The wins are hard to get so far this season, but Fillies coach Christine Garnett likes her team’s moxey.
“We get down but keep fighting back, but success has been hard to come by this year,” she noted after Tuesday’s game. “Maybe this inning will set the stage for the rest of the season.”
The inning she was referring to was the 10-run sixth in the 14-4 win over Campbell County.
Harrison County trailed early in the game as the Lady Camels scored two runs in the top of the first on two hits and two errors. Campbell County scored another run in the third to take a three-run lead on a single, a stolen base and an errant throw.
The Fillies scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Morgan Florence after Tiffany Snider had reached on an error by the Campbell County shortstop.
Harrison County took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Florence led off with a single followed by Ashley Coppage reaching on an error.
Kecia Stephens sacrificed the runners up a base and junior Lucy Boyers drove one deep over the centerfield wall for a three-run home run and a 4-3 Fillies lead.
The Lady Camels came back in the top of the sixth to score a run on a single, a stolen base and a wild pitch to tie the game at four going into the bottom of the sixth.
Harrison County sent 13 batters to the plate in the inning scoring 10 runs on five hits and four Lady Camel errors.
Snider started the inning off with a single and advanced on a passed ball and a Jayla Barton ground out. Tracey Hicks scored Snider on an error by the shortstop and advanced to third on Florence’s third hit of the night.
Coppage then drove one over the right centerfield fence for a three-run home run and an 8-4 advantage. Stephens and Boyers walked and Courtney Wiggins drove them in with a single to left center for a 10-4 score.
A force out scored the second out for the Lady Camels, but Snider reached on an error by the right fielder and Barton on an error by the third baseman followed by a double by Hicks that scored three.
Florence then lifted a fly ball to center that was dropped and Hicks scored the run to end the game with the mercy rule.
The Lady Camels imploded in the sixth committing four of their game total seven errors in the final stanza.
For the game, Harrison County pitcher Hicks gave up five hits, four runs, three earned, struck out 10 and walked two as she won her third decision of the year.
The win improved the Fillies to 4-9 while the Lady Camels remain winless at 0-8.
The Fillies traveled the previous evening to Paris to take on the Bourbon County Lady Colonels.
Coach Tony Sosbe’s team is having quite a good year as they entered the contest with the Fillies with a 6-2 record.
The Fillies struck first as they put together singles by Boyers, Snider and Barton to score a run.
The Lady Colonels came back in the bottom of the inning to tie the score on a single, a walk and another single.
In the third, Coppage drove a line drive home run over the right field fence to give the Fillies the lead again at 2-1.
The Fillies stretched the lead to 4-1 in the fourth as Hicks doubled driving in Wiggins and Emalee Little.
Bourbon County began its comeback in the bottom of the fifth when shortstop Brown hit a solo homer to cut the lead to 4-2.
The Fillies didn’t score in the sixth, but Bourbon County went on a tear loading the bases with two walks and a single to bring up Brown.
She blasted a grand slam to score four runs and give the Lady Colonels the lead 6-4. Bourbon County wasn’t finished though as they scored one more time in the inning on a walk, a single and a double.
Harrison County wasn’t finished either as Barton and Hicks led off the seventh with singles, but that was all they had as the next three batters were retired and the Lady Colonels came away with a 7-4 win.
“We fought hard but just fell short to a very good Bourbon County team,” said Garnett. “We proved that we can play with the better teams today so we just need to keep fighting and keep our heads up.”
Bourbon County went to 7-2 with the win while the Fillies fell to 3-9. The Fillies travel to Lexington on Wednesday to face Dunbar and again on Friday to battle Bryan Station and Frankfort High both at Bryan Station.