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Lady Pointers’ Smith no-hits Tolsia

Jim Walker



GLENHAYES, W.Va. — Lexi Smith gave Kaitlyn Brown a day off.

Looks like Smith may get a little more work.

Smith took over for South Point’s regular starting pitcher and fired a no-hitter as the Lady Pointers blanked the Tolsia Lady Rebels 8-0 on Thursday.

Smith struck out eight en route to her masterpiece.

“We played well again and got a great pitching performance from Lexi Smith,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Tanner Heaberlin.

“We got hits when we needed to. Sylvia Griffith hit her fourth home run and nearly everyone on the team contributed in some fashion.”

South Point got the only run it needed in the first inning on singles by Abbey Winkler, Bri Whaley and Haley Rawlins.

The lead went to 3-0 in the third on a solo home run by Sylvia Griffith and singles by Andi Kleinman and Halie Powell.

The Lady Pointers opened up a 6-0 lead with three runs in the fourth.

Whaley tripled and Rawlins doubled for a run. Aerial Boggs walked and Emilee Powell had an RBI single. Halie Powell reached on an error as a run scored.

Rawlins reached on an error and scored on a hit by Emilee Powell for a run in the sixth. Hileman doubled and came home when Charlee Duncan was safe on an error in the seventh inning.

South Point had 11 hits with Winkler and Emilee Powell 2-2, Whaley 2-3 and Rawlins 2-5.

The Lady Pointers play River Valley on Friday.

South Point 102 301 1 = 8 11 1

Tolsia 000 000 0 = 0 0 6

Lexi Smith and Andi Kleinman. Gina Covin and Kabrina Brewer. W-Smith (K-8). L-Covin (K-3). 2B-SP: Bonnie Hileman, Haley Rawlins. 3B-SP: Abbey Winkler, Bri Whaley, Sylvia Griffith. Hitting-SP: Abbey Winkler 2-2, Bri Whaley 2-3, Haley Rawlins 2-5, Sylvia Griffith 1-4, Andi Kleinman 1-1, Bonnie Hileman 1-4, Emilee Powell 2-2.