Lady Laker Softball falls to Somerset in 8 innings

The Russell County Lady Laker Softball team dropped a close game against Somerset Tuesday night, falling 12-9 in 8 innings.

The Lady Lakers fell down 5-0 in the top of the first inning, but battled back to take the lead and the game ended up tied at 8-8 after the traditional 7 innings.

Somerset put four runs on the board in the extra inning, and Russell County threatened to tie the game in the bottom half, but a double play with the bases loaded ended the game as the Lady Lakers moved to 5-5 on the season.

Sophie Shearer led the way at the plate for Russell County, going 5-5 on the day with a double and triple, while driving in 3 runs and scoring 3 runs.

Emma Popplewell finished 2-5 and drove in two runs, and Tarryn Reynolds went 1-3 and drove in a pair of runs as well.

Reynolds got the start pitching for Russell County, pitching 5 innings and giving up 8 runs on 10 hits and striking out 8.

Kiara Kemp entered in relief, pitching 3 innings and giving up 3 runs on 5 hits while striking out 3 and walking 3.

Somerset finished with four home runs in the game.

Now with 3 losses in a row, the Lady Lakers look to end this recent skid on Thursday when they host Marion County.


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