Undefeated weekend for Eskridge’s 11U Base Invaders


TAYLOR COUNTY—The 11U Base Invader team, coached by Jennifer Eskridge, Terry Eskridge, Roseanne Jacobs and Jay Taylor, have rallied to their first winning streak of the season. 

Starting the streak off with a win in Clarksburg on Friday, Eskridge’s Base Invaders held on to the momentum going into a double header on Sunday, in Barbour County, claiming victory in not just one but both of those match ups, to go on a three-game winning stretch, as they were able to outlast their opponents in the heat of the day. 

“The girls have improved so much in the season, and they always work together as a team,” Eskridge said.

Over the course of the three contests, Base Invader members Emmy Rush and Reagan Taylor each recorded in-the-park home runs for their team. The pair, along with teammate Arizona Eskridge, also took turns in the circle pitching. 

 A. Eskridge filled multiple roles on the team for the double header, along with pitching she also played second base and catcher on the day, coming in strong for her team.

Also playing at catcher, Kyah Klug was key to the team’s recent success, with some essential stops that help give the Base Invaders the winning edge in recent play. 

Also, during action, Maddison Barbe was credited with a nice infield pop fly catch, and Ambreanna Wyer would have servals good throws that led to an out. 

In the outfield, Gracie Jacobs, Charleigh Wheeler, Zoey Morris, Kyah Norman and Kenzie Norman dominated defensively, allowing the Invaders to maintain the advantage.

In addition, Genevieve Mahon and Bailey McDaniel connected on pitches and sent the ball flying to the outfield. 

“These girls never gave up, and work so hard,” J. Eskridge voiced. “As their coach, I couldn’t be more proud!”

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