Lincoln struggles at Wayne

April 11, 2004

Lincoln County's softball team hit a rough road at the Wayne County Invitational, losing its first three games of the season.

The Patriots (3-3) won only one of four games in the weekend competition, topping Wayne County 12-2 in 4 1/2 innings Saturday.

However, Lincoln lost both its Friday games and its second Saturday game.

The Patriots lost 10-2 to McCreary Central in their opener, as they made seven errors to help McCreary.

Jenny Jones, Sara Fitzpatrick and Jessica Stringer had two hits each in the loss.

In their second game Friday, Lincoln lost 9-5 to Cumberland County.

Lincoln had no errors, but gave up a grand slam.

Jenny Ralston had three hits, including a double, while Stringer had a double and a single and Shakelia Miller had two singles.


In their win over Wayne County, Lincoln piled up 16 hits and gave up only six.

Fitzpatrick and Ralston each had two doubles, Sam Stapleton had a triple and Stringer had a double. Jones had three singles.

Lincoln lost its final game Saturday 7-6 to York Institute after a seventh-inning rally fell just short.

Lincoln loaded the bases with one out, trailing 7-6, but the next two batters struck out to end the game.

Crabtree and Stapleton were each 4-for-4 with a double, while Stringer had two hits.

Bell County round robin

Burgin went 1-2 at the Bell County tournament, topping Buckhorn 15-0 in three innings, but then losing its next two games in three innings each.

The Bulldogs (1-3) had just 10 players for their first two games, then had only nine for the third after another player had to leave.

Burgin scored 13 runs in the first against Buckhorn and added two more in the second for a 15-0 win. Michelle Myers had a triple, while Mandy Jenkins, Meredith Lear, Taylor Bottoms and Jessica Allen each doubled.

Bottoms pitched the first no-hitter of her career, striking out nine batters in three innings.

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