By Crystal Wylie
Register staff report
MADISON COUNTY —
Bethany Mays continued her hot hitting as Madison Southern picked up another victory Tuesday in Berea.
The freshman was 3-for-4 as the Eagles rolled to a 5-1 win over Estill County. Southern (9-4) has won three-straight games and seven of its past eight games.
“I’m pleased with the way we’ve been playing,” Southern coach Brian Foley said. “We are starting four freshman and they are playing well.”
Mays came into the game hitting .658, which was among the state’s statistical leaders. She had three more hits and also stole three bases against the Lady Engineers.
Sophomore pitcher Tara Bord went the distance and allowed five hits and had three strikeouts while throwing 85 pitches — 65 of which were strikes.
Alex Nash was 3-for-4 with two singles, a double and a stolen base. Bord had two hits, while Paige King and Kelley Freeman also each had a hit.
Southern is set to return to action Thursday at Lincoln County.
Central falls at Dunbar
The Lady Indians rallied from a six-run deficit, but couldn’t come up with a victory Tuesday in Lexington.
Dunbar pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to claim an 8-7 win.
The loss was the third-straight for Madison Central (5-6).
Central scored first, getting a run in the first inning when Kirsten Spillman doubled and Emily Frakes singled.
Dunbar scored three runs in the third and four runs in the fourth.
Olivia Moon started for Central and went six innings, allowing five earned runs. MacKenzie Wilder pitched the final inning, allowing a run.
In the fifth, Sammy Walzyk doubled and scored a run.
In the sixth, Central scored five times to tie the game. Moon singled, Walzyk singled and Kassidy Brittain walked to load the bases. Sarah Arthur reached on error, which allowed a run to score, then Katie Grant ripped a three-run triple.
Summer Fleeman added an RBI single to make the score 7-7.
Central is set to return to action today at North Laurel.