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Lady Fighting Tigers lose battle to GC

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

The Greenup County Lady Musketeers were good. Madison Crump was very good. But the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers just wouldn’t go away.

Ironton fell behind 5-1 early but battled back before losing 8-5 on Tuesday.

In the first meeting, Greenup beat Ironton 13-3 as the Lady Tigers managed just three hits.

Crump struck out 14 batters on Tuesday but Ironton still managed nine hits.

“It was certainly an improvement from our first game with Greenup,” said Ironton coach Missy Fields.

“Crump is the best pitcher that we have faced so far. She is a lefty and hits the outside corner of the plate very well. I am pleased that my girls didn’t go down without a fight.”

Aley Carmon went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run as she drove in two runs.

Katie Burcham went 2-3 to back Carmon. Kylie Barcus, Kenzie Cremeens, Brooke Elswick and Zjaytayia Mize all had a hit with Mize getting a double.

“Most of the girls struggle at the plate tonight. However, Aley Carmon did not. Her home run in the seventh was a shot about 15 feet over the leftfield fence. Aley is a ballplayer,” said Fields.

“We just have to make a few adjustments and improve our game.”

Ironton visits Coal Grove on Wednesday.

Greenup 230 110 0 = 8 8 2

Ironton 100 002 2 = 5 9 4

Madison Crump and Aleeya Adkins. Aley Carmon, Brooke Elswick (7) and Kenzie Cremeens. W-Crump (K-14). L-Carmon (IP-6, K-5), Elswick (IP-1, K-1). Hitting-Greenup: Abby Wright 3-3, Aleeya Adkins 1-2, Madison Crump 1-2, Morgan Howad 1-3, Micah Leslie 2-4; Ironton: Kylie Barcus 1-3, Kenzie Cremeens 1-3, Aley Carmon 3-4 2B HR rbi-2, Katie Burcham 2-3, Zjaytayia Mize 1-2 2B, Brooke Elswick 1-2.