• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Lady Jackets crush Campbell County

The Lady Jackets won 11-0 over Campbell County High School on Saturday, April 21. WCHS

freshman Claire Lehmkuhler dominated the game by striking out seven batters and allowing only two

hits in six innings.

WCHS sophomore Abby Moffett was on fire for the Lady Jackets. She hit the game-clinching, two-run

home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and also had a triple earlier in the game. WCHS sophomore

Delaney Enlow was three-for-three at the plate and drove in a run. WCHS junior Emily Hestand was

two-for-two and had a team high three RBI.

“We executed nearly perfectly today,” said WCHS Coach Les Anderson. “I was very impressed with

how they handled the Campbell County starting pitcher today. She threw off-speed to us and we were

able to smoke it. We normally struggle with that type of pitching but today the girls were locked into it

and made some great decisions at the plate. I'd like to see the girls stay consistent and if we do that we

should be fine. We want to be aggressive and attack situations when they present themselves.

Western Hills

The Lady Jackets beat the Western Hills Lady Wolverines 4-1 on Thursday, April 19 in a district matchup. Lehmkuhler was terrific in the circle. She pitched seven innings, striking out 12 batters and allowing one run on four hits. Enlow has been red hot at the plate as of late. After hitting a home run on Tuesday night, she hit a pair over the fence against the Lady Wolverines.

WCHS junior left fielder Leea Cole was two for two at the plate and drove in a pair of runs. WCHS sophomore Kasey Abel was two for three.

Scott County

The WCHS softball team fell to the Scott County Lady Cardinals 13-0 in five innings on Wednesday, April 18. Cole pitched five innings allowing 12 hits and 12 earned runs. She struck out three batters.

WCHS struggled at the plate going a combined two for 17 with eight strikeouts. Senior Paige Hampton and Cole each had a single in the game.

Frankfort

The Lady Jackets' softball team won by mercy rule, 15-0, over Frankfort High School on Tuesday, April 17. Lehmkuhler pitched three innings without allowing a hit and striking out seven out of the nine batters.

Moffett, Enlow, Hestand and Hampton each went three for three in the game and drove in a combined eight runs.

“We try to have a game plan for every time we step on the field,” said Cole. “We talk about the strategy and how we want to approach the pitcher. Our dugout provides great energy for us and it helps us stay excited and keeps our energy running high.”

Lehmkuhler struck out the side in the top of the first on 10 pitches. She then led off at the plate in the bottom of the first with a walk. After stealing second base and advancing to third on a wild pitch, she scored on a single by Rose. Moffett doubled to center field to drive in Rose, and Enlow hit a home run over the center field fence. Hampton hit a double to score WCHS freshman Tatum Wimberly, and Lehmkuhler singled to drive in the seventh run of the inning.

In the bottom of the second inning, the Lady Jackets hit three consecutive singles and took a 9-0 lead.

In the bottom of the third, Enlow and Hestand hit back-to-back doubles to increase the lead to 11-0. Cole singled and Hampton doubled to left field. The runners scored on a double by sophomore Kaleigh Poe and a single by eighth-grader Liz Edwards to end the game, 15-0.

“We executed very well in this game,” said Rose. “We are always talking about keeping our energy up no matter the situation. If we stay passionate and give a great effort then we will always play our best. Effort leads to performance and that is what we are trying to achieve.”

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