The Little League State Softball Tournament began over the weekend, with Winchester dropping its first two games in the 11-12-year-old division.
In the team’s opener on Saturday, the tournament hosts dropped a 13-3 loss to North Laurel in five innings.
Winchester scored all of its runs in the fourth inning, while North Laurel broke open a close game with a four-run outburst in the fourth inning.
Emily Golden laced a double, while Alyssa Jones, Sydney Elkins, Natalie Keeton and Courtney Miles each had a single for Winchester.
Alexis Gibson had three singles, while Madison McDaniel had a pair of doubles and a triple to lead North Laurel.
In a game played on Sunday, Winchester suffered an 11-4 setback to Louisville Valley Sports.
Winchester managed just five hits off Valley Sports pitcher Jenna Watkins. Lanee Crowe and Alyssa Jones each had a double, while Taylor Curtis, Elkins and Miles each connected on a single. Watkins finished with seven strikeouts.
Elkins fanned three batters.
Olivia Dobson had a pair of singles and a double to pace Louisville Valley, which collected 11 hits in the contest.
The tournament continues today at Lykins Park.
(Information submitted by the Winchester Little League)
State Softball Tournament
at Lykins Park
N. Oldham 6, Marion Co. 3
N. Laurel 1, Stan Spence 0
Marion Co. 12, S. Spence 2
N. Laurel vs. N. Oldham
N. Oldham 19, Red River 6
Red River vs. North Oldham
Louisville Valley Sports 14, Washington County 2
N. Laurel 13, Winchester 3
Russell-Flatwoods 15, Phelps 0
Louisville Valley Sports 11, Winchester 4
North Laurel vs. Phelps
Washington County vs. Russell-Flatwoods