RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Now that’s one effective way of ending a losing skid.
Point Pleasant freshman Madison Barker held host Ravenswood hitless for four innings Tuesday night, helping the Lady Knights end a three-game losing streak during an 11-0 non-conference victory in Jackson County.
The visiting Lady Knights (4-3) led 1-0 after one complete, then erupted for seven runs in their second at-bat to secure a commanding 8-0 cushion through two full frames. PPHS tacked on its final three runs in the third for an 11-run advantage, then both teams went scoreless in the fourth to wrap up the mercy-rule decision.
Barker struck out eight and walked one in the no-hit victory, while Red Devilettes’ starter Sydney Casto was saddled with losing decision after allowing eight earned runs, seven hits and five walks over four frames. RHS (1-3) has now lost three in-a-row.
Sarah Hussell and Bekah Darst both paced the guests with two hits apiece, followed by Ajay Adkins, Megan Davis and Josie Fisher with one safety each. Hussell drove in a team-best three RBIs, while Kaitlin Liptrap scored twice in the decision.
Point committed three errors in the contest, compared to only one by the hosts. Barker also hit one Ravenswood batter while in the circle.