Leanne Harris showed her years of expeirence Thursday afternoon in Glenville, as she drove in four runs in the seventh and ninth innings, to lead a heart stopping come from behind win for the Lady Pioneers.
Wheeling Jesuit put their first two hitters of the game on base and eventually brought them around to jump on Glenville 2-0. In the sixth the Lady Cardinals added two more and took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Freshman Katelyn Porter drew a lead off walk, and Pinch hitters Tia Via and Tanya Melhorn worked their way onto the bases with one out due to a great slide that jarred the ball loose at second by Via.
After Brittney Handley recorded the second out, Senior Leader Harris stepped up and drove the first pitch she saw into the gap, all the way to the fence clearing the bases and leaving her on third with a triple. Next hitter up Erin Morgan drove a 0-1 pitch into left for a single that plated Harris and forced extra innings after a Stacy Mack popout.
The game would carry onto the ninth when Cardinal shortstop Shayna Johnson dropped a one out bases empty pop fly from Brittney Handley. Harris would make the Cards pay as she drove a 2-1 pitch off the left field fence to score Handley and give GSC the 5-4 win in dramatic fashion.
In the game hurler Mandy Parkulo worked all nine innings, earning her seventh win, improving her record to 7-5 on the mound.
Game two came with a little more ease, as Glenville scored three runs in the second, to take an early lead, then added five more in the fifth and sixth, to blow the game open and win 8-2. Jess Fedor worked all seven innings, to gain her third win in as many decisions, and improve to 8-6 for her freshman campaign.
In the contest Stacy Mack led the way with two RBI’s, while Karly Eskew, Erin Morgan, Brittney Handley, and Katelyn Porter all drove in one run each. The win completed the Pioneers second straight WVIAC sweep, and improved their mark to 19-20 on the season and 7-3 in WVIAC action. It was also Glenville’s fifth straight victory, as they head to Charleston on Saturday to battle a game UC squad at 1 and 3 PM.