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Lady Hornets clinch share of OVC title

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Lady Hornets have a share of the Ohio Valley Conference for now.
Another win over Gallipolis will give them the title outright.
Kasey Murphy outdueled the Blue Angels’ Hunter Copley as Coal Grove took a 3-2 win on Tuesday.
Murphy struck out six, walked one and gave up five hits. Copley also struck out six, walked one and she gave up eight hits.
Coal Grove took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
With one out, Gracie Riley singled and Murphy slammed a two-run homer.
Gallipolis got a run in the second when Malerie Stanley singled, Chasity Adams put down a sacrifice bunt, Copley walked and Allie Young reached on an error.
The Lady Hornets made it s3-1 in the third inning.
Riley singled, went to third on two wild pitches and scored when Lauren Crum reached on an error.
Gallipolis cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fifth when Bailey Young doubled and came home on an error.
Lauren Meyer and Riley each went 2-4 for Coal Grove.
Alex Barnes was 2-3 for Gallipolis.
Gallipolis 010 010 0 = 2 5 3
Coal Grove 201 000 x = 3 8 5
Hunter Copley and Ryelee Sipple. Kasey Murphy and Lauren Crum. W-Murphy (K-6, BB-1, ER- 0). L-Copley (K-6, BB-1, ER-2). Hitting-Gallia: Bailey Young 1-4 2B, Alex Barnes 2-3, Malerie Stanley 1-3, Allie Young 1-3 2B; CG: Lauren Meyer 2-4, Gracie Riley 2-4, Kasey Murphy 1-3 HR, Jaidyn Griffith 1-3 2B, Addi Dillow 1-3, Macy Malone 1-3.