Perry Central meets with coach Bobby Dixon

Perry Central meets with coach Bobby Dixon between innings last Wednesday evening during the 54th District Championship. The Commodores were able to pick up a 10-1 win over the Bulldogs to win the 54th District title. The Commodores took the field again on Monday for the opening round of the 14th Region Tournament, where they picked up a 17-0 win over Jackson City.

IRVINE — Perry Central is one step away from the state tournament.

The Lady Commodores picked up a 7-6 win over Powell County in the opening round of the 14th Region Tournament Monday and knocked off Jackson City 9-4 in the region semifinals Tuesday.

The Lady Commodores were scheduled to take on Estill County in the championship game last night. The game ended too late to be included in this edition of the Hazard Herald. For full game coverage, see next week’s Hazard Herald.

Perry Central 7, 

Powell County 6

The Lady Commodores held off Powell County. 

Perry Central’s Katie Campbell (13) and Allanh Hurt (15) fist bump

Perry Central’s Katie Campbell (13) and Allanh Hurt (15) fist bump after a meeting at the mound Monday afternoon against Powell County in the opening round of the 14th Region Softball Tournament. The Lady Commodores pulled out a 7-6 win over Powell County.

The Lady Pirates fought hard in the last inning to score four runs, but came up one run short of extending the game.

Lexi Haddix gets greeted at the plate

Perry Central’s Lexi Haddix gets greeted at the plate after a home run Monday afternoon against Powell County.

Powell County jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning of play. With the bases loaded, McKayla Rucker hit two-run double to give the Lady Pirates a 2-0 lead. 

Perry Central got out of the jam and in the bottom of the first inning, Katie Campbell delivered a two RBI double to tie things up at 2-2.

Rani McIntyre gets caught between first and second

Perry Central’s Rani McIntyre gets caught between first and second base Monday afternoon against Powell County.

Lexi Haddix changed things in the bottom of the third inning with one swing of the bat. Haddix hit a monster solo home run to put Perry Central up 3-2 after three innings of play.

The Lady Commodores another run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Haddix singled to get things started. Jamie Pollard reached on an error and starting pitcher Lauryn Fugate also reached on an error that allowed Haddix to score and push the lead to 4-2.

Kamryn Noe looks to make a catch

Perry Central’s Kamryn Noe looks to make a catch for an out Monday afternoon against Powell County in the opening round of the 14th Region Championship.

Perry Central added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to push the lead to 7-2.

Powell County came storming back in the top of the seventh and scored four runs, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Commodores held on for a 7-6 win.

Perry Central 9,

Jackson City 4

Tuesday in the 14th Region semifinals, Perry Central powered past Jackson City to earn a spot in the region finals.

Perry Central was on the ropes. Jackson City held a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh inning.

The Lady Commodores lit up the scoreboard for seven runs in the seventh to advance to the region championship game.

Perry Central’s Katey Pigman powered the offense going two for four at the plate with two home runs and six RBIs. Campbell went three for four with a run scored. Haddix went two for three with two runs scored. Noe also went two for four at the plate. Pollard went one for four with an RBI. Emilee Eversole, Lauryn Amburgey and McIntyre each added hits in the Lady Commodores win.

Amburgey picked up the win on the mound. She gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits, while striking out seven and walking one.

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