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Redwomen hold off Northwest

Rock Hill Redwomen pitcher Jill Hairston fires a strike to a batter. Rock Hill beat Northwest 5-3 on Monday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Rock Hill Redwomen pitcher Jill Hairston fires a strike to a batter. Rock Hill beat Northwest 5-3 on Monday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

McDERMOTT — The Rock Hill Redwomen opened an assembly line.

The Redwomen combined eight hits with sacrifice bunts and errors to beat the Northwest Lady Mohawks 5-3 on Monday.

“The girls did a good job manufacturing runs. Fundamentally they did things right offensively and defensively,” said Redwomen coach Sam Gue.

“Jill (Hairston) threw well. She only walked one so she made them earned their runs.”

Rock Hill (3-0) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Hairston and Jenna Lane walked, both moved up on a wild pitch, and Riann Keating had a two-run single.

Northwest got a run in the bottom of the inning, but Rock Hill got the run back in the second.

Lilly McGinnis singled, McKenzie Barcus put down a sacrifice bunt, and Brooklynn Kingery put down a sacrifice bunt but reached on an error as the run scored.

The Redwomen went up 5-1 with two runs in the seventh.

Kenzie Harrah reached on an error and Keating doubled her home. Anna Darby followed with a hit and McGinnis put down a squeeze bunt for an RBI.

Northwest scored twice in the bottom of the inning, but Hairston was able to work out of the jam.

On Saturday, Rock Hill beat Georgetown 5-2 and shutout Huntington St. Joseph in the Queen of the Hill Tournament.

The Redwomen host Lewis County, Ky., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Rock Hill 210 000 2 = 5 8 2

Northwest 100 000 2 = 3 9 3

Jill Hairston and Riann Keating. LeighEra Tackett and Megan Schultz. W-Hairston (K-4, BB-1). L-Tackett (K-5, BB-3). Hitting–RH: Riann Keating 3-4 rbi-3 2B, Lilly McGinnis 1-3 rbi, Brooklynn Kingery 1-1 rbi, Anna Darby 2-4, Jill Hairston 1-3, Kaci Russell 1-3; NW: Ali Sargent 2-4 2B rbi, Ashley Riley 1-4 rbi, LeighEra Tackett 3-3 2B, Megan Boatman 2-3, Ali Fitzpatrick 1-3.