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Home runs lead Redwomen past Lady Pointers

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — This time if you said the Rock Hill Redwomen homered their opponent, you’d be right.
The Redwomen homered three times as they beat the South Point Lady Pointers 12-4 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Monday.
Makenzie Hanshaw led the way with her sixth home run of the season as she went 2-3 with three runs batted in. She also had a double.
Rileigh Morris and Kylee Howard both slugged their third home run of the season for Rock Hill (13-5, 7-5).
Holly Ramey hit a home run for South Point.
The Redwomen took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Grace Stevens was safe on an error and Morris belted a two-run home. Howard made it back-to-back with a solo shot.
South Point rallied to tie the game in the top of the second.
Olivia Perkins and Destinee Newton walked, Taylor Estep singled and Jill Aylsworth doubled.
But Rock Hill got all three runs back in the bottom of the inning.
Kelsey Olderham was safe on an error, Kate Delong singled, Stevens walked to load the bases and Morris was hit by a pitch to force in a run.
Howard and Hanshaw each followed with a sacrifice fly.
South Point cut the deficit to 6-4 in the third when Ramey hit a leadoff home run.
But Rock Hill scored a run in the bottom of the inning as Aleigha Matney, Delong and Stevens all singled.
The Redwomen extended the lead to 9-4 in the fourth when Howard singled and Hanshaw unloaded her sixth round-tripper of the season.
The final three runs scored in the sixth.
Hanshaw had a one-out double, Baylie Harrah reached on an error, Matney tripled and Olderham doubled.
Howard got the win and went 2-3 with two RBI. Olderham was 3-4 with an RBI, Matney was 2-3 with an RBI and Delong 2-4.
Estep went 3-3 for South Point, Ramey 2-4 with the home run and Megan Epperly 2-4.
South Point 031 000 0 = 4 10 4
Rock Hill 331 203 x = 12 14 2
Emily Byrd and Destinee Newton. Kylee Howard and Makenzie Hanshaw. W-Howard (ER-3, K-0, BB-2). L-Byrd (ER-8, K-2, BB-1). Hitting-SP: Jill Aylsworth 2-4 2-rbi, Holly Ramey 2-4 HR rbi, Megan Epperly 2-4, Destinee Newton 1-2, Taylor Estep 3-3; RH: Grace Stevens 1-3 rbi, Rileigh Morris 1-3 HR 3-rbi, Kylee Howard 2-3 HR 2-rbi, Makenzie Hanshaw 2-3 HR 2B 3-rbi, Keilie Adams 1-4, Aleigha Matney 2-3 rbi, Kelsey Olderham 3-4 rbi, Kate Delong 2-4. LOB-SP 7, RH 6.