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Lady Hornets win 2nd straight sectional title

South Point Lady Pointers’ third baseman Keianna Conwell (4) puts the tag on Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ baserunner Gracie Riley during Friday’s sectional tournament game. Coal Grove won 10-5 for their second straight sectional tournament championship. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Lady Hornets made it back-to-back.
After winning their first-ever sectional championship last season, the Lady Hornets followed that with a second Division III title on Friday with a 10-5 win over the South Point Lady Pointers.
Coal Grove will now play Chillicothe Huntington Ross at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district semifinals. Ross edged Zane Trace 3-2.
Kasey Murphy pitched a four-hitter and also went 3-4 with a double and a home run.
Addi Dillow was 3-4 with a double and a run batted in as Coal Grove had 14 hits. Lauren Crum belted a two-run homer, Macy Malone was 2-4 with an RBI, Destiny Napier 2-3 and an RBI, Gracie Riley 1-3 with a double and RBI and Lauren Meyer 1-3 and an RBI.
South Point’s offense came from Sophe Morrison who was 1-3 with a double and two RBI, Keianna Conwell 1-3 with a double and RBI, Reece Duncan 1-3 and Sara Allen 1-4.
South Point led 1-0 after the first inning and scored four runs in the top of the second to lead 5-0.
Lakin Adkins reach on an error to score a run, Morris doubled for two runs and Conwell doubled in a run.
Coal Grove got two runs in the bottom of the second to make it 5-2 and a three-run rally in the third inning tied the game highlighted by Malone’s RBI single.
Murphy hit her home run in the fourth as the Lady Hornets scored twice to take a 7-5 lead.
Crum belted her home run as Coal Grove scored twice in the sixth inning.
South Point 140 000 0 = 5 4 4
Coal Grove 023 212 x = 10 14 5
Holly Ramey, Emily Byrd (4) and Destinee Newton. Kasey Murphy and Lauren Crum. W-Murphy (K-6, BB-0, ER-0). L-Ramey (IP-3.1, H-10, R-7, ER-6, K-2, BB-2). Byrd (IP-2.2, H-4, R-3, ER-2, K-3, BB-1). Hitting-SP: Sara Allen 1-4, Sophe Morrison 1-3 2B 2-rbi, Keianna Conwell 1-3 2B rbi, Reece Duncan 1-3; CG: Lauren Meyer 1-3 rbi, Gracie Riley 1-3 2B rbi, Kasey Murphy 3-4 2B HR rbi, Lauren Crum 1-4 HR 2-rbi, Addi Dillow 3-4 2B rbi, Macy Malone 2-4 rbi, Destiny Napier 2-3 rbi.