On Friday, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs hosted the Letcher Central Lady Cougars as part of a double-header. The Lady Bulldogs kept pace throughout the game, but gave up the winning runs in the final frame.
The two teams traded runs in the first inning, with the 1-1 score holding until the third inning. Letcher Central got the better of the trade in the third inning (1-2), coming away with the 3-2 advantage.
Hazard turned the tables in the fifth inning, scoring twice and taking the 4-3 lead. The Lady Cougars tied the game in the top of the sixth inning with a single run, but quickly gave it back in the bottom of the inning (5-4).
The Lady Cougars went ahead 6-5 in the top of the final inning, leaving the Lady Bulldogs to settle the issue in their final at bat. Hazard Could not sustain a rally in the bottom of the frame, giving Letcher Central the 6-5 win.
Hazard stats: M. Niece 1 run and 1 hit, J. Fugate 1 hit, E. Ratliff 3 runs, 1 hit and 1 RBI, K. Handshoe 3 hits and 3 RBI, A. Stupart 2 hits, L. Jones 1 run and 1 hit, and P. Williams 1 RBI. Chandler Maggard: 6 runs, 15 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.