After a week of waiting because of rain cancellations, the Letcher County Lady Cougars finally got on the field.
LCCHS traveled to Leslie County to take on the Lady Eagles. The Lady Cougars got on the board at the top of the first when junior Chloe Wynn beat out a third strike to first base. She scored on a fielding error by the pitcher. In the second inning, the Lady Cougars pushed their lead to 2-0 when senior Katey Mynster got on base by a dropped ball by the third baseman and scored on a triple by freshman Emily Blair.
The top of the third, the team got the bats going. Junior Micca Boggs started the inning off with a single. Sophomore Amelia Shepherd walked. Both Boggs and Shepherd scored on a fielder’s choice.
With two outs, senior Latisha Potter hit a doubled and scored on Mynster’s single. The Leslie County pitcher walked Wynn and Blair to load the bases and Frazier singled in Mynster. The next batter, Micca Boggs, got her second hit in the inning and Wynn and Blair came in to score, giving the Lady Cougars a 9-0 lead.
The Cougars got four more runs in the fourth by eighth-grader Kaitlin Creech, Mynster, Wynn and freshman Megan Miller. The Lady Cougars tacked one more run the fifth by sophomore Annie Boggs, giving the Cougars a 14-0 five-inning win.
Lady Cougar junior Adiah Cook held the Eagles to three hits and struck out four. The Lady Cougars, with a very much improved defense, made no errors.
Lady Cougars 3
Sheldon Clark 1
Friday, the Lady Cougars’ defense was tested in the top of the first. Sheldon Clark loaded the bases with a single, a mental error, and a dropped ball. The team stepped up and played solid defense throughout the rest of the inning and game.
Junior third baseman Micca Boggs got the forced out at home, junior Adiah Cook struck out the next batter, and Boggs caught a pop up at third to get the team out of the inning.
After five of the first six batters struck out, coach Bumper Adams gave the hitters words of wisdom. They must have listened. Junior Hailey Caudill started the bottom of the third with a double. After the next batter got out, senior Katey Mynster laid a bunt down the third base line and made it safely to first and moved Caudill to third. With Mynster stealing second and Caudill on third, junior Chloe Wynn hit a high fly ball to center, scoring Caudill. Freshman Emily Blair moved Mynster to third on a single to center, and the next batter, junior Lisa Frazier, singled in to center, scoring Mynster and Blair giving the Lady Cougars a 3-0 lead.
The next inning the Sheldon Clark got on the board when T. Ward hit a two-out double into deep left field, scoring B. Young from first.
Letcher Central had opportunities to score in the bottom of the fifth when Mynster was thrown out in a close play at the plate. In the bottom of the sixth, Frazier was left on third after starting the inning with a single.
Cook had another outstanding game, holding the visiting Cardinals to one run and four hits, while striking out three.
Letcher Central (2-0) was to host Belfry Monday and Cordia Tuesday, and will travel to Hazard on Friday.