The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Richmond to participate in the Kentucky National Guard Tomahawk Classic tournament. This was a good opportunity to see some tougher teams and see faster pitching to prepare for the All ‘A’ State Classic.
In the first game for Jenkins, the Cavaliers faced Western Hills from Frankfort. Western Hills jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning as Kenzie Ritchie received a walk, Taylor Slade reached base on an error and Torrey Hawkins doubled them in.
In the third inning, Hyatt for Western Hills got a leadoff walk, got to third on a single, and scored on a sacrifice bunt. Western Hills added another run in the sixth inning to make the final 4-0. Western Hills got four runs on four hits; Jenkins only had one hit, coming from Charity Niece.
In the second game, Jenkins played Bishop Brossart, which it will play in the All ‘A’ State Classic.
In the first inning, Lexi Stambaugh got things started with a double to center, stole third and scored on a double from Melissa Bartley. Jenkins took a 3-0 lead in the third inning as it loaded the bases.
Charity Niece got on from a fielder’s choice, Lexi Stambaugh singled and Melissa Bartley got a walk. Whitney Creech then singled to score Niece and Stambaugh.
Bishop answered with a run in the bottom of the third as Riley Gyth got a single and Lloyd reached on a walk.
Gyth went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a throwing error.
In the fifth inning, Charity Niece and Lexi Stambaugh had back-to-back singles, moved up on a wild pitch and Niece scored on a fielder’s choice from Caitlynn Estevez to make the final score 4-1.
Jenkins had four runs on five hits; Bishop had one unearned run on three hits.
In the third game, Jenkins faced a very good team, Oak Hills from Ohio. Jenkins loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs and could not score. That was the only threat Jenkins made.
Oak Hills took advantage of the Cavaliers’ mistakes as it beat Jenkins 12-0 on 10 hits and 8 Cavaliers errors. Jenkins only picked up two hits from Lexi Stambaugh and Melissa Bartley.