Chapman outduels HSJ’s Sang

Published 4:47 am Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It was wall-to-wall heat.

Chesapeake’s Allison Chapman and Huntington St. Joseph’s Sarah Sang combined for 31 strikeouts, but the difference was walks as the Lady Panthers beat the Lady Fighting Irish 6-2 Monday.

Chapman struck out 15, gave up three hits and walked three to get the win. Sang had 16 strikeouts and also allowed three hits, but she walked eight.

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“Both girls threw well. You can’t get 15 or 16 strikeouts and not throw well. It was just what you expected from them,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.

The Irish took a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Lady Panthers came back to take a 2-1 lead in the third.

Chapman, Casey Kirk and Sarah Mayo walked to load the bases. Sidney Boyle bunted and the Irish threw home for the force out, but the relay throw to first base was wild and two runs scored.

St. Joseph tied the game with a run in the sixth only to have Chesapeake answer with the four deciding runs in the seventh.

Sarah Rice walked to start the inning, stole second base and went to third base on a passed ball. Kirk followed with a walk and stole second with one out.

Mayo singled home the two runners and it was 4-2. Boyle and Courtney Heffner walked to load the bases and set up Myky Harmon who delivers a line drive 2-run single.

Chesapeake (10-4) hosts Ironton Tuesday.

Chesapeake 002 000 4 = 6 3 0

St. Joseph 100 001 0 = 2 3 4

Allison Chapman and Courtney Heffner. Sarah Sang and Jenny Sang. W-Chapman (15-K, 3-BB). L-Sang (16-K, 8-BB). Hitting-Chesapeake: Allison Chapman 1-3, Sarah Mayo 1-3, Myky Harmon 1-4; St. Joseph: Pierson 1-3, Sarah Sang 1-1, Dorsey 1-3.