Allison Gray sets new career homerun record

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians softball team was back in action this week with four games against some solid competition. Despite not picking up a win in any of those contests, there was some good news for the Lady Indians softball program.

Senior Allison Gray set a new school softball career homerun mark when she hit

two homeruns this past week to give her 18 career homeruns. The previous record was 16 set by Katie Hoffman several years ago. This home- run record is based off when the team started playing on a field with an outfield fence. Currently sitting at 18, Gray has a chance to add to the mark for the remainder of the season.

Back to the games, the Lady Indians hosted the Spring Mills Cardinals on Monday, April 8 and lost 20- 5. Berkeley Springs was led by Bailee Diehl (double, 2 runs and RBI), Jayda Thompson (single and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (RBI), Ocean Clatterbuck (single and 2 RBIs), Marley Heath (run), Maddie Close (run) and Alaira Harrington (single and run).

On Tuesday, April 9, the Lady Indians traveled to Ridgely to take on the Frank- fort Falcons in a sectional contest. Frankfort was able to take the 11-8 win over the Lady Indians. Allison Gray led the Lady Indians with her record-breaking 17th career homerun, double, run and 2 RBI’ s. Also contributing at the plate for Berkeley Springs was Bailee Diehl (single), Layla Parsell (3 singles and run), Jayda Thompson (run), Emma Widmeyer (2 doubles, 2 runs and 2 RBIs), Ocean Clatterbuck (single and run), Marley Heath (RBI), Alaira Harrington (single and 2 RBIs) and Scotlyn Forney (run).

Layla Parsell on first.
Kamryn Buck was in the circle pitching for the Indians. photo by Lori Younker
Marley Heath fields the ball in the outfield.
Mykenzie Stotler catches the ball and throws to second.

On Friday, April 12, the Lady Indians traveled to Moorefield for the annual Bub Riggleman Softball Invitational. In the first game Berkeley Springs lost 14-5 to Pendleton County.



Once again, Allison Gray connected for a homerun to push the career mark to 18. Gray also added a run and 2 RBIs. Alaira Harrington (2 singles, double, run and 2 RBIs), Marley Heath (double and run), Emma Widmeyer (sin  gle, run and RBI) and Jayda Thompson (run) played well offensively in the loss.

In the second game, the Lady Indians lost 22-0 to the Philip Barbour Colts. Payton Mizell (single), Bailee Diehl (single), Alaira Harrington (double) and Marley Heath (single) led Berkeley Springs.

Next up for Berkeley Springs was a home contest on Monday, April 15 against the Frankfort Falcons. On Tuesday, April 16, the Lady Indians traveled to Hancock. On Wednesday, April 17, the Lady Indians will host the Hampshire Trojans at 7 p.m. On Thursday, April 18, Berkeley Springs will travel to Hedgesville for a 7 p.m. game. Finally, on Saturday, April 20 the Lady Indians will host the Grafton Bearcats in a double header starting at 12 p.m.