The Harlan Lady Dragons continued their improved play on Tuesday. The Lady Dragons secured their first district win of the season with a 5-2 victory at Bell County.
Harlan opened the scoring with a run in the first inning.
Anna Karst reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. She scored on a triple from Torri Mitchell.
Bell County took the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Garnett doubled to reach base. Jessica Sanders followed with a triple to bring home the runner. Sanders later scored on a wild pitch.
The Lady Dragons pulled even at two with a run in the fourth inning.
Mitchell singled to start the offense. She advanced when Madison Brewer hit into a fielder’s choice. Ledford then drove in the runner with a single.
Harlan regained the lead with a run in the sixth inning.
Kaylee McNiel singled to reach base. McNiel advanced on a fielding error at short and scored on a throwing error to first.
The Lady Dragons closed the scoring with a pair of runs in the seventh inning.
Noe double to lead off the inning. She advanced to third on a passed ball. Karst drove in the run with a single to right field. Mitchell followed with a double to bring home Karst.
Mitchell led the Harlan offense with a triple, a double and a single. Ledford contributed two singles. Noe and Kaitlyn Jenkins each delivered a double. Karst, McNiel and Heather Holland all singled.
Sanders tripled to pace Bell at the plate. Garnett added a double, while Shasta Centers and Courtney Baker added a single.
Brewer recorded seven strikeouts, while allowing four hits in the complete-game victory on the mound.
Garnett struck out two batters in a complete-game effort in the loss.
Harlan (10-10 overall, 1-3 district) returns to action Friday at home against Pineville. Bell County (2-9 overall, 2-2 district) will host Barbourville on Monday.
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Harlan 100 101 2 — 5 9 1
Bell County 200 000 0 — 2 4 2
Brewer and Jenkins; Garnett and Sanders. WP — Brewer. LP — Garnett.