Spain lifts Pelham past Chelsea

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PELHAM – Pelham’s Emily Spain provided the offense the Panthers needed to defeat the Chelsea Hornets 2-1 in the first round of the Class 6A, Area 8 tournament May 2.

Chelsea took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Spain hit a 2-run triple in the fifth inning to lead Pelham to the win.

Rebekah Fox pitched five innings for the win and allowed one unearned run on no hits with eight strikeouts. Whitney Gillespie pitched two innings for the save and allowed one hit with five strikeouts.

Jordan Gray went 1-for-3 for Chelsea while JoJo Johnson scored the one run for the Hornets. Caiti Davis pitched six innings and allowed two runs on five hits in the loss.