Two local softball players continue their seasons far into the summer

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Chambers and Maloley play for Mon County Express

GLENVILLE —Two local girls are continuing their softball seasons this summer, as they play for the Mon County Express.

Mia Chambers and Frederique Maloley have joined girls from Harrison, Marion, Randolph, Barbour and Monongalia Counties to form this travel team.

The Express headed to Glenville last weekend to compete in the USA WV Class B softball state championships.

The girls played eight games in two days, and came away with a second place finish.

On Saturday, in pool play, the girls lost to WHR Power seven to three, then lost to the Nicholas County Legends three to two.

The good thing is all teams that entered the tournament were seeded for the championship, as they headed to bracket play.

The Express opened bracket play on Saturday evening by defeating the Gilmer County Crush, six to one.

On Sunday, they continued bracket play in the double elimination tournament by falling to the WV Power eight to seven.

The Express then went on a winning streak by defeating The Morgantown Black Diamond Express four to three, the Crush six to three, and then beat the WHR Power in a three inning tie breaker four to three.

In the championship game, the Express once again faced the WV Power, which had handed the Express a loss earlier in the tournament.

The Express held the Power scoreless until the final at bat when the Power scored one run to defeat the Express 1 to 0.

The Mon County Express will be back in action this weekend in Morgantown, as they will be playing in the Mylan Park Invitational.

The first pitch is set to be thrown on Saturday morning.

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