Ravenswood girls softball wins three games at home

Mark Martin

In sports, there's nothing quite like being at home.

Cindy Carmichael's Devilettes definitely took advantage recently of playing inside their home facility at Eastwood.

The Devilettes came from behind for a win at St. Marys, enjoyed a big inning to take down Wirt County and scored the winning run in the last of the seventh to defeat Williamstown.

Ravenswood 7-St. Marys 6

Trailing 6-4 going into the bottom of the fifth, Ravenswood plated three runs to gain the advantage and then kept St. Marys off the board in the final two innings for the victory.

After St. Marys took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Ravenswood pushed four runs across in the home half of the inning.

But the Devilettes would go scoreless until the fifth.

St. Marys added three runs in the top of the third and a run each in the fourth and fifth for the lead in which Ravenswood eventually wiped out.

Each team banged out 12 hits in the contest.

For Ravenswood, Libby Hall had three while driving home a pair.

Carlee Hupp and Rikki Hatcher each had two and also collected one RBI.

Kennedy, Emily Wratchord, Reaygan Tribbett, Taylor Tribbett, and Jamie Naylor all had a hit.

Kennedy’s hit was a triple while Naylor drilled a double.

Wratchford and Naylor also drove home runs.

Naylor pitched 4.2 innings allowing 11 hits and two strike outs.

Hatcher was in the circle for 2.1 innngs, striking out two and giving up one hit.

Ravenswood 11-Wirt County 4

Ravenswood exploded for nine runs in the last of the sixth to open up what had been a close game with the Lady Tigers.

After two scoreless innings, Wirt County plated two runs in the top of the third with Ravenswood shaving the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the inning.

Wirt came right back with two more in the fourth and Ravenswood again responded with one of its own.

Ravenswood outhit the Lady Tigers, 16-7.

The Devilettes got three hits from Kennedy, including a triple, and Brooke Meadows.

Wratchford, Hatcher, Emily Curtis and Tabor all had two hits.

Hupp and Hall both had one.

Hupp and Curtis doubled in the win.

Wratchford drove home three runs while Hupp and Curtis were credited with a pair of RBI. Tabor, Hall and Hatcher also drove home runs.

Naylor pitched four innings, giving up six hits and striking out two. Hatcher pitched three and struck out four while allowing just one Lady Tiger hit.

Ravenswood 2-Williamstown 1

Ravenswood scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the third and held the lead until Williamstown tied things in the top of the seventh.

The Devilettes came right back in the bottom of the inning to push across the winning run and avoid extra frames.

Kennedy had three hits in the win, including a double and drove home a run.

Curtis had a double and a single while Wratchford collected two hits.

Tabor rounded out the eight-hit attack for Ravenswood.

Taylor Tribett also brought home a run in the win.

Naylor went the distance. In addition to the six hits, she struck out three and walked three.

Both teams had one error.