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Lady Cougars start season with four wins

Mar. 26—The Somerset Christian Lady Cougars softball team has gotten out to a great start to their 2024 season, winning four of their first six contests including their last three.

In game one, the Cougars took down Berea in a strong offensive showing 20-6 in six innings. Reagan Childers led the way with three RBI's, with Lydia Fisher and Selah Scicchitano each batting in two RBI's apiece. Childers earned the win on the mound, allowing two earned runs on 12 hits with four walks and 12 strikeouts.

Another high-scoring affair awaited the Cougars in their second game, although they would be on the losing end of this one 15-11 against Frankfort. Aza New, Sophia Barnett, Fisher and Childers each had a hit. Childers recorded another 12 strikeouts in the loss.

In their 12th Region All "A" Classic contest against Danville Christian, Somerset Christian couldn't keep up and eventually lost 9-3. Childers earned the lone RBI for the Cougars in the loss, with Fisher and Callie Davis each contributing hits. Childers struck out 15 batters on the mound.

The Cougars got back to their winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Wayne County on the road. Kinsley Taylor led the way with two RBI's, with Fisher and Childers each batting in one apiece. Grace Kiteck and Davis each had three hits in the win. Childers had another great game on the mound, allowing just one earned run on one hit with one walk and 16 strikeouts.

Somerset Christian hit the road again after that to take on Model, where they would shine once again in a 6-3 victory. Childers, Fisher, New and Caroline Mounce each had an RBI, with Kiteck also chipping in two hits. Childers went the full seven innings again, allowing three runs on 12 hits with one walk and 15 strikeouts.

In their last game, the Cougars battled against Williamsburg and took away a hard-earned 8-6 victory. Fisher led the way with three RBI's, with Childers, Barnett and Mounce each batting in one RBI apiece. Childers earned another win on the mound, allowing six runs on two hits with three walks and 14 strikeouts.

Somerset Christian sits at 4-2 for the season and will be back in action on Thursday at home as they host the Model Lady Patriots at 6 p.m.

Jacob Pratt is the Sports Editor of the Commonwealth Journal and can be reached at jpratt@somerset-kentucky.com.