Lady Cougars earn back-to-back district wins

Apr. 18—After dropping a crosstown district clash against Southwestern, the Somerset Christian Lady Cougars dived right back into district play at the beginning of the week, taking on Wayne County and McCreary Central. Although both contests were slow on the offensive front, the Cougars were able to claim both victories to give themselves a 3-1 record in district play.

On Monday, they welcomed in McCreary Central and were able to lodge their first-ever program victory against the Lady Raiders, prevailing 3-1. Lydia Fisher and Grace Kiteck each had one RBI in the win, with Fisher hitting a double and stealing two bases. Caroline Mounce also added a hit in the contest. Reagan Childers had another tremendous outing on the mound, allowing just one run on one hit with one walk and 20 strikeouts in the seven innings she pitched.

Then on Tuesday, it was the Cougars that took down Wayne County at home in a tight 3-2 victory. Sophia Barnett led the way with two RBI's, with Kiteck earning two hits and both Fisher and Elisabeth Scott earning one hit apiece. Childers, who also had a stolen base, pitched another dominant game, going the full seven innings and allowing just two runs on four hits with two walks and 12 strikeouts.

Somerset Christian sits at 7-4 for the season and will be on the road for the rest of the month, starting with games at Danville Christian on Thursday and at Barbourville on Friday.

Jacob Pratt is the Sports Editor of the Commonwealth Journal and can be reached at