Devilette softball getting in games as 2021 rolls along

Mark Martin
Special to Jackson Newspapers
Former Ravenswood Red Devilette Cindy Carmichael leads the way as head coach for the Ravenswood girls softball program.

After seeing the 2020 season wiped out a year ago, Cindy Carmichael is happy to be getting in games as the West Virginia high school girls softball campaign rolls along.

The Devilettes were owners of an 8-10 mark as of late last week.

Ravenswood 10-Tyler Consolidated 2

Trailing 2-0, the Devilettes erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the third paving the way for a victory in a shortened five-inning game.

Ravenswood banged out 12 hits in the game while Tyler collected eight.

Hattie Joe Kennedy delivered two hits, including a double. Blake Thompson, Jamie Naylor and Brooke Meadows also had two-hit games.

Taylor Tribett doubled for the Devilettes.

Other hitters were Rikki Hatcher, Braylin Tabor and Libby Hall.

Kennedy, Thompson and Meadows each drove home two runs. Tribett, Tabor and Hall had one RBI.

Naylor pitched all five innings for Ravenswood and struck out two.

Ravenswood 10-Gilmer 8

Down 4-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Ravenswood exploded for seven runs and went on to defeat Gilmer County, 10-8, in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Devilettes delivered 15 hits in the game to 12 for the Lady Titans.

Wratchford, Taylor Tribett and Naylor all had three hits for Ravenswood. Hatcher and Tabor collected two each. Thompson and Kennedy had one hit in the game.

Tribett and Hatcher brought home three runs each. Tabor had two RBI with Wratchford and Thompson plating one.

Tabor and Wratchford each had doubles.

Naylor pitched seven innings with two strike outs.

Ravenswood 4-Gilmer 2

In game two of the twinbill, Ravenswood plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth that stood up for the win.

Ravenswood led 1-0 after the first inning before Gilmer tied things in the top of the fourth. Ravenswood regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a run before adding the two in the sixth. Gilmer, which outhit Ravenswood, 8-6, got one more in the top of the seventh.

Kennedy had three of Ravenswood’s six hits, including a double, and drove home two of the four runs.

Emily Wratchford, Taylor Tribett and Tabor collected the other three hits. Tabor had a double while Tribett had one RBI.

Hatcher went four innings in the circle, allowing four hits while striking out two and walking one. Reaygan Tribett pitched three and gave up four hits.

Ravenswood 5-Magnolia 4

The Devilettes captured a close battle with Magnolia at home by a final of 5-4.

The two teams plated two runs in the first.

Magnolia went ahead 3-2 in the top of the fourth before Ravenswood went ahead for good with two in the home half of the inning.

The Devilettes added another run in the fifth with Magnolia plating one more in the top of the seventh.

Ravenswood outhit the Lady Blue Eagles, 9-5.

Reaygen Tribett and Taylor Tribett each had two hits.

Naylor, Tabor, Hatcher, Carlee Hupp and Heath all had one.

Taylor Tribett drove home two runs while Reaygan Tribett and Hatcher had one RBI each.

Hatcher pitched five innings. She gave up five hits, struck out six and walked two.

Naylor pitched an inning with one strike out and one walk.

Ritchie County 6-Ravenswood 1

The Devilettes managed just two hits in the home loss to the Lady Rebels.

Curtis had a double while Carlee Hupp collected the other hit.

Naylor went the distance for Ravenswood. She gave up eight hits and six runs (five earned) while striking out four and walking two.

Ritchie led 1-0 after the first inning and took total control of the game with five in the top of the third.

Curtis scored Ravenswood’s only run in the bottom of the first.

Parkersburg South 6-Ravenswood 5

Ravenswood kept getting close and finally took the lead on the Lady Patriots.

But South would respond and pull out the road win in Ravenswood, 6-5.

The Lady Patriots, who outhit Ravenswood, 9-6, scored two runs in the first.

Ravenswood garnered a run in the last of the first. South went back up 3-1 in the top of the third before Ravenswood shaved the deficit in the bottom half of the inning with its second run.

South picked up a run in the fifth to make it a 4-2 count before Ravenswood got to within one again by plating a runner in the home half.

The Devilettes would ultimately gain the advantage with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead. But South’s two in the top of the seventh proved be the difference.

Six different players — Curtis, Naylor, Tabor,  Meadows, Hatcher and Thompson — had hits for Ravenswood. Hatcher’s hit was a double. Naylor, Tabor and Hatcher all drove home runs.

Naylor struck out four and didn’t allow a walk in the game.

Braxton 4-Ravenswood 2

After taking a 1-0 lead at home inside the Eastwood complex, Ravenswood watched Braxton tie things in the fourth and take the lead for good in the top of the fifth.

Down 3-1, Ravenswood got closer with a run in the bottom of the fifth before Braxton scored again the top of the sixth for the 4-2 final.

Braxton outhit Ravenswood, 10-7, in the contest. Ravenswood committed two errors while the Lady Eagles had one.

Meadows was Ravenswood’s leading hitter with two. She scored one of the two runs Ravenswood plated.

Hatcher, Hall, Hupp and Thompson each collected one hit for Ravenswood.

Hall’s hit was a double.

Hatcher pitched four innings for Ravenswood, allowing five hits and a run. She struck out two and walked one.

Naylor worked three innings in the pitching circle. She gave up five hits and three runs, two of which were earned. Naylor had a strike out and a walk.

Ravenswood 8-Braxton 1

The Devilettes came up with four wins in the bottom of the first and never looked back for the victory.

Ravenswood added another in the bottom of second and plated three more in the fourth.

Braxton’s lone run was scored in the top fourth.

Ravenswood outhit the Lady Eagles, 8-5.

Those hits were recorded by eight different players.

Hatcher had the lone extra-base hit with a double and drove home two runs.

Tabor also had two RBI.

Naylor, Curtis, Taylor Tribett, Wratchford, Meadows and Hupp all had base hits.

Naylor, Hupp and Wratchford also drove home runs.

Naylor went all seven innings, giving up five hits while striking out four.

Southern 9-Ravenswood 3

The visiting Purple Tornadoes plated four runs in the top of the fourth inning to break open a tie game and go on for a 9-3 win.

Southern scored three runs in the top of the first inning for the early lead before Ravenswood got one in the bottom of the first and two more in the third to tie things at 3-all.

The tie, though, was short-lived as Southern got the four in the fourth.

The Tornadoes added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh.

Southern outhit Ravenswood, 10-6.

Curtis and Taylor Tribett each had two hits for Ravenswood.

One of the two for Curtis was a double.

Naylor also had a double for Ravenswood.

Hupp had the other hit.

Naylor, Tabor and Hupp each drove home a run.

Naylor went the distance for Ravenswood. She allowed the ten hits while striking out five. 

Of Southern’s nine runs, four were earned.