Prep Roundup: Lady Cards' rally against Montgomery falls short
Clark base runner Skye Skinner slides into second base as Montgomery County¿s Lilly Setters applies the tag in the second inning of the Lady Cardinals¿ 7-5 loss to the Lady Indians Wednesday night at Cardinal Heights. (Keith Tayloremail@example.com / May 11, 2012)
The Lady Indians (17-7) secured the top seed in the upcoming district tournament, while the Lady Cardinals (13-18) will be the No. 3 seed behind Bourbon County. Clark will play the Lady Colonels when the postseason begins the week of May 21. Montgomery County dealt the Lady Cards a 3-2 loss on April 12 in Mount Sterling.
The Lady Indians led from start to finish and scored four runs in the second inning and led 6-1 going into the bottom of the second inning.
The hosts chipped away at the margin and eventually narrowed the gap to 6-5 after scoring a pair of runs in the fourth inning on Kolbi Mitchell’s single.
Clark stranded three runners in the final three innings, while Montgomery County added an insurance run in the top of the seventh for the final margin.
The Lady Indians managed 10 hits off Montgomery County pitchers Emily White and Megan Arrasmith. White tossed the first one and two-third innings, while Arrasmith threw five and one-third innings. White and Arrasmith combined for eight strikeouts.
Whitney Conkwright went six innings for Clark and scattered six hits, while walking four batters. Jessica Neal relieved Conkwright after she walked the lead-off batter in the inning.
Mitchell paced Clark’s offense with three hits, including a pair of RBI. Skye Skinner and Sydney Anderson added two hits each, followed by Meg Terrell, Madison Norton and Erin Carrus with one each. The lone hit by Carrus was a one-out double in the fourth inning.
White led the Lady Indians with a pair of hits, including a double.
Lilly Setters and Cheyenne Shepherd each had a double for the Lady Indians.
Cards fall to Bulldogs
Dunbar scored six runs in the fifth inning and completed a regular-season sweep of George Rogers Clark with a 12-1 victory in six innings Wednesday at Cardinal Field.
The Bulldogs (19-12) put the game away with three runs in their final at-bat for the final margin. Dunbar dealt the Cardinals a 10-0 loss in five innings in an earlier-season meeting between the two teams on March 29 in Lexington.
The Cardinals (14-13) managed just two hits in the contest and scored their lone run in the third inning on Brent Stoneking’s double. Logan McQuerry also connected on a single in the setback.
Stoneking pitched the first four innings and fanned three batters. McQuerry and Jor