• Rick Capone, Sport Editor

Lady Jackets mercy-rule Henry Clay in season opener

ABBY MOFFETT, a freshman on the Woodford County High School softball team, blasted this ball over the center-field fence for a home run during Woodford’s season- and home-opener on Monday, March 13. For Moffett, the home run happened on her first at-bat with the high school team and helped the Lady Jackets defeat Henry Clay 16-0 in a four-inning, mercy-rule victory. (Photo by Steve Blake/multiexposures.com)

As a light snow began to fall, the Woodford County High School softball team took to its home field for the season opener on Monday, March 13, and scored a 16-0, four-inning, mercy-rule win over Henry Clay. On the mound for the Lady Jackets was senior Bethany Todd, who kept the Lady Blue Devils in check all night long. After getting Henry Clay out in the first inning, Woodford scored four runs in the bottom of the first, two coming on freshman Abby Moffett’s home run in her first at-bat of her high school career. Woodford added five more runs in the second inning, one run in the third inning and six runs in the fourth inning to close out the 16-0 ballgame.

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