SP girls gives Baise win in debut

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2003

SOUTH POINT - It sounds like an economics class: Doing more with less.

The South Point Lady Pointers were held to just one hit, but still managed a 4-3 upset win Tuesday over the Wayne Lady Poineers and ace pitcher Shelby Pack, a University of West Virginia signee.

"We only had one hit, but we put the ball in play," Lady Pointers coach Steve Baise said. "We had only two strikeouts against Shelby Pack, so I'm tickled to death."

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The win was not only the first of the season for the Lady Pointers, but it was the first career victory for Baise who made his softball head coaching debut. Baise replaced Jan Keatley who retired.

"It was a good win all the way around. Maybe I'll just quit now and finish my career undefeated," Baise said with a chuckle.

Freshman Ashley Patrick allowed just two hits in picking up the win. She struck out three and walked three.

"Ashley Patrick grew up a little tonight, and our infield was super sharp," Baise said.

The Lady Pointers got all four runs in the fifth.

Catherine Johnson reached on an error to start the inning. Nicole Shockley put down a sacrifice bunt and was safe on a fielder's choice, Ashley Leighty had a sacrifice bunt, and Latisha Koukos got South Point's only hit as she singled in a run.

Brandi Thacker hit into a fielder's choice as Shockley scored. Maria Viglianco reached on a dropped third strike, Alex Weed walked, and Patrick was safe on an error as two runs scored.

The Lady Pointers play at Ironton St. Joseph Wednesday and host Symmes Valley Thursday.


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Shelby Pack and Robertson. Ashley Patrick and Summer Malone. W-Patrick 1-0 (3-K, 3-W). L-Pack (2-K, 2-W). Hitting-Wayne: Meece 1-4, Robertson 1-3; South Point: Latisha Koukos 1-2 (R).