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Streaking Lady Spartans end Redwomen tourney run

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

ALBANY — The Rock Hill Redwomen had the misfortune of catching a team on a hot streak.
The Redwomen battled the streaking Alexander Lady Spartans only to lose 6-3 in the Division III sectional finals.
Alexander (18-5) won its fifth sectional title in six seasons. The Lady Spartans have won 11 of their last 13 games.
Erin Scurlock singled home runs in the first and third innings to give the Lady Spartans a 2-0 lead.
Rock Hill (16-7) tied the game with two runs in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by Kylie Howard with no outs. However, Howard was left stranded at third base.
Alexander answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Jadyn Mace doubled but was held up as Audrey Ross hit a bloop single. Halie Miller sacrificed the runners up a base and Ashley Cooper beat out a bunt to load the bases.
With two outs, Brooke Castro singled up the middle to drive home two runs. Madisyn Moleski followed with an RBI single and it was 5-2.
Rock Hill got within 5-3 on Grace Stevens’ run-scoring double in the fifth.
But Scurlock had an RBI double in the sixth to add an insurance run.
Scurlock went 3-4 with three RBI.
Rock Hill had seven hits with Stevens going 2-3 with a double and two RBI. Rileigh Morris was 2-3, Howard 1-3 with a double and two RBI, and Makenzie Hanshaw and Sami Stamper 1-3.
Howard struck out three and walked one in taking the loss.
Rock Hill 000 210 0 = 3 7 0
Alexander 101 301 x = 6 12 1
Kylie Howard and Makenzie Hanshaw. Gracie Hill and Erin Scurlock. W-Hill (K-4, BB-0). L-Howard (K-3, BB-1). Hitting-RH: Grace Stevens 2-3 2B rbi, Rileigh Morris 2-3, Kylie Howard 1-3 2B 2-rbi, Makenzie Hanshaw 1-3, Sami Stamper 1-3; Alex: Eric Scurlock 3-4 3-rbi,