Lady Cards snatch victory from jaws of defeat, advance in district tournament
Published 4:13 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023
With their backs against the wall, the George Rogers Clark Lady Cardinals overcame an early deficit to advance in the 40th District Tournament Monday evening.
The Lady Cards (10-22) spotted the Bourbon County Lady Colonels a 3-0 lead after the game’s first three innings but won, 11-3, thanks to a nine-run fifth inning.
Eighth-grader Lilli Hill and sophomore Addison Rogers paced GRC in the batter’s box. Hill went 3-of-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Rogers also went 3-of-4 and platted two runs. Underclassmen Kyleigh Chestnut and Emma Ensey also contributed two RBIs respectively to the Lady Cardinal cause.
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Hill and fellow eighth-grader Bella Guinn carried GRC in the circle. Guinn tossed four innings, giving up two earned runs against five hits. Hill threw three no-hit innings. The pair combined to strike out 11 Lady Colonel batters.
GRC will take on rival Montgomery County in the 40th District Championship at 6 p.m. The game will be played at Bourbon County High School in Paris.