South Point's Kaitlyn Brown threw a shutout and hit a two-run homer as the Lady Pointers blanked the Rock Hill Redwomen 4-0 on Wednesday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)
South Point's Kaitlyn Brown threw a shutout and hit a two-run homer as the Lady Pointers blanked the Rock Hill Redwomen 4-0 on Wednesday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

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Lady Pointers, Brown blank Redwomen, 4-0

Published 3:38am Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — Kaitlyn Brown took matters into her own hands on the mound and at-bat.

Brown pitched a one-hitter and belted a two-run homer as the South Point Lady Pointers blanked the Rock Hill Redwomen 4-0 Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We got a big win behind some timely hitting and an outstanding pitching performance by Kaitlyn Brown,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Tanner Heaberlin.

“We played stellar defense with only one error. It was a total team effort and I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

The win enabled the Lady Pointers to move into a first-place tie with Rock Hill in the league.

Brown stuck out 10 and walked three in going the distance.

Abbey Winkler, Haley Rawlins and Hannah Carey all went 2-3 for South Point.

Jordan Hairston went 1-3 with a double for Rock Hill (8-2, 3-1).

The Lady Pointers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a single by Winkler and a double by Rawlins.

Winkler and Rawlins singled in the third inning to give the Lady Pointers a 2-0 lead.

The Pointers scored two more runs in the fourth inning when Bonnie Hileman was hit by a pitch and Brown slammed her home run.

The game marked the first on the Lady Pointers’ new field. Former Hall of Fame Lady Pointers’ coach Jan Keatley threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

“It was a very nice way to open our new field,” said Hearberlin.

Rock Hill 000 000 0 = 0 1 0

South Point 101 200 x = 4 8 1

Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. Kaitlyn Brown and Andi Kleinman. W-Brown (K-10, BB-3). L-Nixon. Hitting-RH: Jordan Hairston 1-3; SP: Abbey Winkler 2-3, Haley Rawlins 2-3 rbi-2, Hannah Carey 2-3, Halie Powell 1-3, Kaitlyn Brown 1-3 rbi-2. 2B-RH: Jill Hairston; SP: Haley Rawlins, Hannah Carey. HR-SP: Kaitlyn Brown.

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