Wildcats claim their first ever All-A victory.
The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats faced the Barbourville Tigers on Monday night in the opening round of the All-A Softball Tournament. The Wildcats defeated the Tigers 9-3 earning them the right to face Williamsburg in round two of the tournament.
LaKylla Medlin pitched a complete game going wire to wire while giving up only three walks and striking out 11 Tigers in seven innings.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead scoring six runs in the first three innings. A two-run single by Karley Rickett and a two-run triple by Summar Gregory during the first inning and a two-run single by Medlin in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Wildcats.
Barbourville rallied in the bottom of the fourth inning behind a two out, two RBI long drive to center field to cut the Lynn Camp lead to four at 7-3.
Taylor Logan hit a shot down the first base line to put runners at the corners but the rally stalled when Lynn Camp’s Medlin struck out Barbourville Junior Paije Tye to end the fourth inning.
Barbourville held Lynn Camp in check during the fifth inning. Pitcher Taylor Logan struck out Lynn Camp’s Brandy Hall and gave up two hits before a base running error by Kourtnie Mills ended the inning.
Lynn Camp’s LaKylla Medlin singled in the top of the sixth inning followed by a walk for Destiny Hill to put runners on first and second. Karley Rickett drove a full count pitch from Barbourville’s Taylor Logan to drive in two more runs and extend the lead to 9-3.
The Tigers were unable to score in the final two innings allowing the Wildcats to walk away with an easy victory and advance to round two of the All-A tournament.
Head Coach Nikki Hendrix said after the game that even though her team had some base running errors they got some big hits and a solid performance on the mound from Junior LaKylla Medlin.
“I am so excited for these girls,” said Hendrix. “They kept their heads up and kept fighting.
“Last year we struggled with finishing games. I was concerned how they would react when Barbourville rallied in the fourth inning but we bounced back. We did not quit.”