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by Norv and Mary Coblentz · June 19, 2013


The West Liberty Comets lost 6-4 to the Durant Wildcats at West Liberty June 11.

“Too many errors,” West Liberty Head Coach Dave Reynolds said. “Against a quality team like Durant, you can’t do that.”

Durant scored their first run in the top of the first. West Liberty got the run back in the bottom of the inning. Kayla Kaalberg led off with a single. Feldman scored Kaalberg on a single to tie the game at 1-1.

The Wildcats scored three runs in the top of the second. The Comets scored two in their half of the inning to trail 4-3.

There was no score in the fourth, then Durant scored two in the fifth. West Liberty did not score again until the bottom of the seventh. Kaalberg got on base with a single, and Daufeldt singled to put two runners on. Feldman popped out to advance the runners. Audra Bridenstine popped out, but Kaalberg tagged and scored a run. That was all the Comets could muster, and the game ended with a Durant win at 6-4.

Kaalberg was 4-4 at the plate in the game. Hayley Simon and Meredith Nichols hit doubles.

West Liberty stats: Kayla Kaalberg 4-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI; Hailey Daufeldt 1-3; Kristi Feldman 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base; Audra Bridenstine 1 RBI; Shelby Martin 1 walk; Merideth Nichols 2-3, 1 run, 1 double; Hayley Simon 2-3, 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI. Pitching: Shelby Martin pitched seven innings in the loss. She gave up six runs, three earned, on 10 hits. She walked one and struck out five.

West Liberty 3, North Cedar 4 - June 13 at Stanwood. The Comets came from behind to take the lead in the fifth inning at Stanwood, but the Knights scored a run in the sixth and a run in the seventh for the win. Shelby Martin had the Comets’ only extra-base hit a double.

West Liberty stats: Kayla Kaalberg 2-4; Hailey Daufeldt 1-4, 1 RBI; Audra Bridenstine 1 walk; Shelby Martin 1-3, 1 double; Hayley Simon 1 run, 1 walk; Cassedi Simon 1 run; Haddie Anderson 1 run. Pitching: Shelby Martin pitched six innings and took the loss. She gave up four runs, two earned, on 10 hits. She walked three and struck out seven.

West Liberty 5, Mediapolis 4 June 15 at West Liberty. The Comets beat Mepo in an extra inning at the West Liberty tourney. Shelby Martin hit a double and had two RBIs. Kristi Feldman hit a double and scored two runs. Meredith Nichols and Cassedi Simon each had an RBI.

West Liberty 1, New London 3 - June 15 at West Liberty. The Comets lost to New London at West Liberty’s home tourney. Hailey Daufeldt hit a homerun, and Kristi Feldman hit a double.

West Liberty stats: Hailey Daufeldt 1-3, 1 run, 1 homerun, 1 RBI; Kristi FEldman 1-3, 1 double; Shelby Martin 1 walk; Morgan Nichols 1 walk. Pitching: Shelby Martin pitched seven innings and took the loss. She gave up three earned runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out 10.

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