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With a year of experience with Trent Milby at the reins, the Lady Knights are becoming more consistent.
Last week was a good example of their maturity as they finished with two wins and a loss. While the Lady Knights are still off and on, Milby thinks a year of experience has helped.
"We're trying to get more consistent," Milby said. "They just focus in on what they've got to do. When they focus in we're pretty good."
Here's a look at last week's games.
Marion County 3, Mercer County 1
Allye Hamilton controlled the game for the Lady Knights on Friday at Mercer County. Hamilton took the win from the mound while striking out four, giving up three hits and walking zero batters in a stingy 3-1 win over Mercer.
Tiffany Sapp was a boost for the offense, coming around the bases twice for the Lady Knights. Sapp had two singles and also reached base on a Mercer County error. Evan Thompson brought her home both times, once on a sacrifice hit in the seventh inning and earlier on a double in the fifth inning.
Emily Fenwick started the offense for Marion County by leading off the second inning with a single. Christan Montgomery brought her home later in the inning on a sacrifice hit.
Mercer's lone run came in the first after a runner reached base on an error at shortstop. Hamilton and the Lady Knights defense would clamp down after the first.
R H E
Marion 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 2
Mercer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 x
Marion County 18, Fort Knox 1
Five walked batters, four hits and two errors in the first inning would put Fort Knox in an early 10-0 hole they couldn't get out of.
Ann Morgan Reynolds led the Lady Knights offense with three hits, including a triple in the second inning, while Ashley Walls took the win from the mound Thursday at Fort Knox.
Walls, an eighth grader, struck out five batters and allowed only three hits and one earned run. The defense was tight around her as she only faced 14 batters.
Emily Fenwick boosted the Lady Knights with an in-the-park home run in the fourth inning as Fort Knox's defense collapsed.
R H E
Marion 10 1 3 4 - - - 18 12 0
Fort Knox 1 0 0 0 - - - 1 3 x
John Hardin 6, Marion County 1
Down only 2-1 heading into the seventh, the Lady Knights fell apart in the final inning to give John Hardin a road win at Talley Field on Tuesday of last week.
Allye Hamilton took the loss from the mound for the Lady Knights, giving up five hits and one earned run in seven innings. Hamilton struck out five of 32 batters.
Eighth grader Colleen Rakes scored the lone run for the Lady Knights in fifth inning after getting on at the top of the order with a single. The Lady Knights would falter on offense from there by not getting on base in the sixth and seventh innings.
Four errors, three in the seventh inning, would lead to the Lady Knights demise as John Hardin pulled out a 6-1 victory.
R H E
John Hardin 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 6 5 x
Marion 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 4
Marion County has most of this week off because of spring break. They return to action on Saturday during Hart County's tournament. They return home on Tuesday to face Adair County. The first pitch is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday of next week they travel to Taylor County. The first pitch is at 5:30 p.m.