Despite a rough start to this season, East Jessamine’s softball team finds itself heading to the district championship again with a 10-0 win over rival West Jessamine on Tuesday night.
“We had some growing pains ... but they’ve just really turned it around,” East Jessamine coach Tom Hamm said.
The game was originally slated to be played at Burgin at 6 p.m., but afternoon rain showers flooded Burgin’s field and the game was moved to Mercer at the last minute and given a 7 p.m. start time.
The late adjustment didn’t affect East as the Lady Jaguars jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and led 5-0 after two frames.
Haylee Hamm drove in a run in the first inning to help her effort in the circle. Hamm ended up scattering three hits over five innings and striking out six batters.
“I told her she just had to come out and throw the ball well and give us a shot to win,” coach Hamm said.