Lady Jackets down Lady Bears in All “A” Classic

Published 1:05 pm Monday, April 29, 2019

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets traveled to Owensboro to participate in the state All “A” classic softball tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Jackets took on the Raceland Lady Rams (17-7) in their first game, the Brown Lady Bears (2-7) in game two, and the Carroll County Lady Panthers (16-2) in game three.

After falling to the Raceland Lady Rams in the first game, the Lady Jackets notched a victory against the Brown Lady Bears, 13-1, in four innings.

The Lady Jacket defense held Brown in check in the top of the first as they struck out the first two batters and retired the third on a fly-out.

Much like their game against Raceland, Middlesboro got off to a tough start against the Lady Bears as their first three batters of the game were all retired.

After quickly retiring the Lady Bears, the Lady Jackets began to pour it on in the second inning, scoring seven of their 13 runs. Shelby Frazier blasted a two-run home run to give Middlesboro an early 2-0 lead. Aubrey Sowders and J.J. Brown added a single apiece in the inning.

Lindsay Buis and Macey Mink added a double apiece in the inning as well as an RBI each. With Brown grounding out to first base, the Lady Bears retired the Lady Jackets. But, the damage had been done, and Middlesboro held a 7-0 advantage heading into the third inning.

The Lady Jacket defense rose to the occasion yet again in the top half of the third, downing three straight Lady Bear batters.

Singles from Young, Frazier, Mink, Gent and Marcum helped Middlesboro add six more runs in the inning, as they pulled out to a 13-0 lead at the end of three.

The Lady Bears were able to add their lone run of the game in the top of the fourth on an RBI double from Kendahl Broyles, bringing the score to 13-1.

The Lady Jackets struck out the remaining two batters to secure a 12-run victory over Brown.

Frazier led the Middlesboro offense with three RBI on two hits, including a two-run home run. Buis added two RBI on one hit. Gent and Brown added one RBI each.

With the victory, the Lady Jackets moved to 9-10 on the season. With the loss, Brown moved to 2-6 on the season.

The Lady Jackets squared off against the Lady Indians from Hancock County, Tenn. Monday in Middlesboro.