Lehmkuhler and Edwards dominate district foes
The Lady Jackets beat Franklin County High School 3-1 on Thursday, April 12. Eighth-grader Liz Edwards was terrific in the circle for Woodford. She pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and striking out 10 batters in her first start on the road.
“I felt great out there tonight,” said Edwards. “I felt like I gained confidence as the game went on and I think I was throwing harder later in the game. I learned pretty quickly that I just need to throw the ball hard and I have to trust that I can locate my pitches and get outs.”
The Lady Jackets scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning after WCHS sophomore Abby Moffett hit a two-run line drive double to center field.
The Lady Flyers scored a run in the bottom of the second inning on a single to right field. Woodford stopped the rally when WCHS sophomore Kasey Abel threw out a runner at second base on a stolen base attempt.
WCHS freshman Tatum Wimberly had an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning to increase the Lady Jackets' lead to 3-1. Edwards struck out a pair of batters in the bottom of the sixth.
The Lady Flyers led off the bottom of the seventh with a single, but WCHS senior shortstop Peyton Rose caught a line drive and threw to first for the double play to stop the rally. A ground ball out to Rose ended the game.
WCHS freshman Claire Lehmkuhler dominated the Western Hills Lady Wolverines in the Lady Jackets' 3-0 win on Wednesday, April 11. She pitched seven innings, allowing three hits and striking out 13 batters.
After a lead off single by WCHS sophomore Abby Moffett, junior Emily Hestand hit a two-run home run in the top of the second inning to dead center field.
In the top of the third, WCHS senior Peyton Rose bunted and reached first base on an error by the Western Hills' third baseman. Lehmkuhler scored from second base on the errant throw.
WCHS junior Leea Cole was two- for-three at the plate. Lehmkuhler led the Lady Jackets with three stolen bases.