Lady Pointers bounce back
SOUTH POINT – The pain was more like a small cut than a deep abrasion.
After losing the suspended game on a home run, the South Point Lady Pointers came back in the regularly scheduled game to roll past the Fairland Lady Dragons 14-4 Monday in Ohio Valley Conference play.
“It was just our night. It took the sting out of the first game real quick,” said Lady Pointers coach Steve Baise.
A game on April 6 was suspended with the scored tied 2-2.
South Point threatened in the top of the seventh.
Chelsea Seagraves walked when the game was suspended. As play resumed, Ericka Leighty put down a sacrifice bunt and Courtney Koukos was hit by a pitch. But Megan Auxier struck out the next batter to end the threat.
In the bottom of the inning, Megan Brooks beat out a bunt single and Auxier
drilled an 0-1 pitch over the fence in centerfield.
The second game took a different route.
South Point went up 3-0 in the second inning before Fairland got a run back in the third.
But South Point put together a five-run rally in the bottom of the ining.
Leighty had a two-run double and Hannah Huron got an RBI triple as the lead went to 8-1.
South Point banged out 16 hits. Ashley Kleinman was 3-3 with three runs batted in and Chelsi Planters was 3-4 with three RBIs.
Huron got the win as she struck out four and did not walk a batter.
South Point (7-9, 4-3) plays at Chesapeake Wednesday. Fairland (10-7, 4-3) visits Lucasville Tuesday and River Valley on Wednesday.
Hannah Huron and Felesha Dickess. Megan Auxier and Beth Schlegel. W-Auxier (13-K). L-Huron (5-K). 2B-SP: Felesha Dickess. 3B-SP: Ashley Kleinman. HR-Fairland: Megan Auxier. Hitting-South Point: Tausha Collins 1-4, Hannah Huron 2-3, Felesha Dickess 1-4, Ashley Kleinman 1-3; Fairland: Megan Brooks 3-4, Megan Auxier 2-3, Jordan Fulks 1-2.
Megan Auxier, Jordan Fulks (3) and MacKenzie Rucker. Hannah Huron and Felesha Dickess. W-Huron (4-K, 0-BB). L-Auxier (4-K, 1-BB). (Fulks 5-K, 2-BB). 2B- SP: Ericka Leighty, Courtney Koukos, Emily Mannon. 3B- SP: Hannah Huron. Hitting-Fairland: Megan Auxier 2-3, Brooks 1-4, MacKenzie Rucker 1-3, Jordan Fulks 1-3, Kirstyn Midkiff 1-3, Sarah Simms 1-3; South Point: Ericka Leighty 3-4 2b, Courtney Koukos 2-4, Tausha Collins 1-2, Emily Mannon 2-4, Ashley Kleinman 3-3, Hannah Huron 2-4, Chelsi Plants 3-4.