The Lady Wildcats outlasted Hopkinsville 2-1 in eight innings April 26 for their first ever win over the Lady Tigers in fast pitch softball.
Trigg County moved their district record to 2-3, which keeps them alive for a two or three seed in the district tournament, with a 3-1 win over Crittenden County April 29.
Sandwiched between the wins was an 11-1 loss at Fort Campbell April 27, keeping alive Trigg's win-loss-win pattern over the past five games.
Trigg County's record entering the week was 6-5 and their district mark was good enough for third place, a half-game ahead of Lyon County (2-4). The Lady Lyons beat Trigg 5-1 on April 15, but the teams play again Monday in Eddyville.
Caldwell County (5-0) and Livingston Central (4-1) lead the district standings.
"At times, we're playing really well, but our defense has hurt us at times. When we've played good defense, we've been able to play with anyone," said Lady Wildcat coach Curtis Higgins.
The win over the Lady Rockets was Trigg's third over their district rival this year, all by a total of five runs.
Crittenden jumped ahead 1-0 in the first inning on an RBI single by Jenny Doyle.
After that, Katie Moore slammed the door on the Lady Rockets, allowing just one hit over the final six innings with only two runners reaching second base.
For the night, the senior hurler allowed just three hits and struck out six while walking none.
Trigg County squandered a chance to tie the game in their half of the first inning when Lea Higgins doubled but was later thrown out trying to score on a ground ball to third.
The Lady Wildcats were able to dent the scoreboard in the fourth inning when Moore and Danielle Lancaster each reached base with one-out singles.
A pair of errors allowed them to score, and Felicia Crenshaw scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Ashley Guinn to give Trigg a 3-1 lead.
Six different Lady Wildcats had hits, and the Lady Wildcats were able to take advantage of three Crittenden errors.
Doyle took the loss for the Lady Rockets, who fell to 1-8 with the loss.
Trigg County 2
In their win over Hopkinsville at the Complex, both teams played to a scoreless tie before Hopkinsville pushed across a run in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Kayla Walker.
Danielle Lancaster and Megan Francis both singled in the bottom of the eighth and scored when Ashley Guinn's blooper to left field was misplayed for an error.
Leah Higgins had two of Trigg's six hits, while Guinn, Lancaster, Francis, and Molly Walters had the other four.
Amanda Bolton had three hits for Hopkinsville (10-7).
Katie Moore picked up the win for the Lady Wildcats, striking out two and lowering her ERA to 1.84 on the season.
Trigg County had a chance to break the scoreless tie in the sixth when Lea Higgins laced a one-out single to left and stole second base. But she was thrown out at home on a single to left by Ashley Guinn.
Hopkinsville loaded the bases in the third inning with no outs, but Moore coaxed three consecutive force outs to escape unharmed.
The Lady Tigers had another runner in scoring position in the seventh, but Amanda Bolton was called out for interference on a grounder hit to Guinn at short.
Brandi Cavanaugh was the tough luck loser on the mound for Hopkinsville, striking out seven and walking one.
Fort Campbell 11
Trigg County 1
The Lady Wildcats could not carry over their momentum from the Hoptown win to Fort Campbell the next night, falling to the Lady Falcons 11-1 in six innings.
Trigg County committed five errors that led to eight unearned runs for the Lady Falcons and led to the early mercy rule.
Felicia Crenshaw had two of Trigg's five hits off Lady Falcon pitcher Alicia Levin and scored Trigg's only run.
Levin struck out 10 Lady Wildcats and walked none in six innings of work.
Katie Moore took the loss for Trigg, giving up three earned runs on 11 hits. She walked two and struck out two.
Trigg County's game Friday with University Heights was postponed because of rain.
It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday May 11 at the Complex.
The Lady Wildcats travel to Hopkinsville Thursday for a game with the Lady Tigers before making up games with Lyon County and Caldwell County Monday night in Eddyville.