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Lady Panthers use pitching, clutch hitting to edge Lady Pointers, 3-2

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

CHESAPEAKE — Pitching and defense were the main story, but clutch hitting proved to be the difference.
The Chesapeake Lady Panthers used all three facets of the game to edge the South Point Lady Pointers 3-2 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Tuesday.
Brooke Webb got the win as she gave up only four hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter. She also went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run.
Abby Hannah was the tough-luck losing pitcher. She gave up eight hits, struck out six and walked three.
“Both pitchers threw a good game,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice. “Both defenses played pretty well for the most part.
“We were able to bunch some hits together and get some clutch hits. It was a well-played ball game.”
The game was scoreless until the fifth when South Point took a 2-0 lead in the top of the inning.
Hannah singled and scored when Holly Ramey reached on a three-base error. Reece Duncan then doubled in the second run.
Chesapeake tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Ashley Tackett led off with a double and Webb slugged a one-out, two-run homer.
The Lady Panthers then pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.
Erika Bowman doubled with one out, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a clutch base hit by Chloe Handley.
Erica Bowman was 2-4 with a double and Handley 2-3 for the Lady Panthers.
Chesapeake plays a doubleheader at Portsmouth on Wednesday.
South Point    000    020    00    =    2    4    1
Chesapeake    000    020    01    =    3    8    2
Abby Hannah and Newton. Brooke Webb and Katy Spears. W-Webb (K-9, BB-0). L-Hannah (K-6, BB-3). Hitting-SP: Cornwell 1-3, Abby Hannah 1-3, Sara Allen 1-3 2B, Reece Duncan 1-3 2B; Chesy: Ashley Tackett 1-4 2B, Katy Spears 1-4, Brooke Webb 2-3 2B HR, Erika Bowman 2-4 2B, Chloe Handley 2-3.