Lady Pointers keep offense rolling

Published 2:38 am Friday, May 9, 2014

Jim Walker


SOUTH POINT — The South Point Lady Pointers saw no reason to change their offense.

The Lady Pointers continued their hot-hitting as they collected 12 hits in an 8-3 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Coal Grove Lady Hornets Wednesday.

Haley Rawlins was 3-4 while Abbey Winkler, Sylvia Griffith and Andi Kleinman were all 2-4 to pace the offense.

South Point (10-6, 7-1) had six extra base hits including a home run by pitcher Kaitlyn Brown.

“Haley Rawlins kept her hot bat going and we played good defense behind a good pitching performance by Kaitlyn Brown,” said South Point coach Tanner Heaberlin.

“I was glad to have a good win on senior night.”

South Point took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Winkler doubled, stole third and scored on Rawlins’ bunt single.

Brown hit a solo home run in the second inning and it was 2-0.

The lead went to 4-0 in the third.

Rawlins singled and Griffith had an RBI double. Kleinman’s base hit scored Griffith.

South Point pushed across four runs in the fourth to lead 8-0.

Jessika Majher reached on a missed third strike, Hannah Carey doubled and Rawlins was safe on an error as a run scored. Griffith then tripled home two more runs and she scored on a fielder’s choice.

Coal Grove got on the scoreboard with three runs in the sixth when Kaitlynn Murphy singled, Deanna Bentley walked and Kelsey Grove smacked a three-run homer.

Coal Grove 000 003 0 = 3 4 1

South Point 112 40x x = 8 12 0

Kelsey Grove and Morgan Sites. Kaitlyn Brown and Andi Kleinman. W-Brown (K-4). L-Grove (K-6). Hitting-CG: Kaitlynn Murphy 1-4, Kelsey Grove 1-3, Bethany Webb 1-3, Taylor Hall 1-3; SP: Abbey Winkler 2-4, Hannah Carey 1-4, Haley Rawlins 3-4, Sylvia Griffith 2-4, Andi Kleinman 2-4, Kaitlyn Brown 1-4, Halie Powell 1-3. 2B-SP: Abbey Winkler, Hannah Carey, Haley Rawlins, Sylvia Griffith. 3B-SP: Sylvia Griffith. HR-SP: Kaitlyn Brown.