Redwomen slip past Fairland, 1-0

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

ROME TOWNSHIP – Less is better.

Hits were at a premium, but so were errors as the Rock Hill Redwomen beat the Fairland Lady Dragons 1-0 in an Ohio Valley Conference game Wednesday.

“We didn’t have a lot of hits, but we played good defense,” said Redwomen coach Mary Harper.

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Rock Hill had just four hits and Fairland only five.

Bobbi Harper struck out nine and did not walk a batter to get the win. Megan Auxier had five Ks and no walks in a losing effort.

The only run scored in the sixth inning.

Jazel DeAutremont got a one-out double and Bobbi Harper was safe on a fielder’s choice when Fairland tried to throw behind DeAutremont at second. DeAutremont broke for third base and beat the relay throw with Harper going to second base.

Shelli Harper followed with a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score DeAutremont.

“You don’t like to lose, but it was a great game. Both teams played fantastic. Both teams realized the OVC was on the line,” said Fairland coach Leroy Baise.

Rock Hill, 10-0 and leading the OVC at 6-0, travels to Raceland, Ky., Thursday and South Point Friday.

Fairland, 8-6 and 2-2 in the OVC, hosts Chesapeake Friday.

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Bobbi Harper and Shelli Harper. Megan Auxier and MacKenzie Rucker. W-B. Harper (9-K,

0-BB). L-Auxier (5-K, 0-BB). 2B-Rock Hill: Jazel DeAutremont. Hitting-Rock Hill: Jazel DeAutremont 1-3, Bobbi Harper 1-3, Brooke Long 1-3, Brooke Skinner 1-3; Fairland: Megan Brooks 2-3, Megan Auxier 2-3, Shelby Fuller 1-3.