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East Jess def. Lady Bulldogs in three innings

Hammons and Simpson with only two hits for Burgin

Burgin senior Millie Hammons makes contact for one of two Burgin against East Jessamine in the 46th District Tournament. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff      

It’s been a tough season for the Burgin Lady Bulldogs softball team (3-20).

Their season ended in the first round of the 46th District Tournament at the hands of the East Jessamine Lady Jaguars (19-8) by a final score of 19-0 on Monday, May 20.

Brittany Yates took the loss for Burgin and Kaylee Terral earned the win for East Jessamine.

Senior Millie Hammons and freshman Brynn Simpson accounted for the only hits of the game for Burgin, both singles.

Mallory McDowell, Madison Stinnett and Karlee Terral led the Lady Jaguars with three RBI each.

McDowell was the top batter with three hits.

East Jessamine didn’t let up as soon as they had the chance to bat.

They scored 14 runs in the first inning and five runs in the second inning to secure the win and a berth in the 46th District championship game.

Burgin Head Coach Taylor Bottoms gave her thoughts on her team’s season after the tough loss.

“As a whole, we were a little disappointed with the overall progress of our team this season. We struggled to hit the ball against teams that we should have been more competitive with, and we failed to consistently execute routine plays in the infield,” she said. “However, our younger players are showing improvement and helped fill positions, especially when we were hit with a couple injuries. We have a few situations this season that allowed us to show our ability to stay composed and finish out an important inning or game. We are encouraging our returning players to be more involved in offseason workouts, as well as utilizing our new weight room.”

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Burgin eighth grader Baleigh Turner scoops up a ball and looks for a relay in the 46th District Tournament on Monday, May 20. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

Burgin freshman pitcher Brittany Yates took the circle against East Jessamine. (photo by Arpan Dixit)

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