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Southwestern's balanced hitting leads to win over Rockcastle

Mar. 22—In the midst of a three-game winning streak, a young Southwestern squad has looked to be one of the better teams in the region as of late. They were back on the road on Thursday to take on Rockcastle County. Despite trailing by two runs after the first inning, the offense began to heat up as they outscored the Lady Rockets 10-4 over the final six innings to take home a 10-6 victory.

Kylie Dalton, Brynn Troxell, Abigail Whitescarver and Zoie Lowery all had two RBI's apiece during the win, with Dalton leading the way with three hits. Danielle Taylor had a single RBI. Whitescarver also hit a home run during the game. Jordyn McDonald, Macie Gwin and Arabella Lowery also each picked up a hit during the course of the contest. McDonald added four stolen bases as well, with Dalton adding two of her own. Additionally, McDonald earned the win on the mound, pitching five innings while allowing five earned runs on 10 hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Jayla Singleton earned the save, pitching the final two innings while allowing just one earned run on two hits. Rockcastle County was led by two RBI's apiece from three different players.

Southwestern improves to 4-2 and will be back in action at Mercer County on Friday, before taking part in the Brynlee Bigelow Memorial Tournament on Saturday. They will take on George Rogers Clark at 7:30 p.m.

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