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April 19, 2014

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hensley fires 2nd no-no in 2 days, Kittens split


WILLOW WOOD, Ohio — IRONTON    000   000   0    —   0   3   1

RUSSELL    012    100    X    —   4     7     0

Easterling; Strother and Brinkman. 2B — Strother (R), May (R).



Raceland 8

Ironton 7

RACELAND Kymbria Williams homered twice and Lacee Penix singled home Leigh Grubb for a walk-off win in the eighth inning to cap the Lady Rams’ sweep of a Friday doubleheader.

Raceland trailed 7-4 entering the bottom of the seventh to jeopardize its seven-game winning streak, but rallied with three runs, including Madison Johnson’s game-tying two-RBI double.

Penix then won it with two outs in the eighth.

Williams went 3-for-4 with four runs batted in, on a three-run long ball in the first inning and a solo shot in the sixth that carried beyond the fence at Raceland’s complex to U.S. 23.

Johnson went 2-for-3. Seventh-grader Rylee Austin earned her first varsity win in relief.

The Lady Rams improved to 13-3.

IRONTON    200   004   10   —   7   13    1

RACELAND    300   001   31    —   8    12    2

Metzger, Whetsel (2), Carmon (7) and Filds; Diller, Penix (7), Austin (7) and Curley. W — Austin. L — Carmon. 2B — Claybor 2 (I), Monk (I), White (I), Whetsel (I), Podunavac (R), Johnson (R), Grubb (R), Weaver (R). HR — Williams 2 (R).

Raceland 7

Coal Grove 2

RACELAND In Friday’s first game, Kymbria Williams went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Savannah Mackie was 2-for-3 to back Kelsey Diller, who fanned seven Lady Hornets in a complete-game effort.

Diller also drove in two runs on a double as the Lady Rams rallied from a 2-0 hole with seven runs in their fifth and sixth innings.

COAL GROVE    200   000   0    —   2   5   1

RACELAND    000   034   X    —   7   10    5

Grove and Sites; Diller and Curley. 2B — Diller (R).


Raceland 8

Pike County Central 7

RACELAND The Rams pulled out an eight-inning victory on Nathaniel Davidson’s RBI single to plate Kyle Moore.

Trey Mills reached base three times for Raceland (12-6), singling twice and scoring twice, including the game-tying run on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Alex Risner pitched a scoreless inning of relief to get the win.

The Hawks (7-9) led 3-0 through the visitors’ half of the second inning, but Raceland plated five runs in the home half, scoring twice on an error and on Risner’s two-run single. Mills added an RBI single in the fourth.

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