By HEATHER BOATMAN, CJ Correspondent
The Lady Jumpers mercy ruled Casey County on Wednesday night 11-1. With this win Somerset goes undefeated in district play.
“We lost last night to Garrard County 6-1, so anything looks good compared to that,” stated Somerset head coach Dave Dorsey. “We came out tonight and hit the ball well.”
Freshman Jordan Lafavers pitched for the Lady Jumpers. She threw four strikeouts but also helped her team by making plays defensively.
“Its a lot of pressure being the pitcher, it also a lot of fun,” stated Lafavers. “I have to step my game up to be on the level of the other girls. I have also grown up a lot this season and I don’t really have a lot of time to be childish. I really enjoy it.”
From the start the Lady Jumpers were aggressive both offensively and defensively. Lafavers and crew only saw three batters in the first inning. When Somerset got the plate two of the first four batters had powerful hits. Kirschten Roberts was the leadoff batter and she had a long shot hit in deep left field, but the Lady Rebels were able to catch it. The second batter Bethany Edwards Hit a homerun to score the first run of the game. Junior Amanda Haynes grounded out to third. Freshman Brynlee Bigelow hit a double but was left stranded on second. After the first the Lady Jumpers only had a one point lead.
In the second inning Somerset continued playing good defense. Although Casey County got their first hit of the game Chloe Henderson was able to make a double play catching the base runner on her way to second.
The Lady Jumpers were able to score three runs in the inning. Lafavers was walked and Shylia Daniels hit a single into shallow left field scoring Lafavers. Roberts was also walked. Edwards hit a single scoring both Daniels and Roberts. After two the score was 4-0.
In the third inning Somerset allowed Casey County their only run of the game. The Lady Jumpers made up for it though, when it was their turn to bat they scored five runs from ten batters. Casey County walked five batters in the inning. After three innings the score was 9-1.
In the fourth inning the Lady Jumpers gave up two hits but got three outs in a row to keep them from scoring. Lafavers threw two strikeouts in the inning. The Lady Jumpers didn’t score any runs and Henderson was the only base runner as she was walked. The score remained 9-1 heading into the fifth.
Casey County came close to scoring in the fifth but the Lady Jumpers were able to make the outs to prevent them. They gave up three singles and had an error but they got two base runners out on their way to second. Katharine Holmes was the first batter of the fifth for the Lady Jumpers, she was walked. Roberts hit a single to shallow left field. With two outs and two base runners in position to score Bigelow stepped up to the plate. She drove the ball into the gap between center and right field. Both Holmes and Roberts scored for Somerset’s tenth and eleventh runs of the game.
“The last time we played Corbin we beat them 5-2 at the start of the season,” Dorsey remarked. “They have a good pitcher and it should be a good ball game.”
With the win over Casey County, the Lady Jumpers are now 16-1-11. Somerset played Corbin last night and will be returning home on Monday to play the Lady Indians from Madison Central.
CC: 0 0 1 0 0 – 1 – 7 – 1
SHS: 1 3 5 0 2 – 11 – 9 – 1