Lady Dragons beat Blue Angels in 10 innings
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
PROCTORVILLE — The pitchers took the spotlight, but Kerie Napier had the shining moment.
Fairland’s Chandler Fulks out-dueled Gallipolis’ Heather Ward and Napier drove in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Lady Dragons beat the Blue Angels 5-4 on Monday.
“Fulks pitched her heart out and the bottom of the lineup came up big. Kerie Napier had a big hit,” said Fairland coach Joe Auxier.
Gallipolis went up 1-0 in the first inning when Kanessa Snyder walked, stole second, moved up on a passed ball and scored on Ward’s bloop single.
Ward and Rachel Morris singled and scored a run on a ground out by Brittany Lloyd to make it 2-0 in the fourth.
Fairland scored three in the bottom of the fifth.
Ellen Hinshaw doubled, Caitlin Stone singled and Chelsey Stanley tripled in two runs. She scored on a ground out.
Hinshaw and Napier doubled for a run in the sixth to make it 4-2, but Gallipolis got two runs in the seventh to tie the game.
Megan Cochran doubled and scored on a couple of passed balls. Jaymee Cremeans reached on a fielder’s choice and came around to score on a passed ball.
Chloe Stanley singled to start the 10th inning and Fulks rached on an error. Napier then hit a line drive to centerfield to score Stanley with the winning run.
Chloe Stanley was 3-5, Hinshaw 2-3 and Napier and Chelsey Stanley each 2-5.
Gallipolis was led by Ward and Cochran at 2-4.
Fairland visits South Point on Wednesday.
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Heather Ward and Mattie Lanham. Chandler Fulks and Chloe Stanley. W-Fulks: (K-14, BB-2). L-Ward (K-9, BB-3). 2B-Gallipolis: Megan Cochran; Fairland: Kerie Napier 2, Ellen Hinshaw 2. 3B-Fairland: Chelsey Stanley. Hitting-Gallipolis: Heath Ward 2-4 rbi, Megan Cochran 2-4, Rachel Morris 1-4, Brittany Lloyd 1-4; Fairland: Chelsey Stanley 2-5 2-rbi, Kerie Napier 2-5 2-rbi, Ellen Hinshaw 2-3, Mackenzie Riley 1-5, Caitlin Stone 1-4, Chloe Stanley 3-5, Jaimie Phillips 1-3.