Middlesboro dominates Williamsburg in season opener

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WILLIAMSBURG — The Middlesboro Lady Jackets dominated their opening round match-up against the Williamsburg Lady Jackets in the 13th Region All “A” Classic on Monday.

Middlesboro (1-0) fell behind early in the game 6-2 before rattling off 21 straight runs en route to a 23-6 victory and a berth in the 13th Region All “A” Classic Tournament semifinals.

As last year’s 13th Region All A champion, Williamsburg was looking to repeat but couldn’t stop Middlesboro’s high-caliber offense.

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With 12 hits on the day from Middlesboro and five errors from Williamsburg, Middlesboro capitalized on every opportunity presented. Senior Aubrey Sowders led Middlesboro with two hits, one home-run, three runs and five RBI. She was followed closely by senior Shelby Frazier who went 3-for-4 in the box with three RBI. Sophomores J.J. Brown and Megan Gent also added two RBI each.

Williamsburg’s Bethany Stephens led the Lady Jacket effort going 2-for-3 in the box, scoring two runs with two RBI. She was followed Allison Caddell, who went 1-of-2 with two RBI.

Middlesboro is back in action against Lynn Camp in the semifinals. Williamsburg next faces off against the Lady Cats on March 25 at Lynn Camp.