Lisenbee, Fields hit homers as Harlan ends district losing streak


Harlan sophomore Ella Lisenbee hit two home runs in the Lady Dragons’ 8-7 win Tuesday at Bell County.

The Harlan Lady Dragons broke out of a season-long slump in a big way Tuesday with an 8-7 victory at Bell County, ending a district losing streak that had reportedly stretched back to 2018.
Ella Lisenbee hit two home runs and Abbi Fields added one to lead the Harlan offense. Lisenbee had three hits and drove in two runs. Ella Farley added two hits. Abbi Jackson, Fields, Annie Hoskins and Mallory McNiel contributed one hit each.
Jada Boateng led the 4-1 Lady Cats with three doubles and a single in four at bats. Jordan Muncy and Camdyn Thomas added three hits each.
McNiel pitched six innings in relief, giving up four runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts and five walks, to earn the win. Lisenbee allowed three runs on four hits in one inning, with two strikeouts and three walks.
Mataya Ausmus pitched for Bell and allowed eight runs on nine hits, with eight strikeouts and five walks.
The 1-6 Lady Dragons continue district action Thursday at home against Middlesboro.
Harlan 400 031 0 — 8. 9. 1
Bell County 121 120 0 — 7. 14. 0
Lisenbee, McNiel (2) and Jackson; Ausmus and Greer-Gana. WP — McNiel (1-4). LP —‚Ausmus.