Gray, Harrington, Parsell and Schultz blast home runs to lead Lady Indians Softball

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians were back on the diamond this week with six games. Five of the six were at the home field for Berkeley Springs which hoped to add to their win total this season.

On Monday, April 3 the Lady Indians hosted the Spring Mills Cardinals. Spring Mills jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first three innings. Berkeley Springs battled back to cut the score to 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Cardinals would score two runs in the top of the seventh inning to go up 6-2. Berkeley Springs would try to rally in the bottom of the seventh inning but could only plate one run to lose 6-3.

Berkeley Springs was led by Destiny Parsell (single, homerun, run and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (two doubles), Allison Gray (single and run) and Emily Schultz (homerun, run and two RBI’ s). Schultz picked up the tough loss in the circle. Schultz went the distance, striking out 13 batters and only giving up two unearned runs.

On Tuesday, April 4 the Lady Indians hosted the Frankfort Falcons in a key sectional double header. The first game went to Frankfort by the score of 11-8. Berkeley Springs was led by Jayda Thompson (two singles, run and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (single, double and two runs), Marley Heath (single and RBI), Abby Croston (run), Cheyenne Lewis (run), Alaira Harrington (two singles, triple, run and three RBI’s), Allison Gray (single and run), and Emily Schultz (three singles, RBI and run).

In game two the Lady Indians bounced back to take the 14-6 win over Frankfort. Leading the way for the Lady Indians were Emily Schultz (single, double, homerun, run and five RBI’ s), Allison Gray (two singles, RBI and three runs), Alaira Harrington (RBI), Cheyenne Lewis (run), Marley Heath (single and two runs), Ocean Clatterbuck (double, run and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (single, double, three runs and two RBI’ s), Jayda Thompson (single and run) and Justina Vann (single, RBI and two runs).

Alaira Harrington got the win in the circle going three innings, scattering five hits and striking out two. Emily Schultz got the save going three innings and striking out six.

On Wednesday, April 5 the Lady Indians hosted the Hancock Panthers to town for the annual “Battle of the Bridge” game. Berkeley Springs continued their hot hitting from the night before and took a 9- 0 win over the Panthers.

Berkeley Springs was led by Allison Gray (homerun, single, double, RBI and three runs), Emily Schultz (double, RBI and run), Alaira Harrington (homerun, single, run and two RBI’s), Marley Heath (run), Ocean Clatterbuck (single and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (single, run and RBI), Jayda Thompson (single) and Layla Parsell (single and two runs).

Alaira Harrington got the win going five innings, scattering three hits and striking out three.

Alaira Harrington pitches in the win against Hancock. photo by Lori Younker

On Thursday, April 6 the Lady Indians hit the road for a contest at Hampshire High School against the Class A A A Lady Trojans. Once again the Lady Indians were ready to hit and score runs, a lot of runs. Berkeley Springs jumped out early in the first inning and did not look back to take the 16-0 win over the Lady Trojans.

Allison Gray led the way once again for Berkeley Springs. The hammer hitting junior smashed her fourth homerun of the season to go with a single, scored three runs and drove in four RBI’s. Also contributing to the win were Emily Schultz (double, run and two RBI’s) Alaira Harrington (double and two runs), Cheyenne Lewis (run), Abby Croston (run), Marley Heath (two singles, RBI and run), Ocean Clatterbuck (single, triple and three RBI’ s), Emma Widmeyer (single, two doubles and three runs), Jayda Thompson (single and two runs), Emily Malcomb (RBI), Justina Vann (single, run and RBI), Layla Parsell (single and RBI) and Destiny Parsell (single, run and RBI).

Destiny Parsell at home plate.

Alaira Harrington picked up another win going three innings, allowing one hit and striking out one for Berkeley Springs.

On Saturday, April 8 the Lady Indians hosted the Bishop Walsh Spartans out of Frostburg, Md. Bishop Walsh came out hot and stopped the Lady Indians three game winning streak by the score of 17-4.

Leading the way for Berkeley Springs (8-8) were Destiny Parsell (single), Justina  Vann (single), Emma Widmeyer (single, double, two runs and RBI), Marley Heath (single and RBI), Alaira Harrington (two singles, run and RBI), Allison Gray (three singles, run and RBI), and Emily Schultz (single and RBI).

Next up for the Lady Indians is four more games for this week. On Monday, April 10 the Lady Indians will travel to Spring Mills for 6 p.m. contest. On Tuesday, April 11 the Lady Indians will host Virginia powerhouse James Wood (Winchester, Va.) at 5 p.m. On Thursday, April 13 the Lady Indians will host the Martinsburg Bulldogs at 5 p.m. Then on Friday, April 14 the Lady Indians will travel to Hancock, for the second game of the “Battle of the Bridge” starting at 4:45 p.m.