Brown, SP no-hit ’Cats

Published 3:55 am Friday, April 1, 2011


Tribune Sports Editor

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Not even a Broadway play could ask for a better stand-in.

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With starting pitcher Rachel Murnahan ill, freshman Kaitlyn Brown got the call and threw a five-inning no-hitter as the South Point Lady Pointers blanked the Green Lady Bobcats 15-0 Thursday.

Brown stuck out six and walked only one in her first varsity start.

“It’s rough on a team when their starting pitcher is ill and it’s a lot of pressure to ask a freshman to step in and lead the team like that, but Kaitlyn looked like a veteran pitcher tonight,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Tara Layne.

The Lady Pointers banged out 14 hits led by who Kayla Fletcher went 4-4 with two doubles and four runs batted in.

Hannah Carey was 3-34 with a double, triple and four RBI and Ashley Goodall 2-4 and four RBI.

The Lady Pointers decided the outcome early as they exploded for 13 runs on nine hits in the first inning.

Fletcher doubled and Goodall singled for the first run. Brown and Murnahan walked to load the bases and Carey had a two-run single. Brianna Whaley reached on a dropped third strikeand Morgan Wells was hit by a pitch for a run.

Two more walks, a double and a single capped the rally.

South Point (2-1) plays at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Greenup County, Ky.

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Kaitlyn Brown and Katelynn Leonard, Andrea Kleinman (2). Crawford and Imes. W-Brown (K-6, BB-1). L-Crawford (K-6, BB-4). 2B-South Point: Andrea Kleinman, Aerial Boggs, Hannah Carey, Kayla Fletcher 2. 3B-South Point: Hannah Carey. Hitting-South Point: Kayla Fletcher 4-4, Hannah Carey 3-4 4-rbi, Ashley Goodall 2-4 4-rbi, Katelynn Leonard 1-4 2-rbi, Kaitlyn Brown 1-3, Aerial Boggs 1-2, Brianna Whaley 1-4 2-rbi, Andrea Kleinman 1-2.