Errors plague Lady Hornets in loss to Russell

Published 9:01 pm Thursday, April 11, 2024

By Jim Walker

COAL GROVE — Errors are part of the game.

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A bad part.

The Coal Grove Lady Hornets made 6 errors that led to 9 unearned runs in an 11-1 loss to the Russell Lady Red Devils on Tuesday.

Russell (10-3) snapped a scoreless tie with 2 runs in the top of the fourth.

Paige Hutchinson singled, Aubrey Patel walked, Bella Hall put down a sacrifice and Reese Cameron reached on an error as both runners scored.

Coal Grove got its run in the bottom of the inning when Rylee Black smacked a home run.

Russell opened up an 8-1 lead with 6 runs in the fifth.

Ella Wilson singled, Jayla Chalupa walked, Karson Honaker was hit by a pitch, Gabby Oborne singled,. Bella Hall and Reese Cameron both reached on errors and Ava Howard was safe on a missed fly ball.

In the sixth, Oborne tripled and scored when Hutchinson reached on an error. Patel then hit a 2-run home run.

Abbie Deeds got the loss although she only gave up 5 hits, struck out 9 and walked 2.

Black was 2-3 with the home run to pace the offense. Kendall Taylor went 1-2 while Kasey Vanderhoof and Mia Haynes were 1-3.

Russell     000 264 = 11 5 1

Coal Grove 000 100 = 1 5 6

Audrey Patel and Ella Wilson. Abbie Deeds and Rylee Black. W-Patel (IP-6.0, H-5, R-1, ER-1,K-4, BB-2. L-Deeds (IP-6.0, H-5, R-11, ER-2, K-9, BB-2, HBP-1). Hitting-Russell: Gabby Oborne 2-4 3B, Paige Hutchinson 1-4, Aubrey Patel 1-3 2-RBI HR, Ella Wilson 1-3; Coal Grove: Rylee Black 2-3 HR RBI, Mia Haynes 1-3, Kasey Vanderhoof 1-3, Kendall Taylor 1-2.