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Lady Titans sweep West third year in a row

Mercer County ends 8-game losing streak

Mercer County sophomore Grace Pittman (far right, 17) is greeted by her teammates at home plate after belting a game-tying two-run home run against West Jessamine on Tuesday, April 29. (Photo by Arpan Dixit)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

The Mercer County Lady Titans softball team (8-15) have had West Jessamine’s number for the last two seasons. This year is no different. After defeating the Colts (7-11) at their place in early April, the Lady Titans earned a 13-9 comeback victory over the Colts on Monday, April 29.

This win for Mercer County was significant for a few reasons.

The victory broke a season-high eight-game losing streak for Mercer County and put them one game behind East Jessamine for the No. 1 seed in the 46th District.

“These girls have been through a tremendous test the last eight to 10 games. I’ve put them to the test with the schedule that we’ve had and one I put together and I take ownership of that,” said Head Coach Rob Tharp.

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Photos by Arpan Dixit:

Mercer County sophomore Ry’Ann Tharp fields a ball in center field and looks for a relay against West Jessamine on Monday, April 29.

Mercer County sophomore Brooklin Burgess gets ready for a pitch at third base against West Jessamine on Monday, April 29.

Mercer County junior Leia Freeman covers second base for the force out against West Jessamine on Monday, April 29.

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