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Lady Dragons breeze past Lady Hornets

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

COAL GROVE — There was no late inning comeback to haunt the Fairland Lady Dragons this time.

After losing two games in the final inning, Fairland settled the outcome early and beat the Coal Grove Lady Hornets 10-2 on Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“We got a pretty good lead and stayed away from being in a position to lose the game at the end,” said Fairland coach Joe Auxier. “We played well, but Coal Grove is improved.”

Chandler Fulks pitched a five-hitter and went 3-4 to lead the win for Fairland (1-2, 1-1). Ellen Hinshaw went 3-4 with three doubles, Chelsey Stanley 3-4 and Cailtlin Stone 2-3 with a double to lead a 14-hit attack.

Kaitlynn Murphy, Deanna Bentley and Leah Crum all doubled for Coal Grove.

Chloe Stanley double home two runs in the first inning and Fairland built a 6-0 lead after four innings.

In a three-run fifth, Chelsey Stanley had an rbi single and Mackenzie Riley doubled and scored on a hit by Molly Morris for a 9-0 lead.

Fairland hosts Gallipolis Thursday and River Valley on Friday.

Fairland 221 131 0 = 10 14 1

Coal Grove 000 002 0 = 2 5 2

Chandler Fulks and Chloe Stanley. Kelci Grove and Morgan Sites. W-Fulks (K-7,BB-3). L-Grove (K-9, BB-3). 2B-Fairland: Caitlin Stone, Mackenzie Riley, Chandler Fulks, Chloe Stanley, Ellen Hinshaw 3; CG: Kaitlyn Murphy, Deanna Bentley, Leah Crum. Hitting-Fairland: Caitlin Stone 2-3 rbi, Mackenzie Riley 1-3, Molly Morris 1-2 rbi, Chelsey Stanley 3-4 rbi, Chandler Fulks 3-4, Chloe Stanley 1-2 rbi, Ellen Hinshaw 3-4 rbi; CG: Kaitlynn Murphy 1-3, Deanna Bentley 1-2, Kelsey Grove 1-3, Leah Crum 1-2.