Bell County cruises past Lady Lions

Published 2:21 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

After having lost five of their last six games, the Lady Cats were able to work their way back into the win column on Monday with two huge victories over the visiting Lady Lions from Pineville, winning both games 17-2.

“After losing five of our last six, it feels good to get back to winning,” said Bell County coach Alex Barnett. “I saw a lot more confidence out of the team in this game, a lot more than what I had seen for the last few games. We need to take that confidence and use it as motivation to finish out the regular season with. We are happy to get the wins but are eager to get back to work for the next challenge.”

Bell County dominated both games from start to finish on both sides of the field. Scoring 17 runs in both games while allowing two runs per game, the Lady Cats combined to outscore the Lady Lions 34-4.

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Amber Lawson led the Lady Cats in game one with three hits. Makenzie Napier added two hits and Mackenzie Miller added two hits.

Lawson also led the Lady Cats in RBIs with three. Raegan Robbins and Jordan Muncy added two RBI apiece to aid the Bell County offensive effort.

Lawson also started on the mound for the Lady Cats, pitching four innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. Alexis LeFevers started on the mound for the Lady Lions, pitching 3 1/3 innings, allowing 10 hits, walking five and striking out three.

With both victories, Bell County improves to 9-7 on the season. With the losses, Pineville falls to 3-12 on the year.

The Lady Cats faced off against the Lynn Camp Wildcats at home on Tuesday. The Lady Lions take on the Knox Central Lady Panthers on the road on Thursday at 6 p.m.