Ravenswood Devilettes watch season come to a close against unbeaten Wahama

Mark Martin

Staying alive.

That is what Ravenswood’s Red Devilette softball team did with a win last Saturday (June 5) against Gilmer County in a Class A Region IV, Section 2 game.

The 13-7 victory sent Cindy Carmichael’s crew into the championship with unbeaten Wahama on Monday (June 7).

Unfortunately for the Devilettes, who needed two wins over the Lady White Falcons, Wahama remained perfect with a 10-1 mercy rule victory.

The Mason County squad had sent Ravenswood into the loser's bracket earlier in the tournament with a 9-4 win.

With the loss, Ravenswood’s season ends at 15-16.

Wahama improved to 22-0 and will now compete in the Class A Region IV event next week.

A title there will send the Lady White Falcons on to the West Virginia High School Girls State Softball Tournament, which is scheduled for June 22-23 inside South Charleston’s Little Creek Park complex.

Ravenswood 13-Gilmer County 7

Trailing 7-4 with just two possible at-bats remaining, Ravenswood ended up only needing one.

The Devilettes came through with nine runs in the last of the sixth to take the lead, secure the win ... and most importantly when it comes to the postseason — live to play another day.

Ravenswood had 17 hits in the game with Gilmer collecting eight.

Hattie Jo Kennedy and Brooke Meadows drilled three each for the Devilettes of head coach Cindy Carmichael.

Emily Wratchford, Emily Curtis, Libby Hall and Carlee Hupp all had two.

Jamie Naylor, Blake Thompson and Braylin Tabor added hits for Ravenswood.

Meadows had two doubles in the game. Kennedy, Naylor and Wratchford also hit doubles.

Curtis drove home three runs while Wratchford and Naylor plated two.

Kennedy, Tabor, Thompson Hupp, Meadows and Hall all had one RBI.

Naylor pitched four innings. She allowed four hits and two runs while striking out a batter and walking one.

Reaygan Tribett was in the circle for three innings. She gave up four hits, including a homer, and four runs. Tribett struck out one and walked three.

Wahama 10-Ravenswood 1

The unbeaten Lady White Falcons scored five runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back in winning the championship.

The game ended on a home run by Emma Gibbs.

Ravenswood scored its only run in the third.

Bailey Thompson, Curtis, Kennedy and Wratchford all collected hits for Ravenswood.

Tribbett pitched for Ravenswood. She had one strike out in the outing.