Submitted by Sue Cosgrove|
Photo by Bev Mullins
Saturday, June 1, loomed hot and humid for the first
day of the double elimination Calhoun County Youth
Softball Tournament. All three teams showed excellent
form, despite the uncomfortable weather.
Arnoldsburg won the first game of the tourney against
Grantsville, and went up against West Fork for the
second game of the day. Despite a two-run lead by
Arnoldsburg early in the game, West Fork prevailed
a final score of 8-2.
West Fork's Most Valuable Players for their first
tournament game were Jessica Cosgrove and Emily
The daughter of Sue and Dan Cosgrove of Chloe, Jessica
plays outfield and is the team's pitcher-in-waiting.
In addition to being very coachable, she practices at
home, stays alert during the games, and is ready and
willing to do whatever she's asked. She is the best
young pitcher in the league and promises to be next
year's star. Give a coach ten kids like her and
you'll see one happy coach.
The daughter of Earlene and Charles Thomas of Chloe,
Emily Thomas plays outfield and second base. A very
good batter with an eye for the ball, she is one of
West Fork's best hitters and always hustles. Mature
beyond her years, Emily will be an all-star player and
pitchers had better beware.
This first tournament game brings West Fork's 2002
record to 7-0.
Jessica Cosgrove and Emily Thomas