• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Lady Jackets ready for post-season

The Woodford County High School softball team clinched the 41st District regular season title when Frankfort forfeited their second meeting last Friday, May 12. With that win, and with a win at Madison Southern on Tuesday, May 9, the Lady Jackets are currently 23-5 overall, 8-3 in region play and 6-1 in district play. Woodford closes out its regular season this week, then prepares for the 41st District tournament at Franklin County on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24. In the game against Madison Southern that Woodford won 10-0 in a five-inning, mercy rule game, senior Caitlin Karo got the start in the circle and pitched four innings, had two strikeouts while giving up one hit. Senior Bethany Todd pitched one inning and had one strikeout. To get the win, Woodford score four runs in the first inning, three runs in the second inning and three runs in the fourth inning to end the game in five innings by mercy rule. After taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning, Woodford scored three more runs in the second. It began with freshman Kelsey Coleman on third base off a triple to right field. Freshman Delaney Enlow then hit a single, which scored Coleman to make it a 5-0 ball game. Then, following a single by senior Ariel Dailey, junior Peyton Rose hit a sacrifice fly ball to advance Enlow to third and Dailey to second. Junior Paige Hampton then hit a sacrifice fly ball to the outfield, which scored Enlow to give Woodford a 6-0 lead, and advance Dailey to third. Karo was the next batter and she hit a double to left field that scored Dailey for the 7-0 lead. The Lady Jackets next scored three more runs in the fourth inning. It began with one out, Lexi Braswell on third, Rose on second and Hampton at the plate. Hampton hit a single, which scored Braswell for the 8-0 Woodford lead. It also advanced Rose to third, while Hampton settled in at first. The next batter was Karo, who hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field that scored Rose to make it 9-0, and advanced Hampton to third base. Freshman Abby Moffett then came to the plate and hit a hard ground ball that made it into center field. The hit scored Hampton to make it 10-0. That score held and in the bottom of the fifth, Todd and the Woodford defense got Madison Southern out in order to end the game with a mercy-rule victory.

Post Season Info Softball The Woodford County High School softball team will participate in the 41st District tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24. The tournament, which will be held at Franklin County, begins on Tuesday with Woodford playing Frankfort at 5:30 p.m. If the Lady Jackets win, they will face the winner of the Franklin County-Western Hills game for the championship on Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Baseball The Woodford County High School baseball team will participate in the 41st District tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23 and 24. The tournament, which will be held at home at Chandler Field, begins on Tuesday with Woodford playing Frankfort at 5:30 p.m. If the Bat Jackets win, they will face the winner of the Franklin County-Western Hills game for the championship on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. Track Members of the Woodford County High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will participate in the KHSAA State Track & Field championships this Saturday, May 20, at the University of Kentucky. (See track article to see which athletes will be competing.)

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