FAIRMONT— The TCMS Lady Knights Softball team traveled to take on the Lady Bees of East Fairmont Middle in Marion County this past Wednesday.
The first inning would see Harmony Shroder take the mound as she would face the bulk of the Lady Bees lineup.
The Lady Bees would jump off to a fast start, as their offense came alive and they scored four unanswered runs to begin the game.
The Lady Knights defense held the Lady Bees in check for most of the first inning.
The bottom of the first would have the Lady Knights playing catch-up. The Lady Knights were able to string together some hits with some walks to surpass the Bees with a score going into the second at 5-4.
The second inning would bring on TCMS pitching sensation Lillie Crimm in relief of Harmony Shroder.
The second inning would be much of the same for both teams, as a deep back stop provided ample opportunity for each team to steal easily on any passed ball, an opportunity to which both teams took full advantage of for most of the game.
The score at the end of the second inning would have the Lady Knights up 9-7.
The third and fourth innings would see a lot of back and forth between both squads, as there were numerous lead changes throughout the middle of the game.
The final inning would begin a scoring surge by the Lady Knights, which would see a cavalcade of hits and scoring by the Lady Knights which would end the game early in the bottom of the sixth inning with a final score of 27-15.
“We played tonight like I always knew we could play. The girls kept the momentum up and made some big plays when it mattered. All of us coaches are impressed by the level of excitement and teamwork these girls expressed tonight,” stated head coach Joe Mauller as he left the huddle of the team.
The Lady Knights will be in action again on May 24, as they travel to face Trinity Middle school of Morgantown.