March 26, 2014 — Raceland freshman Leigh Grubb’s go-ahead double in the top of the seventh broke a 3-3 tie as the Lady Rams defeated West Carter 4-3 Monday evening in Olive Hill.
The Lady Rams (4-0) trailed the entire game heading in to the seventh inning. West (0-3) was up 3-2 before Raceland’s Kelsey Diller smacked a double that scored a run just before Grubb’s hit.
“We’re getting better as time goes on,” Coach Jess Cordery said. “We’ve got a lot of young players who don’t have a lot of varsity experience so we’ve got a long ways to go to finish out games like these.”
Diller and Grubb were each 2-for-4 at the plate.
“Raceland is a very good team,” Cordery said. “They’ve played some great teams and they’re very good defensively. Diller did a great job in limiting our offense. We’re scoring runs but not as many as I would like but we’re a good hitting team and we’ll be competitive in that respect.”
Cordery’s team, despite leading heading in to the final frame committed seven errors in the field and still had a chance to win the game. While the outcome is not what he or West had wanted, he is still happy with his team’s effort.
“We have a ways to go defensively,” Cordery said. “We’re struggling but we are improving since the first scrimmage. We can’t commit seven errors and expect to win but we had a shot all the way until the seventh inning.”
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning when West Carter senior outfielder Madison Patrick had a base hit that scored senior Leatha Reynolds. In the next inning, Amber Thornsberry scored on a wild pitch.
Reynolds pitched a complete game, giving up four runs on five hits while striking out nine batters. In addition, she also hit a double that scored a run.