The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers won one game and lost two during “pool play” of the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic fast-pitch softball tournament held Saturday and Sunday.
The first game for the 14th Region All ‘A’ champion Lady Cavs ended in an 11-9 win over Middlesboro.
Jenkins opened the scoring in the first inning after Melissa Bartley was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a wild pitch. Lexi Stambaugh was able to advance Bartley to third before Whitney Creech reached base on a fielding error that also scored Bartley. Mercedes Boggs then doubled to center to score Creech. Boggs stole third and scored on a passed ball, making the score 3-0.
Middlesboro loaded the bases on two walks and an error. The Lady Jackets then drew two more walks to make the score 3-2 at the end of the first.
Jenkins added three runs in the second after Middlesboro committed four errors and gave up hits to Melissa Bartley, Whitney Creech, and Mercedes Boggs.
The Lady Jackets got three runs back after two walks and a single loaded the bases, and a double to center and a single made the score 6-5.
Jenkins scored two more in the third. After Middlesboro allowed the bases to be loaded on two hit batters and an error, Lexi Stambaugh singled to score McKenzie Gibson and Katie DePriest to make it 8-5.
Middlesboro tied the score in the bottom of the sixth inning. After two singles and an error scored two runs, the Lady Jackets got a runner on with a walk and scored another run with a single to tie the game at 8-8.
With the game now in extra innings, Makayla Seals was placed on second base. After McKenzie Gibson laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Seals to third, Seals scored on a throwing error to make the score 9-8 in favor of Jenkins.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Middlesboro runner placed on second stole third and scored on a fielder’s choice to tie the game up again, this time at 9-9.
In the ninth inning, Lexi Stambaugh was placed at second before Whitney Creech doubled to center to score Stambaugh. Caitlynn Estevez then singled, scoring Creech and moving to second on the throw to home.
Jenkins got the 11- 9 extrainnings win with 11 runs on eight hits.
In the second game of pool play, Jenkins faced Walton-Verona.
In the first inning, Melissa Bartley and Lexi Stambaugh singled. After Bartley scored on a throwing error and Stambaugh moved to second on a fielding error, Mercedes Boggs scored on a Caitlynn Estevez single to start Jenkins off to a 3-0 lead.
Walton-Verona got a leadoff single and two walks to load the bases. Two fielder’s choices scored two runs and the score was 3-2 at the bottom of one.
In the bottom of the third, Walton-Verona sent eight batters to the plate, four of whom reached base on walks. A triple and a double gave Walton-Verona a 7-3 lead.
Walton-Verona scored three more runs in the fourth inning on four more hits, making it 10-3.
Freshman Rachel Spangler took the mound in the fifth inning, giving up one hit, one strikeout and no runs. She gave up another hit in the sixth inning hit, leaving the final score at 10-3.
Jenkins fell to Green County in the third round of pool play, 11-0.
Both teams were scoreless until the fourth inning. Green County got on the board first, breaking up a no hitter as the leadoff batter reached base on a fielding error, then went to second and scored on a double for the 1-0 lead.
In the fifth inning, Green County sent eight batters to the plate, connecting on four hits and scoring five runs with the aid of one error to make the score 6-0.
Green County scored five more runs in the sixth inning after sending 11 batters to the plate.