The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers played in the Mayfield Ice Creamier Lady Eagles Classic in Johnson County Friday night.
In the first game, Kayla Stambaugh took the mound against Pikeville. Jenkins struggled and played flat and could only come up with two hits from Kayla Stambaugh and Melissa Bartley. The Lady Cavs helped Pikeville with five walks, four errors, and giving up three unearned runs. Stambaugh only gave up two hits and had seven strikeouts, but Pikeville came out with the 5-0 win.
In the second game of the night, Caitlynn Estevez took the mound to face Paintsville. Paintsville did damage, scoring eight runs in the first two innings off of nine hits and a Jenkins error. The Lady Cavs did not come to life until the fourth inning with Paintsville committing an error and two hits from Mercedes Boggs and Randee Phillips scoring three runs. Jenkins added another run in the sixth with Mercedes Boggs reaching base on an error, stealing second and third, and being driven in on a fielder’s choice by Ashley Wright. Jenkins fell to Paintsville 8-4.
On Saturday afternoon, Jenkins faced Pike Central and Kayla Stambaugh took the mound to pitch a two-hit shut out with five strikeouts. The Lady Cavs came out with good hitting and base running. Kayla Stambaugh went 2-for-2, scoring three and having five stolen bases, Charity Niece had one hit, one run, and one RBI, and Mercedes Boggs had one hit, one run, and three stolen bases. Randee Phillips added one run, and Ashley Wright had one hit. Jenkins came out on top of Pike Central 7-0.
In the second game of the day on Saturday, Jenkins faced off against Letcher County Central. Caitlynn Estevez took the mound for the Lady Cavs as LCC stepped up to the plate.
The Lady Cougars started off with two singles driven in by a double from K. Creech. In the bottom half of the first, Kayla Stambaugh led off with a single, and stole second and third. Mercedes Boggs brought her in on a fielder’s choice. Melissa Bartley reached first on an error and was brought home on a single by Randee Phillips to make the score 2-2.
In the bottom of the third, Stambaugh led off with a single and stole second. Mercedes Boggs singled to bring in Stambaugh, Boggs stole second and Phillips singled to bring in Boggs. Phillips scored on a throwing error and Jenkins took the lead 5-2.
In the fourth inning, Kayla Stambaugh took the mound for Jenkins. Coots got a double for LCC and Makayley Johnson singled to bring in Coots to cut the lead 5-3.
In the fifth inning, Mercedes Boggs singled and stole second, and Randee Phillips reached first on a fielding error, scoring Boggs to put Jenkins up 6-3.
In the sixth inning, Ally De- Priest led off with a single and got to third on a passed ball, and Brittany Mullins reached base on a walk and stole second. DePriest scored during a Mullins run down, and Mullins reached third on a passed ball. Kayla Stambaugh singled in Mullins and Stambaugh stole second, third and home. Melissa Bartley hit a single, stole second and third, and scored on a passed ball to make the final score 10-3.
Caitlynn Estevez pitched three innings and had two strikeouts and gave up two hits and two runs. Kayla Stambaugh pitched four innings and had two strikeouts and gave up three hits and one run to pick up her sixth win; she also had six stolen bases for the game.
Jenkins had two wins and two losses for the tourney, and Letcher County Central had a win against Shelby Valley and three losses.