A pair of eighth-inning Harlan errors allowed the Lady Jackets to score the go-ahead runs in the top of the eighth, and Middlesboro held on to defeat the host Lady Dragons 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the 13th Region All "A" Classic.
Junior Courtney Bell (1-1), filling in for the injured Emily Caudill, limited the Lady Jackets to just four hits while striking out five and walking five. But Harlan (7-3) committed six errors in the game.
Brooklyn Jimison (9-3) was her typically dominant self for the Lady Jackets, striking out 11 in a four-hitter.
The junior also led the Lady Jackets at the plate with a pair of singles. Kristen Davis and Randi Jo Powers each singled once.
The Lady Dragons were led by Kerri McCarthy with two singles. Megan Ball tripled, and Alex Yount added a double.
Middlesboro (9-4) will travel to Cumberland for regional All "A" Classic semifinal action Thursday, while Harlan will visit Cawood for a district contest.
Thursday's other All "A" semifinal will pit Lynn Camp against visiting Williamsburg. The Lady Cats defeated Red Bird 7-0 on Tuesday, while Williamsburg downed Barbourville 10-7.
The championship game will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland or Middlesboro.
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Jimison and Davis; Bell and Allison. W-Jimison (9-3). L-Bell (1-1).
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The Lady Skins continued their power surge, getting a homer from Kelsey Day as they routed the visiting Lady Mountaineers in six innings in the quarterfinals of the regional All "A" Classic on Tuesday.
Day, a sophomore, belted a two-run shot, her second of the year and the Lady Skins' sixth in their last six games. She also tripled and singled to lead Cumberland offensively.
Samantha Sexton, Stacy Houser and Kalyn Carruba each doubled and singled for the Lady Skins. Natasha Pennington, Brittany Day, Shawna Short and Jenny Clay added a single apiece.
Kelsey Day (6-1) earned the win on the mound, striking out seven and walking one as she fired a four-hitter.
Cumberland (7-1) will play host to Middlesboro on Thursday in the regional All "A" semifinals.
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Alvis and Hensley; K.Day and Pennington. W-K.Day (6-1). L-Alvis. HR-Cumberland, K.Day (2).
The Trojanettes collected nine hits and held off the visiting Lady Lions to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Sophomore Chelsey Hensley (2-0) earned the win in relief, surrendering two hits and striking out five in four innings of work. Freshman Courtney Lewis gave up two hits, fanned six and hit a batter in three innings.
Hensley led the Trojanettes at the plate with three singles, and senior Denna Burkhart doubled and singled. Taylor Curtis, Richelle Johnson, Brandi Hensley and Tiffany Posey each singled once.
Pineville was led by Whitney Partin with a triple. Casey Rorick, Victoria Gilley and Leslie Howard each added a single.
Chatman Taylor suffered the loss on the mound. She struck out five.
The Trojanettes will play host to Harlan in a district game Thursday. Pineville returns to action Tuesday at home against Lynn Camp.
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Taylor and Howard; Lewis, C.Hensley (4) and B.Hensley. W-C.Hensley (2-0). L-Taylor.