Redwomen rally past RV girlsPublished 4:38am Tuesday, April 2, 2013
PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redwomen were their own worst enemy, and then they were their own best friend.
The Redwomen scored in the seventh inning to open the season with a 4-3 comeback win over the River Valley Lady Raiders in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.
Rock Hill had 11 hits but coach Mary Harper said her team’s mistakes kept the game close.
“We made some mental mistakes on the base paths. Right now, our youth is showing,” said Harper.
Sami Nixon pitched a four-hitter as she struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. She also went 2-3 with a double.
Sami Dillon and Jenna Layne also went 2-3 for Rock Hill.
River Valley (2-1) took a 3-0 lead after three innings before Rock Hill got two runs in the fourth.
Kenzie Martin doubled and Kaelynn Ellis had an RBI single. Two wild pitches scored Ellis.
Rock Hill tied the game in the fifth when Nixon double, Layne had a sacrifice bunt and Brooke Eastham singled home courtesy runner Lilly McGinnis.
Nixon started the winning rally in the seventh with a hit. Dillon singled courtesy runner Emmalee Ellis to third and Layne lined a base hit to score the winning run.
River Valley 102 000 0 = 3 4 1
Rock Hill 000 210 1 = 4 11 4
Noel Mershon at Libby Leach. Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. W-Nixon (K-10, BB-0). L-Mershon (K-4, BB-0). 2B-RV: Chelsea Copley, Alexis Hurt; Rock Hill: Kenzie Martin, Lindy Simpson, Sami Nixon. Hitting—RV: Chelsea Copley 1-3, Alexis Hurt 1-3, Ashley Cheesebrew 2-3; Rock Hill: Jenna Layne 2-3, Brooke Eastham 1-3, Brooke Hanshaw 1-3, Lindy Simpson 1-3, Kenzie Martin 1-3, Kaelynn Ellis 1-3, Sami Nixon 2-3, Sami Dillon 2-3.