• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Lady Jackets bats on fire

The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets won 12-1 over Madison Central High School on Thursday, April 26. WCHS freshman Claire Lehmkuhler had a terrific outing in the circle. She struck out 14 batters in seven innings, while allowing five hits and surrendering one run.

The Lady Jackets scored in the top of the first on a RBI single by WCHS sophomore Delaney Enlow.

The Lady Indians tied the game in the bottom of the first inning on a long double, but Lehmkuhler stopped the rally with a pair of strikeouts to end the inning.

In the top of the fourth inning, Enlow hit a long two-run home run to left field to give the Lady Jackets a 3-1 lead.

WCHS sophomore Abby Moffett hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to increase the Woodford lead to 5-1.

WCHS senior Peyton Rose hit a two-run single in the top of the sixth inning and Moffett hit her second two-run home run of the game to make the score 10-1.

Lehmkuhler struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to close the game.

The WCHS softball team crushed the Frankfort High School Lady Panthers on Wednesday, April 25 at Capitol View Park. Eighth-grader Liz Edwards started the game for the Lady Jackets and she pitched four scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and striking out nine batters.

The Lady Jackets scored in the top of the first inning on a single by Rose and a two-run home run by Moffett. WCHS senior Paige Hampton doubled to center field and Edwards drove her in with an RBI single to make the score 4-0. Edwards struck out the side in the bottom of the first.

Moffett drove in a pair of runs in the top of the second with a double that hit the top of the center field fence. Enlow knocked in Moffett with an RBI single and Hampton drove in Enlow with a rocket to center field. WCHS junior Emily Hestand hit a RBI double to center field to make the lead 9-0. Edwards drove in the 10th run for the Lady Jackets on a double to center. She struck out two batters in the bottom of the second inning.

Enlow hit a line drive home run to center field in the top of the third inning to increase the Lady Jacket lead to 12-0.

Edwards struck out a pair of batters in the bottom of the third.

Hestand led off the top of the fourth inning with a a double and Edwards drover her in with a RBI single up the middle. Eighth-grader Tori Cravens had a sacrifice fly to increase the Woodford lead to 14-0. Lehmkuhler hit an RBI single to right field, scoring Cravens. Moffett drove home Lehmkuhler for the final run of the game.

Edwards finished the game by striking out the final two batters she faced.

“I feel really good about my rhythm at the plate right now,” said Moffett. “The team is in a really good place and everyone is hitting well from the slappers to the power bats. Les (Coach Anderson) works really hard with us so that we are always prepared.”

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