CENTENARY, Ohio — Get the lead and hang on.
The Gallia Academy softball team led 6-0 through three innings, Tuesday night, but non-conference guest Meigs began to rally back. The Lady Marauders ran out of time and fell by a 6-4 count in Gallia County.
Four hits and a walk led the three runs in the Gallia Academy (13-11) first inning, while GAHS hung another three spot in the third frame. Meigs (9-10) countered with two runs in the fourth inning and added another in each the sixth and the seventh, but GAHS held on for victory.
Violet Pelfry earned the win for GAHS after allowing four runs on four hits, while walking two and striking out one in a complete game effort.
Destinee Blackwell suffered the loss after allowing six runs on nine hits and three walks, while striking out four in six innings.
Pelfry and Alex Brumfield led Gallia Academy with two hits each, while Maggie Westfall, Jenna Meadows, Hannah Roach, Kiersten Stanley and Micah Curfman each had one hit. Meadows scored twice, while Westfall, Brumfield, Pelfry and Kendra Barnes each scored one run.
Devyn Oliver, Alliyah Pullins, Sadie Fox and Katie Gilkey each had a hit for Meigs, while Oliver, Pullins, Brook Andrus and Ariel Ellis each scored a run.