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Lady Tigers use offense to get win

When you make six errors, you’re supposed to lose. That is, unless you out-hit your opponent 12-4.

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers used a strong offense to overcome a shaky defense as they edged the South Point Lady Pointers 9-8 Thursday.

“It was certainly less than outstanding play in the field,” said Ironton coach Missy Fields. “It was good to get the win. We had real good hitting. We just need to put it all together. We will have to (Friday) night to beat the Peake.”

Ironton hosts unbeaten Chesapeake at 5 p.m.

Rebekkah Potter — who came on in the sixth inning and notch the save — went 3-4 to lead the Ironton offense. Alex Taylor was 2-4 and Nikki Elswick was 2-4 with a double.

Kylie Summer, Karlie Collins and Potter combined to limit South Point to just four hits.

Amy Lien was 1-3 with a double to pace South Point (2-2).

South Point 000 242 0 = 8 4 4

Ironton 202 230 x = 9 12 6

Rachel Murnahan and Katelynn Leonard. Kylie Summers, Karlie Collins (5), Rebekkah Potter (6) and Emily Lilly. W-Collins (2-K, 2-BB, 2-HBP). Save-Potter (0-K, 1-BB). L-Murnahan (6-K, 0-BB). 2B-SP: Amy Lien; Ironton: Nikki Elswick. Hitting-SP: Amy Lien 1-3, Emilee Button 1-3, Tanner Miller 1-3, Brianna Whaley 1-2; Ironton: Taylor Lilly 1-4, Alex Taylor 2-4, Rebekkah Potter 3-4, Emily Lilly 1-4, Nikki Elswick 2-4, Brea Tackett 1-3, Karlie Collins 1-2, Kylie Summers 1-2.