Lady Panthers pound RV

Published 1:55 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jim Walker


BIDWELL — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers staged a hit parade.

The Lady Panthers pounded out 16 hits en route to a 13-7 Ohio Valley Conference win over the River Valley Lady Raiders Monday.

“We hit the ball really well. It was a nice way to end the season,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.

Melanie Noble led the offense as she went 5-5 with three doubles and five runs batted in.

Kelsey Huff was 3-5 with two doubles while Sydnee Hall was 2-3 and Breanna Skeens and Carrie Brock were each 2-4.

Chelsea Copley was 3-4 for River Valley. Her home run was the Lady Raiders’ only earned run.

Chesapeake took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Skeens doubled and Noble had an RBI single.

River Valley scored four times in the bottom of the first inning but the Lady Panthers answered with five runs in the second.

Hall singled, Alyssa Scott and Laura Rice walked to load the bases and Skeens had a two-run single. Brock, Huff and Noble followed with RBI singles.

The lead went to 9-4 in the fourth inning.

Skeens walked, Brock single, Huff had an RBI double, Noble a two-run double and McKenna Wells a run-scoring single.

River Valley cut the deficit to 9-7 in the fifth, but Chesapeake got a run back in the sixth when Noble doubled, Lyndsey Davidson singled and Hall’s base hit scored courtesy runner Robin Frye.

The Lady Panthers got three insurance runs in the seventh.

Rice walked, Brock singled, Huff had a two-run double and Noble and RBI double.

Chesapeake 150 301 3 = 13 16 5

River Valley 400 030 0 = 7 7 2

Melanie Noble and Kelsey Huff. Ashley Gilmore and Libby Leach. W-Noble )K-3, BB-1, ER-1). L-Gilmore (K-7, BB-7). Hitting-Chesapeake: Breanna Skeens 2-4, Carrie Brock 2-4, Kelsey Huff 3-5, Melanie Noble 5-5 rbi-5, Lindsey Davidson 1-5, Sydnee Hall 2-3, McKenna Wells 1-4; RV: Chelsea Copley 3-4, Ashley Gilmore 1-4, Amanda Eddy 1-4, Katie Mares 1-4, Cori Williams 1-3. 2B-Chesapeake: Breanna Skeens, Kelsey Huff 2, Melanie Noble 3. HR-RV: Chelsea Copley.