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Lady Pointers clinch share of OVC title

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

SOUTH POINT — Mission accomplished.

For now.

The South Point Lady Pointers reached at part of their goal as they beat the Chesapeake Lady Panthers 13-3 in five inning Monday to clinch at least a share of the Ohio Valley Conference softball title.

‘It was a total team effort,” said Lady Pointers’ coach Tanner Heaberlin. “We hit the ball really well and Kaitlyn Brown pitched a great game.

“We made winning the OVC a goal at the beginning of the year and we are now one win away from achieving that goal.”

South Point needs a win against River Valley Wednesday to win the title outright.

South Point’s offense pounded out 17 hits.

Brown not only got the win but she went 3-4 with a double and a home run. Abbey Winkler was 3-4, Andi Kleinman 2-2, Bonnie Hileman and Halie Powell 2-3 and Haley Rawlins 2-4.

After a scoreless first inning, South Point got three runs in the second.

Kleinman and Brown singled, Hileman hit into a fielder’s choice, Halie and Emilee Powell both walked and Hileman scored on a wild pitch. Winkler and Hannah Carey followed with RBI singles.

Chesapeake got run in the top of the third when Laura Rice reached on an error, Breanna Skeens singled and Kelsey Huff doubled.

The Lady Pointers answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning when Kleinman singled and Brown hit a two-run homer.

The lead went to 7-1 in the fourth on a single by Rawlins, a walk to Kleinman and Brown’s two-run double.

The Lady Panthers got within 7-3 in the top of the fifth.

Skeens walked, Carrie Brock was hit by a pitch and Huff had a two-run single.

But South Point got six runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game.

Winkler and Rawlins singled and Sylvia Griffith had a two-run double. Kleinman doubled home Griffith, Hileman walked and Halie Powell doubled in two runs.

Emilee Powell’s base hit scored the final run.

Huff was 2-3 for Chesapeake.

Chesapeake 001 02 = 3 5 0

South Point 032 26 = 13 17 2

Melanie Noble and Kesley Huff. Kaitlyn Brown and Andi Kleinman. W-Brown (K-3). L-Noble. Hitting-Chesapeake: Breanna Skeens 1-2, Carrie Brock 1-2, Kelsey Huff 2-3, Sydnee Hall 1-2; SP: Abbey Winkler 3-4, Kaitlyn Brown 3-4, Andi Kleinman 2-2, Hannah Carey 1-4, Haley Rawlins 2-4, Sylvia Griffith 1-3, Bonnie Hileman 2-3, Halie Powell 2-3, Emilee Powell 1-1. 2B-Chesapeake: Kelsey Huff; SP: Kaitlyn Brown, Andi Kleinman. HR-SP: Kaitlyn Brown.