• 59°

Lady Tigers roll by Lady Pointers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

Peighton Rowe is in the zone. Kylee Richendollar is hitting them into the O-zone.
Rowe went 2-4 with two runs batted in as she continued her hot-hitting and Richendollar cranked her second home run in as many games as the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers beat the South Point Lady Pointers 10-3 in an Ohio Valley Conference game Monday.
Ironton (12-1, 7-0) racked up 12 hits with Demi Sands, Haylee Stevens and Richendollar all having big games.
Stevens was 3-3, Richendollar 3-4 and Sands 2-4 with a double and two RBI.
Mary Beth Burton worked five innings for the win and Keegan Moore finished up by striking out five of the six batters she faced.
Burton stuck out eight, walked two and gave up only one earned run.
“Mary Beth pitched well tonight. Keegan came in and did a great job in relief,” said Ironton coach Missy Fields.
“Haylee Stevens had a great night at the plate going 3-3. Richendollar hit a bomb over the left field fence. She’s been doing her job as DP.”
Ironton went up 2-0 in the first inning.
Rowe was safe on an error, Taiya Hamlet walked and Sands singled in a run. Moore then hit a sacrifice fly.
The Lady Tigers came up with a big five-run inning in the second.
Stevens, Richendollar and Kiandra Martin all singled for a run. Burton singled to load the bases and Rowe delivered a two-run single.
Burton scored on a passed ball and Sands singled in the final run.
The Lady Pointers got a run in the top of the third on a double by Jill Aylsworth and Sara Allen’s base hit.
But Ironton got the run back in the bottom of the inning.
Stevens and Richendollar singled and moved up on Martin’s ground out. Rowe reached on a two-out error as Stevens scored.
Each team scored two runs in the fifth.
Taylor Estep was safe on an error and Kylee Ellison singled to start the South Point rally. Allen was safe on an error to load the bases and Estep and Ellison scored on an error.
Ironton answered with its two runs on a single by Stevens and Richendollar’s two-run blast.
South Point 001 020 0 = 3 5 2
Ironton 251 020 x = 10 12 3
Holly Ramey, Emily Byrd (5) and Destinee Newton. Mary Beth Burton, Keegan Moore (6) and Demi Sands. W-Burton (IP-5.0, H-5, R-3, ER-1, K-8, BB-2). Moore (IP-2.0, K-5). L-Ramey (IP-4.0, H-11, R-10, ER-5, K-1, BB-1). Byrd (IP-2.0, H-1, BB-2). Hitting-SP: Rylee Ellison 1-4, Jill Aylsworth 1-3 2B, Sara Allen 1-4 rbi, Destinee Newton 1-3, Megan Epperly 1-3; Ironton: Mary Beth Burton 1-4, Peighton Rowe 2-4 2-rbi, Demi Sands 2-4 2B 2-rbi, Haylee Stevens 3-3, Kylee Richendollar 3-4 HR 2-rbi, Kiandra Martin 1-3 rbi.