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Lady Rebels softball team blanks Lady Panthers 5-0 over break

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By Brian Blair

While many of their classmates were playing on the sand of the beach last week, the Owen County softball team was playing in the dirt at Carroll County and Grant County.

The Lady Rebels travelled to Carrollton April 6 when they took on the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

Owen County scored runs in the first three innings and another in the seventh to record the 5-0 win.

Owen County’s Katelyn Sutherland limited the Lady Panthers to two hits while striking out eight in recording the shutout. Sutherland, who outhit the home team on her own as she banged out three hits, scored two runs and drove in another.

Lady Rebels’ Courtney Waldrop had a hit and scored a pair of runs while Lynsey Farrar added a hit and a run scored.

The win was the Lady Rebels’ second win in a row.

The winning streak, however, did not last as they traveled to Dry Ridge Thursday to battle the Lady Braves of Grant County.

Owen County got on the board first in the top of the second when Lauren Lowe and Lyndsay Slayback both scored. The latter came around on a base hit by Miranda Owens.

Grant County answered with four runs in its half of the second to take a 4-2 lead. The Lady Rebels responded with two more runs in the top of third when Waldrop and Sutherland crossed the plate following a Grant County error.

The game was tied at 4-4 when the Lady Braves came to bat in the bottom of the third. Eight runs later, Grant County had taken a 12-4 lead as they plated the runs on nine hits in the inning.

The Lady Braves added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out the game and send Owen County home with a 14-4 defeat.

The Lady Rebels were back on the field Monday and Tuesday when they hosted Spencer County and Carroll County. The team will be on the road Thursday night when they travel to Henry County. They will be on the road against Gallatin County Friday night in the

8th Region All “A” Classic. Their next home game will be next Tuesday against Walton-Verona.