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FLEMINGSBURG – A brawl broke out in Flemingsburg on Tuesday between Fleming County and Montgomery County.
The Lady Indians managed to muster a few more timely shots in their 13-8 win over the Lady Panthers.
Timely hitting is what gave Fleming County six wins in its last seven games heading into Tuesday’s game, scoring 73 points in that span. They were able to add eight more to that tally in this one.
“We have a lot of experience in our range. We worked hard to take all kinds of cuts in the cage. We worked really hard to stay behind and have quick hands on the ball and it really paid off for them, ”said Lady Panthers coach Tanna Seuferer.
Unable to rank seven out of eight, the Lady Indians were able to get revenge for a season opener 9-7 loss at the hands of the Lady Panthers.
Reaghan Oney, who missed the first game between the two at the start of the season due to the still ongoing basketball and Montgomery chasing a regional title, Oney made his presence felt by hitting two homers, in four points. and in 4-for-4 at home with five runs scored for the Lady Indians to take first place.
His first home run provided the spark and continued to press the plate as they hit 14 hits.
After falling into a 5-1 hole, Fleming County took a 6-5 lead late in the third, Sadie Price’s three-point double in the second and Ariana Adams with a brace followed by the RBI singles by Michaela Edmond in the third. .
The lead was short lived as Hallie Conley’s two-point brace in the fourth followed by Caroline Donithan’s two-point single gave the Lady Indians a 9-6 lead.
Mallory Donahue, who had a plethora of running catches and a dip into the outfield, led Sidney Argo on an RBI groundout in the bottom of the fourth to bring the score to 9-7.
After Caroline Price helped Montgomery advance to her second inning 1-2-3 in the fifth, the Lady Panthers were given the chance to take the lead in the lower half, with Courtney Arrasmith coming out with a two-out RBI single. . The top of the roster found runners in the second and third row, but Donithan forced Argo to withdraw to end the threat.
“Sometimes we kind of get on the cruise control and not pedal to the medal and play relaxed. If we stay aggressive and stay put throughout the game, things could turn out differently, ”Seuferer said.
Oney added insurance in the sixth with another blast, this one over the left field fence to make 10-8, his fifth homer of the season.
The Lady Indians would add three more in the seventh, with Fleming unable to do anything after a single start in the lower half, blocking their seventh runner of the game.
“I think we fought the whole game. I don’t think we were disappointed, but we have to play defensively to help us and we can’t rely on the referees to help us, ”Seuferer said.
The loss drops them to 8-6 on the season and returns to action Thursday at Menifee County in a double title from the 61st District. This begins a key milestone in district play for the Lady Panthers, who already own a win over Rowan County.
They will face Bath County on Monday and then Rowan County the next day, April 27, before closing the District home game against Bath County on May 3.
“We set ourselves the goal of winning districts. If we come in thinking, knowing to be aggressive, knowing that they can do it and that things will go the way we want them to, ”Sueferer said.
In Fleming County’s 11 hits, three of them were from Adams, two each from Sadie Price and Gracey Newsom.
Caroline Price took the loss in the circle, pitching the full play, allowing 14 hits, 12 earned runs, striking out eight and walking two.
Donithon took the win for the Lady Indians who improved to 5-4 this season, Donithon went the distance, allowing 11 hits, eight earned runs, striking out eight and walking two.
Montgomery County returns to diamond Thursday in Bourbon County.
Sara Zink, Emiley Mattingly and Emily Brock added two hit games in addition to Oney’s four for a lot of damage to the Lady Indians that day.
Indian Ladies 13, Panthers Ladies 8
MONTGOMERY CO – 230-401-3-13-14-1
FLEMING CO – 132-110-0 – 8-11-2
2B – (MC) S. Zink, Conley, Brock (FC) Arrasmith, Adams, Newsom, S. Price
HOUR – (MC) Oney 2
RBI – (MC) Oney 4, S. Zink 3, Donithon 3, Conley 2, Wright (FC) S. Price 3, Donahue 2, Arrasmith, Adams, Edmond
LOB – Montgomery 5, Fleming 7
WP – Donithon. LP – Price.
Registers: Montgomery County 5-4, Fleming County 8-6