GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Lady Pirates lost a crucial district game on Tuesday evening to the Lawrence County Lady Bulldogs by a final score of 4-1.
The Lady Pirates are second in the district behind Lawrence County who has a perfect 4-0 district record. The Lady Pirates have two district games remaining in the season with Phelps and Pike Central.
The Lady Hawks have a district record of 1-3 and have two district games remaining also. Phelps has three district games remaining all three in sequence. Phelps will also be hosting the district tournament this year if something doesn’t change.
The Lady Bulldogs are clearly in the number one spot in the 60th District, but these games are just for the number one seed; anything can happen during the tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs got off to an early start with a 1-0 lead over the Lady Pirates in the first inning. The game was scoreless until Lawrence County scored three runs in the sixth inning, Belfry didn’t score until the final inning.
McKenzie Giampalo scored the lone run in the first for the Lady Bulldogs when she was hit by a pitch and stole second and third base. Giampalo was knocked in by Abby Frazier before the Lady Pirates could set the Lady Bulldogs down.
Keyerah Bowen kicked things off in the sixth inning with a double, Abby Fletcher recorded the RBI on shot into center field. Fletcher crossed the plate after Frazier was walked with the bases loaded and Natalie Rice scored on a Lady Pirates error.
Kailee Rash hit a grounder down the first base line that knocked in Kylea Stanley for Belfry’s only run.
The Lady Pirates will return to action on Thursday evening at Magoffin County before they travel to Letcher County for the two day, Wizard of OZ Classic which is now in its third year of being active.
Score by innings:
Lawrence Co.(11-8) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 — 4 9 6
Belfry (9-11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 5 9
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)