Lady Panthers get another key win

Published 3:06 am Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers were at it again.

Coming off a big win over a good Huntington St. Joseph team on Monday, the Lady Panthers got another big win behind pitcher Allison Chapman by beating Portsmouth West 7-0 on Tuesday.

“Chapman pitched well again and we hit the ball well two nights in a row against good pitchers. Hopefully it will continue,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.

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Chapman gave up just four hits and struck out 14 while walking only one as Chesapeake improved to 2-0.

The Lady Panthers got a run in the first inning when Nikki Lindsey had a one-out triple, Sarah Mayo got hit by a pitch and Sidney Boyle grounded out.

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

Casey Kirk started the inning with a hit, Chapman walked and Lindsey and Mayo had RBI singles.

Chesapeake got three more runs in the fourth inning.

Sarah Rice walked to lead off, Chapman had a sacrifice bunt and Lindsey singled in the run. Boyle doubled to drive in Lindsey and then she scored on a hit by Courtney Heffner.

The Lady Panthers added a run in the fifth when Chapman tripled and Lindsey singled.

Lindsey went 4-4 with three runs batted in. Heffner was 2-3 and Kirk 2-4.

Chesapeake 120 310 0 = 7 11 0

Ports. West 000 000 0 = 0 4 1

Allison Chapman and Courtney Heffner. Lexey Kegley and Cheyanne White. W-Chapman (14-K, 1-BB). L-Kegley (8-K, 2-BB). 2B-Chesapeake: Sidney Boyle; West: Christin Graf. 3B –Chesapeake: Allison Chapman, Nikki Lindsey. Hitting-Chesapeake: Allison Chapman 1-2 2-r, Nikki Lindsey 4-4 2-r 3-rbi, Sarah Mayo 1-2 rbi, Sidney Boyle 1-4 2-rbi, Courtney Heffner 2-3 rbi, Casey Kirk 2-4 r; West: Christin Graf 1-3, Kenzie Irwin 1-3, Cheyanne White 1-3, Becca Mosley 1-3.