Hanshaw sparks Redwomen win
Brooke Hanshaw kept hitting. Her teammates decided to copy her.
Hanshaw went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and Rock Hill had 15 hits as the Redwomen beat the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers 9-2 on Monday.
Kaci Russell was 4-5, Anna Darby had a double and Hannah Roach a triple for the Redwomen. Sami Nixon got the win and also hit a home run.
“Hanshaw has had some clutch hits lately. She’s hitting the ball well,” said Rock Hill coach Sam Gue.
“Sami threw a good game. Ironton put the ball in play and made us field it and we did a pretty good job defensively.”
Hanshaw had an RBI single and Roach hit a two-run triple as Rock Hill took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
A run scored in the second when Darby walked and scored on a hit by Jenna Lane.
The lead went to 7-0 in the fourth.
Nixon had a leadoff home run. Lane bunted for hit, Hanshaw singled and Darby had a two-run double.
Ironton got its two runs in the sixth. Kylie Barcus Barcus and Taylor Monk both singled, moved up on a ground out and scored when Breanna Klaiber reached on an error.
The Redwomen added two runs in the seventh.
Darby walked, Kaci Russell singled and Hanshaw had a two-run single.
Rock Hill hosts Huntington Tuesday and Ironton visits South Point Thursday.
Rock Hill 310 300 2 = 9 15 1
Ironton 000 002 0 = 2 5 4
Sami Nixon and Riann Keating. Kylie Metzger, Erin Wetzel (5) and Saige Fields. W-Nixon (K-6, BB-0). L-Metzger (IP-4, K-3, BB-2, R-7, H-11). Wetzel K-2, BB-1, H-4, R-2. Hitting-RH: Kaci Russell 4-5, Sami Nixon 1-5 rbi, Jenna Lane 2-5, rbi, Brooke Hanshaw 3-5 rbi-3, Riann Keating 3-5, Hannah Roach 1-3 rbi-2, Anna Darby 1-2 rbi-2; Ironton: Taylor Monk 1-3, Aley Carmon 1-4, Laken White 1-3, Ariel Whitt 1-3, Kylie Barcus 1-1. 2B-RH: Anna Darby. 3B-RH: Hannah Roach. HR-RH: Sami Nixon.