Lady Wildcats struggle to find offense
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
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It wasn’t the kind of start Lady Wildcat softball coach Kevin Meacham was hoping for, but the first-year skipper did see some positives after the first week of the season.

Trigg County opened with six straight losses, including an 0-4 showing in the Hopkinsville Round Robin Tournament Saturday.

"They were so much more experienced than we were, but it came against some good competition that will help us in district play," Meacham said.

Trigg County lost a pair of games to Allen County-Scottsville 16-0 and 17-0. The Lady Patriots won the tournament and ran their record to 7-0 on the season.

The Lady Wildcats also lost to Hopkinsville 6-5 and to Franklin-Simpson 15-0.

"We were in all four games, but Allen County-Scottsville figured Ashley (Adams) out and scored some runs late to make it look worse than it was," Meacham said.

Allen County-Scottsville 17

Trigg County 0

The Lady Wildcats managed just two hits in the 17-0 loss to Allen County-Scottsville that lasted just five innings.

Felicia Crenshaw led off the game with a single, and Kayla Joiner added a second inning single before the Lady Patriot pitcher set down the final 11 batters of the game.

ACS led 3-0 after three innings and tacked on three more in the fourth before scoring ten runs in the fifth inning on two hits, six walks, and two Lady Wildcat errors.

Allen County-Scottsville 16

Trigg County 0

The Lady Wildcats only had two runners reach base and struck out ten times in the six inning contest in Hopkinsville Saturday.

Dakota Littlejohn was hit by a pitch, and Ireland Fuller walked to account for Trigg’s only two baserunners in the game.

ACS put the game away with a nine-run sixth inning helped by five hits and four Lady Wildcat errors.

Franklin-Simpson 15

Trigg County 0

Franklin-Simpson sent 18 batters to the plate during a 13-run second inning and were never threatened by the Lady Wildcats, who dropped the five inning contest to their Lady Wildcat counterparts from the Fourth Region.

Kayla Joiner’s second inning single turned out to be Trigg’s lone baserunner in the contest.

Franklin-Simpson only had five hits in the game, but took full advantage of eight Trigg errors.

Hopkinsville 5

Trigg County 4

The Lady Wildcats found their offense against Hopkinsville, but couldn’t overcome four errors that led the three Lady Tiger runs.

Down 1-0 in the second inning, Hayla Frye reached on a Hopkinsville error and scored on a Kalesha Williams sacrifice fly.

After Hopkinsville answered with a single run in the third inning, Trigg tied the game when Dakota Littlejohn reached on an error and later came around to score on another Lady Tiger miscue. Those were the only two errors by Hopkinsville in the game.

Trigg County took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning when Frye, Kayla Joiner, and Williams led off with consecutive singles. Ireland Fuller doubled home two runs to give Trigg County their first lead of the season at 4-3.

It would turn out to be Trigg’s last hit of the game.

Hopkinsville added two runs in their half of the fourth inning to take the lead for good and hold off the Lady Wildcats.

Ashley Adams allowed four hits in five innings and struck out two batters. Only one of the five runs Adams allowed was earned.

The Lady Wildcats opened the season with a 14-3 loss at Paducah Tilghman April 5 and a 6-1 loss at Dawson Springs April 8.

The Friday game was moved to Dawson Springs because Trigg’s field was too wet.

No other game details were available.
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