Errors costly as Lady Hornets fall in regionals

Published 2:29 am Thursday, May 23, 2024


ATHENS — The “E” in the linescore stands for errors. On Wednesday, it stood for exasperated.

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The Coal Grove Lady Hornets were very exasperated as they committed 7 errors that helped the South Webster Lady Jeeps post a 7-2 win in the Division 3 regional semifinals at Ohio University.

The error led directly to 4 unearned runs and spoiled the Lady Hornets first-ever regional playoff appearances.

Abbie Deeds took the loss for Coal Grove as she gave up 8 hits, 3 earned runs with 8 strikeouts and only one walk.

Jaiden White got the win as she gave up  hits with 7 strikeouts and a walk. Both runs were earned.

South Webster took a 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Lauren Kaltenbach led off with a single, went to third on a double by Skylar Zimmerman and both scored on an error.

The Lady Jeeps got a run in the second when Jaiden White doubled and took third on an error. Laiken Lancaster grounded out as White scored.

The lead went to 5-0 in the third inning.

Bella Claxon singled and Addi Claxon followed with a two-run home run.

The Lady Jeeps got a run in the fourth when Zimmer reached on an error and Bree Claxon doubled.

The final South Webster run scored in the fifth on a two-out walk to Makayla Raynard who came around when White reached on an error.

Coal Grove avoided the shutout with a pair of runs in the seventh inning.

Braelie Hitchcock, Kendall Taylor and Kassidy Travis all single for a run to start the inning.

Two outs later, Izzy Kitts doubled home a run.

Shay Collins was 2-3, Kitts 2-4 with a double and an RBI and Taylor 2-3 to pace Coal Grove. Hitchcock was 1-2, Travis 1-3 with an RBI and Deeds 1-4.

Bella Claxon was 2-4 with a double, home run and 2 RBI and Kaltenbach was 2-4 with an RBI to lead the Lady Jeeps.

South Webster plays Wheelersburg on Friday in the regional finals. Wheelersburg beat Meadowbrook 12-2.

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So. Webster 212 110 x = 7 8 1

Abbie Deeds and Rylee Black. Jaiden White and Ava Messer W-White (IP-7.0, H-9, R-2, ER-2, K-7, BB-1). L-Deeds (IP-6.0, H-8, R-7, ER-3, K-8, BB-1). Hitting-Coal Grove: Abbie Deeds 1-4, Shay Collins 2-3, Izzy Kitts 2-4 RBI 2B, Braelie Hitchcock 1-2, Kendall Taylor 2-3, Kassidy Travis 1-3 RBI; South Webster: Lauren Kaltenbach 2-4 RBI, Skylar Zimmerman 1-4 RBI 2B, Bella Claxon 2-4 2-RBI 2B HR, Addi Claxon 1-4 2-RBI HR, Ava Messer 1-3, Jaiden White 1-3 2B.