Lady Panthers get 7-5 win
Okay, maybe Tony Perez was a better clutch hitter during his career, but the Chesapeake Lady Panthers took a few tips.
The Lady Panthers got seven runs on seven hits as they held off the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers 7-5 Monday.
“We were very opportunistic. We were able to get the hits at the right time and capitalize on our scoring chances,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.
Chesapeake (4-8) got a run in the first inning when Breanna Skeens and Kelsey Huff walked and Lindsey Davidson had an RBI single.
The lead went to 5-0 in the second inning.
Sydnee Hall singled, Alyssa Scott was hit by a pitch and McKenna Wells put down a sacrifice bunt.
Laura Rice beat out an infield hit to score Hall and a wild pitch put runners at second and third. Skeens grounded out as a run scored, Carrie Brock walked and Huff and Melanie Noble followed with RBI singles.
Chesapeake got two more runs in the top of the fourth.
Brock singled and scored when Huff reached on an error. Noble delivered her second RBI single.
Ironton cut the deficit to 7-3 in the bottom of the inning.
Taylor Monk was safe on an error and Aley Carmon and Ariel Whitt singled for a run. Meghan Taylor had an RBI single and an error scored Whitt.
The Lady Tigers got a run in the fifth. Monk and Carmon singled and an error scored Monk.
Carmon — who went 4-for-4 — hit a solo home run in the seventh to cap the scoring.
Noble got the win. She struck out nine, walked none and hit a batter.
Huff was 2-3 and Noble 2-4 to pace the Chesapeake offense.
Chesapeake 140 200 0 = 7 7 3
Ironton 000 310 1 = 5 8 4
Melanie Noble and Kelsey Huff. Aley Carmon and Saige Fields. W-Noble (K-9, BB-0, HBP-1). L-Carmon (K-1, BB-5, HBP-1). Hitting-Chesapeake: Carrie Brock 1-3, Kelsey Huff 2-3, Melanie Noble 2-4, Lindsey Davidson 1-4, Sydnee Hall 1-3, Laura Rice 1-4; Ironton: Taylor Monk 1-3, Aley Carmon 4-4, Laken White 1-4, Ariel Whitt 1-4, Meghan Taylor 1-4. HR-Ironton: Aley Carmon.