CHESHIRE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy softball team benefited from nine walks and six errors while claiming a season sweep of host River Valley Monday night following a 10-3 victory in a non-conference matchup between Gallia County programs.
Both teams produced seven hits in the contest, but the visiting Blue Angels (12-11) never trailed while scoring two runs in each of the first two frames for an early 4-0 cushion. Both teams scored a run in the third, but the guests followed with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure a sizable 10-1 lead through five and a half innings.
The Lady Raiders (5-12) countered with a run apiece in the sixth and seventh frames, but ultimately came up short in the seven-run outcome. GAHS also claimed a season sweep with a 5-0 victory at home back on March 31.
RVHS committed six of the eight errors in the contest and stranded 10 on base, compared to nine left on by the guests.
Violet Pelfrey was the winning pitcher of record after allowing two runs, six hits and four walks over six innings while striking out eight. Ashely Gilmore suffered the setback after walking nine and striking out two over seven frames.
Maggie Westfall and Kendra Barnes led GAHS with two hits each, followed by Kiersten Stanley, Micah Curfman and Alex Brumfield with a safety apiece. Brumfield’s hit was a solo home run to centerfield in the third.
Stanley, Pelfrey, and Makenzie Barr each scored twice in the triumph, while Curfman drove in a team-best three RBIs.
Chelsea Copley led the hosts with three hits, followed by Libby Leach with two safeties. Gilmore and Cori Williams also had a hit apiece in the setback.
Copley, Leach and Gilmore each drove in an RBI, while Copley, Leach and Mares each scored once.