Cards’ Softball Team Defeats West Jessamine; Fleming County; Powell County too
Published 10:39 am Saturday, March 26, 2022
George Rogers Clark’s softball team scored three victories during the opening week of the season against West Jessamine, Fleming and Powell counties.
Despite seeing its six-run lead whittled down by the end, Cards still held off West Jessamine for a 7-6 victory on Monday.
West Jessamine scored six runs in the failed comeback on an error in the second, a double by Claire Marshall in the second, a home run by Alexis Thompson in the second, and a error in the seventh.
Cards earned the victory despite allowing West Jessamine to score five runs in the second inning.
West Jessamine’s big inning was driven by a home run by Thompson, an error on a ball put in play by Tori Giurgevich, and a double by Marshall.
Cards fired up the offense in the first inning. Marly Rogers drove in one when Rogers singled.
Cards tallied four runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught came from a groundout by Lilli Hill, an error on a ball put in play by Ryleigh Vanhoose, and a double by Simone Campbell.
Cards’ Ashley Martin got the win; one hit and zero runs over one inning, striking out one and walking one. Emily Schooler and Bella Guinn entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Schooler recorded the last 16 outs to earn the save.
Thompson took the loss for West Jessamine. The pitcher lasted four and a third innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out three.
Cardinals totaled eight hits in the game with Campbell, Rogers, and Gracie Clements each with multiple hits. Cards’ Campbell led with three hits in four at bats.
Cardinals Skirt Past Fleming County
Simone Campbell got busy on the base-paths on Wednesday, knocking four hits in Cards’ 7-3 victory over Fleming County.
Campbell singled in the first, singled in the second, singled in the fourth, and doubled in the sixth.
Cardinals got on the board in the second inning when an error scored one run.
Cards’ Lilli Hill was credited with the victory, who went five and a third innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out ten. Cards’ Emily Schooler threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Schooler recorded the last five outs to earn the save.
Char Parker took the loss for Fleming County. Parker surrendered seven runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking one.
Cardinals racked up 12 hits with Campbell and Addison Rodgers each with multiple hits. Campbell went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead in hits.
GRC Defeats Powell County 11-10