TCMS records first win, 30-13, over MMS


CLARKSBURG—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights softball pro-gram got their first win of the season, as they travelled to Mountaineer Middle School in Clarksburg to face the Lady Lions.

The Knights would win in grand fashion as each starting Lady Knight was able to get a hit and help their team secure a victory with a final score of 30-13.  

The Lady Knights would get things started quickly as the heart of the order got right to work with starting right fielder Kaylee Cross’s walk, Isabella Hayhurst would also walk and Serenity Swaney would be hit by the next pitch brining up Jeri Wolford who would then double to center field brining home Cross and Hayhurst and advancing Swaney to third and on the next play Swaney would swipe home to give the Lady Knights the lead 3-0.  

The seventh grade starting pitcher Maddie Blair would get the starting call for the cir-cle. Blair would have a shaky start but would ultimately finish strong as she was able to secure the win for the Lady Knights in just three innings of work. 

The Lady Knights would add to their totals as the bottom of the order would rally to add some points to the board as pitcher Maddie Blair is walked and leadoff hitter Ruth Horne is walked to bring up Maddie Fryer to the plate who blisters a double to left and scores both Blair and Horne. With too much offense to tally and more key hits from Cross, Hayhurst, Lydia Wildroudt, Maddie Fryer and P.J. McGinnis the score going into the top of the third was 15-12 in favor of the Knights. 

The final third inning would see the Lady Knights dominate further at the plate as they went through the batting order almost three times adding to their total runs with the score 30-12. 

The Lady Lions would get the last attempt at offense as they were able to score one more additional run as Lady Knight pitcher Maddie Blair maintained command of the circle and logged the final K as they game was called in the bottom of the third due to the 15-run rule. 

The TCMS Lady Knights will be in action again this Friday as they travel to face the Bees of East Fairmont.  

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