CHESHIRE, Ohio — The Lady Raiders scored two runs in the top of the first, the rest of the night belonged to the Redwomen.
The Rock Hill softball team scored 14 unanswered runs and took the 12 run Ohio Valley Conference victory in six innings, Thursday ninth in Gallia County.
Rock Hill (12-5, 5-1 OVC) marked a run in the top of the first but River Valley (4-9, 2-3) countered with junior Chelsea Copley singled and scored on an error. The Lady Raiders weren’t done in the inning and Ashley Gilmore came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Libby Leach.
Rock Hill’s Jill Hairston hammered a grand slam to give the Redwomen the lead in the second inning and the guests never looked back. RHHS posted four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth, highlighted by a three run homerun by Brooke Hanshaw and a three-run homerun by Anna Darby with a two-run homerun, giving the Redwomen the 14-2 victory.
Jill Hairston earned the win, while striking out four and walking none. Ashley Gilmore was the losing pitcher of record and she struck out six, walked two and hit one.
Amanda Eddy led the Silver and Black with two singles, while Chelsea Copley added one. Copley and Gilmore each scored a run, while Libby Leach had the lone River Valley RBI.
Brooke Hanshaw led Rock Hill with three hits, followed by Hairston, Anna Darby, Kaci Russell and Riann Keating with two hits each. Lindy Simpson added a double in the win. Hairston marked six RBI, while Hanshaw added four.