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PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cardinals lose twice

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By Josh Claywell

 

Taylor County dropped a pair of games last week, including a three-run setback to a 5th Region contender.

The Lady Cardinals beat North Hardin 14-4 on Monday after losing to region rival Green County 9-6 on Friday and falling to Boyle County 4-3 on Wednesday.

Senior McKenzie Carney went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBIs and a run in Taylor County’s win over North Hardin. Freshman Avery Smith collected four hits and scored twice, and senior Sarah Botkin had two singles and three RBIs.

Sophomore Addie Westbrook chipped in with two hits, two RBIs and a run for the Lady Cardinals (15-8), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Green County perennially is one of the top teams in the region, but the Dragons had to grind out a win over Taylor County on Friday.

Green County scored all nine of its runs in the first three innings, but the Lady Cardinals nearly pulled off a comeback when they scored five times in the sixth inning. Taylor County would get no closer, though, junior Abigail Keltner worked around a one-out single senior Sydnee Beard.

Junior Danielle Sublett hit a three-run home run to pull the Lady Cardinals within three in the sixth, while sophomore Autumn Henderson had three hits. Beard was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and junior Shania Cox also had two hits.

Boyle County scored a run in each of the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to hold off Taylor County in a game that was postponed April 26.

Cox, Henderson and Westbrook each had two hits, with Westbrook picking up a triple and also driving in two runs.

 

Campbellsville splits two games

The Lady Eagles went 1-1 with an 11-1 loss to Monroe County on Monday and an 11-9 victory over Danville on Thursday.

Monroe County led 3-1 before pulling away in the later innings, scoring four times in the fifth and seventh innings.

The Lady Eagles (11-9) had just two hits, with sophomores Shallan Philpott and Sydney Wilson each getting a single.

No statistics were available from the Danville game.