Keeney

Webster County entered this season as the favorite in the Sixth District, and the Lady Trojans validated that last Thursday with a 3-0 win over Henderson County to secure the top seed for the Sixth District Tournament and automatically qualify for the Second Region Tournament. 

The Lady Trojans kept the ball rolling on Monday night with a dominating 14-1 win over McLean County in just five innings. 

Webster County hosted 25th-ranked Ohio County on Tuesday night, but the conclusion of that game was after press time. The Lady Trojans will travel to Union County on Thursday night before participating in the Owensboro Catholic Classic on Saturday. Webster County will then host Hopkins Central in a doubleheader on Monday night. 

 

Webster County 3

Henderson County 0

 

Webster County junior pitcher Karlie Keeney was straight dealing in the Lady Trojans’ game against Henderson County on Thursday night in Dixon. 

The Liberty University commit was near perfect in the game, giving up no -hits and just two walks while striking out nine in a 3-0 victory over the Lady Colonels. 

Keeney also showed her firepower at the plate against Henderson County as she led the Lady Trojans with a 2-for-4 showing that included a 2-RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth that gave Webster County a cushion heading into the final two innings. 

Kerstin Braden went 2-for-3 at the dish for Webster County, notching an RBI single that put the Lady Trojans on the board in a three-run bottom of the fifth. 

Gracie Thomas, Hadlee Carter, Hattie Hartman and Rylee Warford each recorded a single for Webster County as Thomas and Carter came around to score a run for the Lady Trojans. 

 

Webster County 14

McLean County 1

 

Webster County thrived in every facet of the game against McLean County at home on Monday night. 

Karlie Keeney allowed just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out 13, Kari Wood belted a three-run homer over the left field fence, and the Lady Trojans romped to a 14-1 victory over the Lady Cougars in just five innings. 

Webster County began the scoring quickly as the Lady Trojans tacked on three runs off of errors before Wood’s home run gave Webster a 6-0 advantage after one inning. 

McLean County—who committed six errors as only three of Webster County’s runs were earned—surrendered two more runs due to errors in the bottom of the second before Jade Jerome’s RBI single put the Lady Trojans up 9-0. 

Hadlee Carter made the Trojans reach double digits with an RBI single in the bottom of the third, and Keeney reached on an error to plate Carter and extend Webster’s lead to 11-0. 

Kayla Yates smacked an RBI single to push Webster’s lead to 12 runs, and Kerstin Braden followed with a 2-RBI double to give the Lady Trojans a 14-0 edge going into the fifth inning. 

The Lady Cougars needed at least five runs to extend the game in the top of the fifth but were only able to pick up one on a bases-loaded walk with two outs. 

Wood led Webster at the plate in the win as her home run drove in a team-high three runs. 

Braden had a single and a double to drive in two runs for the Lady Trojans while Carter collected two singles to drive in one run and score three runs. Grace Scott tallied a double and drove in two runs while scoring twice. 

Jerome rounded out the Lady Trojans’ attack with an RBI single in two plate appearances. 

 

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EDITOR's NOTE: There has been much debate about whether this game was a no hitter or a one hitter, with the results being reported differently by different media sources, but Assistant Coach Monty Todd told the J-E that this was in fact a no hitter.