Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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May 28, 2014

16th Region Tournament wrap-up

East softball, West baseball ousted in first round

May 28, 2014 — East Carter’s softball team and West Carter’s baseball team had their seasons end on Monday in the first round of the 16th Region Tournament.

The Comets were beaten by Boyd County 12-1 at East Carter High School while the Lady Raiders were ousted by Ashland 2-0 at Russell High School.

Kittens pitcher Megan Hensley threw a complete game, giving up four hits and striking out nine en route to Ashland’s 12th straight win over the Lady Raiders.

Coach Derek Calhoun said when Hensley is pitching as well as she did, Ashland is tough to beat.

“Everyone knows when you come into these ball games games against Ashland that if you don’t put that bat on against Hensley and get base runners and put pressure on them, you’re not going to win many ball games,” Calhoun said.

Eighth grader Montana Fouts pitched just as well, giving up three hits and striking out five and issuing two walks.

Ashland scored their only two runs on a McKenzie Vanover groundout in the top of the first inning and a Haley Kilburn grounder in the top of the fourth inning.

“In the postseason, you have to make plays,” Calhoun said. “When you face teams like Ashland and make three or four errors, you’re going give up some runs which isn’t good. We’ll be alright. We’ve got a lot of girls coming back and we have a talented ball team. We’ll have the girls ready to go and hopefully be back in the mix next year.”

East Carter finishes with 28 wins, a school record.

“It’s unbelievable,” Calhoun said. “This is an outstanding group of girls and I love each and every one of them. They’re ready to get back on the practice field.”

West Carter’s banner season came to an end Monday afternoon in the first round of the 16th Region Tournament with a 12-1 loss to Boyd County at East Carter High School.

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