By Nathan Hutchinson
Register staff report
The Lady Eagles needed an extra-inning rally Friday to pick up their first victory of the season.
Southern (1-1) scored twice in the eighth inning to defeat Lincoln County, 10-9, in Berea. Bethany Mays tied the game with an RBI single, stole second then scored the game-winning run on a fielder’s choice by Taylor Johnson.
Southern scored three runs in the second, two runs in the fourth and three more times in the sixth.
Paige King scored three runs and had a two-run double. Johnson had two-run single in the first and scored a run, while Mays and Briana Lanham each scored twice.
Tara Board pitched a complete game for Southern, striking out five.
Southern is set to return to action Monday at Danville.
Berea takes two from Monticello
The Berea Community baseball team picked up two, five-inning wins Friday at home over Monticello.
The Pirates won the first game, 8-5, then won the second game, 5-4.
In the first game, sophomore Zach McPeak overcome a rough first couple of innings to each a complete-game victory. Jon Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
In the second game, Daniel Wilkerson, a sophomore, made his first high school start. He went four innings and allowed four runs (two earned) and had four strikeouts.
Smith had two hits and two RBIs.
Gabe Long came on to pitch the fifth and had three strikeouts.
The game was tied heading into the bottom of the fifth. Devin Strong led-off with a walk, Long followed with a single and Wilkerson walked to load the bases.
Justin Sandefur ended the game with a single.
Berea (3-1) is set to return to action today at Williamsburg.
Lady Pirates fall to Powell County
The Berea Community softball team suffered a 6-5 loss to Powell County Friday at home.
With the loss, the Lady Pirates fall to 2-2 on the season.
Berea is set to return to action Monday at home against Williamsburg.