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Late rally ends district title hopes

Mercer County senior Kaylee Russell had one of the Lady Titans two hits in their 46th District Title loss.

Daarik Gray
   Herald Staff

  The Mercer County Lady Titans softball team hung with the state’s No. 19 East Jessamine Lady Jaguars for five innings Wednesday in the 46th District Championship. A five run sixth inning for the Lady Jaguars ended all that, as East Jessamine dropped the Lady Titans, 6-0, to win their third straight district title.

“Before the game, I just told them to believe. Believe in the process. Believe in what we have done all year,” said Mercer County Head Coach Robbie Tharp. “The last time we played East Jessamine (a 10-0 loss on May 7) in the regular season, I don’t think we believed that we could win that game. We came into this game believing and it showed. We held them as close as we could for as long as we could.” 

After Mercer County went scoreless in the top of the first inning, the Lady Jaguars earned the games opening run.

Jessica Tucker led things off for the Lady Jaguars with an infield single. She advanced to second after a sacrifice bunt by Olivia Day. University of Kentucky signee, Sarah Rainwater, hit a double to centerfield on the third at-bat for East Jessamine, scoring Tucker to give the Lady Jaguars a 1-0 lead.

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