Gallia deals Redwomen first loss of season, 5-1
PEDRO — It looks like the Gallipolis Blue Angels are officially a contender.
Despite and 0-5 non-league record, the Blue Angels went 2-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play this week including a 5-1 win over the previously unbeaten Rock Hill Redwomen on Friday.
Gallipolis’ Hunter Copley pitched a five-hitter as she struck out two and walked two.
Rock Hill’s Kylee Howard struck out three, walked none and was touched up for 13 hits.
Gallipolis (2-6, 2-1) got a run in the first inning when Chasity Adams singled, stole second and third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Malerie Stanley.
The Blue Angels added a run in the top of the third Adams and Stanley singled and Bailey Meadows’ grounded out.
Rock Hill (7-1, 2-1) got its only run in the third inning to get within 2-1.
Rileigh Morris was hit by a pitch leading off and went to third on Grace Stevens’ base hit. Howard hit into a force play as Morris scored.
Gallipolis pushed across a run in the fourth on two-out singles by Alex Barnes, Adams and Stanley.
The Blue Angels added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth.
Barnes and Adams singled, Stanley put down a sacrifice, Bailey Young hit a sacrifice fly and Meadows had an RBI single.
Stevens was 2-3 for the Redwomen.
Barnes, Meadows and Adams were 3-4 and Stanley 2-2 for Gallipolis.
Gallipolis 101 102 0 = 5 13 0
Rock Hill 001 000 0 = 1 5 1
Hunter Copley and Kyla Miller. Kylee Howard and Kenzie Hanshaw. W-Copley (ER-1, K-2, BB-2). L-Howard (ER-5, K-3, BB-0). Hitting-Gallia: Alex Barnes 3-4, Chasity Adams 3-4, Malerie Stanley 2-2 3-rbi, Bailey Meadows 3-4 rbi, Aubry Monroe 1-4, Kyle Miller 1-4; RH: Riley Morris 1-3, Grace Stevens 2-3, Kenzie Hanshaw 1-3, Sam Stamper 1-3.