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Lady Dragons pull away late to beat Huntington St. Joseph, 11-1

PROCTORVILLE — Getting zeroed in helped the Fairland Lady Dragons get in the zone.

Fairland got its timing down and rolled past the Huntington (W.Va.) St. Joseph Lady Fighting Irish 11-1 Tuesday.

“It took us a little while, but we finally zeroed in on their pitching,” said Fairland coach Joe Auxier. “When we got our timing down, our hitting took off.”

The Lady Dragons (7-8) were leading just 4-1 when they erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning to end the game.

Amber Bias and Haley Woodall singled and Stormie Spitzer had a 2-run triple as Fairland took a 2-0 led in the second inning.

Jaimie Phillips walked and Sashe Burcham doubled her home to make it 3-0 in the third.

Fairland went up 4-0 in the fourth inning on walks to Keri Napier and Spitzer, a hit by Chloe Stanley and a ground out by Phillips.

The Irish (3-9) got a run in the top of the sixth, but Fairland put the game away in the bottom of the frame.

Brianna Yates singled, Mirdana Hayes walked and Phillips had an RBI double. Keri Pinkerman doubled home two more runs and Bias singled in a run.

Miranda Christian walked, Stanley delivered a 2-run double and Yates was safe on an error as the final run scored.

Stanley went 3-4 and Bias 2-3 as Fairland collected 10 hits.

Burcham got the win as she struck out nine, gave up five hits and did not walk a batter.

St. Joseph 000 001 = 1 5 1

Fairland 021 107 = 11 10 0

L. Smith and Pierson. Sashe Burcham and Chloe Stanley. W-Burcham (9-K, 0-BB). L-Smith (2-K, 6-BB). 2B-Fairland: Keri Pinkerman, Chloe Stanley. 3B-Fairland: Stormie Spitzer. Hitting-St. Joseph: Sara Sang 2-3, Pemberton 1-3, J. Sang 1-3, L. Smith 1-2; Fairland: Sashe Burcham 1-4, Keri Pinkerman 1-3, Stormie Spitzer 1-3, Chloe Stanley 3-4 3-rbi, Keri Napier 1-3, Haley Woodall 1-2, Amber Bias 2-3, Brianna Yates 1-1.