Lady Cats win in bottom of seventh

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By Kristin Beck

Carroll County (13-5) jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to maintain it, as host Henry County (10-12) clawed its way back into the game May 5. Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Alyson Stanley hit a leadoff triple to centerfield and scored the winning run on a sac fly to right field by Cheyenne Clark.

Sarah Hawkins gave up 10 hits and a walk in 6.2 innings and struck out three batters.

Henry County scratched the first run in the bottom of the first, but Carroll County returned the favor with two runs in the top of the second. Michaela Culver singled to left and scored on an RBI-triple to left field by Hawkins. Brittany Yocum hit an RBI-single past the shortstop to give her team the 2-1 lead.

The Lady Panthers scored another run during their next at-bat, as Kayla Williamson tripled and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Jenah Roberts.

Henry County tied the game after two one-run innings in the bottom of the third and fourth. The score remained knotted at three apiece until the bottom of the seventh.

Sarah Hawkins and Williamson each hit a triple and a single, while Mackenzi Hawkins also singled.