Edmonson County Softball Now 4-6 On Season
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Lady Cats dropped both games in a doubleheader last night: the first game against Trinity 7-5, then against Barren County 13-1 in five innings.
The Lady Cats were in control for most of game one, led by the pitching performance of 8th grader Josi Morrison. She pitched all seven innings while freshman Abbie Slaughter led the offense, going 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Edmonson County led 4-0 until the fourth inning when the Lady Raiders finally got on the board with two runs. The Lady Cats added one more in the 5th to lead 5-2 but Trinity rallied with five runs in the sixth inning to take the lead.
The Lady Cats were held scoreless in the final inning as they took the 7-5 loss. Trinity's Nina Wathen was credited for the win as she gave up 8 hits, walked four, struck out two and allowed 5 earned runs in a seven inning pitching performance.
Morrison allowed only two earned runs on 8 hits and three walks in the loss.
In the remaining box score, Katie Lindsey was 1-4, Kaitlyn Hyde went 1-3 with an RBI, Karissa Waldrop was 1-3 with an RBI, and Morrison was 1-4.
Edmonson County struggled on both sides of the field in game two against Barren County in a 13-1 loss. The Trojanettes struck first with two doubles and a triple in the first inning, as they took an early 4-0 lead.
Barren County continued to play add-on as they compiled a 13-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th. Edmonson County was able to put a run on the board on a sacrifice fly by Karissa Waldrop that scored Abbie Slaughter from third, but the deficit was too great as Barren County took game two.
Kaitlyn Hyde was 2-2 with two singles and Josi Morrison went 1-2 with a single. Pitcher Chloe Deweese went all five innings as she gave up 6 earned runs on 11 hits and three walks.
The Lady Cats are now 4-6 on the season. They are 2-2 in region play and 0-1 in District 12 competition.