The Lady Aces and Lady Raiders put together complete games on Tuesday, using dynamic offense and defense to grab wins in their respective matchups.
Owensboro Catholic vs. South Spencer
The Lady Aces were able to extend their winning streak to five games on Tuesday, as strong offense led to a 7-3 win over South Spencer.
Owensboro Catholic wasted no time getting on the board first, using a two-out rally to open up the game’s scoring in the top of the second. It was back-to-back RBI singles that did the trick for the Lady Aces, as freshman Tyranda Stuart and junior Abbie Dukate gave them a 2-0 lead going into the third.
After scoring one more run in the third, Owensboro Catholic really expanded its lead in the fifth. Sophomore Maci Merrit’s second RBI single of the day started the rally, as Stuart and Dukate added their second RBI singles back-to-back once again to take a 6-0 lead.
Junior Lilli Grant then doubled to cap off the four-run inning and go up 7-0. And while the Lady Aces offense was clicking, eighth grader Hannah Robbins had managed to hold South Spencer through five innings.
They were able to break through and three runs off of Robbins in the bottom of the sixth and seventh combined, but the eighth grader was able to lock in and close the door on a 7-3 win.
Robbins finished her complete game in the circle, surrendering two earned runs on five hits, walking four, but striking out seven on her way to a win. Offensively Owensboro Catholic was led by the trio of Stuart, Dukate and Merritt who had two RBIs each, while Lilli Grant added one as well.
The Lady Aces improve to 19-8 overall with the win, as they will look to make it six straight in their first game of the Owensboro Catholic Classic at 7:15 p.m. on Friday when they take on Lyon County.
Trinity (Whitesville) vs. Muhlenberg County
In a game with offense hard to come by, it was a three-run outburst in the top of the fourth that ended up being the deciding factor in a Lady Raiders 3-1 win over Muhlenberg County.
Neither team was able to get any offense going early on, as it wasn’t until the top of the fourth that Trinity (Whitesville) was able to bring in the first runs of the game. The Lady Raiders rally started with back-to-back walks to start the inning, before an error on the Lady Mustangs plated the first run of the day.
Junior Allie Barnett earned a sac fly the following at-bat, before junior Allie Graham slashed an RBI single to left to take a 3-0 lead heading into the fifth.
Flash forward to the sixth and Muhlenberg County was finally able to crack the scoreboard with a run, but Graham was able to hang on in the circle and keep the Lady Mustangs scoreless for the rest of the game and secured the 3-1 win.
Graham was in complete control of the game on Tuesday, as she allowed one run on four hits, while walking and striking out a pair en route to the win. Graham also had an RBI on the day, joined by Barnett as the only other Lady Raider with RBIs against Muhlenberg County.
Trinity improves to 11-8 overall with the win, as they will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on Grayson County at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.