Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

April 4, 2012

Lady Comets go batters up on Fairview

April 4, 2012 —     When a team rolls into town with a record of 0-5, one may not expect much of its opponent.

    The Lady Comets pulled off enough big hits to snap a three-game losing skid, picking up the home win last Friday, 6-3.

    Fairview gave onlookers a surprising start to the game when it connected on several pitches from starting pitcher Letha Reynolds, who had also started for West in its three prior games.

    After Lindsey Burke and Kara Adkins both crossed home plate, the Lady Eagles found itself in a rather unexpected position, leading West’s girls 2-0 to end the top of the first.

    Unable to score in its first two at bats, Reynolds kept things in check on the rubber for West, striking out four Fairview batters in the first two innings.

    Following the slow start, the Lady Comets offense finally got going in the third when Reynolds picked up a ground-rule double after the ball bounced off the top of the fence.

    Bella Gearhart kept the good times rolling, sending Reynolds home on an RBI single to deep center field. Brooke Callihan capped the surge with an RBI of her own to bring Gearhart in for the tying run.

    Two groundouts for Fairview and another strike out by Reynolds in the bottom of the fourth set the stage for the defining play of the game.

    Fans cheered with excitement after Reynolds rocketed a moon shot homerun over the center field wall to bring in Amber Reynolds for the RBI.

    Letha Reynolds commented on her big homer.

    “I stepped up to the plate just trying to make a play,” Reynolds said. “It felt great to give us the lead because this was a win I knew we needed to have.”

    Leading 4-2, West Carter went on to score two more runs in the sixth and seventh, allowing Fairiview one final run in the top of the sixth.

    West Carter Head Coach Greg Reynolds said he was happy to get the win, but felt his girls could have played a more solid game.

    “As a coach, I feel that we came in here tonight maybe a little over confident,” Reynolds said. “But we were able to make the adjustments we needed in order to get the win, and that is what matters.”

    Letha Reynolds finished the night going three for four at the plate, with a single and double to go along with the home run, plus two RBI’s. Gearhart and Callihan also picked up three hits, while Paige Tackett chipped in with one.

    The Lady Comets will get back to action this Friday when they take on Morgan County at home.

    Journal-Times will have more on this game in next Wednesday’s edition.

    Grant Stevens can be reached at gstevens@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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