Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

May 15, 2013

Greenup spoils West softball senior day

May 15, 2013 —     The rain clouds cleared out Thursday afternoon just in time for West Carter to host senior day festivities before the Lady Comets game with Greenup County.

    Four seniors, Mikaela Buckler, Brooke Callihan, Megan Centers and Courtney Reynolds, were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments while in a Lady Comet uniform.

    However, Greenup County would have the last laugh as the Lady Musketeers defeated the Lady Comets 2-0.

    “Greenup is a good ball team,” Manager Greg Reynolds said. “Their pitcher had us swinging at pitches we shouldn’t have.”    

    The game was scoreless going into the fourth inning when Greenup’s Andrea Dean smacked a double off Leatha Reynolds in left field, allowing Alex Lacey to score to make it 1-0. The Lady Musketeers would strike again in the top of the fifth inning after a batter reached on an error allowing another run to score.

    The Lady Comets (10-12) stranded eight runners on base, including a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    “I thought we played fairly well,” Reynolds said. “We had runners in scoring position and we had some people who can hit in key situations but they kind of tried to do too much. That’s our biggest flaw in the game.”

    Patience Jones went 1-for-4, Leatha Reynolds, Centers, Amber Thornsberry and Callihan each went 1-for-3.

    “That’s not unusual for us in that it takes us a few innings to get us going,” Reynolds said. “It’s hard to string those hits together. We had a chance to win. We just needed a few more hits.”

    Leatha Reynolds pitched well, going all seven innings. She gave up one run on four hits while striking out six batters and walking one Lady Musketeer.

    But the evening was about the four seniors who have earned many accomplishments on the softball diamond for several years.

    “They have meant a lot to this program,” Reynolds said. “They’ve been committed, had great attitudes. We can’t ask for better leaders than those four players.”

    West Carter faced Menifee County on Tuesday. They hit the road on Thursday when they face Boyd County.

    MacKenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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