-run first inning and Petersburg made quick work of Pendleton County, with Maddy Whetzel and Hannah Laffere combining on a three-inning no-hitter.

Weasonforth hit a two-run triple and a single in the big first inning as the Vikings remained unbeaten with their ninth straight win. Whetzel hit a two-run double and finished with three RBIs, Maddy Champ had a two-run double, Mickala Taylor a two-run single and Brianna Moreland an RBI single.

Whetzel struck out four in two innings and Laffere one in the third to complete the no-hitter.

Petersburg played Thursday at Mountain Ridge in a makeup game.

Keyser 12

Southern 2

KEYSER, W.Va. — Alexa Shoemaker homered, singled, drove in four runs and also got the win in the circle as Keyser defeated Southern in three innings.

Shoemaker’s three-run homer to center in the bottom of the first inning erased a 2-0 Southern lead. The Golden Tornado scored six more runs after Shoemaker’s homer and led 9-2 after one frame. Aly Smith tripled and Hailey Massie, Lexi Turner and Carlie Delsignore doubled in the inning.

Laurren Annable added a triple and Caitlyn Wolfe a double for Keyser, which had 11 hits. Shoemaker allowed four hits, two unearned runs, walked two and struck out three.

Kenzy Winegardner doubled and singled and Harleigh Wildesen doubled for Southern.

Keyser (4-1) played at Frankfort on Thursday. Southern plays at Preston on Friday at 4 p.m.

Allegany 3

Clear Spring 1

CLEAR SPRING — Allegany staked Kyra Pittman to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and that would just about do it, as last year’s Player of the Year fired a two-hitter, struck out 12 and did not walk a batter in as the Campers began their season with a two-run victory at Clear Spring Tuesday afternoon.

Katie Sterne led off the Alco first by drawing a walk and Kristen Twigg smacked a double, putting runners on second and third. Sterne came home on an RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Samara Funk, and Twigg scored when Shanel Stott reached on an infield error.

It remained 2-0 until the bottom of the sixth when Clear Spring’s Chloe Hess led off with a single and scored on a double by Ally Weaver. Hess and Weaver, who was stranded at second, were the only Blazer baserunners to reach second base.

Allegany got the run back in the seventh when Sterne, Twigg and Stott singled to load the bases. Lyndsey Evix was hit by a pitch, forcing home Sterne to make it 3-1.

Clear Spring’s Hess, who pitched four innings, and Ally Byers, who pitched three, combined for a six-hitter with 13 strikeouts and three walks.

Allegany played at Fort Hill Wednesday and will host Moorefield on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Bishop Walsh 13

Hope for Hyndman 12

CUMBERLAND — A. McKenzie singled home Lauren Mathews with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, sending Bishop Walsh past Hope for Hyndman Charter School.

Tied 11-11 after seven innings, Hyndman went ahead 12-11 when Jada Shipley singled in Jessica Deneen in the top of the eighth. The Spartans won in the bottom of the inning. Elizabeth Crites doubled and tied it by scoring on a single by Mathews, who trotted home on McKenzie’s single two batters later.

Mathews went 3 for 4 with a triple, three runs and three RBIs, while Crites was 3 for 5 with a double and three runs scored for BW (1-1). Allison McKenzie added two singles, three runs and two RBIs, Gigi Jessie doubled and singled, and Jeanna Judy and Ella Squires doubled.

Jensyn Ibarra and  Britney Huffman had three hits and three RBIs for Hyndman. Deneen had two hits and three RBIs and Alyssa Twigg two hits and three runs scored.

Northern 6

Hancock 3

HANCOCK — Mikayla Wilt and Cassidy Uphold had three hits each to lead Northern past Hancock in its season opener Tuesday evening.

Wilt went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a single. Uphold had one double and two singles for the Huskies, who had 11 hits and never trailed. The lead was 4-3 going into the seventh, when Northern tacked on a pair of insurance runs.

Alexa Uphold had two singles and two RBIs. Kyla Hull also had two singles. 

Megan Oberholzer hit two doubles for Hancock.

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