Lady Indians Softball picks up two wins

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians softball team was back on the diamond this past week with two homes, a trip to Moorefield and a one-day tournament at Hancock.

Berkeley Springs was able to go 2-3 on the week to improve their season record to 3-8.

On Monday, March 25 the Lady Indians hosted the Clarke County Eagles.

The first three innings the teams battled back and forth before the Eagles broke it open with a 10-run sixth inning. From there, Clarke County picked up the 16-6 win.

Berkeley Springs was led at the plate by Layla Parsell (single), Jayda Thompson (single), Ocean Clatterbuck (RBI), Alaira Harrington (double and RBI), Payton Mizzel (run), Emma Widmeyer (single and 2 runs), Marley Heath (single and run) and Allison Gray (2 singles and 2 runs).

On Tuesday, March 26 the Lady Indians hosted the East Hardy Cougars. East Hardy came out hot and took a 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning.

Berkeley Springs would rally with a run in the bottom of the fifth and sixth inning to cut the score to 6-3.

Going into the bottom of the seventh the Lady Indians would rally once again and score the 7-6 win.

Leading the Lady Indians were Alaira Harrington (HR, single, run and 2 RBI’s), Bailee Diehl (double and RBI),
Layla Parsell (single), Jayda Thompson (run), Emma Widmeyer (2 doubles, run and 2 RBI’s), Ocean Clatterbuck (3 singles, run and RBI), Marley Heath (2 singles and 2 runs) and Allison Gray (run).

Alaira Harrington picked up the win, going the distance in the circle. Harrington struck out eight batters in the win.

On Thursday, March 28 the Lady Indians hit the road for a contest at Moorefield. The Lady Indians offense could not get anything going and the Yellow Jackets took the 8-0 win. Berkeley Springs was led at the plate by Bailee Diehl and Allison Gray who each had a single.

On Saturday, March 30 the Lady Indians traveled to Hancock to play in the Hancock Bunny Blast Tournament.
In the first game, the Lady Indians picked up a 14-1 win over North Hagerstown. Berkeley Springs got all kinds of offensive production in the win.

Leading the way was Bailee Diehl (run), Layla Parsell (single, 2 runs and RBI), Jayda Thompson (3 runs), Emma
Widmeyer (3 runs), Ocean Clatterbuck (2 singles, run and 3 RBI’s), Marley Heath (double and run), Maddie Close (single and RBI), Alaira Harrington (double and run), Allison Gray (2 singles, triple, 2 runs and 3 RBI’s) and Scotlyn Forney (single).

Ocean Clatterbuck got the win in the circle going three innings and allowing no runs. Clatterbuck struck out three batters. Harrington came in as relief going the final two innings and striking out two batters.

In the second game the Lady Indians faced the Northern Garrett Huskies and lost 13-7. Leading the way for Berkeley Springs was Allison Gray (HR, 2 RBI’s and 2 runs), Bailee Diehl (run), Layla Parsell (2 singles), Jayda Thompson (run), Emma Widmeyer (2 singles and 2 runs), Ocean Clatterbuck (single andRBI), Marley Heath (single and run) and Alaira Harrington (single).

Next up for Berkeley Springs (3-8) is another busy week during spring break.

On April 1, the Lady Indians hosted the Hampshire Trojans in a double header. On Friday, April 8 the Lady Indians will host the Spring Mills Cardinals starting at 6:30 p.m. Then on Saturday, April 9 the Lady Indians will travel to Frankfort for a 6 p.m. contest