Lady Panthers blank Pointers; PND upsets Lady Vikings in SOC

Published 5:12 am Friday, April 17, 2009

SOUTH POINT — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers know how to do two important things.

Okay, there’s a third. Win.

Chesapeake got good pitching and defense in a 3-0 win over the South Point Lady Pointers Thursday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

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“Defensively, we made the plays when they put it in play and we got a well-pitched game. Any time you do those two things you’ve got a chance to win,” said Lady Panthers coach Aaron Rice.

Allison Chapman turned in another steller pitching performance to out-duel South Point’s Hannah Huron. Chapman struck out 14, did not walk a batter and allowed only a seventh inning single to Tausha Collins.

Huron gave up seven hits, fanned four and walked four.

Chesapeake scored all the game’s runs in the sixth inning.

Sarah Mayo started the inning with a one-out base hit. Sidney Boyle followed with a base hit and Courtney Heffner doubled.

Casey Kirk singled home Boyle and Caitlin Heffner delivered an RBI with her first career base hit.

Chesapeake (11-0, 4-0) plays at Green on Thursday.

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Allison Chapman and Courtney Heffner. Hannah Huron and Ashlee Kleinman. W-Chapman (14-K, 0-BB, 1-HBP). L-Huron (4-K, 4-BB). 2B-Chesapeake: Courtney Heffner. Hitting-Chesapeake: Nikki Lindsey 1-4, Sarah Mayo 1-3, Sidney Boyle 1-4, Courtney Heffner 2-4, Casey Kirk 1-3, Caitlin Heffner 1-3; South Point: Tausha Collins 1-3.

Notre Dame 6

Symmes Valley 5

AID — What a difference a day makes.

After getting a big Southern Ohio Conference win over Portsmouth Clay on Wedneday, the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings were guilty of seven errors in a 6-5 upset loss to the Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans in nine innings on Thursday.

“We played with no emotion. We were flat from the start and we just didn’t play well,” said Lady Vikings’ coach Jeff “Odie” Estep.

The loss drops Symmes Valley into third place. The Lady Vikings are 7-3 and 4-2 in the SOC.

The game was scoreless until the Lady Vikings scored four times in the fourth inning.

Morris singled to open the inning. An out later, Haily Pelletier and Kayla Ross walked and Julie Carter was safe on an error to score Morris. Chelsea Keathley was safe on an error for a run and Krista Thompson singled and Erica Corn was safe on an error as two runs scored.

Notre Dame took a 5-4 lead in the seventh, but Symmes Valley tied the game in the bottom of the inning.

Erica Corn reached on an error, stole second base and came home when Morris reached on a two-out error.

Notre Dame scored the winning run in the ninth when Shupert and Keller doubled to open the inning.

Symmes Valley hosts Ironton on Tuesday.

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Keller and Hanna Shupert. Erica Corn and Chelsea Wall. W-Keller (9-K, 3-BB). L-Corn (9-K, 1-BB). 2B-ND: Kayser, Shuper, Keller. 3B-ND: Shupert. Hitting-Notre Dame: Shupert 3-5, Hannah 2-5, White 2-5, Morgan 1-4, Herpy 1-5, Keller 1-5, Katie Kayser 1-5; Symmes Valley: Jessie Morris 2-4, Krista Thompson 1-4.