Lady Panthers lose heartbreaker, 2-0
ASHLAND, Ky. — It was a classic duel.
Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ Erika Bowman and Brooke Webb combined on a three-hitter, but so did Mykayka Akers and Halie Haney for Ashland as the Kittens managed a 2-0 win on Tuesday.
“It was a well-pitched game. They were able to scratch out a couple of runs and that was the difference,” said Chesapeake coach Aaron Rice.
Ashland (8-4) got both its runs in the fourth inning and the ball never left the infield.
Abby Stambaugh walked and Halie Haney was hit by a pitch.
Kenzi Robinson pushed a bunt for a single that scored Stambaugh. Camryn Cassidy then squeezed home the second run.
Ashley Tackett, Rachel Pratt and Bowman were all 1-3 for Chesapeake (7-4).
Chesapeake hosts Gallipolis on Wednesday.
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Erika Bowman, Brooke Webb (6) and Katy Spears. Mykayka Akers, Halie Haney (5) and Lauren Spears. W-Akers. L-Bowman (IP-5.0, K-9, BB-4, H-3). Webb (IP-1.0, K-1). Hitting-CHS: Ashley Tackett 1-3, Erika Bowman 1-3, Rachel Pratt 1-3; AHS: Ruthie Paholsky 1-2, Kenzi Robinson 1-3, Abbie Greene 1-3.