Trigg County's Thursday games were cancelled due to wet playing conditions. The baseball team was scheduled to play at UHA, while the softball team was scheduled to host Crittenden County. No word has been received on when or if the games will be made up.
After scoring 19 runs in their previous 11 games, Trigg County busted out the whuppin' stick and scored 19 runs in their six-inning win at Fulton County Monday.
The win snapped a 10-game losing streak and the 19 runs were the most scored by Trigg since a 19-1 win over Crittenden County in 2005.
"We really needed this one," Lady Wildcat head coach Scott Hill said. "We just really hit the ball well."
Trigg County pounded out 26 hits in the game, scoring six runs in the fifth inning and eight more in the sixth before the mercy rule kicked in.
Senior catcher Kalesha Williams had five hits for the Lady Wildcats -- three doubles and two singles. She scored four runs.
Samantha Furr had four hits for the Lady Wildcats -- two doubles, a triple, and a single. She also scored three runs.
Hanna Oliver also had four hits for the Lady Wildcats, while Elizabeth Torian had three hits. Getting two hits were Sierra Bush (2 1B), Keisha Stewart (2B, 3B), Shaniqua Smithers (2 1B), and Karlie Stewart (2 1B).
Dakota Littlejohn picked up the win in relief for the Lady Wildcats, who are now 2-15 on the season.
Trigg will play at University Heights Tuesday, looking to avenge Saturday's 3-2 loss in the Lady Blazer Invitational.
"We'll be looking for some revenge. You can count on that," Hill said.
Playing softball 10 hours after Prom usually doesn't translate into positive results.
That was the case for Trigg County, who dropped three games in the UHA Lady Blazer Invitational Saturday.
However, they did give eventual tournament champion UHA their closest game, falling 3-2. Trigg scored a run in the top of the seventh and threatened before the Lady Blazers closed out the game.
The Lady Wildcats lost to Russellville 15-0 and to McLean County 14-1 in the other two games.
"When everyone was alert and awake, we played well," said Lady Wildcat head coach Scott Hill, commenting on the early start Saturday following the school's Prom the night before. "We had some players not make the trip, and we had to play some of our JV players."
The Lady Wildcats fall to 1-15 on the season and will play at Fulton County Monday.
Calloway County shortstop Samantha Butts signed a letter of intent to play softball at Austin Peay State University during a ceremony Wednesday at the school. Pictured are: (Back row) - Jerry Faris, Principal Yvette Pyle, Head Coach James Pigg, Asst. Coach Troy Webb, CCHS Athletic Director Colonel Bill Cowan, Coach Eddie Morris, and Asst. Principal Brian Wilmurth. (Front row) Sharon Butts, Samantha Butts, and Stevie Butts.
Trigg County opened the 2008 softball season Monday with a 19-0 loss to Hopkinsville at the Complex.
Hoptown scored four runs in the first inning, four more in the fourth, and ended the game with 11 runs in the fifth inning. Hopkinsville had 13 hits in the game and took advantage of seven walks and two Trigg errors.
Melissa Shelton had three hits to lead Hopkinsville, while Dakota Littlejohn had Trigg's only hit. Littlejohn also absorbed the pitching loss for the Lady Wildcats.
Trigg returns to action again Tuesday with a district road game at Crittenden County.
Season passes for Trigg County softball and baseball games are on sale at the high school office for $30. The pass gets you in to every home Trigg County baseball and softball game for the 2008 season.
Trigg County's Dakota Littlejohn was named to the All-District softball team in voting done by Fifth District coaches.
Also named to the team were Lindsey Bridges, Brittany Brown, Jaylyn Guess, and Hayley Parrent of Lyon County; Dannielle Joiner, Jordan Kirkham, Mariah Owen, and Allyson Rowland of Livingston Central; and Jessica Gatten and Sammie Jo Quisenberry of Crittenden County.
Trigg County saw their softball season come to an end with an 11-0 loss to Livingston Central in the first round of the Fifth District Softball Tournament at Smithland.
Trigg hung tough with the top-seeded Lady Cardinals trailing 2-0 after five innings. The Lady Wildcats had a chance to dent the scoreboard in the top of the sixth with two runners on before a strikeout ended the rally.
Livingston Central (22-9) then scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule. Livingston took advantage of two walks and three errors in the inning to get the win.
Kalesha Williams had a double, and Hayla Frye had a single for Trigg's lone two hits of the game.
"We played pretty good but just had the one bad inning when nothing went right," head coach Jamie Howell said of the Lady Wildcats. "I'm proud of the way they hung tough."
It was the first time Trigg and Livingston played in the district tournament since 1999.
Livingston Central will advance to tonight's championship game where they will play Lyon County (12-10), a 16-5 winner over Crittenden County.
Trigg County will try and pull the upset today when the Fifth District Tournament gets underway today in Smithland.
The Lady Wildcats will play the host Lady Cardinals (21-9) tonight at 5pm. Lyon County and Crittenden County will play at 7pm. The championship game will be played Tuesday at 7pm.
Livingston Central swept the season series from the Lady Wildcats, winning 12-2 and 13-0.
Regardless of the outcome, the Lady Wildcats (3-23) have set a new school record for losses in a season, eclipsing the old mark of 22 set in 2002.
Trigg County lost to University Heights 4-2 in eight innings Saturday. Trigg took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth before UHA tied it in the seventh. UHA scored twice on two errors in the top of the eighth for the win.
Trigg County was one inning away from a win, but Mayfield overcame a nine-run deficit to shock the Lady Wildcats 16-14 in eight innings Thursday night in Mayfield.
After the game, Lady Wildcat head coach Jamie Howell took responsibility for the loss.
"We got a big lead, and I subbed some players when we probably should have just won the game by the 10-run rule," Howell said.
Trigg County scored four runs in the first inning and two more in both the second and third innings.
Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, Trigg led 12-3. However, Mayfield scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 13-12 lead. Trigg scored a single run in the seventh to tie that game at 13.
After Trigg scored one run in the top of the eighth, Mayfield won the game with a two out, three-run double in the bottom of the eighth.
Hayla Frye and Kalesha Williams each had three hits to pace the 14-hit Trigg offensive attack. Kayla Joiner, Samantha Furr, and Asami Ota each had two hits.
Mayfield (7-12) had seven hits in the game.
Trigg County fell to 3-22 with the loss and return to action today at Lone Oak in a 4pm contest.
One day after playing their best game of the year in a 4-1 loss to Lyon County, Trigg County pulled off one of the program's biggest wins with a 1-0 shutout of Caldwell County Friday at the Complex.
The win was Trigg County's first-ever over Caldwell County since the move to fast-pitch in 1995. It was Trigg's first shutout win since 2004 and their first 1-0 shutout win since beating Fort Campbell 1-0 on April 29, 2003.
Dakota Littlejohn pitched the complete game shutout to get the win.
Trigg County improves to 2-14 with the win, while Caldwell County fell to 6-9 with the loss.
Trigg County also won the JV game to complete the sweep.
The Lady Wildcats return to action Tuesday at Fort Campbell.
Despite giving up just one hit, Trigg County was hurt by several key errors and lost to Lyon County 4-1 Thursday at the Complex.
The game was perhaps the best one played by the Lady Wildcats this year, snapping a streak of six straight games against Lyon County decided by the 10-run rule.
Dakota Littlejohn allowed only a two-out double to Hayley Parrent in the seventh inning and struck out six in taking the complete game loss.
Two errors and a walk in the second inning led to Lyon's first two runs. They added another run in the third on two walks and two wild pitches.
Trigg County scored in the fourth inning when Kayla Joiner scored on a hit-and-run single off the bat of Whitney Cain. Cain and Kalesha Williams each had two hits for Trigg County, while Rachel Gasky, and Danni Romero added singles.
Sarah White picked up the pitching win for Lyon County (7-5,3-2), striking out four batters in seven innings of work.
Trigg County fell to 1-14 with the loss and 0-6 in the district and will host Caldwell County Friday and will play at Fort Campbell Tuesday.
For the second straight game in their series, Crittenden County rallied for four runs in their final at bat to beat Trigg County 8-7 Tuesday in Marion.
Trigg scored all seven of their runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-4 lead before Crittenden County took advantage of four walks and three Trigg errors to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Crittenden scored four times in the seventh inning back on March 27 to beat the Lady Wildcats in Cadiz.
Trigg scored seven runs on six straight hits in the fifth inning, with Dakota Littlejohn and Whitney Cain producing run-scoring doubles.
Kalesha Williams had three hits, and Hayla Frye added two as the Lady Wildcats had nine hits on the night.
Trigg County fell to 1-13 on the season and 0-5 in the district. The loss assures Trigg of the #4 seed in the district tournament.
The Lady Wildcats return to action Thursday against Lyon County at the Complex in a 5pm contest.
Ireland Fuller scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send Trigg County to their first win of the season. The 7-6 win over Mayfield Monday snapped a 29-game losing streak by the Lady Wildcats that dated back to the 2005 district tournament.
Fuller scampered home when an 0-2 pitch to Whitney Cain bounded past the Mayfield catcher and went to the screen.
The run capped off a six-run rally for the Lady Wildcats, who trailed 6-0 in the fourth inning.
Kayla Joiner hit a bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning to cut the Mayfield lead in half, and Samantha Furr and Cain added RBI hits in the fifth inning for Trigg, who had seven hits on the day.
Dakota Littlejohn pitched the final three innings for the win.
Mayfield fell to 3-8 with the loss.
Trigg County is now 1-12 on the season and can make it two in a row today when they travel to Crittenden County.
Crittenden (3-9, 1-1) rallied for four runs in the final inning back on March 27 to beat Trigg 10-9. Gametime in Marion is set for 5:30pm.
Lyon County needed only five innings to hand Trigg County their third straight loss, a 13-1 setback Thursday afternoon in Eddyville.
The win was Lyon County's 19th straight over Trigg County dating back to 1999. However, Trigg was able to push across a run against Lyon County for just the second time in their last seven meetings. Obviously, this is a series that Lyon County has owned since fast pitch began in 1995.
Lyon County broke open the game with five runs in the second inning and seven more in the third.
Trigg scored first when Kayla Joiner singled home courtesy runner Sierra Bush in the first inning.
Joiner, Osami Ota, Samantha Furr, and Whitney Cain all singled for Trigg, while Kalesha Williams had a double.
Lyon County, which took advantage of eight Trigg County errors, was led by Katie Gray's 3-for-4 performance, which included two doubles and three RBIs.
Sarah White picked up the pitching win, while Cain allowed eight hits in five innings and struck out five in taking the loss.
Trigg County (0-3) will host Todd County Central Friday at 5:30pm at the Complex. Todd County has played just once, a 9-1 loss to Muhlenberg North on Monday.
The teams played twice last year -- wins of 11-0 and 12-2 for Todd County.
Trigg County will also host Fort Campbell Saturday at 10am at the Complex.
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