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Lady Panthers rally past Lady Dragons, 5-4

PROCTORVILLE — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers got what they needed when they needed it.

Clutch pitching and hitting keyed a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Fairland Lady Dragons Monday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“It was a pretty well-played game,” said Lady Panthers’ coach Aaron Rice. “We got timely hitting and we got the pitching when we needed.”

Allison Chapman — who struck out 12, walked none and gave up 11 hits — gave Chesapeake a strong seventh inning.

After the Lady Panthers scored three times to take a 5-4 lead, Chapman struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the inning and then got an easy grounder to first base to end the game.

Macy Allen was hit by a pitch to start the winning rally in the seventh. Sarah Rice hit into a force play and went to third base on a double by Chapman. Casey Kirk singled home a run and Sidney Boyle reached on an error as two more runs scored.

Fairland took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Chelsey Stanley and Keri Pinkerman singled and Sashe Burcham had a two-run double.

Chesapeake tied the game in the fourth on doubles by Sarah Mayo and Boyle and Courtney Heffner’s RBI single.

The Lady Dragons regained the lead with two runs in the sixth inning.

Amber Bias and Chloey Stanley got one-out singles, moved up on a sacrifice and scored when Haley Woodall singled.

Burcham took the loss as she struck out seven, walked none, hit a batter and gave up eight hits.

Chesapeake (7-4, 3-0) hosts Gallipolis Tuesday while Fairland (4-4, 2-1) visits Wayne, W.Va.

Chesapeake 000 200 3 = 5 8 1

Fairland 002 002 0 = 4 11 3

Allison Chapman and Courtney Heffner. Sashe Burcham and Chloe Stanley. W-Chapman (12-K, 0-BB). L-Burcham (7-K, 10-BB, 1-HBP). 2B-Chesapeake: Allison Chapman, Sarah Mayo, Sidney Boyle; Fairland: Sashe Burcham, Amber Bias, Haley Woodall. Hitting-Chesapeake: Allison Chapman 1-4, Casey Kirk 1-4, Sarah Mayo 3-4, Sidney Boyle 1-4, Courtney Heffner 1-4, Caitlin Heffner 1-3; Fairland: Chelsea Stanley 1-4, Jaimie Phillips 1-4, Keri Pinkerman 2-4, Sashe Burcham 2-3, Amber Bias 2-3,Chloe Stanley 1-3, Haley Woodall 2-3.