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Chesapeake bats come alive in 8-7 win over South Point

SOUTH POINT — The alarm clock finally went off in the Chesapeake bat bag.

Chesapeake go 10 hits as the Panthers held off the South Point Pointers 8-7 Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

‘Our bats came alive a little bit,” said Panthers’ coach Joe Waugh. “We made some crucial errors at the end to let them back in it, but we made some plays we needed to get out with a win. And they hit the ball pretty well.”

Matt Angle went 3-4, Shane Pelfrey had three runs batted in and Wes Lezu drove in a pair to lead the Panthers.

Kyle Dickess and Jacob Seagraves each went 2-3 for the Pointers.

The Panthers took a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning.

Greg Freyre singled, Zach Harris put down a bunt that was thrown away and Tommy Noble walked to load the bases. Lezu doubled home two runs, Colton Lindsey grounded into a fielder’s choice for a run and Pelfrey reached on an error as a run scored.

South Point got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Dickess singled, stole second base and Seagraves doubled.

The Panthers scored three more in the fifth.

Angle singled, stole second and Pelfrey doubled him home. Travis Zimmerman walked, Lindsey reached on a fielder’s choice for a run, and a pair of wild pitches scored Lindsey.

The Pointers answered with two in the bottom of the inning.

Dickess walked, Seagraves singled, a ground out moved the runners up and Jake Adkins had a two-run single.

South Point got two more runs in the sixth to trailed 7-5.

Blake Meadows and Kyle Winkler doubled for a run and Jordan Fletcher had an RBI single.

But the Panthers got what proved to be the winning run in the seventh.

With two outs, Zimmerman singled, Lindsey doubled and a wild pitched scored Zimmerman.

South Point battled back and scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

Josh Esque singled, Adkins was safe on an error and Stephen McClure had an RBI double. An out later, Meadows grounded out as a run scored.

But Zimmerman retired the next batter on a ground out to end the game.

Chesapeake (2-5, 1-3) hosts Ironton at noon Saturday in a doubleheader.

Chesapeake 004 030 1 = 8 10 4

South Point 001 022 2 = 7 10 2

Wes Lezu, Travis Zimmerman (4) and Colton Lindsey. Jacob Seagraves, Kyle Dickess (3) and Steven McClure. W-Zimmerman (3-K, 1-BB, 7-H, 6-R, 5-ER). L-Seagraves. 2B-Chesapeake: Ws Lezu, Shane Pelfrey, Colton Lindsey; SP: Dickess, Seagraves, McClure, Meadows, Kyle Winkler. Hitting-Chesapeake: Matt Angle 3-4, Wes Lezu 1-4 2-rbi, Shane Pelfrey 1-4 3-rbi, Travis Zimmerman 1-2, Colton Lindsey 1-4, 2-rbi, greg Freyre 3-3; South Point: Jordan Fletcher 1-4 rbi, Kyle Dickess 2-3, Jacob Seagraves 2-3, Josh Esque 1-3, Jake Adkins 1-4 2-rbi, Stephen McClure 1-4 rbi, Blake Meadows 1-4 rbi, Kyle Winkler 1-3 rbi.