Lady Indians Softball picks up wins over Hancock, Hampshire, Hedgesville & Grafton

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians softball team was back in action this week with another grinder week. Berkeley Springs played seven games in six days and was able to pick up four wins to push their season record to 8- 16.

On Monday, April 15, the Lady Indians hosted the Frankfort Falcons and lost 13-2. Berkeley Springs was led by Ocean Clatterbuck (2 singles), Alaira Harrington (double), Bailee Diehl (run) and Marley Heath (run).

Ocean Clatterbuck was in the circle for the Indians, against the Hancock Panthers. photo by Lori Younker
Alaira Harrington rounds second for the Lady Indians.
Layla Parsell stretches out for the ball at first. photos by Lori Younker
Bailee Diehl goes to make the throw to infield.

On Tuesday, April 16, Berkeley Springs traveled across the Potomac River bridge for a rival game with the Hancock Panthers. Hancock jumped out to a 5-1 lead after three innings. The Lady Indians would start their rally with three runs in the top of the fifth inning and five in the top of the seventh to secure the close 9-8 win.

Berkeley Springs was led by Alaira Harrington (2 doubles, triple, single, 2 runs and RBI), Bailee Diehl (3 singles, 2 runs and RBI), Kamryn Buck (2 singles and run), Marley Heath (single and RBI), Jayda Thompson (single, run and 4 RBI’s), Maddie Close (2 runs) and Ocean Clatterbuck (run and RBI).

In the circle Alaira Harrington got the win going four innings, scattering five hits, allowing three runs and striking out two. Ocean Clatterbuck went three innings, allowed four hits, five runs, and struck out three.

On Wednesday, April 17, the Lady Indians hosted the Hampshire Trojans in a double header. In the first game, the Lady Indians picked up the 8-0 shutout win. On the offensive end the Lady Indians were led by Marley Heath (2 singles, double, 2 runs and RBI), Ocean Clatterbuck (2 singles), Jayda Thompson (single and 2 runs), Bailee Diehl (double, run and 2 RBI’ s), Payton Mizzell (single and RBI), Emma Widmeyer (single and run) and Alaira Harrington (RBI).

In the circle Alaira Harrington got the win going,four innings, scattering four hits and striking out five. Ocean Clatterbuck threw two innings and struck out three Trojan batters.

In game two Hampshire took, the wild 13-12 win over Berkeley Springs. Offensively, the Lady Indians were led by Marley Heath (3 singles, 3 runs and RBI), Jayda Thompson (2 singles and run), Alaira Harrington (single, double, 2 runs and 4 RBI’ s), Maddie Close (single and 2 runs), Emma Widmeyer (double, run and 3 RBI’ s), Emily Malcomb (run) and Ocean Clatterbuck (RBI).

On Thursday, April 18, the Lady Indians traveled to Hedgesville for a contest against the Hedgesville Eagles and rolled to a 17-11 win. At the plate, the follow- ing players led Berkeley Springs. Ocean Clatterbuck (3 doubles, 3 runs and 5 RBI’ s), Bailee Diehl (3 sin- gles and 4 runs), Layla Parsell (homerun, double, run and 5 RBI’s), Payton Mizzell (2 singles, 3 runs and 2 RBI’s), Emma Widmeyer (double, 3 runs and RBI), Jayda Thompson (single, run and RBI), Maddie Close (RBI) and Alaira Harrington (2 runs).

In the circle the Lady Indians had three pitchers who contributed the win. Ocean Clatterbuck went four innings, scattering eight hits, and striking out three. Alaira Harrington pitched an inning, allowing two hits and two runs, while striking out a batter. Freshman Scotlyn Forney picked up her first career win pitching two innings, allow- ing three hits, and striking out one.

On Saturday, April 20, the Lady Indians hosted the Grafton Bearcats on Senior Day. Before the start of the game Berkeley Springs recognized seniors Allison Gray, Emma Widmeyer, Layla Parsell, Ocean Clatterbuck, Jayda Thompson, Marley Heath, Emily Malcomb and Alyssa Conner.

In the first game Grafton took the 7-4 win over Berkeley Springs. The Lady Indians got offensive contributions from Emma Widmeyer (2 singles, double, run and RBI), Jayda Thompson (2 singles), Bailee Diehl (single, double and 2 runs), Alaira Harrington (2 singles, run and 2 RBI’ s), Ocean Clatterbuck (single) and Marley Heath (single).

In the second game, Berkeley Springs came back to life and took the 6-4 win over the Bearcats. Leading the way in the win for Berkeley Springs were Bailee Diehl (3 singles, run and RBI), Marley Heath (2 singles and run), Layla Parsell (single), Emma Widmeyer (singles), Alaira Harrington (single and run), Scotlyn Forney (single and RBI), Emily Malcomb (single run and RBI), Ocean Clatterbuck (single, 2 runs andRBI) and Jayda Thompson (single).

In the circle, a pair of freshmen helped the Lady Indians secure the win. Scotlyn Forney went five innings, allow- ing 10 hits, and striking out one to pick up her second win. Kamryn Buck pitched two innings.

Next up for Berkeley Springs (8-16) was a contest at Keyser on Tuesday, April 23. On Thursday, April 25 the Lady Indians will travel to McConnellsburg, Pa., for a 6 p.m. game. On Saturday, April 27 the Lady Indians will travel to Grafton for a 12 p.m. contest, then a 2 p.m. game with Preston. This week will conclude the regular season for Berkeley Springs.