The George Rogers Clark baseball and softball teams endured a tough weekend.
The Lady Cardinals went 1-2 in the Tanner Dodge Classic in Stanton, while the Cardinals captured one win in three games during the Hazard Invitational over the weekend.
Mitchell belted a pair of doubles and drove in four runs. Meg Terrell, Whitney Conkwright and Abbi Puckett each had two hits for Clark. Erin Carrus had a single and a double.
Jessica Neal went the distance and took the loss. Neal had one strike out and issued a pair of walks.
The Lady Cardinals suffered their second defeat of the tournament with an 11-8 loss to East Carter. Clark managed eight hits, paced by Mitchell with a pair of singles and three RBIs. Terrell connected on a pair of hits, followed by Conkwright with a double.
Bryah Campbell pitched for Clark and fanned a pair of batters.
Clark ended the two-day event with an 8-7 triumph over Perry County Central. Clark’s Carrie Irvin drove in the winning run with a single.
Irvin led the Lady Cards’ offense with four singles, followed by Conkwright with two hits and three RBIs. Conkwright and Neal shared pitching duties on the mound.
Clark, now 11-15 on the season, plays at Madison Central on Tuesday, followed by a crucial 40th District contest against Bourbon¿County Thursday at Cardinal Heights.
The Cardinals opened the Hazard Invitational with a 12-4 loss to Belfry late Friday night.
Clark managed 10 hits, paced by Logan McQuerry and Taylor Howard with two hits apiece. The Cardinals fell behind 4-1, but rallied with three runs in the fourth inning to narrow the margin to 5-4. The score remained that way until Belfry scored four times in the sixth inning and added three more scores in the seventh for the final margin.
Scotty Turner, Zack Roe, Jordan Williams and Mason Hatton shared time on the mound for Clark. Turner gave up six hits and four runs in one and one-third innings, while Williams gave up five runs on five his in three and one-third innings for Clark.
In games played Saturday, the Cards (11-10) lost to Pikeville 5-1, but came away with a 9-8 win over host Hazard in 10 innings.
The Cardinals have a big week ahead, with a key district contest against Montgomery County today.