Highlanders nip Redwomen

Published 2:40 am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Jim Walker



HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The little things came up big.

The Huntington Lady Highlanders used little things to slip past the Rock Hill Redwomen 5-4 Wednesday.

“They did a lot of the little things and had some timely hitting,” said Rock Hill coach Sam Gue. “We didn’t play that well and we still had our chances to win.”

Sami Nixon pitched well in defeat. Nixon struck out four and walked two.

After Huntington took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Rock Hill scored all four of its runs in the third inning.

Jenna Lane singled to start the inning, stole second and Kaci Russell had a bunt single to put runners on the corners. Russell stole second and Kenzie Harrah had a two-run double.

Brooke Eastham doubled home Harrah and then she scored on a double by Brooklyn Massie.

The Lady Highlanders tied the game in the bottom of the inning with three runs.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the seventh when Hannah Sipple had a one-out triple and Morgan Sawyers followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Redwomen out-hit Huntington 8-6. Lane was 2-4 and Eastham 2-3.

Rock Hill hosts Ironton Friday and South Webster in a doubleheader on Saturday.

Rock Hill 004 000 0 = 4 8 3

Huntington 103 000 1 = 5 6 0

Sami Nixon and Brooke Eastham. Madison Howell and Sawyers. W-Howell (K-3, BB-2). L-Nixon (K-4, BB-2). Hitting-RH: Jenna Lane 2-4, Kaci Russell 1-4, Kenzie Harrah 1-4 rbi-2, Brooke Eastham 2-3 rbi, Lindy Simpson 1-3, Brooklyn Massie 1-3; Huntington: Hannah Sipple 1-3, Madison Howell 1-3, Morgan Kinder 1-2, Rachel Bias 1-3, Leighanna Abbott 1-3. 2B-RH: McKenzie Harrah, Brooke Eastham, Brooklyn Massie. 3B-Huntington: Hannah Sipple.