Fayetteville pushed across a run in the seventh inning and nipped Wyoming East, 4-3, last Friday on Senior Night at New Richmond.
It was the third straigh one-run game for East, which fell to 7-10.
“They have a tough pitcher (Morgan Wheeler), but I thought we hit her pretty well,” said WEHS coach Robert “Doc” Warner. “Every body we played (last week) in Myrtle Beach had pitchers like that, so we were used to it.”
The Lady Warriors trailed, 3-1, heading into the bottom of the fifth. They rallied to tie it.
Freshman Brianne Pertee doubled deep to right to drive in a run.
Pertee moved up to third on a passed ball and scored on Ally Hatfield’s infield single toward third. That made it 3-3.
East loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batsman in the sixth but left the runner stranded.
The Pirates scored an unearned run in the seventh to go on top for good.
Taren Bane walked with one out. She moved over to second on a passed ball.
Jessica Brown’s bunt single down the first base line and a throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score.
Wheeler retired the side in order in the East seventh.
“Kristen Clay pitched a good game for us,” Warner commented. “We were a little short handed today because Larissa Davis is hurt and two other girls were at Youth in Government.
“We had some errors that hurt us,” he noted. “But I think we played pretty well.”
The Lady Warriors visit Westside today (Wednesday) and play at River View on Thursday.
East starts sectional play on April 30 at Mount View against Bluefield.
East 6, Independence 5
Emily Day tossed a one-hitter and the Lady Warriors jumped to a 5-0 lead in beating Independence last Thursday at Coal City.
Chelsea Duncan and Allyson Shifett each had two hits for East. Caitlynn Jones and Leah Bailey were both 1-3 with an RBI.
Shady Spring 7, East 6
East came up short in a comeback attempt at Shady Spring last Wednesday.
Brianne Pertee was 2-4 with a home run and two RBI for WEHS. Chelsea Duncan and Leah Bailey each had a pair of hits.
Katie Snodgrass and Autumn Kauff each had two hits for the Tigers.