HRs power Redwomen

Published 11:56 pm Saturday, May 21, 2011


Tribune Sports Editor

CHILLICOTHE — Going long kept the Rock Hill Redwomen going.

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Chelsea Harper and Dani Crabtree hit home runs as Rock Hill beat the Peebles Lady Indians 4-3 Friday in the Division III district semifinals.

“Peebles was probably the best team we’ve played all year. They had good speed,” said Rock Hill coach Mary Jane Harper.

“We were a little rusty because of the rain and not playing for a week. I’m very proud of the girls and their effort.”

Crabtree’s home run came in the seventh inning and snapped a 3-3 tie that gave Rock Hill the win.

BreeAnna Depriest singled and Harper belted a two-run homer in the first inning to stake Rock Hill to the early lead.

The Redwomen added a run in the fourth.

Brooke Eastham was hit by a pitch, Haylia Gannon singled, and Courtney Damron and Harper walked to force in a run.

Peebles scored singles run in the fifth and sixth to tie the game.

But with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Crabtree slugged a home run to right field to end the game and put Rock Hill in the district finals Saturday where they beat Alexander 4-0.

See Page 1B for results.

Peebles 010 011 0 = 3 9 1

Rock Hill 200 100 1 = 4 9 0

Swain and H. Greene. Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. W-Nixon (K-5, BB-1). L-xxx (K-3, BB-3). 2B-Peebles: Swain, Unger. HR-Rock Hill: Chelsea Harper, Dani Crabtree. Hitting-Peebles: McDaniels 1-4, Swain 1-4, Unger 1-4, H. Greene 2-2, McFarland 2-2, Smalley 1-3, Arnold 1-3; Rock Hill: BreeAnna Depirest 1-4, Chelsea Harper 2-3, Brooke Hanshaw 1-3, Morgan Schug 3-4, Dani Crabtree 1-3, Haylia Gannon 1-3.