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The Owen County softball team had a couple of days early last week when the weather played havoc with their schedule. As a result, they got a little rest. They needed it because they finished the week with single games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before playing three more on Saturday.
The week began with the girls taking on Gallatin County in the NCKC Tournament. The Lady Rebels jumped out to a 4-0 lead heading into the fifth inning. That is when the Lady Wildcats went to work. Gallatin County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and then three more in the home half of the seventh to win the game 5-4.
Courtney Waldrop had a RBI double and scored a run in the loss. Jensen Wainscott reached base three times and scored a run.
Owen County bounced back on Thursday and defeated Trimble County 3-1 in Owenton. The Lady Raiders took an early 1-0 lead in the first but the Lady Rebels tied the game in the bottom of the third when Wainscott singled and later scored on an error. The Lady Rebels went ahead in the bottom of the fifth with a pair of runs. Miranda Owens held Trimble County to just three hits in picking up the win on the mound.
On Friday, the team played Boone County in the Bulldog Bash at Holmes High School in Covington. In a match-up with the Lady Rebels, Boone County jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Owen County scored a run in the bottom of the third to cut the deficit to 4-1. Boone County added two more runs in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead. Owen County got a run in the bottom of the sixth but could get no closer and lost 6-2. Lauren Lowe had two hits in the game and scored a run.
The Lady Rebels returned to the Bulldog Bash on Saturday where they began the day by falling to Campbell County 10-6. Wainscott, Waldrop, Kenzie Criswell and Lyndsey Slayback each had two hits. Criswell also had two runs batted in.
Then Owen County took on the Lady Bluebirds from Highlands. The Lady Rebels put up a seven spot in the top of the fourth to blow the game open. They added five more runs in the sixth and won the game 14-1. Katelyn Sutherland allowed one run on just one hit in five innings of work to get the win.
Wainscott closed out the game by pitching the bottom of the sixth. Owen County scored the 14 runs on only seven hits. They were aided by the six Highlands’ errors.
The team finished the day by taking on Scott High School. Owen County was held to one hit as the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Rebels 10-0. In the fourth inning, Wainscott had the only hit of the game for Owen County.
The Lady Rebels will be on the road all this week. They began the week with a game at Williamstown on Monday. They will travel to Walton-Verona Thursday before playing at Frankfort Monday and Grant County Tuesday.