WEIRTON - Oak Glen got at least one hit in every inning - 15 in all - and rolled over homestanding Madonna 9-2 on Wednesday at Starvaggi Field.
Sophomore Logan Andrews was the beneficiary of the offensive barrage, scattering four hits while striking out four and walking two. Andrews helped herself going 3 for 4 while driving home a run.
"We are getting good at getting the bats out when we need too," said first-year Oak Glen coach Morgan Martin. "We had a couple of games when we didn't hit very well and I think the girls learned from it.
"I'm also pleased that we bounced back from the loss at Brooke to get a win. We keep bouncing back and that's what I like to see."
The Blue Dons, losing their second game in as many nights, had trouble solving Andrews. The first hit didn't come untill the fourth inning when junior center fielder Montana Mascio ripped a two-out, two-strike pitch up the middle. Madonna collected three straight hits in the bottom of the sixth inning to score their two runs.
"That's two nights in a row that we didn't hit the ball," said veteran Blue Don coach Chris Conti, whose club was losing its third game in seven outings. "You don't hit the ball, you don't win. That's the bottom line. We finally broke through, but you can't wait till the sixth inning to start hitting the ball.
"We have to get some confidence at the plate. We're just not aggressive right now. You have to be aggressive up there and we're just not doing that right now."
The Bears got on the board in the top of third inning when Mykelti McGaffic led off with a walk. After an out, Andrews drilled a liner off Madonna senior pitcher, Amanda Pulice's ankle for a hit. Freshman Hanna Clunk lined a shot to right field that plated McGaffic and Andrews.
Oak Glen got two more runs in the fourth inning when Emilee Phillips and Erin Fields got back-to-back singles. Ashley Pryor plated Phillips with a hit to left field and Andrews drove Fields home from third base with a ground ball out.
The Golden Bears put the game away in the sixth inning with four runs. Durante started the rally with a ground ball that was misplayed by the Blue Dons. That was followed by three straight hits by Taylor McKay, who had replaced McGaffic, Pryor and Andrews. Pryor's hit was a double that was the only extra base hit of the game. Mikayla Crane also had an RBI single in the inning.
Pryor, Crane, Aly Snow and Fields each had two hits for the Golden Bears as every player in the starting lineup got a least one hit.
Pulice, who was coming back from an injury, walked three and struck out just one in absorbing the loss.
"Andrews pitched a nice game and Mikayla (Crane) did a nice job behind the plate blocking a couple of low pitches there," said Martin, who saw her team record improve to 9-3. "Pryor and Andrews came through big for us at the plate. That's why they bat third and fourth in the order."
Both teams get right back on the field with home games today. Oak Glen hosts Harrison Central and the Blue Dons entertain Toronto.
Oak Glen 9, Madonna 2
Oak Glen 002 204 1 9 15 1
Madonna 000 002 0 2 4 1
OAK GLEN: Andrews (WP, 4K, 2BB) and Crane. Clunk S, 3RBI; Andrews 3S, RBI, 2R, SB; Pryor S, 2B, 4RBI, R; Durante S, 2R; Crane 2S, RBI; Snow 2S; Phillips ?S, R; Fields S, R; McGaffick S, RBI, 2R, SB.
MADONNA: Pulice (LP, 1K, 3BB) and Magnone. Mascio 2S, RBI, R, SB; Holt S, R, SB; Platek S, RBI.