Submitted by Sue Cosgrove|
Photos by Bev Mullins
Hard-working defense was the strategy for both youth
softball teams in the game played Thursday, May 23, at
Calhoun County Park. The Comets and West Fork came
together in an evening duel with the lead bouncing
back and forth through the innings. West Fork
prevailed in the end for their fifth win in a row.
With a terrific team effort, the two Most Valuable
Players were Kayla Clark and Lyndsay Turner.
Kayla is the daughter of Dale and Terry Clark of
Chloe, and is a good all-around ball player. She has
played all positions and coaches while she plays. Her
.273 batting average is deceptive, as she hit for a
double in Thursday's game.
Lyndsay is the granddaughter of Robert and Rita
Kennedy of Chloe. She plays outfield but shines when
she plays first. A hard hitter who made a key catch
in Thursday's game, Lyndsay is a first year player
with great potential.
Kayla Clark and Lyndsay Turner
The West Fork won the sixth and final game of the
season in a 18-5 win over Arnoldsburg on Saturday, May
25th, at Arnoldsburg Park. The exciting game included
home runs by both teams: West Fork's Mia McCallister
and Cassie Mullins each hit 3-run homers, and Sobrina
King homered for Arnoldsburg.
West Fork's Most Valuable Players for the last game of
the regular season were Sarah Postalwait and Emily
Sarah is the daughter of Dwight and Jodie Postalwait
of Elkview and Dave and Cathy Goodrich of Arnoldsburg.
Sarah bats number nine and can hit, bunt and do it
all. She plays outfield, rover and has a bright
future as pitcher. Sarah is a pleasure to coach and
is one of the most dedicated players on the team.
Emily is the daughter of Matt Brady and Jeannie
Montgomery and scored all four times up in the win. A
very promising 9 year old with a bright future, Emily
plays outfield, third, shortstop and is the lead-off
batter. She will make an all-star shortstop.
Please come out and support Calhoun County
Softball--the Softball Tournaments will be played
Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. Ages 9-12 will
play at Calhoun County Park and the older players will
play at the old high school.
Sarah Postalwait and Emily Brady