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Lady Demons fall to Lady Royals 12-5

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By Matt Birkholtz

The game was closer than the score, but a loss is still a loss, as the Williamstown Lady Demons fell to Mason County, 12-5, March 26 at home.

“We struggled with our hitting,” Lady Demons coach Melissa Gayhart said. “We left 10 on base and we just didn’t finish.”

Gayhart said the Lady Demons are struggling to find a catcher and have relied on sixth grader Nicole Hankinson to play behind the plate, after losing senior Tiffany Foley for the season with a back injury.

“We are asking a lot of Nicole, she is just so young playing at this level,” Gayhart said.

Seventh grader Jade Pinkston was the starting pitcher for the Lady Demons and Gayhart was pleased with her perfomrance on the mound.

“She has pitched well this season,” Gayhart said. “I can’t ask for much more out of her.”

Sophomore third baseman Emmalie Hankinson, who transferred to Williamstown at the beginning of the school year from Grant County, along with her sister, Nicole, led the offense in the leadoff spot in the lineup. Emmalie went 3-for-5 with three singles and a run scored.

“It’s been a change, but I like it here,” Emmalie said.

Hankinson and the Lady Demons will be making the short trip over to Grant County High School on March 27.

“I think it will be fun playing against Grant County,” Emmalie said.