Park Gets a Little Payback In 3-0 Win Over Harrison

WHEELING – Harrison Central handed Wheeling Park a decisive 9-1 setback in a softball game played in Cadiz on April 1.

The two squads have been heading in opposite directions since then, and especially of late, and it showed Thursday on Lisa’s Field at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex.

Thanks to early, timely hitting and strong pitching from senior Carly Greer, the Patriots (14-4) exacted a little revenge by a 3-0 count against the Huskies.

“That was our second game, it was windy and we were coming off facing a slower pitcher and since (Katie) Ellzy is fast, it really made it tough,” Wheeling Park coach Dee Davis said. ”But we hit the ball well and we played great defense.”

Davis and her team knew runs would probably be hard to come by against Ellzy, the Harrison Central (7-5) ace. Thus, making the most of their opportunities was clutch.

That happened in the first inning when the first three Patriots hitters singled. Senior catcher Ashley Sidon got the big hit, which scored Kelsi Johnson and Greer, making it a 2-0 contest.

Harrison Central recorded an extra-base hit in both the fourth and sixth innings, but both came with two outs and it failed to move the runner any farther.

Wheeling Park pushed across an unearned, insurance run in the sixth when Morgan Karnell, who had doubled, raced home on a throwing error.

Ellzy, who suffered her second tough-luck loss in three days, fanned seven and walked one. Greer, meanwhile, also struck out seven didn’t issue a free pass.