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Fulks, Lady Dragons roll past SE in tourney

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — By changing speeds, Chandler Fulks was able to keep things the same.

Fulks allowed just two hits as the Fairland Lady Dragons blanked the Southeastern Lady Panthers 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday in the Division III sectional tournament.

Fulks struck out 10 and walked two in picking up the win.

“Chandler pitched a real good game. She hit her spots and mixed up the speed of her pitches to keep them off-balance,” said Fairland coach Joe Auxier.

Fairland (17-7) snapped a scoreless tie with five runs in the third inning.

Molly Morris beat out a bunt single and a throwing error on the play sent her to third base. Caitlin Stone walked and stole second and Fulks singled in a run.

Haley Woodall grounded out as a run scored and Chelsey Stanley’s base hit drove in a run.

Ellen Hinshaw capped the rally as she slammed the first pitch she saw for a line drive over the centerfield fence for a two-run homer.

The Lady Dragons ended the game early with five runs in the fifth.

Stanley singled, stole second and third and scored on a hit by Mackenzie Riley. Miranda Hayes was hit by a pitch, Morris walked and Stone had a two-run single.

Fulks then ended the game with a walk-off, two-run single.

Fulks went 3-4 with three runs batted in and Stanley was 3-3 with an RBI. Stone was 2-2 as the Lady Dragons had 12 hits.

Fairland will host Rock Hill on Wednesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game and entertains River Valley on Friday at 5 p.m. in the sectional finals.

Southeastern 000 00 = 0 2 3

Fairland 005 05 = 10 12 0

Haley Carter and Elizabeth Hatfield. Chandler Fulks and Molly Morris. W-Fulks (K-10, BB-2). L-Carter (K-3, BB-2, HBP-1). HR-Fairland: Ellen Hinshaw. Hitting-SE: Elizabeth Hatfield 1-2, Michela Mash 1-2; Fairland: Molly Morris 1-3, Caitlin Stone 2-2 rbi-2, Chandler Fulks 3-4 rbi-3, Chelsey Stanley 3-3 rbi, Jaimie Phillips 1-3, Mackenzie Riley 1-3 rbi, Ellen Hinshaw 1-3 rbi-2.