VIENNA, W.Va. — Buffalo’s amazing three-year run in Class A softball seems on the verge of extending to a fourth straight title.
But Magnolia wants its shot.
The Blue Eagles (18-14) don’t sport a gaudy record or a championship pedigree, but as of late Wednesday night they were tangling with Buffalo (27-7) in a winners-bracket tilt. The Bison led 1-0 in the fourth inning when rain suspended play until Thursday morning.
Moorefield 6, Sherman 3
Beth Cook homered and doubled in another run as Moorefield (24-7) survived.
Jordan Lewis collected two hits and scored two runs for Sherman, which ended its season at 20-15.
The Tide didn’t go quietly, loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh, before Moorefield’s Danica Rogers induced an infield popup to close the game.
Buffalo 14, Moorefield 3
Katie Higginbotham went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and Noell Gingess drove in two runs on two hits to lead the Bison’s romp.
Chelsea Parkins earned the pitching victory and scored three runs.
Magnolia 4, Sherman 2
Sophomore Davianne Croasmun hit a two-run first-inning single before leading off the fourth with a homer that broke a 2-2 tie.
Sherman outhit the Blue Eagles 5-4 but couldn’t overcome 11 strikeouts by Mallory Chapman.
The Tide used an error and Baylee Harless’ RBI single for its first run, before Jordan Lewis singled in the third inning and scored on a wild pitch.