Lady Falcons split with Red Devilettes

By Paul Boggs -

MASON, W.Va. —In a pair of Saturday slugfests, the host Wahama White Falcons and Ravenswood Red Devilettes split a non-league softball doubleheader, with Wahama winning the second game 19-14 after Ravenswood won the opener 11-9.

The split left the Lady White Falcons at 14-7, while the Red Devilettes fell to 10-11.

In game one, Wahama led 4-0 after one-and-a-half innings, but the Red Devilettes scored once in the second and three in the third to forge a 4-4 tie.

Wahama took a 5-4 lead after three-and-a-half, but Ravenswood reversed course and erupted for four runs to take an 8-5 advantage after four.

The White Falcons forced an 8-8 tie with three in the fifth, as both teams would exchange a run in their next at-bats to maintain a 9-9 tie entering the bottom of the sixth.

That’s when Ravenswood scored twice, and kept the White Falcons off the board in the seventh.

Ravenswood outhit Wahama 16-11, as the White Falcons made five errors compared to Ravenswood’s three.

Rachel Roque, Amara Helton and Taylor McGrew had two hits apiece for Wahama, as both of Roque’s hits went for RBI-triples.

Taylor Warden and McGrew also had two RBIs.

In the nightcap, Wahama collected just five hits compared to 14 for Ravenswood, but the Red Devilettes committed six errors — compared to half as many for the White Falcons.

Wahama led 2-0 after the initial at-bat, but the Red Devilettes tied it at 2-2 after two.

The Lady Falcons led 5-2 after two-and-a-half, then Ravenswood got within 5-4 after three.

The White Falcons regained a three-run lead after three-and-a-half (7-4), as Ravenswood scored once in the fourth before Wahama doubled the lead to 10-5 in the middle of the fifth.

The Red Devilettes then erupted for six runs for their first lead at 11-10, as both clubs then exchanged a single marker in the sixth.

That set up the Wahama explosion in the top of the seventh, when it scored eight runs to lead 19-12 — and seemingly put the game out of reach.

Ravenswood scored just twice in its final at-bat, giving Wahama the 19-14 win.

Morgan Harrison had two of the White Falcons’ five hits, as McGrew, Ashtyn Russell and Maddison Ferguson finished with a pair of RBIs.

Roque, Warden, Harrison, Cynthia Hendrick, Grace Haddox and Paige VanMatre mustered an RBI apiece.

The White Falcons faced Hannan and/or Calhoun County in their Class A sectional tournament this week — and are set to host Belpre in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division finale on Friday.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs