Chargers Edged in NECC Tourney Thriller
April 25, 2012By Tom Schermerhorn of West Noble High School
The West Noble Charger and Fairfield Falcon softball teams showed everyone Tuesday night why they are two of the better teams in the area. The Chargers took a 2-0 lead into the 7th inning before surrendering 3 runs in the top half of the inning. Not to be outdone, West Noble's Molly Marsh singled home Elle Saggars in the bottom of the 7th to send the game to extra innings. The Falcons with the bases loaded and 2 outs, hit a single just down the left field line to score 2 runs. The Falcons held the Chargers in the bottom of the 8th for a 5-3 victory and the chance to advance in the NECC tourney. Pitching a solid game for the Chargers was Kelsie Peterson with 8 strikeouts over the 8 innings. Chelsea Risser led the Charger bats with 3 hits on the evening. Peterson, Ashley Shepherd, Marsh, Renee Zeigler and Elle Saggars all had hits for the Chargers. West Noble(10-4) will face the Westview Warriors on Thursday night in the NECC consolation game at Westview. Good luck ladies.