Lady Pointers roll to win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

PORTSMOUTH — Dump the slump.

After losing four of their last five games, the South Point Lady Pointers erupted for 20 hits and beat the Portsmouth Lady Trojans 11-1 in five innings Monday.

“Everything came together for us offensively and defensively,” Lady Pointers coach Marty Patrick said.

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Ericka Leighty singled and stole second base to start the game and scored on a hit by Summer Malone. Alison Queen tripled for the RBI and Whitney Woody followed with a run-scoring single.

South Point kept the offense going with a run in the second and four in the third inning to lead 8-0.

Portsmouth got its only run in the bottom of the third inning, but South Point put the game away with three runs in the fifth inning.

Lauren Moore had a leadoff single. Leighty singled and then Queen and Woody had back-to-back doubles to create the five-inning mercy rule win.

Woody got the win as she went the first three innings. Queen struck out six in two innings of work.

South Point, 12-6, plays at Huntington (W.Va.) St. Joseph Tuesday. Portsmouth falls to 5-12.

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Whitney Woody, Alison Queen (4) and Summer Malone. Barney and Nelson. W-Woody (5-K, 3-BB, 2-H) Queen (6-K, 2-BB). L-Barney (2-K, 3-BB).

2B-South Point: Lauren Moore, Whitney Woody, Summer Malone, Alison Queen; Portsmouth: Nelson. 3B-South Point: Alison Queen. Hitting-South Point: Ericka Leighty 3-3 (3 SB), Whitney Woody 3-3 (2 rbi), Lauren Moore 3-3 (rbi), Emily Mannon 2-3 (rbi), Jessi Craft 2-3, Summer Malone 2-4 (rbi), Ashley Porter 2-4 (2 rbi), Ashlee Kleinman 1-1; Portsmouth: Pierce 1-3, Nelson 1-3 (rbi).