Lady Rebels take out frustration in Falmouth

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By Brian Blair

A week that began with two close losses ended with a blowout win for the Owen County softball team.

The Lady Rebels began last week by hosting a pair of district rivals in Henry County and Gallatin County. Both games ended with disappointing losses.

Owen County was scheduled to host Simon Kenton last week, but the game was rained out meaning the home opener was the next night against Henry County. The teams played a scoreless game until the fifth inning when the Lady Wildcats got to Katelyn Sutherland and put three runs on the board.

Sutherland did not get discouraged as she came to the plate with a runner on and blasted a two-run homer over the left-centerfield wall to cut the deficit to 3-2. The Lady Rebels, however, did not dent the plate again and Henry County went home with the one-run win.

The team looked to bounce back Thursday night when they welcomed Gallatin County to Owenton. The Lady Rebels were also hoping to avenge an opening-night loss in Warsaw that saw the Lady Wildcats push across a run in their final at bat to pick up a 7-6 win.

The two teams battled back and forth all night.

Miranda Owens kept her team in the game on the mound while the bats did their part.

Owen County tied the game at 6-6 and appeared to have momentum heading into the seventh inning.

History repeated itself when Gallatin County scored two runs in their half of the inning on a two-run homer to take an 8-6 lead.

Owen County could not match the visitors in the bottom of the seventh and took the loss.

Owen County then hit the road for a game in Falmouth Friday night against Pendleton County.

The Lady Rebels ended the week on a positive note as they pounded the home team 15-0 to pick up their first win of the year.

The Lady Rebels did not head to the beach for spring break. Instead, they will enjoy a bus ride Tuesday to Carroll County, and they’ll travel to Grant County for a game Thursday night.

The girls will play their next home game Monday night when they host Spencer County.