Early mistakes prove costly in Lady Panthers’ loss to Spring Valley

Published 11:49 pm Saturday, April 14, 2012


Tribune Sports Editor


SPRING VALLEY, W.Va. — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers had the most hits, but they gave up the most walks.

Despite out-hitting Spring Valley 10-4, the Lady Panthers gave up 11 walks in an 8-5 loss to the Lady Timberwolves on Friday.

Spring Valley used four walks, two hit batsmen, an error and a double to score six times in the first inning. The T-Wolves added two more in the third for an 8-0 lead.

Chesapeake got two runs back in the fifth on a single by Sydnee Hall, a walk to Sarah Rice and RBI singles by Anna Mayo and Caitlin Heffner.

Ali Ransbottom doubled to start a three-run sixth for Chesapeake. Breanna Skeens hit into a fielder’s choice and Hall singled in two runs. Rice walked and Mayo had an RBI hit.

Mayo was 3-4 while Hall and Macy Allen went 2-4.

Chesapeake 000 023 0 = 5 10 2

Spring Valley 602 000 x = 8 4 0

Sarah Rice, Macy Allen (4) and Caitlin Heffner. Hannah Wilson and Robertson. W-Wilson. L-Rice. 2B-Chesapeake: Ali Ransbottom; SV: Milum 2. Hitting-Chesapeake: Anna Mayo 3-4, Caitlin Heffner 1-4, Macy Allen 2-4, Ali Ransbottom 1-4, Carri Brock 1-4, Sydnee Hall 2-4; SV; Marshall 1-3, Milum 2-3, Blanton 1-2.