SOFTBALL: Wednesday's roundup, Forbes Road edges Southern Fulton in 8 innings
HUSTONTOWN >> Forbes Road scored a run on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday and pulled out a 2-1 Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference softball victory over Southern Fulton.
Olivia Hall led off the eighth in a hit, but SF pitcher Olivia Mottern got two outs. Then Braylin Hohman singled and when the ball skipped past an Indian outfielder, Hall came around to score the winning run.
"The girls played really well today and never gave up. It was a good win," Cardinal coach Beth Bryant said.
Maiah Mellott drove in the other run for Forbes Road (9-8, 8-7 SHL, 8-5 ICC), and Courtney Schoen, the winning pitcher, also banged a triple.
For Southern Fulton (7-11, 5-10 SHL, 5-8 ICC), Erica Hoffman singled three times, and Allison Spade and Abbey Peck each had two hits. Mottern struck out seven batters and walked three.
"We hit the ball pretty well (10 hits), but we left a lot of runners in scoring position," Indian coach Stacy Smith said.
Forbes Road 2 Southern Fulton 1
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W — Courtney Schoen (5-7); L — Olivia Mottern (7-9).
2B — (SF) Mottern, Abbey Peck; 3B — (FR) Schoen; SB — (SF) Macey Youngblood, (FR) Mina Wilt.
HYNDMAN 11, MCCONNELLSBURG 5 >> Hyndman jumped all over McConnellsburg early and the Spartans couldn't complete a comeback in a non-league defeat.
"We made six of our seven errors in the first three innings and they hurt us," Spartan coach Junior Swope said. "Then we settled down, starting playing ball and having fun. We scored some runs and threatened in the last two."
The Hornets scored nine runs in the first three innings.
For McConnellsburg (1-17), Madison Koontz put together a 3-for-3 day and Caitlyn Lynch was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
Hyndman 11, McConnellsburg 5
W —K.Cosgrove; L — Carly Swope (1-10).
2B — (M) Caitlyn Lynch 2; 3B — (M) Bridgette Ritchey; HR — (H) K.WIlt 2.