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LeCompte throws perfect game against Eminence

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She strikes out 11 of 15 in shortened game

By Todd Martin

The SCHS softball team came out and took care of business Monday in a 10-0 victory over visiting Eminence.

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The Lady Rockets (10-7) scored early and often and Haleigh LeCompte almost single-handedly took care of the Lady Warriors (2-6).

LeCompte struck out the first three batters and then struck out two in each of the final four innings, finishing with 11 strikeouts in a 5-inning perfect game.

"I think the last couple of games she's really been on track," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "We had planned on rotating pitchers, but once she got started, there was no way we were switching."

LeCompte also came up big at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Her triple in the bottom of the fifth sent in the final run of the game, enforcing the 10-run rule when Kristina Gramig scored from first.

The Lady Rockets had 11 hits in the game, but Courtney Tinsley was the only other SCHS player with multiple hits. She finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs, coming off a two-run single in the fifth that set up LeCompte's game-ender.

This game also showcased a lineup change for the Lady Rockets. After getting just three hits and no runs in a loss to Oldham County on Thursday and then scoring just one run on seven hits in a loss to Nelson County, Cable decided to take a closer look at her lineup.

"I went through and accumulated the season stats," she said. "After looking at it, we decided that we needed to make some changes."

Cable inserted Colleen Hughes in as the designated hitter, moved Katie Case up in the lineup and inserted first baseman Kristina Gramig's bat in.

"I think we looked a little better," she said. "This wasn't a one- or two-game decision, though. We were looking at the whole year. I understand that you can have one or two bad games or a slump, but it can't carry through a full season. The girls have to realize that if they're not performing, we have to make changes."

Nelson County 5, SCHS 1

The Lady Rockets had seven hits, but couldn't string any together in a 5-1 loss at Nelson County (6-7) Friday. The girls got more than one hit in just one inning, the sixth. That's when Hannah Abbott's bases loaded single scored LeCompte.

Abbott had two hits in the game.

Oldham County 2, SCHS 0

The Lady Colonels (8-4) got some revenge Thursday, picking up an RBI double in the first and an RBI single in the sixth for a 2-0 victory over the homestanding Lady Rockets. Shelby had beaten Oldham, 7-5, in the season opener. Shelby County was stifled at the plate, coming up with just three hits, one each from Shauna Gramig, Abbott and Tinsley.