Moffett's big day paces the Lady Jackets in regional win
Franklin Co The Lady Jackets beat Franklin County, 12-7, in the District 41 championship May 23. Woodford jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings, but their lead was cut in half in the top of the third inning by the Lady Flyers. The Lady Jackets outscored Franklin County 6-4 over the final three and a half innings to seal the win. Lehmkuhler pitched seven innings, allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs while striking out six. WCHS sophomore Kasey Abel walked with the bases loaded, scoring Moffett. WCHS junior Emily Hestand continued her success at the plate with a two-run single to increase the Woodford lead to 3-0. Rose reached base on an error in the bottom of the second inning, scoring Lehmkuhler. Moffett singled to left field, scoring Rose. Abel reached first on an error, allowing Moffett to score and increase the Lady Jacket lead to 6-0. The Lady Flyers rallied for three runs in the top of the third on two singles, a walk and a double. The Lady Jackets had two runners on base in the bottom of the third when Rose lined into a double play to end the inning. Moffett hit a solo home run to open the bottom of the fourth inning, and Hestand hit an RBI single to score Abel. FCHS freshman Peyton Sutton hit a three-run inside the park home run in the top of the fifth inning to cut the Lady Jacket lead to 8-6. Lehmkuhler scored on a wild pitch and Moffett reached base on an error allowing Rose to score and increasing the Woodford lead to 10-6 in the fifth inning. Hampton hit an RBI single, and Cole drove in Enlow on a fielder's choice. Franklin County added one run in the top of the sixth inning, but Lehmkuhler retired the Lady Flyers in order in the top of the seventh. Moffett and Hestand led the Lady Jackets with three RBI each. Lehmkuhler had two stolen bases, and freshman Tatum Wimberly added one.