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Lady Hornets celebrate new field with 2 wins

Four Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ softball players hit home runs in a game on Saturday to get a fifth place tie for an OHSAA record of home runs hit by one team in a game. From left to right are, Rylee Harmon, Jaiden Griffith, Lauren Crum and Addi Dillow. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Lady Hornets decided not to wait until the All-Star break to watch the Home Run Derby.
The Lady Hornets staged their own home run derby as they christened their new field on Saturday by tying for fifth place the Ohio High School Athletic Association record for most home runs in a single game with four in a doubleheader sweep of the Portsmouth West Lady Senators.
Lauren Crum, Jaiden Griffith, Addi Dillow and Rylee Harmon all homered in the second game as Coal Grove routed West 19-5 in five innings. The Lady Hornets won their first game ever on the new field with a 13-2 win in five innings.
Crum was the winning pitcher in the first game as she gave up only four hits, struck out four and walked one with just one earned run.
Dillow went 3-4 with two doubles as Coal Grove had 11 hits. Kaleigh Murphy was 2-3 with two RBI and Katie Deeds 2-2 and two runs batted in.
In the second game, the Lady Hornets racked up 18 hits with seven extra base hits including the four home runs.
Crum was 4-4 with a home run and three RBI while Harmon was 3-4 with a double, home run and five RBI.
Dillow was 3-4 with a home run and three RBI, Kaleigh Murphy 2-3 and an RBI, and Griffith was 2-3 with a home run and three RBI.
Murphy got the pitching win as she gave up only four hits. She struck out three, walked on and none of the runs were earned.
First Game
Ports. West 010 10 = 5 4 0
Coal Grove 241 16 = 13 11 1
Kaleigh Parr, Abbigail Pack (2) and Abigail Boland. Lauren Crum and Jaiden Griffith. W-Crum (K-4, BB-1, ER-1). L-Parr (IP-1.1, H-5, R-6, ER-5, BB-1). Pack (IP-2.2, H-6, R-7, ER-6, K-2, BB-4). Hitting-PW: Nataya Richards 1-2 3B, Abigail Boland 1-2 rbi, Abbigail Pack 2-2; CG: Addi Dillow 3-4 2-2B, Kaleigh Murphy 2-3 2-rbi, Lauren Crum 1-1 2-rbi, Rylee Harmon 1-2, Maddie Malone 1-1 2B rbi, Jaiden Griffith rbi, Amber Schwartz 1-3 2B 2-rbi, Katie Deeds 2-2 2-rbi.
Second Game
Ports. West 001 04 = 5 4 6
Coal Grove 359 2x = 19 18 4
Abbigail Pack, Jordan Hammond (2), Kaleigh Parr (3) and Laney Ayers. Kaleigh Murphy and Jaiden Griffith. W-Murphy (K-3, BB-1, ER-0). L-Pack (IP-1.2, H=-5, R-5, ER-3, K-2). Hammond (IP-1.0, H-8, R-11, ER-7, BB-2). Parr (IP-1.1, H-5, R-3, ER-3, K-2). Hitting-PW: Haiven Dillow 1-3 3B 2-rbi, Nataya Richards 1-3, Dreama Sadler 1-1, Kaleigh Parr 1-1; CG: Addi Dillow 3-4 HR 3-rbi, Kaleigh Murphy 2-3 rbi, Heaven Mullens 1-1, Lauren Crum 4-4 HR 3-rbi, Rylee Harmon 3-4 2B HR 5-rbi, Destiny Napier 1-4 2B rbi, Maddie Malone 1-2, Jaiden Griffith 2-3 HR 3-rbi, Amber Schwartz 1-2, Erica Carpenter rbi.