By Dave Helmick
CAMP KIDD – The Lady Mt. Lions hosted Pendleton County for a Sectional elimination game at home against Pendleton County on Monday May 9th. Tucker County jumped out an early lead and went on to take the win in 5 innings 15-3. Cheyenne Gooden connected for a homerun in the 1st inning to put the Lady Mt. Lions up over Pendleton County 3-1 after 1 inning of play. Tucker County would then extend their lead in the 2nd inning as the Lady Mt. Lions scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to make the score 10-2 to start the 3rd inning. The Lady Wildcats would continue to struggle with their pitching as Tucker County added 5 runs in the 4th inning to put the scoreboard to 15-2 Tucker County. Pendleton County added a homerun in the top of the 5th, but they could not get the score below 10 runs, so the game ended with a Tucker County 15-3 victory. Cheyenne Gooden led Tucker County with a homerun, a double and a single. Rachel Felton added a double and a single for the Lady Mt. Lions. Ava Shaffer and Autumn Russell had 2 hits each. Kristen Hicks, Raven Matthews, Brianna Gooden and Katie Hicks also had 1 hit each for Tucker County in the win. Ava Shaffer got the complete game win on the mound as she gave up just 3 hits on the evening.
PETERSBURG – Tucker County traveled to Petersburg on Tuesday May 10th for another Sectional matchup with the Lady Vikings. The Lady Mt. Lions would need 2 wins to claim the Sectional Championship with Petersburg only needing 1 win over Tucker County to claim the Sectional title. Petersburg built a lead and Tucker County could not complete the comeback as the Lady Mt. Lions fell in the contest 4-1. The scoring got started in the 2nd inning when Tucker County’s Paige Shaffer blasted a solo homerun to put the visiting Lady Mt. Lions up 1-0 at the bottom of the 2nd. Petersburg answered to tie the game at 1-1 with a solo homerun in the 2nd inning. The Lady Vikings then added 3 runs in the 3rd inning on 2 singles and 1 double to put Petersburg ahead 4-1 after 3 innings. Tucker County could not get their offense going the rest of the game as they fell in the contest by the final score of 4-1 Petersburg. The win by the Lady Vikings eliminated the Lady Mt. Lions from the playoffs and Tucker County’s season ends with a final record of 12-15. Paige Shaffer led Tucker County with a homerun and a single at the plate. Katie Hicks had 2 hits in the game, while Rachel Felton added 1 double for the Lady Mt. Lions. Kristen Hicks produced a single for Tucker County as the Lady Mt. Lions had 6 hits total. Paige Shaffer took the loss on the mound for Tucker County as she went 6 innings and gave up 6 hits. For more information go to TuckerCountySports.Com.
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