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Lady Dragons hold on to give Clark first win

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland Lady Dragons made Mindy Clark earn her first win.

Fairland held off a late rally by the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers to win 9-7 and give Clark her first career win.

“It was a good win, but they scared me to death,” said Fairland coach Mindy Clark. “But we’re getting better.”

Ironton took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Breanna Klaiber walked and Aley Carmon doubled.

Fairland took a 2-1ead in the third inning.

Mollie Morris walked, Caitlin Stone put down a bunt and Morris scored on the overthrow. Stone went to second base and scored when Mackenzie Riley reached on an error.

The lead went to 5-1 in the fourth inning.

Tiffani Christian walked, Taylor Roach singled and Morris singled home the runners. Morris stole second and scored on a hit by Stone.

Ironton cut the deficit to 5-3 in the top of the fifth.

Carmon and Ariel Whitt reached on errors for a run and Whitt scored on a wild pitch.

Fairland answered with three in the bottom of the inning.

Maddy Kazee walked, stole second and third and scored on a wild pitch. Allison Shepherd walked, stole second and scored on a wild pitch.

Lexie Cain then walked, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a hit by Roach.

The Lady Dragons final run scored in the sixth on a home run by Kazee — the first of her career.

Ironton raillied in the to score four times.

Klaiber walked, Carmon reached on an error and stole second, an a run scored on a passed ball. Laken White walked, stole second and Whitt singled home two runs.

Saige Fields had a base hit and Desiree Scott doubled for a run.

But Stone came on in relief to get an out and the final out came when a runner was caught trying to advance to another base.

Shepherd went the first 6.1 innings to get the win.

Fairland (1-1) hosts South Point on Monday.

Ironton 100 020 4 = 7 5 2

Fairland 002 331 x = 9 6 5

Kylee Metzger, Erin Wetzel and Saige Fields. Allison Shepherd (IP-6.1). Caitlin Stone (IP-0.2) and Mollie Morris. W-Shepherd (K-3, BB-7). Save-Stone (K-0, BB-0). L-Metzger (IP-5K-5, BB-5). Hitting-Ironton: Aley Carmon 1-4, Laken White 1-2, Ariel Whitt 1-4, Saige Fields 1-4, Desiree Scott 1-2; Fairland: Mollie Morris 1-1, Caitlin Stone 1-4, Maddy Kazee 1-3, Allison Shepherd 1-3, Taylor Roach 2-3. 2B-Ironton: Desiree Scott, Aley Carmon; Fairland: Shepherd, HR-Fairland: Maddy Kazee.