By Nathan Hutchinson
Register Sports Editor
Jadelyn Rice made sure the Lady Indians opened the Tomahawk Classic with a big victory.
The sophomore catcher was 3-for-3 with a two-run home run, two singles and three RBI as Madison Central defeated West Jessamine (3-14), 4-1, in Richmond.
The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Lady Indians (6-6).
Central took on Centerville (Ohio) later on Friday night, but the results of that game were not available at press time.
The two-day, six-team tournament, which is sponsored by the Kentucky National Guard, was supposed to get into full swing on Friday. However, poor field conditions at B. Michael Caudill Middle School forced games in that pool to be canceled.
Madison Southern, Anderson County and Montgomery County will start play today in Richmond with a schedule to be announced.
Poor field conditions at Central also forced the cancellation of the first day of the Tomahawk Classic Baseball Tournament.
The event will get under way today.
Central is scheduled to take on Ballard at 11 a.m. Lafayette will face Somerset at 3:30 p.m. and Central will take on Lafayette at 6:30 p.m.
Central 4, West Jessamine 1
The Lady Indians had only six hits, but they got a big performance from Jadelyn Rice at the plate and MacKenzie Wilder in the circle.
Rice had three hits and drove in three runs and Wilder scattered eight hits and struck out five as Madison Central topped West Jessamine, 4-1, Friday in Richmond.
The Lady Indians took the lead in the top of the first. Sarah Arthur reached on an infield single and scored on a groundout by Katie Brock.
West Jessamine pulled even in the bottom of the first, but Wilder left the bases loaded by retiring the final two batters of the inning.
The Lady Colts also left the bases loaded in the third and stranded 10 runners in the game.
Rice singled in the third, then delivered the game-winning shot in the fifth. After MacKenzie Humphrey walked, the catcher ripped a home run over the right-field fence.
An inning later, Rice singled to score Emily Frakes, who had singled.
Frakes had two hits and scored a run.