Noble sparks Lady Panthers
CHESAPEAKE — It wasn’t Melanie Noble Night. She just thought it was.
Noble not only picked up a pitching win but went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and five runs batted in as the Chesapeake Lady Panthers beat the Huntington St. Joseph Lady Fighting Irish 13-1 in five innings on Tuesday.
Kelsey Huff was 2-3 with a double and a triple and two RBIs while Robin Frye was 2-2 with a triple as Chesapeake collected 11 hits.
The Lady Panthers got all the runs the needed as they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Huff tripled, Noble walked and stole second, and Ryleigh Swann delivered a two-run single.
After St. Joseph got a run in the top of the second, Chesapeake extended the lead to 7-1 in the bottom of the second.
Brianna Russell led off with a hit, Frye singled and Huff doubled them home. Laura Rice bunted for a hit and Brooke Webb was safe on a fielder’s choice.
Noble was safe on a fielder’s choice and Lyric Bair smacked a two-run single.
The Lady Panthers made it 10-1 in the third.
Jordan Storms walked and Frye tripled her home. Rice walked, Webb reached on a fielder’s choice and Noble grounded out to score a run.
The final three runs scored in the fourth.
Hope Jones walked to start the inning, Storms singled and Addi Fizer was safe on a fielder’s choice. Grace Hutchison and Chloe Handley walked to force in a run.
Jenny Mills reached on a fielder’s choice and then Noble doubled home a pair of runs.
Chesapeake hosts Portsmouth on Wednesday.
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Chesapeake 253 3x = 13 11 1
Chelsea Gale, Paige Metzgar (3), Gale (4) and Avery Korne. Noble and Huff. W-Noble (K-4, BB-1). L-Gale. Hitting-HSJ: Paige Metzgar 1-3, Chelsea Gale 1-3, Ann-Michael Dyer 1-3, Avery Korne 1-2, Bella Mayes 1-3, Kelci Parker 1-2, Laura Rabel 1-2; Chesapeake: Kelsey Huff 2-3 2B 3B rbi-2, Laura Rice 1-2, Melanie Noble 2-3 2B rbi-5, Ryleigh Swann 1-3 rbi-2, Lyric Bair 1-3 rbi-2, Brianna Russell 1-2, Jordan Storms 1-2, Robin Frye 2-2 3B.