2018-05-24 / Sports

MHS Defeats Forbes In Softball Doubleheader


Pictured are Forbes Road and McConnellsburg High School girls softball teams who played a double header at Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber, Pa. Pictured are Forbes Road and McConnellsburg High School girls softball teams who played a double header at Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber, Pa. McConnellsburg 22
Forbes Road 15
McConnellsburg 10
Forbes Road 4

With a weather forecast for rain the last two days of the regular season, and a doubleheader scheduled, it took some innovative thinking to get last Thursday’s games in. That’s exactly what Mc- Connellsburg athletic director Kenny Welsh came up with. A quick call to Forbes Road athletic director Heidi O’Neal, and the Lady Spartans and Lady Cardinals were off to Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber, Pa. for their double header.

The county and league rivals got a unique opportunity to play at an all weather complex. Game one was played outside. When the rain came, they all moved inside to play game two.

McConnellsburg (9- 10) pounded out 20 hits in the first game of the doubleheader and defeated Forbes Road (4- 12) 22 to 15. Madison Koontz, Megan Fix, Maddy Ross, Destine Hall, and Kailey Swope all hit three in the win. Harlie Strait and Courtney Schoen led the Lady Cardinals with three hits each. Schoen also drove in three runs. Maddie Hays also had three hits including a double and drove in three. Mara Broadwater added two hits. Destine Hall was the winning pitcher.

After the rain began, the teams moved inside and the Spartans downed the Cardinals 10 to 4. Kara Stiffler picked up the win. Destine Hall had three hits and Julia Lafferty had two. The Lady Cardinals were led by Brianna Waters with three hits, including two doubles and a single.

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