In a battle for an SOC II victory, the Wheelersburg Lady Pirates defeated the Portsmouth West Lady Senators Wednesday evening, 10-0, in a five-inning game.
Faith Howard pitched her second straight shutout, in the win over the Lady Senators. The Wheelersburg hurler pitched all five innings Wednesday allowing only a single hit to West, and no walks. She also struck out seven batters in the contest.
Howard helped her own cause as well, going 3-3 on the night. She picked up one RBI, while scoring twice.
Kalle Coleman showed some power at the plate, sending a pitch over the fences for a home run. She brought in two runs and scored three times, while walking once, in her 2-2 performance.
Taylor McQuay got a pair of RBIs against the Lady Senators. She went 1-2 on the night, and also scored a run.
Makayla White had the lone hit for West Wednesday evening, going 1-2 from the plate.
West will host the Waverly Lady Tigers Friday evening. First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m.
The Lady Pirates will be a part of the Wendy’s Classic on Friday and Saturday in Ashland.
Wheelersburg – Coleman 2-2 (3 R, 2 RBI, HR, BB), Reyes 1-2, Cunningham 1-3 (RBI, R), Klaiber 1-3 (RBI), Bergan 1-3 (R), Salyers 1-3 (R), Howard 3-3 (2 R, RBI), Blair 1-2 (R), Traylor 0-1 (RBI), McQuay 1-2 (2 RBI, R)
West – White 1-2
W – Howard 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
L – Coleman 4.0 IP, 12 H, 10 R, 9 ER, BB
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