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Lady Knights prep for district

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By Jesse Osbourne

The Marion County High School softball team improved to 18-12 on the season after winning two games and dropping four last week.

The Lady Knights set their sights on Adair County for Monday's first round 20th District game at Campbellsville. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m.

"We have split two games this year with them. It should be a very good game," Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said. "We can't make mistakes and we must put the ball in play to beat them. They have a very good pitcher but so do we. It should be a very interesting game."

The Lady Knights played in the Boyle County Invitational over the weekend and picked up a win and two losses.

Boyle County 7, Marion County 1

The Lady Knights dropped their second game of the season to the Lady Rebels in a game that was shortened by lightning on Saturday.

Ann Morgan Reynolds led the offense with two hits. The Lady Knights offense stalled as Boyle County proved to be too much.

North Oldham 2, Marion County 1

Ashley Walls took the loss from the mound in a pitchers duel on Friday at Boyle County High School.

The Lady Knights cut a 2-0 lead to one in the top of the third inning when Allison Mattingly brought Tiffany Sapp in with a sacrifice hit but the Lady Knights wouldn't score again.

Marion County was held to four hits, two from Sapp, for the game. While Walls only allowed seven hits, it was still too much for the Lady Knights.

Marion County 9, Danville 8

The Lady Knights eked out an extra innings win against the Lady Ads on Friday.

It took eight innings but the Lady Knights pulled away when a single and a sacrifice hit brought Colleen Rakes in for the win. Danville was unable to answer in the bottom of the eighth as Allye Hamilton earned the win from the mound.

Hamilton struck out four and gave up seven hits in eight innings.

Tiffany Sapp and Ann Morgan Reynolds had three hits apiece while Evan Thompson, Christan Montgomery and Coco May had two hits apiece.

Green County 5, Marion County 0

The Lady Dragons improved their record to 28-3 with their second win of the season against the Lady Knights. Stats for the game were not available.

Nelson County 2, Marion County 1

The Lady Knights lost a heartbreaker in nine innings at Nelson County on Tuesday of last week.

The Lady Cards and Lady Knights finished regulation tied at zero. A sacrifice hit by Colleen Rakes would bring in Casey Jo Walls in the top of the eighth but Nelson County would counter in the bottom of the inning with a sacrifice RBI to knot it up at 1-1.

Marion County couldn't get anything in the top of the ninth and Nelson would make their move in the bottom of the ninth to win.

Ashley Walls took the loss from the mound, giving up only five hits and one earned run through nine innings.

Coco May paced the offense with two hits.

Marion County 16, Lincoln County 6

The Lady Knights blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth with an eight run outburst capped off by a trip around the bases by Tiffany Sapp. Sapp reached base on a grounder and was able to come around after a series of errors paved the way to the plate.

Ashley Walls would take the win from the mound. Rakes, Sapp, Abby Hamilton and Christan Montgomery all had three hits apiece. Evan Thompson and Coco May had two hits apiece.

The Lady Knights close the regular season this week with a home game against Elizabethtown on Thursday (first pitch at 6 p.m.) and a trip to Boyle County on Friday (first pitch at 6 p.m.).