Redwomen down SP girls; Lady Panthers top Dragons

Published 5:06 am Thursday, April 23, 2009

PEDRO — In a game of offense, the defense was the difference.

Rock Hill’s defense did not make an error as the Redwomen outscored the South Point Lady Pointers 8-6 Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“(South Point) hit well, but they always do,” said Rock Hill coach Mary Harper. “But we did a good job in the field. We made the plays at the right time and we didn’t have any errors. And we started hitting.”

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South Point took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Ericka Leighty hit a home run to start the inning. Hannan Huron singled, Tausha Collins was hit by a pitch and Ashlee Kleinman had a two-run double.

Rock Hill came back to get five runs in the top of the third inning.

Nicole Stamper singled, moved up on a passed ball, and BreaAnna Depriest was safe on a fielder’s choice to put runners on the corners. Depriest stole second and Courtney Duncan had a two-run single. Cheslea Harper, DeAutremont and Megan Russell all singled in runs while Morgan Schug grounded out as a run scored.

The Lady Pointers tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Amy Lein was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a double by Huron. Kleinman singled for a run, stole second and came home when Ashley Goodall doubled.

Rock Hill took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth.

DeAutremont walked and Russell, Morgan Damron and Schug all singled for two runs. An error scored the final run.

Collins hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning for the Lady Pointers to complete the scoring.

Rock Hill (6-3, 4-1) hosts Coal Grove on Monday in a doubleheader.

Rock Hill 005 030 0 = 8 12 0

South Point 302 010 0 = 6 8 2

Jazel DeAutremont and Megan Russell. Hannah Huron and Ashlee Kleinman. W-DeAutremont (7-K, 2-BB). L-Huron (6-K, 1-BB). 2B-South Point: Ashley Goodall, Ashlee Kleinman, Hannah Huron. HR-South Point: Ericka Leighty, Tausha Collins. Hitting-Rock Hill: Courtney Duncan 2-4, Chelsea Harper 2-4, Jazel DeAutremont 1-3, Megan Russell 3-4, Morgan Damron 2-4, Morgan Schug 1-4, Nicole Stamper 1-4; South Point: Ericka Leighty 1-3, Hannah Huron 2-4, Tausha Collins 1-3, Ashlee Kleinman 3-3, Ashley Goodall 1-3.

Chesapeake 7, Fairland 2

PROCTORVILLE — It’s not always how you play the game, but rather if you win.

Despite a sluggish performance, the Chesapeake Lady Panthers beat the Fairland Lady Dragons 7-2 Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We didn’t play well, but the main thing is we got the win,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice as his team improved to 14-0 including 5-0 in the OVC.

The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead.

Allison Chapman walked, Nikki Lindsey singled, and Sidney Boyle and Courtney Heffner walked for a run. Casey Kirk and Myky Harmon both singled in runs.

Fairland got a run back in the bottom of the inning when Mackenzie Rucker reached on an error, stole second, took third on an error and score when Sam Ball singled.

Chesapeake got the run back in the second on a hit by Sarah Mayo, walks to Boyle and Heffner, and a hit by Hannah Henderson.

The Lady Panthers put the game away with three runs in the third.

Sarah Rice singled with one out, stole second and Chapman and Lindsey reached on infield hits. Mayo hit a sacrifice fly and Boyle had a two-run single.

The Lady Dragons final run came in the seventh when Amber Bias and Traci Ryder singled, Ashley Witt walked and Rucker had an RBI single.

Chapman got the win as she allowed five hits, struck out 14 and walked one.

Chesapeake hosts Coal Grove on Friday.

Chesapeake 313 000 0 = 7 13 4

Fairland 100 000 1 = 2 5 2

Allison Chapman and Courtney Heffner. Sashe Burcham, Ashley Witt (4) and Mackenzie Rucker. W-Chapman (14-K, 1-BB). L-Burcham (2-K, 5-BB). 2B-Chesapeake: Nikki Lindsey. Hitting-Chesapeake: Nikki Lindsey 3-5, Sarah Mayo 2-4, Sidney Boyle 1-3, Hannah Henderson 2-4, Casey Kirk 2-4, Myky Harmon 1-3, Sarah Rice 1-3, Allison Chapman 1-3; Fairland: Mackenzie Rucker 1-4, Sashe Burcham 1-4, Sam Ball 1-4, Amber Bias 1-3, Traci Ryder 1-3.