Lady Indians 5
The Lady Indians improved their district record to 2-1 last week by defeating the visiting team, Campbellsville.
“This was a good district win with good pitching from Natalie Bertram,” Coach Steve Martin said after the district win. “We also had several players who came through with big hits.”
After a scoreless first inning the Adair County squad put two runs on the board in the bottom of the second inning. Bertram and Brooklyn Coomer both reached on errors before Sidney Bright doubled down the right field line to bring them on around. Adair took an early 2 to 0 lead with Bright’s RBIs.
Whitney Turner singled in the third inning to get thing started again for the Lady Indians. Bertram’s double scored Turner and Coomer followed with a single but the two were left stranded on base as the inning closed.
Campbellsville began the fifth inning with a solo homerun to close the gap at 3 to 1 but the Lady Eagles left two on base in the inning to end the threat.
In the bottom of the sixth Adair County struck again with a two out rally. Hannah Absher started the rally with a single followed by a double from Jordan Janes and a single by Ashley Bragg. Turner reached base safely on an error that scored two more and put the Lady Indians up 5 to 1.
Campbellsville loaded the bases with three straight singles in the seventh before a popup to short for the first out. A 6-4-3 double play from Janes to Absher to Peck ended the game and claimed the win for Adair County.
Coach Martin commented that the double play to end the game was very smooth.
Lady Indians sweep Monroe at LWC Sports Park
Lady Indians 9
Monroe County 4
In the opening game of the doubleheader Thursday evening, Adair County got off to another quick start and scored all nine runs in the first two innings.
“We scored early and then let up a little but still a good win,” Coach Steve Martin said after the game.
After Monroe County went down in order in the top of the first, the Lady Indians plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Hannah Absher started things with a walk and Jordan Janes followed up with a single. Ashley Bragg then reached on a fielder’s choice, Whitney Turner drew a walk to score a run and Brooklyn Coomer blasted a double to score two more.
A scoreless top of the second for the Lady Falcons allowed Adair County to go up big after the bottom of the inning. Emily Janes, Absher, and Jordan Janes all three walked to load the bases and allowed Bragg’s double to bring around two runners. Another run was scored on Whitney Turner’s single that was followed by Brooklyn Coomer’s single and Sammy Jo Kemp reaching on an error.
MaKayla Matthews drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and Emily Peck walked to bring in the fifth run of the inning and to help put Adair County ahead 8 to 0 after two innings in the books.
Monroe County got one on base in the fourth but still failed to score. Coomer scored in the bottom half after reaching base on a walk and being drove in by Matthews double to increase the lead to 9 to 0.
The Lady Falcons scored four runs in the fifth on a walk, three singles, and two Adair County errors to trim the lead to 9 to 4 but got no closer as the Lady Indians picked up the win in game one.
“We had good patience at the plate,” Coach Martin went on. “A couple of defensive errors hurt a fine pitching performance by Matthews.”
Lady Indians 11
The Lady Indians kept the bats going in game two of the doubleheader as they scored seven first inning runs.
Monroe County put a runner across the plate in the top of the first to take an early lead but Adair County answered back quickly.
Jordan Janes, Ashley Bragg, and Whitney Turner all recorded a single while Brooklyn Coomer drove in two on an error. MaKayla Matthews continued the bleeding with a double, Sammy Jo Kemp hit a single, and Emily Peck singled to bring the inning total at 7 to 1 after one inning.
“Our offense came through again with runs early and we were able to stay in control of the game,” Coach Steve Martin said about the quick start.
In the second, the Lady Falcons plated two more runs before retiring the Lady Indians in order in the bottom half.
The Lady Falcons went down one-two-three in the top of the fourth before Adair County struck again. Hannah Absher began the attack with a walk followed by a Jordan Janes single and Turner reaching on error. Coomer drew a walk that brought around a run and Matthews single made the score 9 to 3.
Four hits and an error allowed Monroe County to score two more runs but the Lady Indians scored two in the bottom half to maintain a good lead at 11 to 5 after five innings.
Two more runs in the top of the sixth for the Lady Falcons narrowed the gap to four runs but would not get any closer as Adair County took care of business in the seventh.
“Pitcher Sammy Jo Kemp had good control of the game,” Coach Martin said. “We had errors that allowed too many unearned errors that we must clean up.”
After three wins in a row, Adair County is now 9-6 on the season.
Adair County was scheduled to have three district games this week, weather permitting. Today they are in Taylor County to take on the Lady Cardinals; tomorrow they will travel to play Bethlehem and Saturday play host to Somerset.
On Monday they will host Clinton County, travel to Russell County on Tuesday and Clinton County next Thursday.