A successful journey


Lady Jackets tie for third in All A state tourney

By Anthony Cloud - [email protected]



Anthony Cloud | Daily News Aubrey Sowders swings at a pitch during a previous game. Middlesboro finished third in the All A state tournament on Sunday after defeating Murray and Campbellsville. The Lady Jackets lost in their third game of the evening against Hancock County.


Middlesboro had one of their most successful runs through the All A state tournament in recent memory. The Lady Jackets won two of their three games on Sunday en route to tying for third place.

After closing out a 5-3 victory over Murray, Middlesboro battled to a 10-5 win over Campbellsville. The Lady Jackets’ quest for an All A state title was cut short in their third game as Middlesboro lost to Hancock County, 15-0.

Despite falling short of a state title, Middlesboro was successful behind the plate tallying 19 hits and 15 runs over the course of the tournament.

Game 1 vs. Murray

Middlesboro found themselves in a battle during their opening game of the tournament against Murray. The fourth inning proved to be the deciding inning as Middlesboro went on a four-run rally to secure the 5-3 victory.

All but two batters earned a hit during the game for the Lady Jackets. Erica Gambrel paced Middlesboro at the plate going 1-for-3 with one run and two RBIs. Laura Durham added two runs to the board while going 1-for-2 with two walks.

Lauren Spurlock went 1-for-2 on the day while tallying one run and one RBI. Taylor Moyers also put a run on the board.

Madison Shields earned the win inside the circle.

Murray was led by Loryn Carver at the plate. The junior finished the game 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI. Bayleigh Blane and Morghen Turley also scored runs for the Lady Tigers.

Game 2 vs. Campbellsville

Building off their game against Murray, the Lady Jackets used two four-run innings to pull away for a 10-5 victory over Campbellsville.

Three batters for Middlesboro had at least three hits during the game. Durham went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bailey Hensley finished the game 3-for-4 while scoring two runs and one RBI. Kadi Cordell earned two runs and three RBIs on three hits.

Shields finished the game with two runs on two walks and one hit. Gambrel, Spurlock and Aubrey Sowders scored runs for Middlesboro as well.

The Lady Eagles were led at the plate by Brenna Wethington and Paige Dabney. Wethington went 2-for-4 on the day including two runs and an RBI. She also hit a home run in the first inning.

Dabney finished the game 2-for-4 with one run.

Game 3 vs. Hancock County

Despite carrying loads of momentum into their third game of the tournament, Middlesboro couldn’t get the bats rolling against Hancock County. The Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Jackets 15-0 in three innings.

Middlesboro could only garner two hits during the game. Spurlock finished 1-for-2 while Shields went 1-for-1 .

Hancock County came out of the gate swinging. The Lady Hornets totaled 10 hits during the game. Melissa Jackson finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs. Paige Taylor was Hancock’s most efficient batter going 2-for-3 with two runs.

Sydney Schaad and Kelsey Brown both finished with two runs apiece. Allison Rickard hit a home run on her only hit of the night.

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Anthony Cloud | Daily News Aubrey Sowders swings at a pitch during a previous game. Middlesboro finished third in the All A state tournament on Sunday after defeating Murray and Campbellsville. The Lady Jackets lost in their third game of the evening against Hancock County.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Sowders-1.jpgAnthony Cloud | Daily News Aubrey Sowders swings at a pitch during a previous game. Middlesboro finished third in the All A state tournament on Sunday after defeating Murray and Campbellsville. The Lady Jackets lost in their third game of the evening against Hancock County.
Lady Jackets tie for third in All A state tourney

By Anthony Cloud

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