Lady Tigers hit their way to win

Published 1:29 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jim Walker


COAL GROVE — On a scale of 1-to-10, it seems like the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers are a 10.

The Lady Tigers had 10 hits in their last game when they beat Portsmouth Clay 7-4. Ironton had 10 more hits Tuesday in a 10-1 win over the Coal Grove Lady Hornets in the Division III sectional tournament.

“The girls really came to play tonight,” said Ironton coach Missy Fields. “We continued where we left off at the Portsmouth Clay game with solid defense and an aggressive approach at the plate and on the bases.”

Ironton will travel to top-seeded Wheelersburg to play at 5 p.m. Friday.

Aley Carmon went the distance and gave up just four hits for the win and aided her own cause with a home run.

Laken White, Breanna Klaiber, Desiree Scott and Ariel Whitt were all 2-4. White and Klaiber each had a double and Whitt smacked a triple.

“I am very proud of our team effort the last two weeks for playing much closer to the potential I know this team has,” said coach Fields.

Ironton scored four runs in the first inning and led 7-0 before the Lady Hornets scored in the bottom of the fourth.

Leah Crum, Kelsey Grove and Bethany Webb all had doubles for Coal Grove.

Ironton 401 202 1 = 10 10 3

Coal Grove 000 100 0 = 1 4 0

Aley Carmon and Saige Fields. Kelsey Grove and Morgan Sites. W-Carmon (K-0, BB-1). L-Groves (K-12,BB-4, HBP-1). Hitting-Ironton: Breanna Klaiber 2-4, Desiree Scott 2-4, Aley Carmon 1-3, Laken White 2-4, Ariel Whitt 2-4, Saige Fields 1-3; CG: Kaitlyn Murphy 1-3, Leah Crum 1-3, Kelsey Grove 1-3, Bethany Webb 1-3. 2B-Ironton: Breanna Klaiber, Laken White; CG: Leah Crum, Kelsey Grove, Bethany Webb. 3B-Ironton: Ariel Whitt. HR-Ironton: Aley Carmon.