Article by Blake Franklin-
The Lexington High School Lady Tigers softball team had already beaten Hardin County last week for the District Championship, so why not a second time? This time would be for the Region Championship. Lexington welcomed Hardin County to the Henderson County Sportsplex last Wednesday, May 18, for a shot at the crown and an opportunity to host their sub-state contest with a win. The Lady Tigers were bound and determined to make that happen. Lexington took care of business with a win over Hardin County to claim the top spot in the region. The final score came to be 7-4, in favor of the Lady Tigers.
This win put Lexington back to playing in front of their home crowd for a chance to make it to the state tournament in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Lexington was led on offense by Kylie Waldrep, who went 1 for 2 in the game. Cadey McDaniel, Jadyn Yarbro, Kyrsten Brown, Madelynn Mooney, and Shay Hollingsworth all finished 1 for 3 in the contest. Yarbro and McDaniel each recorded two RBIs apiece, while Mooney and Hollingsworth collected one each in the win. Mykenzi Duke and Kennedy Brown were 1 for 4 each for the Lady Tigers. Brown was credited with an RBI, also.
Mykenzi Duke reached base safely on a double in the game. The Lady Tigers drew four walks by Hardin County. Waldrep and Kyrsten Brown were issued one each, while Marley Maness got on base with two walks in the game.
The game got started with Hardin County taking an early lead in the top of the first inning when they scored one run. Hardin County added another run in the top of the third inning to widen the gap on their lead. Then, the Lady Tigers erupted in the fourth inning to score seven runs of their own. Lexington allowed Hardin County to…
For the complete article, see the May 25th edition of The Lexington Progress.