MCCONNELLSBURG >> Despite falling behind 7-1 after the first inning, Fannett-Metal's softball team picked up the pieces and rallied to earn its first win of the season on Friday.
The Tigers defeated McConnellsburg 18-9 in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference game.
F-M coach Mike DeAngelo said, "After that first inning, we huddled and I told the girls that we knew we were better than that, and from that point on we outscored them 17-2."
The top hitters for the Tigers (1-9, 1-7 SHL, 1-6 ICC) were Makayla O'Donel (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Claudia Umbrell (3-for-5, 2 RBIs). Also, Becca Rotz was 2-for-3 with a trio of runs batted in and Melissa Zeger was 2-for-4.
"We had two starters out today, but that allows others to step up and show what they have to offer," DeAngelo said. "Our girls rose to the challenge and picked up a good team win."
The Spartans are 1-8 (1-6 SHL, 1-7 ICC).
Fannett-Metal 18, McConnellsburg 9
W — Brooke Harris (1-); L — Chelsea Danner (0-2).
2B — (FM) Taylor Coffman; SB — (FM) Emily Metcalfe 3, Coffman 2, Makayla O'Donel 2.
SPRING GROVE 16, WAYNESBORO 6 >> Waynesboro cut down on its errors (2), but Spring Grove made the Maidens pay in other ways to take a non-league victory.
"We gave them seven walks, and there were lots of wild pitches and passed balls," Waynesboro coach Doug Stuart said, "but they just hit the ball well, too."
The Rockets (4-5) had 11 hits to match the total for the Maidens (1-9).
For Waynesboro, Cayce Stover hit two doubles, and Katie Wise, Haily Stum and Alyssa Medina each had two hits.
Spring Grove 16, Waynesboro 6
W — Wivell; L — Sadie Harshman (0-3).
2B — (W) Cayce Stover 2, Haily Stum; 3B — (SG) Wivell; HR — (SG) Norton.
NORTHERN BEDFORD 7, FORBES ROAD 4 >> Forbes Road committed eight errors in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference loss to Northern Bedford.
The Cardinals (5-4, 4-4 SHL, 4-3 ICC) scored two runs in the first and third innings to jump out to a 4-2 lead, but the Panthers scored five unanswered runs and ran away with the game.
"Their pitcher threw a good game, but we just made to many errors and didn't get the hits when we needed them," Forbes Road coach Beth Bryant said.
Olivia Hall finished 2-for-4 for the Cardinals with a triple and two runs scored, and Haley Lashinsky was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Hannah Purnell also had two hits, including a double.
Northern Bedford 7, Forbes Road 4
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W — M.Eshelman; L — Courtney Schoen.
2B — (FR) Hannah Purnell; 3B — (FR) Olivia.