The championship game of the Allen Central/South Floyd Beaver Creek Classic was rained out on Saturday, forcing the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars to settle for second place in the tournament.
The Lady Cougars in the final game defeated Pikeville, 12-10. Letcher Central jumped on Pikeville early, scoring four runs in the first three innings to take a 12 to 3 lead. All of the girls got on base, but Junior Lisa Frazier bat was hot leading the attack with a double, triple and single.
Things then went south and Pikeville managed to cut the lead to 12 to 10 going into the bottom of the seventh. Junior Pitcher Adiah Cook got the first batter to fly out to third. Frazier threw the second batter out trying to steal second, and the last batter grounded out to third to save the win, which improved Letcher Central’s record to 15-3.
Lady Cougars 2
East Jessamine 5
The Lady Cougars advanced to the semis to play East Jessamine and found themselves quickly in a hole, as four of East Jessamine’s first five batters singled to take a 3 to 0 lead. The Cougars’ defense came to life, holding East Jessamine to one more run.
The Lady Cougars had plenty of opportunities to score, but always seem to leave runners stranded in scoring positions. The only scoring for the Lady Cougars came in the sixth inning with a two run homerun by Sophomore Amelia Shepherd.
Lady Cougars 18
Sheldon Clark 3
In other action last week, the Lady Cougars traveled to Sheldon Clark on April 30 to take on the Lady Cardinals for the second time in two weeks.
With the score 11-3 in the top of the seventh, the Lady Cougars got the bats thumping. Freshman Emily Blair started things with a single. Junior Lisa Frazier knocked in Blair with a double, followed with an RBI single by Junior Micca Boggs. Next, Sophomore Amelia Shepherd got an RBI double, followed by Senior Latisha Potter’s RBI double. Senior Katey Mynster singled in Potter and Junior Annie Boggs got on with a fielder’s choice and scored off an RBI single from Sophomore Carlena Gose.
The Lady Cougars traveled to Knott Co. on April 29 and defeated the Lady Patriots, 17-2.
LCCHS got on the board quickly with Amelia Shepherd’s bases loaded triple. Latisha Potter and Katey Mynster got on base and scored after hits by Annie Boggs and Carlena Gose.
The Lady Cougars finished up the scoring when Junior Chloe Wynn knocked in Gose and scored the second run of the inning after a triple by Emily Blair.