Louisa, Ky — Even though the weather wasn’t ideal Lawrence Co. ( 22-7 ) celebrated three seniors and then went out and beat Sheldon Clark 12-0 on Saturday afternoon at the LCHS Softball complex.
2019 Lady Bulldog Seniors
Ashley Hayes and Lillian Kinser hit back to back home runs to jump start the Lady Bulldog offense. Hayes finished with 2 hits and 3 runs, Kinser also doubled and scored 2 runs. Senior Amber Triplett had 1 hit and scored a run, Halli Caudill scored twice and had 1 hit, Kassidy Cavins scored 2 runs.
Allie Triplett struck out four and went the distance in the circle to get the win.
Rowan Co. 7 Lawrence Co. 5 ( 10 Innings Saturday )
In the second game on Saturday the Lady Vikings ( 22-9 ) scored 5 runs in the 10th inning and then held on for the road victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
Senior Amber Triplett had 2 hits and scored 2 runs, Halli Caudill had 2 hits and scored 1 run, Senior Abby Fletcher and Lillian Kinser had 1 hit each, Kassidy Cavins scored twice.
Allie Triplett pitched well for 9 innings before leaving the game because of an injury.
Lawrence Co. 6 Boyd Co. 5 ( Friday )
The Lady Bulldogs exacted some revenge with a road victory over the Lady Lions ( 20-10 ) behind Senior Abby Fletcher who went 3-3, Lillian Kinser had 2 hits, Mackenzie Methax 1 hit and 2 RBIs, Kassidy Cavins hit a solo Home Run.
Halli Caudill scored 3 runs, stole 3 bases and made a running catch in center field to preserve the win.
Ashley Hayes pitched 6 and 2/3 innings of relief to earn the victory in the circle. She also drove in a run to help her cause.
Lawrence Co. 9 Shelby Valley 1 ( Thursday )
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Mackenzie Methax who had 3 hits including 2 doubles to take care of the Lady Wildcats ( 11-10 ) at Home.
Seniors Abby Fletcher and Amber Triplett along with Lillian Kinser had 2 hits each, Halli Caudill and Kensley Feltner had 1 hit each.
Allie Triplett struck out 7 and picked up 2 hits to get the win.
Lawrence Co. will close out the regular season this week with a trip to Raceland tonight and Home games with East Carter on Wednesday and Belfry on Friday.
The Lady Bulldogs will be the #1 seed and host the 58th District Tournament which is slated to begin Monday May the 20th.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… Abby Fletcher will be missed more than anyone (outside the team) will realize. As a catcher she is the best in this area and you just don’t replace kids like that. If you step off the base too far, she will nail ya. Abby completely eliminates the running game. Abby will be a great player for Asbury. She will be missed.”
“… Amber Triplett has been around a long time and it’s hard to see her go. She is one of those kids that you always know will be giving you all she has. Amber is very hard nosed and I truly will miss this kid. UPike is getting a good one.”
“… Chelsea Fields is a great young lady. I hate that she is still struggling from injuries she received in a car accident before the season ever got started. She would have been a huge help to our team and she has been sorely missed. I hope and pray she will be successful in whatever she does in life.”