Early last week, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs traveled to Letcher County to take on the Lady Cougars. The Lady Bulldogs took the early lead, but could not hold off a late charge by the Lady Cougars.
Letcher Central took the lead with a run in the first inning, but gave it back in the second. Hazard jumped up 6-1 in the third inning, however, the Lady Cougars answered with four in the bottom half of the inning (6-5).
The Lady Cougars tied the game in the fourth inning. They then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 2-1 in the sixth inning, creating the difference in the game. The bats fell silent in the seventh inning, leaving Letcher Central to take the 6-7 win.
Hazard stats: M. Niece 2 runs and 2 hits, E. Ratliff 1 run, 2 hits and 1 RBI, M. Saylor 1 hit, K. Handshoe 2 runs and 2 hits, P. Williams 1 RBI, A. Stupart 2 hits and 2 RBI, M. Robinson 1 run and J. gugate 1 run. Pitching: C. Maggard: 11 hits, 8 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.