Article by Blake Franklin-
The Scotts Hill High School Lady Lions softball team made their way into hostile territory on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The Lady Lions opponent was the Riverside Lady Panthers, and the game was hosted in Decatur County. Scotts Hill has known this opponent for many years and knew the tough game that was ahead of them with the host school. The Lady Lions played Riverside close throughout the majority of the game. One inning would bring the season to a close unfortunately, as Scotts Hill fell to Riverside by a final score of 10-4.
The game started with neither team posting a run in the first two innings of play. Scotts Hill wasn’t able to score in the third inning either, but the Lady Panthers scored one run in the bottom of the third to take the early lead. Riverside added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to open the lead a bit more, as well. The Lady Lions then tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth inning before Riverside answered with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead again. Scotts Hill tied things up with one run in the top of the sixth inning of play, but the Lady Panthers posted six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning which put the game out of reach for Scotts Hill and the Lady Lions saw their season come to an end.
Leading the way on offense for the Lady Lions was Kiersten Perry who went 3 for 4 with three singles and an RBI. Kylie Blankenship finished 2 for 3, with two singles and an RBI as well. Taylor White, Ava Blankenship, and Autumn Smith all three finished 1 for 3 apiece in the loss. White and Smith reached on a…
For complete coverage, see the May 18th edition of The Lexington Progress.