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The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars posed with their coaches and a special fan after defeating Jenkins for the 53rd District fast pitch softball championship. LCC went on to win the first game of the regional.

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars posed with their coaches and a special fan after defeating Jenkins for the 53rd District fast pitch softball championship. LCC went on to win the first game of the regional.

The youth-laden Letcher County Central Lady Cougars continued a late-season climb by defeating Jackson City 11-1 in six innings Monday to advance to the second round of the 14th Region girls’ fast pitch softball tournament.

The Lady Cougars, who are coached by Jay Perkins and have only one senior on their roster (alldistrict performer Annie Boggs), advanced to the regional tourney by defeating perennial-power Jenkins in the championship of the 53rd District tournament.

The tournament took place at Jenkins on May 21. In the first game, Jenkins took on Cordia and picked up the win 15-0 in three innings.

Melissa Bartley went 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s, Ashley Wright went 2 for 2, and Whitney Creech went 1 for 1 with 3 RBI’s.

In the second game, Letcher County Central had no problem with Knott County Central as the Lady Cougars took the win 19-4 in four innings.

In the championship game, Jenkins and LCC faced off for the fourth time this season. LCC picked up the win, 7-6, in eight innings.

Both teams had nine hits. The difference in the game came down to defense. Jenkins committed five errors in the first three innings while giving up three unearned runs. LCC committed only two errors and the Lady Cavaliers could not take advantage.

Both teams moved on to play in the regional tournament held in Powell County, where Letcher Central won and Jenkins lost 3-0 on Monday to Estill County.

Lady Cougars team members in addition to Annie Boggs include Holly Baker, Lindsay Bentley, Emily Blair, Caitlin Boggs, Courtney Brock, Carlie Combs, Seanna Coots, Alexis Cornett and Cari Creech.

Also, Katlyn Creech, Savannah Hampton, Emily Johnson, Makaley Johnson, Bradlyn Polis, Cheyenne Stidham, Emily Stidham, Madison Stump, Katlynn Whitaker, and Sarah Wooten,.


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