CAMPBELLSVILLE – The Adair County softball team suffered its second straight loss on Monday (April 15), falling to 30th District rival Taylor County in a road matchup. Host Taylor County managed to edge the Lady Indians 4-3.
Adair County, under the tutelage of head coach Steve Martin, owned two different leads before Taylor County pulled out a hard-fought 4-3 win.
Veteran Adair County pitcher Natalie Bertram, a junior, took the loss. Despite ultimately suffering the setback, Bertram controlled Taylor County batters after the second inning of the district contest.
“Both teams played really well,” Martin commented. “It was one of those games where we just didn’t get the big hit that we needed.”
Adair County struck first, scoring one run on a one-run double from senior Darianne Hall in the opening inning. Taylor County, however, answered. Homestanding Taylor County plated a pair of runs in the bottom half of the opening inning to move ahead 2-1.
But the Lady Indians would be heard from again, soon. The Lady Indians regained a lead in their next plate appearance. Adair County moved back out ahead 3-2 when freshman Brooklyn Coomer came through with a two-run triple in the second inning.
However, not to be outdone, Taylor County responded with two runs in the second inning to retake the lead, this time 4-3 and for good.
Neither team scored after the second inning as Taylor County hung on to claim the district win.
Adair County had runners on base in more than one inning after the second but couldn’t move them across home plate.
The Lady Indians were hosting Taylor County this past Monday evening (April 22) in a game that ended too late to make this edition.