Lady Jackets' bid for state tournament falls short
“This was a very young team that we had,” said WCHS Coach Les Anderson. “Scott County showed us what a senior dominant team looks like. We have had tremendous growth this year and we will return next season with some experience under our belts. Our future is really bright. The next year or two will be pretty cool around Woodford County.”
WCHS freshman Claire Lehmkuhler pitched four innings, allowing 11 earned runs on 15 hits.
The Lady Jackets were led offensively by sophomore Abby Moffett who hit a home run and a double in the game. WCHS junior Leea Cole added a single for the Lady Jackets.
“Playing on this team and having these wonderful coaches around me has made me who I am today,” said WCHS senior Peyton Rose. “They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself, right up to the very last out.”
“Being part of this team has been amazing,” said WCHS senior Chay Hayes. “This team is in good hands and will still be a very strong team next year.”
The Lady Jackets defeated Paul Laurence Dunbar High School 8-3 in the 11th Region semifinal. The Lady Jackets scored four runs in the second inning and four more in the third to take the lead after trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the second.
WCHS eighth-grader Liz Edwards started the game for Woodford County. She pitched five innings, allowing two runs and walked seven. Lehmkuhler pitched two innings of relief, allowing no hits and striking out two.
Lehmkuhler hit a two run single in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game at 2-2. WCHS sophomore Delaney Enlow hit a two run single to give Woodford its first lead 4-2.
WCHS senior Bailee Ramnes hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning. Lehmkuhler hit an RBI single, scoring Cole and later scored on a two run single by Rose .
Edwards, who started off the game a bit shaky, settle down and did not allow a hit in the final three innings.