TENNERTON — After a pair of losses to Bridgeport and Fairmont Senior on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 respectively, head coach Levi Bender’s Buckhannon-Upshur High School Lady Buccaneer Softball Team (9-12) claimed home back-to-back victories against Big 10 Conference foes Robert C. Byrd and Preston County to get back to their winning wash.
On Wednesday, April 27, the Lady Buccaneers grabbed a late lead to defeat Robert C. Byrd, 6-4. The game was tied 4-4 with Lady Buccaneers batting in the bottom of the fifth when a fielder’s choice sequence involving Brooklyn Robinson scored a run to give B-UHS the lead.
Jansen Kimble got the win for Lady Buccaneers. Kimble allowed four runs on five hits and striking out ten over the span of a complete seven innings pitched. Offensively, senior Shelby McDaniels led the way for the Lady Bucs, as the multi-sport talent went 2-for-3 at the plate to pacing the team in hits.
The Lady Bucs kept the positive momentum rolling the very next day on Thursday, April 28 with a dominate 17-1 win over Preston County.
The Lady Bucs were offensively on fire, with several players making a notable impact offensively. Senior shortstop/catcher Brooklyn Robinson posted a flawless 3-3 mark at the plate, while scoring two runs, and droving in three RBIs. Freshman pitcher/second baseman Taylor Spratt also posted a perfect mark at the plate, going 2-2, with two runs, and three RBIs. The ever versatile McDaniels went 2-2 at the plate, scoring three runs, while driving in a team-high four RBIs. Freshman Alyssa Abel posted a 2-3 mark at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in two RBIs. Fellow freshman Quinn Burnside had a strong game against the Knights went 1-3 at the plate, scoring a run and driving in two RBIs.
McDaniels also picked up the win on the mound after getting the starting nod from coach Bender against the Knights. The senior allowed two hits and one run, while striking out two batters over the span of two innings pitched.
The pair of wins move to 11-12 on the 2022 campaign. As the Lady Bucs heads down the stretch, the looked sharp in both games, with the team seeing and hitting the ball well and the pitcher’s showing great control and velocity from the mound.