Fillies error away Tuesday game at Montgomery Co. in 8 innings

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By Mike Aldridge

When your team outhits the opponent 13 to eight and your power hitter hits two home runs the chances of winning should be pretty good.  
However, when your team makes nine errors in eight innings your fortunes probably won’t be as good.  
That was the case Tuesday night for the Fillies as they traveled to Montgomery County and dropped a 7-6 verdict in eight innings.  
The 16-6 Harrison County girls started off well in the top of the first when Morgan Florence doubled with one out and Ashley Coppage hit her 14th home run of the year for a 2-0 lead.  
The Lady Indians got the runs back in the bottom of the inning on only one hit and two errors to tie the game at 2-2.  
Montgomery County then forged into a 6-2 advantage in the second when they put three straight singles together with a walk and three more Fillies’ miscues.
Faced with the four-run deficit, the Fillies began battling back with a run in the top of the fourth when Florence drove in senior Yasmeen Smith who had walked with one out.  
Still trailing by three runs in the top of the sixth Harrison County plated two more to cut the lead to 6-5.  
Florence and Coppage started the inning off with back-to-back singles followed by a walk to Sydney Motell loading the bases.  
Florence scored on a Jami Davis ground out and Motell scored one out later for the one-run deficit.  
Coppage hit a two-out home run, her 15th, in the top of the seventh to tie the score and Davis sat the Lady Indians down in the last of the inning to go into extra innings.  
Unfortunately, the Fillies went down in order in the eighth and senior Lady Indian Cheyenne Shepherd led the bottom half off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly to end the game.
Montgomery County improved to 13-7 with the win.  The Fillies will next host 13-6 Nicholas County Thursday night at Shirley Field.  
This will be senior night for the three Fillies seniors, Coppage, Florence and Smith.