Softball recap (April 18): OHS, THS

April 19, 2023 | 12:03 am

Updated April 19, 2023 | 1:51 am

The Lady Devils and the Lady Raiders couldn’t string together enough offense on Tuesday, falling in respective home and road losses to Breckinridge County and Hancock County.

Owensboro vs Breckinridge County 

The Lady Devils couldn’t muster up enough offense late on Tuesday, falling just short in an offensive showcase against Breckinridge County 14-12 at home.

Owensboro had the momentum early on, entering the third inning having scored two in the first, four in the second and three in the third to hold on to a 9-7 lead heading into the fourth inning. However, the Lady Tigers kept fighting back in the middle of the game, getting a pair of runs in the top of the fourth on some good baserunning and four more in the fifth on an array of hits and an error to take a 13-9 lead into the bottom of the fifth.

The Lady Devils were able to shrink their deficit in the bottom half of the inning though, as a leadoff double from sophomore Addison Hill led to an RBI single from sophomore Ellington Embry and an RBI double from senior K’Asia Palmer to make it a 13-11 game heading into the sixth.

But Owensboro’s fourth error of the day came back to bite them in the top of the sixth, allowing one more which nullified the run they went on to score in the bottom of the seventh—ultimately leading to a 14-12 win for Breckinridge County.

Palmer pitched the first 1 ⅔  innings of the day for the Lady Devils, allowing three earned runs—five total—on four hits and two walks while striking out one. Sophomores Kirsten Tindle and Alyssa Rhineburger handled 2 ⅔ innings of relief each on the night as well, allowing eight runs—four total— on eight hits and two strikeouts and one unearned run on two hits respectively.

Junior Sophie Moorman led the way at the plate with three RBIs, while sophomore Hessi Johnson and Palmer both had two each and Embry and Hill had one each. Owensboro falls to 4-12 with their third consecutive loss, now looking to bounce back in a tough district matchup with Owensboro Catholic on the road at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Trinity (Whitesville) vs Hancock County

The Lady Raiders couldn’t figure out junior Lily Roberts on Tuesday and also had eight errors on the day, leading to the 10-0 home loss to Hancock County.

The Lady Hornets had control of the game right from the jump, grabbing five runs in the first three innings of the game to take a 5-0 lead. Roberts then went to work, allowing just two hits and one walk over the course of five innings while striking out 13 to get the win.

Meanwhile, senior Allie Graham didn’t get much help from her defense in the five-inning start, allowing two earned runs—nine total—on seven hits and four walks while striking out one. Seventh grader Sophie Hatfield then allowed one earned run on walk and two strikeouts in the final inning of relief, while Graham, junior Georgia Howard and senior Abby Payne were the lone players to record a hit for the Lady Raiders in the 10-0 loss.

Trinity falls to 9-11 overall with the loss, as they now look to bounce back on the road against Edmonson County at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

April 19, 2023 | 12:03 am

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