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Redwomen snap sectional slide

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — Ok, it’s been long enough. Time to end this.
Getting their first sectional tournament game win since 2013, the Rock Hill Redwomen pounded out 14 hits en route to a 13-3 five-inning win over the Southeastern Lady Panthers in a Division III game on Tuesday.
Rock Hill took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Grace Stevens, Rileigh Morris and Kylee Howard all singled. Makenzie Hanshaw walked to force in a run and two more scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball.
The lead went to 7-0 in the second.
Kelsey Olderham tripled and scored on Sami Stamper’s base hit. Morris then singled, Howard doubled and Baylee Harrah singled.
The lead went to 9-0 in the third inning when Olderham and Stamper reached on errors and Stevens singled.
Aleigha Matney singled to drive in Adams in the fourth after she singled and stole second.
Southeastern got three runs in the top of the fifth.
Gray walked, L Lockwood singled, S. Francis walked and C. Huff doubled to clear the bases.
But Rock Hill answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to create the run rule win.
Stamper singled, moved up on an error and scored when Grace Stevens grounded out. Morris walked, Howard singled, Hanshaw hit into a force play and Adams drove in two runs with a walk-off double.
Howard got the win as she gave up only three hits. She struck out three and walked four. She also went 3-3 at the plate with two RBI.
Morris, Adams and Stamper were all 2-3 and Stevens 2-4.
Southeastern 000 03 = 3 3 5
Rock Hill 342 13 = 13 14 1
C. Huff, A. Cooper (3) and O. Highley. Kylee Howard and Makenzie Hanshaw. W-Howard (ER-3, K-3, BB-4). L-Huff (IP-2.0, H-8, R-7, ER-7, K-1, BB-1). Hitting-SE: Lockwood 1-3, Huff 2-3 2B 3-rbi; RH: Grace Stevens 2-4 rbi, Rileigh Morris 2-3, Kylee Howard 3-3 2B 2-rbi, Baylee Harrah 1-3 rbi, Keilie Adams 2-3 2B 3-rbi sac, Kelsey Olderham 1-2 3B rbi, Sami Stamper 2-3 rbi, Aleigha Matney 1-3.