Whitesburg KY

Lady Cavs get their 26th win

The Jenkins Lady Cavs traveled to Shelby Valley High School on Saturday and picked up their 26th win, beating Valley 13-1

Shelby Valley committed seven errors. For Jenkins, Kayla Stambaugh went 3-5 with three stolen bases, Melissa Bartley also went 3-5, Mercedes Boggs went 2-4 with two stolen bases. Caitlynn Estevez pitched a three-hit, one-run game with seven strikeouts. Jenkins improved its record to 26-9.

Jenkins traveled to face Harlan Independent on Friday night and fell 6-5.

The Lady Cavaliers scored first as Kayla Stambaugh, Melissa Bartley and Mercedes Boggs all singled, and Boggs brought in Stambaugh to score.

Harlan scored in the second with a triple and a single to tie it up 1-1.

Jenkins took the lead in the fifth as Stambaugh singled and was moved over with a sacrifice bunt from Bartley. Stambaugh stole third and scored on a fielder’s choice from Charity Niece.

Harlan answered in the bottom half with one single, a walk, and two Jenkins errors to get a 3-2 lead.

In the sixth inning, Jenkins got a single from Ashley Wright, a sacrifice bunt from Caitlynn Estevez to move Wright to second, and a passed ball to move her to third. Ally DePriest hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Wright to tie the game.

In the bottom, Jenkins gave up one run on an error and a passed ball to give Harlan back the lead 3-4.

In the top of the seventh, Jenkins reclaimed the lead as Stambaugh singled, then stole second and third, and Bartley doubled to bring in Stambaugh. Boggs then doubled to bring in Bartley and gave the Lady Cavs the 5-4 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh. Harlan got one single and three walks, Jenkins committed one error, and Harlan came away with the 6-5 win.

May 17 was Senior Night as the Lady Cavs said goodbye to Kayla Stambaugh and Ashley Wright.

The Lady Cavs took an 11-1 win in five innings as they put seven runs on the board in the first inning, two runs in the second and one run in the fourth and fifth.

Seniors Stambaugh and Wright went 2 for 3 at the plate, and both had 3 RBI’s. Stambaugh stole four bases and Wright stole two. Mercedes Boggs went 3-3 at the plate with three stolen bases. Kayla Stambaugh struck out 11 batters and picked up her 19th win, and Jenkins improved its record to 25-8.

On May 15, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to take on the Harlan County Lady Black Bears.

Jenkins jumped out early as Kayla Stambaugh was hit by a pitch, then Melissa Bartley laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Stambaugh over. Charity Niece reached on an error and Stambaugh scored. Niece then scored on a single from Mercedes Boggs, and Boggs scored on a fielder’s choice from Brittany Mullins.

That was all the Lady Cavs needed as Stambaugh scattered four hits and Harlan scored in the fourth inning with one hit and three Jenkins errors. Jenkins took the 3-1 win and Kayla Stambaugh picked up her 18th win. Jenkins improved its record 24-8.

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