NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Better late than never.
The Point Pleasant softball team snapped a four-game losing skid Saturday after scoring two runs in the sixth to claim a 3-2 victory over Parkersburg in the nightcap of a tripleheader at Magnolia High School in Wetzel County.
The Lady Knights (11-9) had lost two straight entering the weekend competition, then dropped decisions of 5-0 to Bellaire and 3-1 to Magnolia. Point Pleasant, however, came up big when it needed to most Saturday to end its current funk.
The Lady Knights led 1-0 after an inning of play, and the score remained that way until the bottom of the fifth as Parkersburg plated two runs to secure a 2-1 edge through five complete. Ajay Adkins, however, delivered the heroics in the top of the sixth, driving in two runs with a hit that gave Point a narrow 3-2 edge.
Kaci Riffle, who ultimately went the distance for the victory, made that lead last the rest of the way. Riffle allowed just two hits, zero earned runs and no walks while striking out six.
Megan Davis led Point Pleasant with two hits, followed by Adkins, Riffle, Regan Cottrill, Brooke Fisher and Bekah Darst with one safety apiece.
PPHS led 1-0 through two innings against Magnolia, but surrendered three runs in the sixth to ultimately fall 3-1. Magnolia managed only three hits off of a Riffle, while Adkins, Riffle and Fisher each had a hit in the setback.