After starting off the season with a pair of losses, the Harlan Lady Dragons have turned things around as of late. Harlan picked up its third straight win Tuesday with a 6-1 victory at Leslie County.
The Lady Dragons struck first with a pair of runs in the first inning.
Anna Karst first reached base on a walk. Heather Holland followed with a double, before Jourdan Ledford drove in both runners on a double to right field.
Harlan extended its lead to 3-0 with another run in the third inning.
Kaitlyn Jenkins reached base on a double. She advanced to third on a Madison Noe sacrifice bunt and later scored when Karst singled.
Harlan added two more runs in the fourth inning.
Torri Mitchell started the offense with a walk. Mitchell stole second base and scored on a single by Kaylee McNiel. McNiel later scored when Jenkins hit into a fielder’s choice.
Leslie County got on the scoreboard with a run in the fourth inning, but the Lady Eagles were unable to get any closer. Harlan closed the scoring with one run in the seventh inning.
Mitchell reached on a single. She advanced to second on an error. Mitchell scored when Alyssa Mills reached first on an error.
Noe had a double and a single to lead Harlan at the plate. Karst and Ledford each contributed two singles. Jenkins recorded a double, while Holland, Mitchell and McNiel each added a single.
Noe recorded seven strikeouts, while giving up just three hits in the complete game victory on the mound.
Harlan (3-2) returns to action Friday at home against Barbourville. Leslie County (0-1) hosts Clay County today.
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Harlan 201 200 1 — 6 10 4
Leslie County 000 100 0 — 1 3 3
Noe and Jenkins; Barger and Pugh. WP — Noe. LP — Barger.