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-'" ' .... a !IR- _ i- IIi,JIllllillB'JllilIHiUllil!,iNlilmimillilillg Gilm er Sports Seen e For sports information, call: 304-462-7309 Sec. B: Play BaH -- The Gilmer Sports & Social Scenes The Glenville Democrat www. Glen villeNews, com LEANNE HARRIS COURTNEY RZEPKA West Lib Takes Game One, 1-0, Glenville Gets Game Two, 4-1 The GSC Lady Pioneers recovered from a slow first game to pick up a split with visiting West Liberty State. dropping the first game 1-0 and pick- ing up the win in game two, 4-1. Glen- ville State is now 12-14 on the season and 8-4 in the WVIAC. Game 1 The Lady Pioneers fell in 1-0 in the .opener as Mandy Parkulo and WL's Amber Rankin were locked in a pitch- ers' duel. Parkulo :went the distance. scattering five hits, giving up one unearned run while striking out five. Rankin also went seven innings, scattering four hits while striking out 14 and walking none. The lone run of the ball game came in the Hilltoppers' half of the second inning. Parkulo would surrender a leadoff walk to Tabetha Gretchen. Gretchen would move to second on a sacrifice bunt: however no one would be covering third base, so Gretchen would continue onto' third. The GSC throw would skip past two Lady Pioneers and Gretchen would coast home easily. Erin Morgan led the way at the plate going 3 for 3 with two smgles and a double. Game 2 GSC would again spot the Lady Hilltoppers a one-nothing lead but they would recover to salvage a split with a 4-1 win. Trailino 1-0 in the bottom half of the 3rd. Courtney Rzepka would draw a lead-off Walk. She would be forced out on a fielder's choice by Brittney Handley. Handley would then steal 2nd oi] her the next pitch. Leanne Harris would follow with a single to move Brittney to 3rd. Harris would take off attempting to steal 2nd and get caught in a run down. Handley would break home on the throw to 2nd and beat the throw as both run- ners were safe to tie the game at 1-I. The Lady Pioneers would take the lead for good in the 4th. Morgan would again lead offwith a single, and moved to second on a Kohle Maynard single. Game 1 ace Amber Rankin would relieve Vanessa Esenberg on the mound. On the first pitch Sara , 00fffle2iLeagae [0 Begin This iiiii!iiiiiii!ii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !iiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiili!ili!iiiiililiiiii: =iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiii i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliLi !ii!iiiiiii!iiiiiiii!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii!iiii ii Little League Teams Scrimmaging Before Start of Seasons Little League is beginning in Gilmer County The first pitch was scheduled to be thrown on Monday, but was cancelled due to weather circum: stances. The county has two county-wide softball teams and each grade school has a baseball team. Glenville El- ementary has two baseball teams. Best of luck to everyone this sea- son! BATTER UP! -- Chandler Ferguson of the Glen ville Expos pitching in the scrimmage against the Sluggers > Spring Basketball Tournament North American Youth Sports an- nounced recently that they still have openings in their annual spring bas- ketball tournament in Morgantown, at West Virginia University on May 1-3, 2009. This tournament will feature ten different brackets. The entry fee for this tournament is $105 and guarantees each team a mini- mum of two games. The entry deadline is April 10, 2009. For additional inlbrmation, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-352- 5915. Mcfarland would drop a perfect bunt down the 3rd base line. Hustling on the play, Morgan would beat the throw to 3rd and GSC would be in business with the bases loaded. Three pitches later. Morgan would score on pass ball to give Glenville the lead for good at 2-1. Rankin would then settle down and retire the side.- The Pioneers would add two insur- ance runs in the bottom of the 5th with an excellent two-out rally. After Har- ris and Eskew would be retired Candace White would keep the in- ning alive with a single to left field. Morgan woulddraw a fourpitch walk to put runners at 1st and 2rid. Maynard would then drill a 0-1 fastball off the left center field fence for asingle, plating White and push- ingMorgan to third. McFarland would then smack a single up the middle to score Morgan, giving the final mar- gin, a 4-1 victory. Leanne Harris would lead the way, going 3 for 4 with two singles, a double and a stolen base. Softball Tournament to be held in Parkersburg April 14 Sign-ups are under way for the 2009 edition of the Dugout Early Bird Men's & Co-Ed Softball Tournament. The event will be held at the Dug- out Softball Park in Parkersburg. Entry fee is $110. Deadline is April 11. Entry fee must be pai d prior to deadline. ' The tournament is scheduled for April 14 and 15 (if necessary). Three games guaranteed (round-robin/single elimination). All teams must be USSSA sanctioned. Hit your own USSSA Elite balls. For more information or to enter, contact Ron at 304-481-0903 or dugout29 @ -11"[--- Rafting Season opens Friday, Apr. 3 marked the opening day of Whitewater Rafting Season at River Expeditions on the New River. Call 1-800-463-9873 for details. fThe Latest inTechn010gyl l & Equipment | | To ServeY0u Better | 1-Down Draft Paint I Bake Booth 1 - Cross Draft Color Technology Glenville State College Track and Field Teams Compete at Marietta The Glenville State College track and field teams competed in the Don Frail Invitational in Marietta, OH on ...... : Sat., April 4. The results are as fol- lows: For the women: 100 Meter Dash- Donita Adams- 17; 200 Meter Dash- Nicole Himes- I I: 400 Meter Dash- Nicole Himes- 4:800 Meter Run- Rachel Stewart- 13, Candance Butler- 20; 100 Meter Hurdles- Miranda Reed- 14:4x100 Team- 4; 4x400 Team- 5; Pole Vault- Tara Collins- 4: Long Jump- Tara Collins- 8; Triple Jump- Tara Collins- 9; Shot Put- Chelsea Tripp- 12, Elsie Smith- 15. Betsy Nelson- 22, Lauren Saelens- 28; Discus Throw- Elsie Smith- 15, Betsy Nelson- 18, Chelsea Tripp- 21, Alicia Cayton- 22; Hammer Throw- Betsy Nelson- 15, Alicia Cayton- 18, Elsie Smith- 25; Javelin Throw- Lauren Saelens- 9, Chelsea Tripp- 10, Talonne Medford- 19. For the men: 100 Meter Dash- Xavier Glenn- I, Antwan Stewart- 15, Gordy Newsome- 28, RJ Suttles- ,36:200 Meter Dash- Xavier Glenn- I. Antwan Stewart- 21. RJ Suttles- 37- 400 Meter Dash- TL Rodgers- 26. Claude Tindong-31. Rodney Lee- 32. Kurtis Wildman- 33:800 Meter Run- Dustin Woods- 22. Marlon Henry- 30:1500 Meter Run- TJ Abel- 10. Marlon Henry- 25: l l0 Meter Hurdles J Andre Johnson- 13:400 Meter Hurdles- Alex Shiftier- 12. 4x100 Team- 11:4x400 Team- 9: High Jump- Rodney Lee- 6: Long Jump- Max Beaubrun- 12. Adam Ellis- 19; Triple Jump- Alex Shiftier- 8. Andre Johnson- l l: Shot Put- Chris Freeman- 4. Mathew Porter- 9. Andy Ferraro- 21. Jeremy Tindell- 23; Dis- cus Throw- Chris Freeman- 2. Mathew Porter- 5. Jeremy Tindell- 26. Adam Ellis- 28; Hammer Throw- Chris Free- man- 4, Mathew Porter- 6, Steven Blake- 12. Justin Lantz- 17: Javelin Throw- Steven Blake- 11 Overall, the women's team placed 11 out of 15 teams and the men's team placed 7 out of 15 teams. Men's Golf 12th After Northern Regional First Round finish Ohio Valley owns the team lead after one day of the WVIAC Northern Regional men's golf tournament. The Fighting Scots recorded a 299 total and own a four-shot lead over the University of Charleston in the team race. OVU's J.R. Jones has the advan- tage in the individual compeution af- ter carding an even-par 71 at the Jones Course at Speidel Golf Club. West Liberty's Brian Williams fired a 72 and holds second. Nick Webber (UC) and Emmanuel Charmat (C U) are tied for third with matching 73's. Glenville State shot a 1st round total of 351. paced by an 84 by Bryson Karp and a 86 from Tom Meeks. Play in the 36-hole event concluded on Monday. Lady Pioneers Sweep Concord The Glenville State Lady Pioneers re- bounded from two tough losses to WV Wesleyan by sweeping visiting Concord 8-0 and 14-11. GSC rallied from seven runs down in the second game, scoring 10 unanswered for the victory to improve to 11-14 on the season and 7-3 in WVIAC play. Game 1 Mandy Parkulo scattered three hits over five innings as the Lady Pioneers used a five run second inning to seize control on their way to run ruling Concord 8-0 in five innings. After getting a single run in the bottom half of the first, GSC would blow the game open in the second. Erin Morgan would reach first after getting hit, and Kohle Maynard and Lacy Williams would follow with singles to load the bases. The bases would stay loaded as Brooke Foster would reach on a fielder's choice as Morgan was forced out at home. Courtney Rzepka would smack the first pitch she saw into right field, driving in both Maynard and Williams. Brittney Handley would then reach base on an error by the centerfielder which ltowed Foster to score, tnaking it 4-0 OSC. Leanne Harris would then reach on an error by the second baseman to drive in Rzepka, making it 5-0. After Karly Eskew would ground out. Candace White would finish the scoring for Glenville State with a single to plate Handley. GSC would lead 6-0 after two. Maynard would lead off the third with a double, advance to 3rd on a passed ball and score on Williams' sac fly to center:to make it 7-0 after three. After a scoreless fourth, the Pioneers would end it in the fifth. Morgan would lead off the tuning, reaching base on an error on the shortstop, and then steal second. Maynard would drill the 1-1 of- fering off the Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy sgn in left to plate Morgan and run rule the Mountain Lions. Maynard was 3 for 3 with a RB1 and a run score, while Rzepka was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI's and a run scored Game 2 The Lady Pioneers would need to rally in a big way, falling behind early and often' to begin the second game of the double header. Concord would explode for tour more runs in the fifth, chasing starting pitcher Laura Childers. and grabbing an l 1-4 lead after 4.5 innings. Williams would reach on an error and quickly move to third on Foster's double to nght center. Morgan would draw a seven pitch walk to load the bases. After Handley would line out to right field. Harris would plate Williams on a fielder choice. Williams running on contact would scoe easily to make it 11-5. Karly Eskew would then smack the 3- 1 offering of the left field fence to score Foster and Harris to make it 11-7 after five. After givang up a one out double. M andv Parkulo. pitching in relief, would settle down to retire the next two CU batters. Sara Mcfarland would lead off with a single to left. and move to second on a single by White. Both runners would score as the Williams' bum would be fielded and thrown into right field. Williams would move to second on the error and then third on a passed ball. Foster would tbllow with a walk to give GSC runners on first and third with no outs. down 11-9. Morgan would lay down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Williams and move Foster to second. Parkulo would give up a walk and a double before retiring the side for her second win in as many games McFarland would lead the way lot GSC going 2-4 with 3 RBI's and a run scored. Handley, Eskew. and Rzepka. would each pick uptwo hits. 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