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RH girls give Gue win in debut

Jim Walker



McARTHUR — It was a good start for the Rock Hill Redwomen and their first-year coach.

The Redwomen beat the Vinton County Lady Vikings 12-4 in the season opener as they gave Sammy Gue a win in his debut.

“We played pretty well and Sami threw really well,” said Gue. “We have a lot of good senior leaders and the younger girls are stepping up. They’re playing hard.”

Sami Nixon got the win as she gave up five hits, struck out 12 and walked just one.

Brooke Eastham was 2-5 with a double and three runs batted in as Rock Hill had 11 hits. Brooke Hanshaw was 2-5 with two RBI, Anna Darby 2-3 and Jenna Layne 2-5 and three runs scored.

Vinton County took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Rock Hill got a run back in the second when McKenzie Harrah walked and scored on a hit by Darby.

Another run scored in the third on hits by Layne and Eastham.

The Lady Vikings got a run in the bottom of the third to lead 3-2, but Rock Hill took the lead with two runs in the fourth on singles by Layne and Kaci Russell and an error.

The lead went to 7-3 in the fifth on two errors, a walk and Brooke Hanshaw’single.

Three more runs scored in the sixth for a 10-3 lead.

Lindy Simpson singled, Brooklyn Massie reached on an error, Darby doubled in two runs and she scored on a double by Nixon.

The final two runs scored in the seventh.

Russell and Hanshaw were safe on errors, Harrah was hit by a pitch and Eastham had a two-run double.

Rock Hill hosts Green on Tuesday.

Rock Hill 011 233 2 = 12 11 1

Vinton Co. 201 001 0 = 4 5 5

Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. Ward and Ownings. W-Nixon (K-12, BB-1). L-Ward (K-4, BB-3). 2B-RH: Brooke Eastham, Anna Darby, Sami Nixon; VC: Jodi Parks. HR-VC: Jodi Parks. Hitting-RH: Brooke Hanshaw 2-5 2-rbi, Brooke Eastham 2-5 3-rbi, Anna Darby 2-3 rbi, Sami Nixon 1-3 rbi, Jenna Layne 2-5 3-r, Kaci Russell 1-3 3-r, rbi, Lindy Simpson 1-3 r, , Jodi Parks 3-3, HR, Hunt 1-3 rbi.