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Big inning sparks Lady Hornets

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — The Coal Grove Lady Hornets were bottled up for five innings. And then they just exploded.
The Lady Hornets trailed 4-1 when their offense came to life and scored seven runs en route to a 10-6 win over the Chesapeake Lady Panthers in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Wednesday.
Jaiden Griffith and Addi Dillow did major damage as Coal Grove got 10 hits.
Griffith was 3-4 with a home run, a double and four runs batted in. Dillow also homered and drove in three runs.
Kaleigh Murphy was 2-3 while Amber Schwartz went 2-4 with two runs batted in.
Murphy got the pitching win in relief as she worked the final five innings. She gave up four hits, struck out five, did not walk a batter and two of the three runs she allowed were earned.
Chesapeake was led by Jordan Storms who was 2-4 with a pair of solo home runs. Ericka Bowman was 2-3 with a solo home run and Chloe Handley went 2-4.
Chesapeake 111 010 2 = 6 8 0
Coal Grove 100 072 x = 10 10 2
Jordan Storms, Ryleigh Swann (5) and Katy Spears. Lauren Crum, Kaleigh Murphy (3) and Katie Deeds. W-Murphy (IP-5.0, H-4, R-3, ER-2, K-5, BB-0). Crum (IP-2.0, H-4, R-3, ER-2, K-1, BB-2). L-Storms (IP-4.2, H-6, R-6, ER-6, K-3, BB-4). Swann (IP-1.1, H-4, R-4, ER-2, K-2, BB-1). Hitting-Chesy: Ashley Tackett rbi, Jordan Storms 2-4 2-HR 2-rbi, Chloe Handley 2-4, Ericka Bowman 2-3 HR rbi, Zowie Rollins 1-4 rbi, Samantha Heffner 1-3; CG: Addi Dillow 1-2 HR 3-rbi, Kaleigh Murphy 2-3, Jaiden Griffith 3-4 HR 2B 4-rbi, Rylee Harmon 1-3 2B, Macy Malone 1-2 rbi, Amber Schwartz 2-4 2-rbi.