Howard fires no-hitter as Redwomen win 8-0

Published 2:01 am Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

SOUTH POINT — As a solo artist, Ringo Starr once sang the hit song called “The No No Song.”
Rock Hill Redwomen pitcher Kylie Howard was singing at the top of her lungs on Friday as she pitched a no-hitter to beat the South Point Lady Pointers 8-0 in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
Howard struck out two and walked two over the seven innings.
“Kylie did a great job getting ahead in the count and she was on her game in the circle,” said Redwomen coach Brooke Long.
“The defense was as solid as we’ve been all season. We’re very proud of they played in the field.”
Rock Hill had 13 hits with Keilie Adams going 3-4 with a double and a run batted in and Baylie Harrah also going 3-4. Makenzie Hanshaw clubbed a home run.
Rileigh Morris was 2-4 with a double and a triple, and Howard 2-4 with a double.
The game was scoreless until the third inning when Rock Hill got four runs.
With one out, Morris doubled, Howard singled for a run and Hanshaw followed with a two-run homer.
Haliegh Rowe then reached on an error and scored on a hit by Harrah.
The Redwomen made it 6-0 with two runs in the sixth.
Adams singled, Samantha Stamper put down a sacrifice bunt and Aleigha Matney had an RBI single. Morris followed with a triple to score Matney.
The final two runs scored in the top of the seventh.
Howard doubled and scored on a hit by Harrah. Adams capped the scoring with an RBI double.
Rock Hill 004 002 2 = 8 13 0
South Point 000 000 0 = 0 0 1
Kylie Howard and Makenzie Hanshaw. Holly Ramey and Destinee Newton. W-Howard (K-2, BB-2). L-Ramey (K-4, BB-0, ER-7). Hitting-RH: Rileigh Morris 2-4 2B 3B rbi, Kylie Howard 2-4 2B rbi, Makenzie Hanshaw 1-4 2-rbi, Baylie Harrah 3-4, Keilie Adams 3-4 2B rbi, Sam Stamper 1-3 sac, Aleigha Matney 1-1 rbi. LOB-Rock Hill 6, South Point 2.