Home run lifts Huntington over Lady PanthersPublished 12:30am Monday, April 22, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It was all about one inning.
The Huntington Lady Highlanders scored all their runs in one inning and edged the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 3-1 on Friday.
“They’re a good team, but we had our chances and didn’t take advantage of them,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.
Chesapeake (5-9) took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Laura Rice led off with a double, went to third base on a fly ball and scored on a passed ball.
Huntington took the lead in the bottom of the fourth with all three of its runs.
Laura Collins walked and Madison Howell homered. Griffith Prestera and Madison Haymaker followed with singles and Morgan Sawyers doubled.
Anna Mayo had the only other Chesapeake hit.
Melanie Noble suffered the loss as she allowed just six hits, struck out five and walked four.
Howell picked up the win for Huntington. She gave up two hits, struck out five and walked two.
Chesapeake hosts South Point on Monday.
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Melanie Noble and Kelsey Huff. Madison Howell and Laura Collins. W-Howell (K-5, BB-2). L-Noble (K-5, BB-4). 2B-Chesapeake: Laura Rice; Huntington: Morgan Sawyers. HR-Huntington: Madison Howell. Hitting-Chesapeake: Laura Rice 1-2, Anna Mayo 1-4; Huntington: Howell 1-3, Bias 1-4, Sawyers 2-4, Haymaker 1-4, Prestera 1-3.