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PREP SOFTBALL: Lady Cardinals win twice

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By Josh Claywell

The Taylor County Lady Cardinals picked up a pair of wins in three games last week, beating 20th District rival Adair County and 5th Region foe Thomas Nelson sandwiched around a loss to Mercer County.

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Taylor County took control quickly against Thomas Nelson, scoring 10 times in the second on the way to a 15-0 win in three innings Tuesday night.

The Lady Cardinals pounded out 15 hits, with sophomores Autumn Henderson, Raegan Mardis and Addie Westbrook each collecting three. The trio combined for six RBIs and seven runs scored.

Junior Danielle Sublett finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs, while junior Kailey Thompson had two singles and three RBIs.

Senior McKenzie Carney struck out four and limited the Generals to one hit.

Mercer County scored 11 runs in the first four innings in Monday’s 12-4 victory at TCHS.

The Lady Cardinals were held to six hits – singles by Mardis, Sublett, Westbrook, junior Shania Cox, and seniors Sarah Botkin and Beth Veach. Cox, Veach and Westbrook each had an RBI.

Veach finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run as Taylor County beat homestanding Adair County, 9-4 on April 25.

Mardis had two hits and two RBIs and freshman Avery Smith singled twice and doubled for the Lady Cardinals, who led 5-0 through three innings. Sublett chipped in with two hits, two RBIs and two runs, and junior Mariah Cox was 2-for-4 with a double.

Carney struck out four in the complete-game win.

Lady Eagles go 1-2

Campbellsville dropped two games last week, losing to district rival Marion County and Monroe County and rallying to beat region foe North Hardin.

The Lady Eagles couldn’t get going against Marion County, dropping a 4-1 decision Tuesday night. They had seven hits, but were done in by four errors.

Freshman Kenzi Forbis held the Lady Knights to three hits, but struggled with her command as she walked 11 batters.

Sophomore Shallan Philpott homered in the bottom of the sixth for the Lady Eagles, who have lost 4-of-6.

Trailing 6-1, Campbellsville scored six times in the bottom of the sixth to earn a hard-fought 7-6 win over North Hardin on Monday.

Seventh-grader Jade Wheeler, sophomore Bailey Thompson and senior Caitlin Bright all came around to score when sophomore Sydney Wilson reached on an error to take a one-run lead with two outs in the sixth.

Sophomore Issabella Osbourne, seventh-grader Bri Hayes and Philpott each hit run-scoring doubles to spark the Lady Eagles’ big inning.

Campbellsville was held to three hits in a 15-2 loss to Monroe County on April 26.

Freshman Abi Wiedewitch doubled, while Hayes and Wilson each had a single. Philpott had one RBI.