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Unearned runs help Valley get tourney win over Lady Flyers

Jim Walker

The Lucasville Valley Lady Indians didn’t score an earned run. Unfortunately, unearned runs still count.
The St. Joseph Lady Flyers committed eight errors in a 12-1 loss to Lucasville Valley on Monday in the Division IV sectional tournament.
Valley scored four runs in the first inning on a walk, two infield hits and two errors that scored two runs each.
Valley got a run in the second on a two-out single that got through the outfield for a two-base error and the run then scored when the next batter singled.
St. Joseph got a run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-1.
Isabella Griffiths walked, went to second on a wild pitch, moved up on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.
But the Lady Indians combined five singles with four St. Joseph errors to score seven unearned runs in the fifth inning.
The loss left the Lady Flyers 10-11 on the season and marked the final game for seniors Kelsey Malone, Alex Holtzapfel, Paige Preston and Isabella Griffiths.
Lucasville 410 07 = 12 10 0
St. Joseph 000 10 = 1 4 8
WP-Williams (ER-1, K-6, BB-4, HBP-2). LP-Alex Holtzapfel (IP-4.0, H-10, R-12, ER-0, K-2, BB-1, HBP-2). Kelsey Malone (IP-0.2, K-2, BB-2). Hitting-St. Joe: Isabella Griffiths 1-1, Kelsey Malone 2-3, Kaitlyn Sheridan 1-2.