Lincoln tops Pioneers

Burgin loses

May 18, 2004

Lincoln County cranked out 16 hits and scored in every inning to defeat Harrodsburg 14-1 Monday at Harrodsburg.

Becky Schuler led the way with a 3-for-4 day for Lincoln (9-14), which led 9-0 before Harrodsburg (0-14) got its lone run in the third.

"We hit the ball well today," Lincoln coach Pam Young said.

"We had two errors ... but we made the fundamental plays like we were supposed to, and it was good to get a win today."

Lincoln pitchers Jana Crabtree and Amber Statham combined to hold Harrodsburg to one hit, a single by Sarah Roach.

They struck out two batters each, while Crabtree walked two and Statham walked six.

Crabtree, Samantha Stapleton and Sara Fitzpatrick were each 2-for-2 for the Lady Patriots, and Jenny Ralston was 2-for-3.

Washington County 11, Burgin 9 - At Burgin, Burgin (8-14) led 7-0 after one inning but trailed 10-7 after Washington (7-13) scored eight runs in the fourth inning and didn't score again until the bottom of the seventh.


Washington won with just four hits, as Burgin pitchers Taylor Bottoms and Bev Harris surrendered a combined 14 walks and two hit batsmen. Bottoms had nine walks and five strikeouts; Harris had five walks and no strikeouts.

A two-run, inside-the-park home run by Bottoms in the seventh inning was Burgin's only extra-base hit.

Amanda Carey went 2-for-4, while Michelle Myers, Stephanie Stewart and Jessica Allen had one hit.

"Once again, we were extremely pleased with Amanda Carey's performance both offensively and defensively," Burgin coach Matt Grimes said.

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