Lady Rebels drop ‘A’ tournament opener

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School softball team doesn’t want to see Gallatin County High School anytime soon.
The two teams squared off twice last week and the Lady Wildcats won both times.
The first meeting came April 9 when the Lady Rebels traveled to Warsaw to take on their district rivals.
It was the first meeting between the schools since Gallatin County defeated Owen County 3-2 in Warsaw in the championship game of the 31st District Tournament a year ago.
History would repeat itself as once again the Lady Wildcats would come out of the April 9 game with a 3-2 victory.
The two teams met again Friday in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic in Owenton.
Owen County was hoping for a repeat of history. The last time the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Wildcats was April 12, 2012, when they won 5-4 in Owenton.
The Lady Wildcats got things started quickly in the top of the first inning by hitting three straight homers to jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
They would add another run in the third before Owen County cut the lead in half with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
It would be as close as the Lady Rebels would get as the Lady Wildcats won the game 7-2.
Courtney Waldrop homered for Owen County and Lynsey Farrar had three hits.
Gallatin County went on to capture the championship on Saturday with a 4-3 win over Carroll County High School on Saturday.
The Lady Rebels will be back on the field on Thursday when they host South Oldham. They will then travel to George Rogers Clark over the weekend where they will take part in the Thrill on the Hill.
Owen County will also play at Collins on Tuesday.