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Fillies lose second straight with 10-3 loss to Bourbon

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Coppage hits two more home runs

By Mike Aldridge

The Bourbon County Lady Colonels improved their record to 8-2 Tuesday night as they defeated the Harrison County Fillies 10-3 on Shirley Field.  
Senior Ashley Coppage put the Fillies on the board first with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning after the Lady Colonels did not score in the top half.  
The top of the second was the beginning of the Harrison County problems. They committed four errors in the inning along with five Bourbon County base hits. The visiting squad also sent 12 batters to the plate scoring seven runs to take a 7-1 advantage.  
Fillies’ starter Jami Davis should have been out of the inning unscathed as an error at center and then one at second allowed the first two batters to reach base.  
The next batter drove the runners in with a double but Wagner struck out, which would have been the third out with no runs scored.  
Instead, it was the first out and two more hits and two more errors later the Fillies were seriously behind.  
Harrison County got one run back in the bottom of the second when Sydney Motell singled and advanced to second on an error followed by Shelby Ishmael’s RBI double to right.  But the next three batters struck out ending the threat.  
The Fillies loaded the bases with one out in the third and no one out in the fifth but failed to score as Bourbon County intentionally walked Coppage in both innings and the Fillies could not get the key hit.  
The Lady Colonels added three more in the fifth for a 10-2 lead and only Coppage’s second home run in the bottom of the seventh, her seventh of the season, changed the total to 10-3.  
Bourbon County gathered 10 runs with 11 hits and five Harrison County errors.  
The Fillies had only six base hits, two each by Coppage and Motell, three runs and Bourbon County committed two errors.  
The Fillies fall to 7-2 heading to Corbin for the Lady Red Hounds Classic on Friday and Saturday.