Blue Angels turn back Redwomen

Published 3:12 am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jim Walker


GALLIPOLIS — Nobody’s perfect.

The Rock Hill Redwomen suffered their first loss of the season as a late rally fell short in a 6-4 loss to the Gallipolis Blue Angels on Tuesday.

Violet Pelfry got the win for Gallipolis. She struck out eight, walked one, hit a batter and gave up nine hits.

Sami Nixon took the loss. She struck out 10, walked two and gave up eight hits.

Rock Hill (7-1) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Jenna Lane reached on an error, stole second and scored on a hit by Brooke Eastham.

Gallipolis (6-3) tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Kendra Barnes singled, stole second and scored on a hit by Violet Pelfry.

Kassie Shriver had a two-run single to highlight a three-run third for Gallipolis to build a 4-1 lead.

Two more runs scored in the fourth on a walk, two hits and an error.

The Redwomen put together a rally in the seventh.

With one out, Eastham singled, Brooke Hanshaw walked and Kenzi Martin reached on an error as two runs scored.

Kenzi Harrah was safe on a two-out error as the third run scored.

But the next batter grounded out to end the game.

Rock Hill 100 000 3 = 4 9 1

Gallipolis 103 200 x = 6 8 3

Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. Violet Pelfry and Kendra Barnes. W-Pelfry (K-8, BB-1, HBP-1). L-Nixon (K-10, BB-2). 2B-RH: Brooke Hanshaw; Gallipolis: Kassie Shriver. Hitting-RH: Jenna Lane 1-4, Brooke Eastham 2-4, Brooke Hanshaw 1-4, Kenzi Martin 1-4, Kaelynn Ellis 2-4, Kenzi Harrah 12-4, Brooklyn Kingery 1-3; Gallipolis: Kendra Barnes 3-4, Kassie Shriver 1-2, Violet Pelfry 2-3, Micah Curfman 2-3.