Lady Knights have 3-1 week

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By Jessica Veatch and Josh Veatch

The Marion County Lady Knights softball team was able to get in four games last week, taking away three wins. Marion County played three district games, winning two out of three of those, taking their district standings to 2-1.
“We are still in good shape as far as the No. 1 seed for the district goes,” Head Coach Trent Milby said. “We just need to win out at home in district games, and we should be in good shape for the No. 1 seed.”
The Lady Knights overall record now stands at 9-5 after last week’s action.
“We played really well on defense and hit the ball well until Friday,” Milby said.  

Marion County 0, Adair County 1
Friday night, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team traveled to Columbia to take on the Adair County Lady Indians. Marion County was held scoreless in the contest, only mustering three hits. Coach Milby said that the team just couldn’t get anything going against Adair County. The team ended up losing 1-0 in the district game, with their district standings now at 2-1 and overall record at 9-5.
Marion County was able to keep Adair County off of the scoreboard until the third inning, when they picked up one run, which proved to be the deciding factor in the game. However, the Lady Knights couldn’t put anything together to push a run across for themselves.
Coco May had two of the three hits for the Lady Knights’ offense, with Evan Thompson contributing one to the cause.
Allye Hamilton took the loss from the mound, giving up the one run to Adair County. Hamilton gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out three batters in the outing.
    R    H    E
Marion     0  0  0  0  0  0  0 -  0  3  1
Adair County     0  0  1  0  0  0  0 -  1  6  3

Boyle 2, Marion 10
The Marion County Lady Knights softball team hosted Boyle County on Thursday at Talley Field. Marion County was able to take advantage of nine hits and seven Boyle County errors to pick up the win, taking their record to 9-4.
The Lady Knights were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and would never look back. They would go on to score one run in the second inning and five runs in the third inning while holding Boyle County scoreless. Boyle County would score one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but it would not be enough. The Lady Knights pushed another run across in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings, and would not let Boyle County score again to claim a 10-2 victory in the contest.
Junior Emily Fenwick led the Lady Knights’ offense with three hits, while Tiffany Sapp, Jordan Thomas, Allison Mattingly, Ann Morgan Reynolds, Casey Walls, and Coco May each contributed one in the ten run outing.
Ashley Walls claimed the win on the mound, only allowing Boyle County two runs on the scoreboard. Walls gave up seven hits, no walks, and struck out two batters.
    R     H    E
Boyle      0   0   0   1   1   0   0 -   2   7   7
Marion     2   1   5   1  1  0    0 -  10  9   6
Marion 6, Taylor 5
The Marion County Lady Knights softball team traveled to Campbellsville on Tuesday of last week to take on the Taylor County Lady Cardinals, a district rival. The Lady Knights were able to take advantage of six hits and six Taylor County errors to hold on to a 6-5 win, taking their overall record to 8-4 and their district standings to 2-0.
Neither team could get on the scoreboard through the first three innings, with six combined strikeouts. However, both teams would explode in the fourth inning, Marion County putting up three and Taylor County four runs. Marion County used four errors and a hit in the fourth inning to score their three runs, while Taylor took advantage of two errors, two walks, a hit, and a sacrifice to put across their four runs.  The Lady Knights would score three more runs in the top of the sixth inning, using three hits, a Taylor County error, and a sacrifice bunt.  Marion County would then allow Taylor County to put one run across in the bottom of the sixth, taking the score to 6-5 which proved to be the final score.
Senior Casey Walls led Marion County’s offense with two hits, while Tiffany Sapp, Jordan Thomas, Ann Morgan Reynolds, and Coco May chipped in one hit each.
Marion County’s Allye Hamilton was the winning pitcher in the contest, pitching six and a third innings.  Hamilton gave up five runs, three hits, and seven walks while striking out six Taylor County batters.  In the seventh inning with one out, freshman Ashley Walls took over the pitching duties, and was able to get two outs without allowing the Lady Cardinals to score.
    R    H    E
Marion     0   0   0   3   0   3   0 - 6    6    5
Taylor     0   0   0   4   0   1   0 - 5   3   6

Marion 10, C-ville 0
Monday of last week, the Marion County Lady Knights softball team went on the road to play Campbellsville, a district game.  The Lady Knights used a strong performance from Ashley Walls and solid defense to claim the victory in six innings with a final score of 10-0, and take their record to 7-4 overall.
In the top of the first inning, the Lady Knights would use a walk, an RBI double by Allison Mattingly, and two sacrifices to jump on the scoreboard early with a 3-0 lead. Marion County would score two more runs in the third inning off of two hits and a sacrifice. The Lady Knights would have big innings in the fifth and sixth as well, scoring three runs in each, taking their total runs to ten. All the while, Marion County managed to hold Campbellsville scoreless throughout the six innings, helping the Lady Knights to run rule the Lady Eagles.
Seniors Tiffany Sapp and Allison Mattingly were the Lady Knights’ offensive leaders, each contributing three hits. Emily Fenwick and Evan Thompson each chipped in one hit in the contest.
Freshman Ashley Walls took the win from the mound, holding Campbellsville scoreless. Walls gave up only three hits and no walks, striking out ten Campbellsville batters in the six-inning outing.

                                            R  H  E
Marion     3   0   1   0   3   3 - 10  8   2
C-ville      0   0   0   0   0   0 -  0   3   2