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East snags season series with Lady Titans

Big fifth inning by Lady Jags propel them to victory

Mercer County sophomore Ry’Ann Tharp looks to hit the cut-off after fielding a grounder into center field. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

In their second and final matchup of the regular season, the East Jessamine Lady Jaguars (15-5) defeated the Mercer County Lady Titans (9-16) by a final score of 4-3 on Monday, May 6.

Eighth grader Kayleigh White took the loss for Mercer County, pitching four innings, giving up four runs on four hits, with three walks and a game-high seven strikeouts. Freshman Elle Prewitt pitched two innings in relief.

“We put pressure on ourselves at the end to try to make something happen. Ultimately, if we would’ve done our job throughout the game, we wouldn’t feel that way,” said Head Coach Rob Tharp. “Throughout the game, we were producing. We played clean defensively, pitchers did a great job and catching was great tonight. Everything was what we needed it to be, and then we had some base hits and some singles, but no timely hits. If you have runners standing in scoring position, you have to do something. We just didn’t do our job in that aspect of the game. We left a lot of runners on base. I felt like, with exception of the fifth inning, we outplayed them.”

Kaylee Terral earned the win for East Jessamine, pitching all seven innings, giving up three runs on eighth hits, with one walk and six strikeouts.

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Mercer County eighth grader Kayleigh White pitches with all her strength against East Jessamine on Monday, May 6. White had a game-high seven K’s in the loss. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Mercer County senior Emily Rawlings focuses to catch a ball at first base for the out against East Jessamine on Monday, May 6. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

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