Harlan clinched the top seed in district tournament action and closed out its regular season at 13-3 with a 10-5 win Thursday over visiting Middlesboro in middle school softball action.
Addison Jackson led the Harlan offense with a double and two singles. Ella Farley contributed two singles and an inside-the-park homer. Carley Thomas singled three times. Ella Lisenbee had a single and inside-the-park homer. Abbi Fields and Ava Nunez added one single each.
Thomas earned the win on the mound as she pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts.
“This is a special group of young ladies who gave me and assistant coach Scott Lisenbee 110 percent each and every day,” Harlan coach Conrad Thomas said. “We have coached these girls since T-ball, and they all have what I like to call the eye of the tiger. These girls are like family. I know when our team goes on the field they are going to give me everything in them to get the win. It’s been a heck of a year and it has been fun to coach them, but we aren’t finished yet. We want that district title.”