WINFIELD, W.Va. — Better late than never.
The Point Pleasant softball team trailed 2-0 through five complete, but the guests rallied with three runs over the final two innings Wednesday night to secure a 3-2 come from behind victory over Winfield in a non-conference matchup in Putnam County.
The Lady Knights (8-3) picked up their fourth straight win and outhit the host Lady Generals (6-8) by an 11-5 overall margin, but the guests still found themselves trailing in the contest after five full frames. WHS — which had its three-game winning streak snapped — scored a run apiece in the fourth and fifth frames, giving the Green and White a 2-0 cushion.
A one-out single by Madison Barker in the sixth ultimately turned into Point’s first score of the night, as Barker came around on a two-out single by Cami Hesson — making it a 2-1 deficit through six complete.
Payton Fetty, Rebekah Darst and Makinley Higginbotham all had singles to start the seventh, but Fetty was thrown out trying to steal third just before the hit by Higginbotham — leaving runners at the corners with one out.
Karissa Cochran was hit by a pitch in the next at-bat to load the bases, then Barker doubled in both Darst and Higginbotham for a 3-2 lead — which ultimately held up as the final margin of victory.
Cochran was the winning pitcher of record after allowing no runs and two hits over 2.2 innings of relief work while striking out four. Emily Moore took the tough-luck loss for WHS after allowing just two walks over seven innings while fanning four.
Fetty led the Lady Knights with three hits, followed by Darst and Barker with two safeties apiece. Higginbotham, Hesson, Megan Hammond and Michaela Cottrill also had a hit apiece in the triumph.
Barker drove in a team-high two RBIs, while Hesson added the other RBI. Darst, Higginbotham and Barker each scored a run in the decision.
Natalie Miskofsky and Cartnet Schoolcraft each had two hits for the Lady Generals, followed by Kenna Markham with a safety and a run scored. Miskofsky also scored once in the setback and Schoolcraft had the lone RBI for the hosts, who committed the only error of the contest.
Point Pleasant has now won five of its last six outings.