Redwomen hand Lady Pointers first OVC loss

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

PEDRO — They came, they saw, and they hit.

The Rock Hill Redwomen used a nine-hit attack to beat the South Point Lady Pointers 7-1 Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“Our girls came to play ball. We crushed the ball,” Redwomen coach Mary Harper said. “The girls played a great game.”

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Bobbi Harper had a big game for the Redwomen. She pitched a five-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks while going 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in.

Rock Hill stayed alive in the OVC race with a 4-3 record and 11-5 overall. South Point suffered its first league loss and is now 10-3 and 5-1.

Rock Hill got a run in the first inning. Shelli Harper singled, Katrina Settle put down a sacrifice and Bobbi Harper singled in the run.

The lead went to 3-0 in the second inning.

Shelli Harper hit into a force play and then stole second base. Settle walked and Bobbi Harper doubled home both runners.

South Point got its run in the top of the third inning when Ericka Leighty singled, stole second base and Jessie Craft had an RBI single.

But Rock Hill came right back with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

Brooke Long singled, Kayla Kelly walked and Megan Long hit into a fielder’s choice. Samantha Massie singled to load the bases.

Shelli Harper walked to force in a run and Settle singled for a run. Bobbi Harper hit

into a force out at home, but Jazel DeAutremont singled in the final two runs.

On Monday, Rock Hill travels to River Valley and South Point hosts Fairland in OVC games.

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Alison Queen, Whitney Woody (3) and Summer Malone. Bobbi Harper and Shelli Harper. W-B. Harper (7-K, 0-BB). L-Queen. 2B-SP: Alison Queen; Rock Hill: Bobbi Harper. Hitting-South Point: Ericka Leighty 2-4, Jessie Craft 1-2, Whitney Woody 1-3, Alison Queen 1-3; Rock Hill: Shelli Harper 1-3, Katrina Settle 1-2, Bobbi Harper 3-4, Jazel DeAutremont 1-2, Candice Chaffins 1-4, Brooke Long 1-4, Samantha Massie 1-2.