Darren Doyle, story and photos
The Lady Cats had no trouble with the struggling Metcalfe County Hornets this past Thursday night at James Woodcock Field as they won 15-0 in 4 innings on softball Senior Night.
Seven seniors were honored along with their families in an emotional pre-game ceremony. Seniors Rachael Duncan, Carsan Logsdon, Jhonna Basil, Rebecca Massey, Kayla Whittington, Maddie Stice, and Alex Whitfill enjoyed the night as the Lady Cats improved to 20-10 on the season with two games left to go before the district tournament.
"It's always emotional for seniors on senior night, and a little more for us this year with our situation, but I think we did a good job of keeping our emotions in check tonight and things took care of themselves," said head coach Jeremy Garmon.
Garmon said the win was uplifting to his team after two straight losses, the last being an 11-0 shutout against a very good Warren East team. "After this win, I think we're back where we need to be, after these tough losses. We had three of our starters hurt in a week and we had some girls out. Everyone was back tonight and everyone contributed, so I think we're back where we need to be."
Rachael Duncan pitched the four inning shutout. She gave up only two hits, one walk, and struck out three.
The Lady Cats showed aggressive offense early, batting around and scoring 9 runs in the first inning. Senior Kayla Whittington led the charge, going 4-4 with 3 RBI's on the night. Sophomore Megan Dockery also had a big night, going 3-3 with 3 RBI's.
Other Lady Cats helping the offense were Simon going 1-4, Massey was 1-4, Basil was 1-3 with 2 RBI's, Whitfill went 1-3 with 2 RBI's, Stice was 1-3 with 1 RBI, and Duncan helped herself, going 2-3 with 2 RBI's.
The Lady Cats face Bowling Green at home Monday night and Hart County at home on Tuesday night. The Lady Cats are now ranked third in Region 3 standings and will be the number two seed in the upcoming district tournament that is scheduled to begin May 24th at Whitesville Trinity.