Redwomen slip past Lady Dragons, 3-2
Published 11:47 pm Friday, April 22, 2022
By JIM WALKER
PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redwomen know how to get clutch hits.
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Limited to 7 hits, the Redwomen made them count as they beat the Fairland Lady Dragons 3-2 in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Friday.
Rock Hill went up 1-0 in the first inning when Charlee Long doubled and scored on a 2-out single by Abby Morrison.
Fairland got both its runs in the third to lead 2-1.
Makenna Black was hit by a pitch, Kaylee Salyer singled and an out later Katie Pruitt and Ally Shepherd had RBI singles.
The Redwomen tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a single by Nevaeh Hackworth, a double by Abby Morrison and a single by Tabbi Miller.
The winning run scored in the fourth inning.
With one out, Aleigha Matney drew a walk and moved up on a throwing error. She then scored an out later on a hit by Hackworth.
Morrison was 2-3 with a double and RBI, Hackworth 2-3 with an RBI, Long 1-3 with a double, Miller 1-3 with an RBI and Emmi Stevens 1-3.
Isabella Melvin went the distance allowing just 3 hits for the win. She struck out 4, walked 2 and hit a batter.
Salyer was also impressive in the loss as she struck out 9, walked 3 and allowed 2 earned runs.
Pruitt was 1-2 with 2 RBI, Shepherd 1-3 and Salyer 1-4 to account for Fairland’s hitting.
Fairland 002 000 0 = 2 3 2
Rock Hill 101 100 x = 3 7 1
Kaylee Salyer and Mckenna Black. Isabella Melvin and Shaylin Matney. W-Melvin (IP-7.0, R-2, ER-2, K-4, BB-2, HBP-1). L-Salyer (IP-6.0, R-3, ER-2, K-9, BB-3). Hitting-FHS: Kaylee Salyer 1-4, Katie Pruitt 1-2 2-RBI, Ally Shepherd 1-3; RH: Charlee Long 1-3 2B, Nevaeh Hackworth 2-3 RBI, Abby Morrison 2-3 2B RBI, Tabbi Miller 1-3 RBI, Emmi Stevens 1-3.