Paintsville, Ky — For the first time ever the 8U Girls from Lawrence Co. captured a District Softball title by sweeping Johnson Co. two games to none last week at Johnson Central High School to advance to the State Tournament.
Lawrence Co. Cal Ripken 8U All Stars
Lawrence Co. 8 Johnson Co. 1 ( Friday )
In the second game the LC All Stars put the game away with a five run fifth inning and cruised to the District title.
The Lady Dawgs racked up 15 hits in the victory led by Jada Patton who went 3-3 including a two run Home Run, scored 3 times and finished with 4 RBIs, Gracie Woods went 3-3 and scored a run, Shylah Muncy went 2-2, Brinley Baisden went 1-1 with a run scored, Addalyn Woods had 2 hits drove in 1 and scored once, Aleaha Gillispie had 2 hits and 1 RBI, Brooklyn McCoy had 1 hit and 2 RBIs, Lauren Sammons had 1 hit.
Lawrence Co. 4 Johnson Co. 1 ( Wednesday)
In the first game of the District Tournament the LC defense was flashing the leather in route to the victory. The Lady Dawgs were flawless and didn’t commit an error.
On the offensive side Addalyn Woods went 2-2 and drove in a run, Braylin Davis and Brooklyn McCoy went 2-2 and scored a run each, Aleaha Gillispie had 1 hit and 1 RBI, Gracie Woods had 1 hit and scored once.
In a tune up game last night at Stella Moore the 8U All Stars beat Buffalo ( W. Va. ) 20-1.
Lawrence Co. will travel to Louisville this week for the State Tournament with Pool Play beginning with back to back games Friday morning at 9:30 against Germantown and then 11:00 vs Prairie Village
LC 8U Head Coach Katie Gillispie
“… Our first experience as an All Star team has been great. The kids really hit well this week even after the last minute switch to the pitching machine which was new to us. On the defensive side these girls were lights out. Holding a good Johnson County team to 2 runs in 2 games. Looking forward to the State Tournament this week!”