An Enterprise Staff Report
Harlan County’s youth was a factor for the first time this season as the Lady Bears were unable to hold off 14th Region foe Perry Central. The Lady Bears took a two-run advantage into the seventh, but Perry rallied with six hits in the final inning to escape with a 3-2 win.
Eighth-grader Megan Ramsey struck out four batters in a complete-game effort in the loss. Ramsey allowed just five hits in six innings before the Lady Commodores mounted a comeback in the seventh inning.
“Megan pitched a heck of a game, we just had some mistakes. But, that is just youth. We will get better,” said Harlan County coach Howard White.
Junior Katie Johnson opened the scoring with a run in the third inning. Freshman Savannah Sergent then put the Lady Bears up 2-0 as she scored in the sixth.
Jessie Johnson led the offense with a double and a single. Ramsey and Chyanna Harris each recorded two singles, while Kaitlyn Stittums added a single.
“Everybody got a bat on the ball. We had a lot of long fly balls, but they made the catch,” White said.
Harlan County (4-2) returns to action Thursday as it hosts Middlesboro in a 52nd District matchup. Perry Central (7-5) will travel to Paintsville on Thursday.
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