Layne, SP win three

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 7, 2000

SOUTH POINT – Tara Layne just kept getting better.

Sunday, May 07, 2000

SOUTH POINT – Tara Layne just kept getting better.

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Layne threw a four-hitter on Thursday, pitched a three-hitter early Friday afternoon, and then fashioned her second no-hitter of the season later Friday as she led the South Point Lady Pointers to three wins.

Layne has won all 17 games this season for South Point (17-7).

South Point beat the Wayne Lady Pioneers 4-1 Thursday, blanked the Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves 11-0 early Friday, and then belted the Coal Grove Lady Hornets 19-0 in a five-inning no-hitter by Layne.

Seniors Erica Griffith, Nikki Lewis, and Shannon James were honored in pregame ceremonies before the Spring Valley game.

Whitney Morrison was 2-for-2 and Sarah Baise 2-3 as South Point had seven hits en route to a win over Wayne.

Griffith was 3-3 to lead the Lady Pointers nine-hit attack against Spring Valley. Nekka Mains was 2-4 while Layne had a double.

The Lady Pointers combined nine hits with 12 walks en route to the Ohio Valley Conference win over Coal Grove.

Brandi Thacker was 2-3, Layne was 2-4 with two doubles, Mains went 2-4, and Sarah Stevens 2-5.

South Point finishes 8-4 in the OVC. The Lady Pointers play at Greenup County, Ky., Tuesday, then meet Portsmouth West Wednesday in the Division II sectional finals.

Thursday’s Game

Wayne 000 001 0 – 1 4 2

South Point 012 010 x – 4 7 2

Bullock and Didell. Tara Layne and Nekka Mains. W-Layne (2-K, 1-W). L-Bullock (4-K, 4-W). Hitting-Wayne: Allison Webb 2-2, Bullock 1-3, Pack 1-3; South Point: Whitney Morrison 2-2, Sarah Baise 2-3, Nikki Lewis 1-2, Nekka Mains 1-3, Eric Griffith 1-3.

Friday’s First Game

Spring Valley 000 000 – 0 3 4

South Point 030 071 – 11 9 2

Thompson, Bailey (4) and Layne. Tara Layne and Nekka Mains. W-Layne (4-K, 1-W). L-Thompson. 2B-South Point: Tara Layne. Hitting-Spring Valley: Bailey 2-3, Elkins 1-3; South Point: Erica Griffith 3-3, Nekka Mains 2-4, Tara Layne 1-3, Sarah Stevens 1-3, Sarah Baise 1-3, Nikki Lewis 1-4.

Friday’s Second Game

South Point 228 70 – 19 9 1

Coal Grove 000 00 – 0 0 5

Tara Layne and Nekka Mains. Stacy Easterling, Cassi Ball (3), Stacy Easterling (5) and Johnston. W-Layne (8-K, 2-W). L-Easterling.2B-South Point: Tara Layne 2, Nekka Mains. Hitting-South Point: Brandi Thacker 2-3, Tara Layne 2-4, Nekka Mains 2-4, Sarah Stevens 2-5, Shannon James 1-5.