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April 3, 2013

PREP ROUNDUP: Hensley ignites Ashland softball sweep

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ashland sophomore Megan Hensley put on a show against two West Virginia teams Tuesday morning during the Kittens’ softball Spring Break trip.

Hensley went 5-for-7 at the plate and drove in six runs as Ashland posted 9-4 wins over Musselman and Riverside.

Against Musselman, Hensley was 3-for-3 including two doubles. She scored twice, drove in two runs and also pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts.

McKenzie Vanover and Katie Caron connected for home runs in the fifth inning, with a Hensley double in between.

Caron finished 2-for-4 and drove in four runs, while Sydney Whitt was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. The Kittens collected 11 hits overall.

Ashland trailed 4-2 against Riverside before staging a seven-run rally in the seventh inning. Hensley just missed a grand slam as her drive to left-center field hit the top of the fence and fell for a bases-clearing double.

Hensley also singled and knocked in four runs for the game. Freshman Hayley Kilburn singled twice to help support the team’s 10-hit attack. Whitt pitched a complete game and held Riverside scoreless over the last four innings.

The Kittens improved to 3-0 on the trip and have won five in a row since dropping a season-opening doubleheader to Lawrence County.

Ashland is scheduled to play a single game today, then doubleheaders on Thursday and Friday before returning home.

ASHLAND    201    231    0    —     9    11    1

MUSSELMAN    000    013    0    —     4    3    0

Hensley and Kilburn; Ingram and Busing. W—Hensley. L—Ingram. 2B—Hensley 2 (A). HR—Vanover (A), Caron (A).

ASHLAND    000    002    7    —    9    10    4

RIVERSIDE    202    000    0    —    4    6    2

Whitt and Kilburn; Wolfe, Winter and Diergert. W—Whitt. L—Winter. 2B—Vanover (A), Hensley (A), Winter 2 (R), Diergert (R).


Vero Beach 8

Greenup Co. 4

VERO BEACH, FLA. Greenup County couldn’t recover from an 8-0 hole on Tuesday against Vero Beach, Fla.

The Musketeers (5-2) did not muster much offense until the sixth inning, when it finally got on the board.

Tristan Downing plated two runs with a single in the seventh inning, but the deficit proved too much to overcome. Errors didn’t help the cause — Greenup County committed four as two of Hutchinson’s eight runs allowed were unearned.

Seth Boyle went 2-for-4 for the Musketeers, who continue play today in Vero Beach.

GREENUP    000    001    3    —    4    7    4

VERO BEACH    301    400    x    —    8    7    1

Hutchinson; Walton, Demeter (5), Wright (7); W—Walton. L—Hutchinson. 2B—Corso (V). 3B—Williams 2 (V).

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