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The 2019 season is in full swing for the Petersburg High School Vikings softball team and the ladies are leading a (so far) undefeated season.
So far, the team has picked up wins over Pendleton County, Grafton, Elkins, Central Virginia, Frankfort, East Fairmont, Keyser and Mount Ridge.
On March 28, PHS traveled to Maryland to face down Mount Ridge High School. The Vikings won the game 12-2.
During the game, PHS pitcher Carly Cooper pitched 13 strike-outs with 19 opponents coming to bat.
The Vikings picked up 13 hits, 12 runs and 11 runs-batted-in.
Mount Ridge saw four hits, two runs and one run-batted-in.
On March 27, the Vikings faced off against Pendleton County, during which the team rolled over the Wildcats, 13-0.
During that game, the team sent 18 ladies to bat, picked up 13 runs, seven hits and eight runs-batted-in.
The game was another great showing for the Vikings defensive play, with only nine opponents going to bat and not a single runner making to the home plate.
The game also saw two new pitchers on the mound for the Vikings this season, Maddy Whetzel and Hannah Lafferre. Whetzel pitched four strike-outs and Lafferre pitched one. On March 26, the Vikings beat out the Keyser Golden Tornadoes 10-2.
During their match-up, the Vikings sent 28 ladies to bat, picked up 10 runs, 11 hits and nine runs-batted-in.
The pitcher in the game was Cooper, who pitched 11 strike-outs in the game and permitted only 2 runs.
Keyser sent 20 ladies to bat, picked up two runs, two hits and two runs-batted-in.
On March 23, the Vikings played a double header against Weir High School and East Fairmont.
The Vikings beat the Weir Red Riders 7-0.
Against the Red Riders, the Vikings sent 30 ladies to bat, picked up seven runs, nine runs and five runs-batted-in.
The PHS pitcher for the game was Cooper, who grabbed 13 strike-outs.
Against the East Fairmont Bees 14-4. The Vikings put 29 ladies at bat, picked up 14 runs, 16 hits and 14 runs-batted-in.
The game against the Bees was pitched by Whetzel, who threw one strike-out and Jenna Burgess, who pitched two strike-outs.