Lady Tigers rally for hard-fought win at Harlan County


Chris Jones

Harlan County’s Kerrigan Creech delivered a pitch earlier this season. Creech shut out visiting Clay County over three innings before the Lady Tigers rallied late for a 10-8 win.

By John Henson, Managing Editor

As the defending regional champs, the Clay County Lady Tigers will usually get their opponent’s best game after several years of domination.
The Lady Tigers lost several key players from their 2019 team and brought a 14-14 record into Friday’s game at Harlan County but showed they still have plenty of heart, coming from behind twice on the way to a 10-8 win.
Allie Rose Phillips led the Lady Tigers with a triple and two singles. Ellie Finley and Emma Deaton added two singles each. Chloe Bowling had a double. Emma Tuttle and Haley Napier added singles.
Bowling earned the win as she gave up 13 hits while striking out one and walking one.
Brandy Adams led the Lady Bears with two doubles and a single. Brittleigh Estep had a double and single. Jacey Lewis, Allee Galloway and Maddy Blair added two singles each. Brenna Early and Hailey Austin had one single each.
Creech gave up 10 hits while striking out six and walking one.
Harlan County will play host to Bell County on Monday. Clay County (15-14) travels to Owsley County on Monday.
Clay County 000 424 0 — 10. 10. 2
Harlan County 210 212 0 — 8 13. 3
Bowling and E. Tuttle; Creech and Adams. WP — Bowling. LP — Creech (10-7).