Hitting missing as Lady Dragons fall to Blue Angels
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
GALLIPOLIS — The hit parade took a detour.
Fairland’s hot-hitting cooled off as the Lady Dragons lost 3-2 to the Gallipolis Blue Angels on Thursday.
“Our hitting didn’t show up,” said Fairland coach Joe Auxier. “We hit but not in the right spots.”
Gallipolis (5-3) scored three runs in the third inning and Fairland got its two runs in the sixth.
Chelsey Stanley singled, Jaimie Phillips had a sacrifice and Mackenzie Riley lined an RBI double. Haley Woodall tripled home Riley but was left stranded.
Kerie Napier was 2-3 to lead Fairland (7-1).
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Chandler Fulks and Miranda Hayes, Chloe Stanley (5). Heather Ward and Mattie Lanham. W-Ward (K-8, BB-2). L-Fulks (K-9, BB-2). 2B-Fairland: Mackenzie Riley. 3B-Fairland: Haley Woodall; Gallipolis: Violet Phelfrey. Hitting-Fairland: Mackenzie Riley 1-3 rbi, Haley Woodall 1-3 rbi, Kerie Napier 2-3, Chelsey Stanley 1-3, Caitlin Stone 1-4; Gallipolis: Chelsy Slone 1-2, Mattie Lanham 1-3, Violet Phelfrey 1-3 rbi.