CENTENARY, Ohio — A little help never hurts.
The Gallia Academy softball team claimed a 2-to-1 advantage in hits and also benefited from seven Fairland errors Tuesday night during a 10-3 home victory in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
After going scoreless through two complete, the Blue Angels (2-0) found themselves in a hole as the visiting Lady Dragons plated three runs in the top of the third for a comfortable 3-0 edge.
GAHS countered with four runs in its half of the third for a permanent lead at 4-3, then the hosts tacked on three more runs in both the fourth and sixth frames to extend their lead out to 10-3 headed into the finale. Fairland (0-1) went down in order in the seventh, allowing the Blue and White to remain unbeaten early on in the season.
Gallia Academy — which committed two errors in the victory — outhit the guests by an 8-4 overall margin. Violet Pelfrey was the winning pitcher of record after working three innings in the circle, while Allison Shepherd took the loss for FHS.
Jenna Meadows paced the hosts with two hits, followed by Pelfrey, Kendra Barnes, Madie Burns, Alex Brumfield, Kiersten Stanley and Jessica Harold with a safety apiece.
Mollie Morris, Ellen Hinshaw, Maddy Kazee and Tiffini Christian had a hit apiece for the Lady Dragons.