Lady Fighting Tigers sweep Lady Trojans
Clutch pitching and clutch hitting.
The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers got a little of both as they swept the Portsmouth Lady Trojans in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League doubleheader Saturday, 7-6 and 4-2.
Karlee McMackin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Ironton won the opener 7-6.
Kylie Summers pitched a 5-hitter as Ironton won the nightcap 4-2. Summers struck out eight and walked two.
“Summers gave a real solid pitching performance today. She is getting stronger every game,” said Ironton coach Missy Fields.
Alex Taylor slammed a home run in the first game — her second in two days — and Taylor Lilly went 3-5 as Ironton had 11 hits. Rebekkah Potter was 2-4.
Taylor was 3-3 and Janie Morris 2-3 in the nightcap as Ironton got the win.
The Lady Tigers led 3-0 after three innings and Summers limited Portsmouth to single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
The Lady Tigers (5-1, 2-0) play at Fairland on Tuesday.
Portsmouth 001 002 3 = 6 6 4
Ironton 310 002 1 = 7 11 2
Foster and Smith. Rebekkah Potter and Emily Lilly. W-Potter (8-K,4-BB). L-Foster (7-K, 1-BB). 2B-Portsmouth: Simpson, Carter; Ironton: Nikki Elswick. 3B-Ironton: Taylor Lilly. HR-Ironton: Alex Taylor. Hitting-Portsmouth: Foster 2-4, Simpson 2-4, White 1-1, Carter 1-4; Ironton: Taylor Lilly 3-5, Alex Taylor 1-4, Rebekkah Potter 2-4, Emily Lilly 1-4, Nikki Elswick 1-4, Janie Morris 1-4, Karlee McMackin 2-4.
Portsmouth 000 110 0 = 2 5 3
Ironton 102 001 x = 4 9 4
Foster, Howell (4) and Smith. Kylie Summers and Emily Lilly. W-Summers (8-K, 2-BB). L-Foster (1-K, 0-BB). Howell 0-K, 0-BB. 2B-Ironton: Emily Lilly, Rebekkah Potter. Hitting-Portsmouth: Foster 2-4, Simpson 1-3, Rodriguez 1-4, Carter 1-2; Ironton: Taylor Lilly 1-3, Alex Taylor 3-3, Rebekkah Potter 1-3, Emily Lilly 1-3, Janie Morris 2-3, Nikki Elswick 1-3.