Long Ball Carries Trigg County to First-Ever Regional Tournament Win


It is the reason you ‘play the game.’ The Trigg County Lady Wildcats entered Monday’s 2nd Region tournament game against Christian County having never won a region tournament game and having never won a game against the Lady Colonels. All of that history came to a crashing end Monday afternoon in the region quarterfinals as the Lady Wildcats took an 8-4 win over Christian County to advance to Tuesday night’s second semifinal contest.

After being held to a combined two runs in the first two meetings between the two teams this season, the Lady Wildcats broke out the big bats and left the yard three times in picking up the historic win. The Lady Colonels did also not help their own cause any in the field being charged with four errors in the game.

Christian County got on the board first in the bottom of the first inning when Jordan Turner singled to drive in Avery Adcock, giving the Lady Colonels a 1-0 lead.

Trigg’s first long ball of the afternoon came in the top of the third inning. After Rylee Hendricks walked to lead off the inning, Kady Fuller took one over the left field fence to put Trigg County up 2-1.

What turned out to be the game-deciding blow came in the top of the fourth inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, Kiley Slone got all of one and left the yard to left field for a grand slam and a 6-1 Trigg County lead.

The Lady Colonels started fighting their way back into the game in the bottom half of the inning. Haley Petterson singled to center, scoring two runs and trimming the Trigg lead to 6-3. It got even closer in the bottom of the 5th when Gracie Harned doubled to score Avery Adcock, who had singled with one out, to bring the Lady Colonels to within 6-4.

But there would be no stopping the changing of history at this point for the Lady Wildcats.

Rylee Hendricks led off the top of the 6th with a home run to center to push the lead back out to 7-4. Trigg then added a run in the top of the 7th with a ‘short ball’ as Rylee Hendricks laid down a perfect suicide squeeze to make it 8-4.

Tember Oliver then closed the door in the bottom of the seventh, allowing only a single to Avery Adcock as the celebration broke out on the Trigg County side of the field.

Rylee Hendricks, Kady Fuller, and Kiley Slone, all had two hits, one of them home runs for Trigg County. Slone had four RBIs, while Fuller and Hendricks added two each.

Avery Adcock went 3-4 for the Lady Colonels with two runs scored. Jordan Turner finished 2-3 with an RBI.

In the circle, Tember Oliver went the distance in getting the win for Trigg County. She gave up four runs, three of them earned, on 8 hits, striking out 6 and walking none.

Trigg improves to 20-16 on the year, while Christian County finishes 21-16-1.

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