The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers participated in the Lyndel Potter Memorial Tournament in Pikeville this past weekend and finished 3 and 1.
East Ridge 1
In the first game, played on Friday night, Jenkins faced East Ridge. Jenkins scored a run in the first inning when Melissa Bartley reached base on an error, and Mercedes Boggs hit a double to score Bartley.
In the bottom, East Ridge loaded the bases when Jenkins committed two errors and a walk, but the Lady Cavs held the Warriors there.
In the fifth inning, Melissa Bartley got a single followed by a double from Lexi Stambaugh. Mercedes Boggs then singled to score both runners to make the score 3-0.
In the bottom half, East Ridge led off with a double and scored after two fielder’s choices. With no other runs, the final score was 3-1.
East Ridge got 1 run on 5 hits. Jenkins had 3 runs on 6 hits, including 3 doubles by Lexi Stambaugh, Whitney Creech and Mercedes Boggs.
Clay County 2
In the second game — and probably the best game of the tournament — Jenkins and Clay County faced off.
Clay County jumped out first with 2 outs. L. Roberts walked and A. Roberts doubled to right to score L. Roberts.
It was 1-0 until the fourth inning and Jenkins showed some life. Whitney Creech singled and with two outs, Charity Niece doubled to right center to score Creech. McKenzie Gibson reached base on a fielding error and Taylor Johnson singled to right to score Niece and take the 2-1 lead.
In the fifth inning, Clay County tied the game up on a fielding error and two walks to load the bases and score on a fielder’s choice.
After seven innings and the game still tied at 2-2, they went into extra innings.
Playing international rules with a runner starting on second base, Lexi Stambaugh was placed at second. Whitney Creech reached base on an error, and Mercedes Boggs singled to load the bases.
Caitlynn Estevez received a walk to score Stambaugh, Charity Niece hit a sac fly to score Creech, and Boggs scored on a fielder’s choice to make it 5-2.
Clay County loaded the bases, but the Lady Cavs held on. Caitlynn Estevez got the win with a strong defense on 2 runs and 3 hits.
Jenkins had 5 runs on 8 hits. Charity Niece went 2-2 with 2 RBI’s.
Johnson Central 11
In the third game, the Lady Cavs played a strong Johnson Central team. Johnson Central sent 12 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring 7 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 errors.
In the fourth inning, Johnson Central sent 8 batters to the plate scoring 4 runs on 3 hits and 2 errors.
Jenkins scored its only run as Whitney Creech reached base on a fielder’s choice and got to second on an illegal pitch, stole third and scored on a sac fly by Caitlynn Estevez.
In the fourth game, Jenkins faced Belfry. Belfry scored first as a runner reached base on catcher’s interference, moved to second on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a single.
Jenkins answered with 3 runs on 3 walks and an error. Jenkins made it 6-1 after 2 walks and 3 hit batters.
In the fourth inning, Mercedes Boggs hit a solo home run to left field. Charity Niece reached base on an error and scored on a single to center from McKenzie Gibson.
In the fifth inning, Lexi Stambaugh got a single, got to second on a passed ball and stole third. Whitney Creech received a walk, and Mercedes Boggs had a sac fly to score Stambaugh. Caitlynn Estevez hit a double to score Creech, and Katie DePriest, who went in as courtesy runner, scored on a single from Charity Niece.
In the bottom of the fifth, Jenkins scored 2 more runs on one hit, two walks and an error.
In the sixth inning, Jenkins added 3 more runs on a Taylor Johnson single, Makayla Seals was hit by a pitch, Lexi Stambaugh singled and runs were scored on a fielder’s choice and a sac fly by Whitney Creech.