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Three Breckinridge County Lady Tigers belted home runs during a 10-4 win over Hancock County in a district contest at Vastwood Park Tuesday.
A 2-run hit by Ella House gave the Lady Hornets the lead in the first inning, but Breck’s Raelyn Adkisson replied with a 2-run home run in the second. A solo homer by Hadley Boehman in the third frame gave Breck a lead they would not relinquish.
The Lady Tigers later led 10-2 when Ashlyn White smacked 3-run home run in the fourth. House added a 2-run triple in the seventh before the final out was made. House was 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBI. Emmalynn Higdon was 2 for 3 with a double, Ella Staples was 1 for 3, and Baylee Estes and Kylie Westerfield both went 1 for 4.
Gracie Gaynor took the loss on the mound. She allowed 5 runs on 10 hits, with three Ks and no walks over six innings. Jordyn Waltrip allowed five runs on five hits, with no walks in one frame of relief. White got the win for Breck.
The Lady Hornets got themselves back on the winning track with a doubleheader win over Ohio County and Perry Central on Monday at Vastwood Park. The team’s season record stands at 17-8.Ohio County Kylie Westerfield had three hits and knocked in three runs during a 13-9 win for Hancock County over Ohio County in game one.
Baylee Estes singled and scored on a hit by Ella House in the first inning, but the Lady Hornets lead didn’t last long. The visitors countered with four r uns in the second and home team trailed by three runs.
Base hits by Rylee Higdon and Westerfield highlighted a 5-run third inning for HCHS, but the Lady Eagles quickly tied the score at 6-6 in the top of the third.
A double by Layni Roberts started another five run rally by Hancock and the Lady Hornets never trailed again. Westerfield delivered two runs with a line drive to center field and House later smackedan RBI double. Ohio County closed the gap to 11-9 in the fourth before Breze Riley singled in a run and later scored on a ground out by Higdon in the home half of the frame.
The Hancock pitchers and defense did the job the rest of the way.
Jordyn Waltrip got the win in a relief role. She allowed one run on four hits, with two walks over fourinnings. Gracie Gaynor got the start in place of the injured Lily Roberts. Gaynor allowed five runs on four hits, with one K and three walks in two innings. Emmalynn Higdon pitched one frame, allowing three runs on two hits, with two Ks and four walks.
Westerfield was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. House was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI, Riley was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Estes was 2 for 4 with one RBI and Raylee Higdon was 1 for 2 with one RBI. Ella Staples had one RBI.
Baylee Estes went 4 for 4 and Gracie Gaynor went the distance on the mound during a 13-3 win over Perry Central in game two of the doubleheader. The contest ended by run rule in the fifth inning. The Lady Commodores plated three runs in the top of the first and that was it for the Perry Central offense.
Hancock County rallied quickly by sending seven base runners across home plate in the home half of the same frame. Doubles by Westerfield and House and singles by Estes, Waltrip and Estes again helped account for seven runs as the girls batter around the line up.
A double by Waltrip and a two run hit by Estes highlighted a 3-run second inning and the lead was 10-3. Hancock County added three more runs in the fourth and Gaynor got three quick outs in the fifth to seal the win.
Gaynor allowed three runs on six hits, with three Ks and one walk over five innings pitched. Estes was 4 for 4 with three RBI, Waltrip was 2 for 2 with a double and one RBI, House was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI, Taylor Gibson was 1 for 1 with a double and one RBI, Westerfield was 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI, Hannah Coomes was 1 for 1 with one RBI and Raylee Higdon had one
By Steve Wimmer