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Lady Cougars rip Fairdale

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Softball

By Mike Farner

    FAIRDALE - The Bullitt Central Lady Cougars had just one game last week, but they made the most of it, beating district rival Fairdale 12-0.

    The maroon and gray had only a 2-1 lead after three innings, but blew the game open with eight runs in the fourth inning. Two more runs in the top of the fifth inning accounted for the final score in a contest stopped after Fairdale batted in the bottom of the fifth.

    The victory was the fourth in a row for the Lady Cougars and while that is good, head coach Buddy Gallemore would love to be getting more games on the field. The first three games of the winning streak were cut short in the Bullitt County Invitational by rain and then the team played just the one game last week.

    “We would love to be out there playing,” Gallemore said over the weekend. “We just want to face live pitching. The last few practices we have tried to hit against our own pitchers.”

    Bullitt Central kept the line-up changes that helped them so much in the tourney action the previous weekend.

    “Our defense is getting better,” the coach said. “We didn’t have an error against Fairdale. We have not had many (errors) the past few games.”

    Sophomore Seaera Minyard was the winning pitcher as she allowed just one hit in five innings of work. In fact, Fairdale had just two base runners as Minyard struck out six and walked just one.

    The offense finished with eight hits for the Lady Cougars. The big hit was a bases loaded triple off the bat of Whitney Miller that scored the first three runs of the fourth inning. Selena Yunt also had a triple as she had two hits and also drove home three runs. Natalie Campbell added two singles.

    The win will put Bullitt Central in the fourth spot in the district seedings while Fairdale will be fifth. That means that the two teams will meet in the opening round game of the tournament which will be played at Bullitt Central starting on May 24.