East Jessamine softball’s eight-game win streak came to an end Monday night Lexington Catholic. The Lady Jaguars lost to the Lady Knights 8-3.
East was in the game through the first four innings despite being down 3-0, but things got out of hand quickly in the fifth as the three-run lead ballooned to an 8-0 blowout.
“Haylee (Hamm) had a rough night; it was her worst night as a varsity starter,” East Jessamine coach Tom Hamm said. “She just had an off night.”
The Lady Jags didn’t get on the board untill the top of the sixth inning. Malin Miracle led off the inning with a double to center field and moved down to third on a single by Olivia Day. Miracle ended up scoring on an error, and Day scored on a home run by Felicia Farmer.
Farmer hit the ball to left-center field and Catholic players reacted as if the ball hit off the fence. After the play was over and Farmer was on second base, the umpires conferred and ruled it a home run, saying the ball hit the bleachers and bounced back into play.
East had two runners on later in the inning but could not push across another run.
The Lady Jags struggled to get out of innings, allowing all eight runs with two outs on the board.
Earlier in the season, East beat Catholic 5-2.
On Tuesday night, the Lady Jags rebounded with an 18-3 beating of George Rogers Clark. East is 16-17 overall with the fourth-best record in the region. It will play Mercer County on Thursday at 6 p.m. and close out the regular season Friday against Woodford County at 6 p.m.