Redwomen win 3-1 in 8 innings

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2005

LLOYD, Ky. - When things get tight, the Rock Hill Redwomen get loose.

Locked in yet another close game, the Redwomen stepped up for a 3-1 win in eight innings Tuesday.

"It's always good to win a tight game to keep us ready for the tournament," Rock Hill coach Mary Harper said.

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Bobbi Harper and Mandi Estep combined to allow just four hits, strike out seven and did not walk a batter.

"Our pitchers did a real good job. They didn't walk anyone and that's always good," coach Harper said.

Each team got a run in the fourth inning.

Bobbi Harper doubled and Katrina Settles singled, and Candice Chaffins grounded out as a run scored.

Greenup tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Nichol doubled and scored on a pair of ground outs.

The score remained tied until the eighth inning when the Redwomen scored twice.

Kayla Kelley was safe on an error and went to second base on a throwing error. Kelley went to third base on a wild pitch and Shelli Harper singled her home.

Mandi Estep singled Shelli Harper to third base and Bobbi Harper doubled for the second run.

Rock Hill, 20-5, plays Portsmouth West at 5 p.m. Thursday at Lucasville.

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Bobbi Harper, Mandi Estep (4) and Melissa McFann. Justice and Lackmire. W-Estep (4-K, 0-BB). Harper 3-K, 0-BB. L-Justice (7-K, 1-BB). 2B-Rock Hill: Bobbi Harper 2; Greenup: Nichol. Hitting-Rock Hill: Shelli Harper 1-4, Mandi Estep 2-4, Bobbi Harper 3-4, Katrina St 1-4, Chaffins 1-3; Greenup: Blatey 2-4, Nichols 1-3, Justice 1-3.