Lady Indians 12
Casey County 6
The Lady Indians traveled to Casey County last Thursday to take on the Lady Rebels who were coming off of two straight losses.
After a quiet first inning from both squads, Sammy Jo Kemp gets things started in the top of the second inning with a single.
With Kemp on at first, MaKayla Matthews drives one for an RBI triple to score the first run of the game.
Emily Peck would ground out on the next at bat to bring in Matthews to put Adair County on top 2 to 0 to close the top half of the inning.
Casey County started off the bottom of the inning with a runner on first after being hit by a pitch and the following batter reaches base on an error. The next Lady Rebels batter gets a pitch up high that she drives for a long homerun to put them ahead 3 to 2 after two innings.
The Lady Indians strike back with three more runs in the third after singles by Ashley Bragg, Kemp, Matthews, and Jordan Janes. The hits also scored Hannah Absher who reached base on an error and Sydney Bright who drew a walk in her at bat.
After retiring the side in order in the bottom half of the third, Casey County added a run in both the fourth and fifth innings to tie things up at 5 to 5 after five innings in the books.
The offense for Adair County began to ignite in the top of the sixth after Bragg started things off with a single.
Bright walked again and was followed by another single for both Kemp and Matthews who were brought on around by hits by Peck and Janes to help the Lady Indians go up 11 to 5.
Adair County and Casey County both added a run in the seventh inning to leave the Lady Indians on top and with the victory.
Offensively for the game Kemp had 3 hits and Matthews, Peck, Bragg, and Jordan Janes each had 2 hits. Natalie Bertram pitched a great game with only one big mistake as she gave up the homerun but she did record seven strikeouts in her winning efforts.
“We had a much better offensive effort,” Coach Steve Martin said. “The bottom of our lineup really came through for us.”
Lady Indians 2
Cumberland County 1
Monday evening the Lady Indians were back in action to make up a rainout game against Cumberland County. The Lady Panthers would get on the board early in the game but would make no more noise after that point.
“We got a good pitching effort from Natalie Bertram,” Coach Steve Martin said. “Emily Janes, Sammy Jo Kemp, and Brooklyn Coomer all made important catches in the outfield and an Ashley Bragg to Jordan Janes double-play really controlled the Lady Panthers offense.”
Cumberland County got on the scoreboard first with a run in the top of the first inning but pitcher Bertram would retire the next nine Lady Panthers batters after that point.
Adair County would finally get on the board in the third inning after a Jordan Janes single and a Bertram double drove her home to tie the game 1 to 1.
The Lady Indians would score the go ahead run and ultimate game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth after Sydney Bright reached base on an error.
MaKayla Matthews followed with a walk and Emily Peck reached base on an error to load the bases with Coomer up to the plate.
Coomer drew a walk to bring the runner in and put Adair County on top 2 to 1.
Bertram continued her ways on the mound by allowing only one baserunner in the last three innings of play to help Adair County pick up their second consecutive win.
Bertram only gave up 3 hits in the game while recording 8 strikeouts.
Adair County now goes to 3-3 on the young season and will be back in action after spring break on Tuesday as they travel to Monroe County and then to Caverna on Thursday.
“I’m really happy with this win,” Coach Martin said.
By Josh Withers