H.S. Highlights: McConnellsburg earns early win
Just two games into the season, the McConnellsburg softball team has already equaled its win total from 2015, earning its first win since April 1, 2015 with a 18-8 non-league rout of St. James in five innings.
Dating back to April 2013, the Lady Spartans produced only a 4-59 record, but in the opening weeks, the team is showing some heart.
"Once we get everybody going we should win a few this year," McConnellsburg coach Junior Swope said.
A batting order led off by Lindsay Randler combined for nine of McConnellsburg's 11 hits in the shortened game. Carly Swope, who hits second, went 4-for-4, while Madison Koontz was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Bridgette Ritchey was 2-for-4 with a home run for the Spartans (1-1).
"We were hitting the ball pretty good in the fourth inning," Swope said. "Their pitcher (Schlotterback) is a really good ballplayer, but the top of the order had the majority of the hits."
McConnellsburg's winning pitcher was freshman Samantha Hensley; she threw the final three innings, striking out two with no walks.
Fannett-Metal's Makayla O'Donel had an explosive offensive performance Monday to aid her team in a 11-3 non-league win over Hancock.
O'Donel went 3-for-3 at the plate, bringing in four runs, and stole four bases in the Lady Tigers' first win of the season.
"We played like a team on a mission," Fannett-Metal coach Michael DeAngelo said. "We got four (runs) in the top of the first and never let up."
DeAngelo said it was a "complete team win" as Brooke Harris and Kassie Holtry also knocked in multiple runs and had a pair of nice outings on the mound. Morgan Ritchey and Jamie Adams also had multiple hits for the Tigers (1-1).