Lynn Camp improves win total to 15 with wins over Knox Central, Jackson County

Lynn Camp’s high-scoring offense continued to click on all cylinders as the Lady Cats improved their win total to 15 with two more victories during the past week.

Lynn Camp put Jackson County away on the mercy rule, 15-5, followed by a 12-4 thriller over cross-town rival Knox Central in the Lady Cats’ most recent action.

The two wins improved Lynn Camp’s record to 15-10 overall, which places the Lady Cats second overall in total victories. Only South Laurel and Clay County have more with 16 each.

Lynn Camp, which scored 27 runs in its two most recent wins, remains the top-scoring team in the 13th Region with 245 runs scored. The Lady Cats are the only team in the region with more than 200. Jackson County is second with 189.

Three Lynn Camp players currently rank among the Top 10 in Kentucky in runs scored. Junior center fielder Erin Holland leads the state with 46 runs. Eighth-grade left fielder Halle Mills and junior short stop Makenzie Grant are tied with three others for third most with 41.

LC 15, Jackson 5
Lynn Camp came out of the gates firing and never let up, scoring runs in all five innings of the mercy-rule win. The Lady Cats’ big innings were a three-run first, a five-run second, and a four-run fifth in the mercy-rule win.

Erin Holland continued to swing a hot bat with a 2-for-3 performance that included three RBI and two runs scored. Hailey Mills and Kaley Hendrickson were next with two hits and two RBI each. Hendrickson also scored a pair of runs. Both players had a double each.

Katie Miller knocked in two runs and scored two more. Makenzie Grant had two hits and two runs scored One of her hits was a double. Halle Mills had two hits, one RBI and crossed the plate three times.

Olivia Dozier contributed one hit, one RBI and two runs, followed by Julie Shepherd with an RBI and Madyson Roberts with a hit.

Halle Mills had both of Lynn Camp’s stolen bases.

Makayla Wright scored a pair of runs as a pinch runner for the winners.

Roberts worked the full game on the hill for Lynn Camp, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three. She hit the strike zone with 73 percent of her pitches, including 21 of 25 first-pitch strikes.

LC 12, Knox Central 4
Trailing 4-1 after two and a half innings, Lynn Camp’s bats came to life and exploded for 11 unanswered runs on the way to the win.

The victory was the third for Lynn Camp in its last 28 games against the cross-town Lady Panthers dating back to 2006. All three victories have come on Lynn Camp’s home field, starting with an 11-1 win in 2015 during the regular season and followed by a 16-10 victory during the 2016 district tournament.

Katie Miller had a big game to lead the Lady Cats to victory with two hits and four RBI, matching the total achieved by the entire Knox Central team. One of her hits was a double.

Erin Holland was also a leader with three hits, two RBI and three runs scored, followed by Makenzie Grant with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Lead off hitter Halle Mills added four hits and four runs to go with one RBI. Holland, who had a double in the game, also had two stolen bases for the winners, while Halle Mills swiped one.

Kaley Hendrickson remained hot at the plate with another multi-hit game. She finished with two hits and one RBI. Hailey Mills added one hit.

Channa Wilson, Brittany Chance and Makayla Wright all scored one run each as pinch runners.

Madyson Roberts got the win on the mound, her 13th of the year, while allowing four runs on 11 hits and two walks in a complete game effort. The freshman struck out three while hitting the strike zone with 70 percent of her pitches.