Catching up on softball


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant softball coach James Higginbotham signals Rachael Grimm home for a run during the sixth inning of a Class AA Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final game Friday night in Winfield, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Wahama centerfielder Emily VanMatre hauls in a pop-up during the seventh inning of a Class A Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final against Williamstown held Thursday night in Hartford, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)


Mother Nature is still unbeaten.

A steady down pour of rain ultimately ended Point Pleasant’s Class AA Region 4, Section 1 tournament game at top-seeded Winfield a little early on Friday night as the Lady Knights were four outs away from a come-from-behind victory.

The second-seeded Lady Knights trailed 1-0 after an inning of play and were tied at one through five complete, but the guests rallied for two runs in the sixth — leading to the current 3-1 score of an incomplete game.

PPHS had runners at second and third with two outs in the top of the seventh when the skies opened up, forcing a postponement of the winner’s bracket final until 10 a.m. Saturday morning — again at Winfield High School.

Also regarding Mason County softball, second-seeded Wahama travels to top-seeded Ravenswood at 1 p.m. Saturday in the loser’s bracket final of the Class A Region 4, Section 1 tournament. The winner will travel to fourth-seeded Williamstown for the championship game at 5 p.m. Monday.

Additional rain is in the forecast for Friday night and most of Saturday morning, so the schedules are subject to change.

If played, complete results of the Point Pleasant-Winfield and Wahama-Ravenswood softball contests will be available in the Tuesday sports edition of the Point Pleasant Register, Gallipolis Daily Tribune and The Daily Sentinel.

Point Pleasant softball coach James Higginbotham signals Rachael Grimm home for a run during the sixth inning of a Class AA Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final game Friday night in Winfield, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_5.5-PP-Score.jpgPoint Pleasant softball coach James Higginbotham signals Rachael Grimm home for a run during the sixth inning of a Class AA Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final game Friday night in Winfield, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

Wahama centerfielder Emily VanMatre hauls in a pop-up during the seventh inning of a Class A Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final against Williamstown held Thursday night in Hartford, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/05/web1_5.5-WAH-Emily.jpgWahama centerfielder Emily VanMatre hauls in a pop-up during the seventh inning of a Class A Region 4, Section 1 winner’s bracket final against Williamstown held Thursday night in Hartford, W.Va. (Bryan Walters/OVP Sports)

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@civitasmedia.com