Lady Tigers Defeat Edmonson In Time Limit Game 3-2
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Edmonson County Lady Cats had an up-and-down couple of days as they traveled to Murray, KY to participate in the 2022 Spring Break Bash Friday and Saturday, April 8th and 9th.
Friday's games were called due to wet field conditions on Friday after several members had already arrived at the team hotel in Murray. Temperatures failed to get out of the 40s on Friday as the Lady Cats were greeted by snow flurries and high wind that afternoon.
After scrambling Friday night with multiple schedule changes with tournament officials, Edmonson County was eventually set to take on Murray High School during Saturday's first game. The games were held with what is known as a "75 minute drop-dead" time limit."
While both pitchers kept each of the other teams at bay, Murray struck first on the offensive side with a solo homerun in the 5th inning. Up until that point, ECHS freshman pitcher Julie Norris had not given up a single hit.
Norris went 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and no walks while striking out 8. She gave up 3 earned runs.
Lady Cat catcher Annie Kiper doubled in the top of the 6th, then stole third and scored on an errant throw to tie the game, 1-1.
Edmonson County then took the 2-1 lead when senior Alexa Henderson hit her 7th homerun of the season, a solo shot to left field.
With the time limit running out, Murray was able to reach base in the bottom of the 6th on a double, and then score on another double to tie the game. The third consecutive double by the Lady Tigers in the inning was all that was needed to win the game 3-2 as time expired.
Henderson paced the Lady Cats on offense with a homer and a single. Kiper went 1-4 on a double and Kaylee Ann Sanders went 1-4 with a single.
Murray's Kylie Chapman gave up 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and walked none, while striking out 8.
Edmonson County is now 2-7 on the season and will take on Crittenden County later tonight.