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Lady Rockets get no Mercy, 8-3

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By The Staff

Shelby County’s Lady Rockets fell into an 7-run hole against eighth-ranked Mercy on Wednesday night and lost, 8-3, at the Shelby County Sports Complex.

Mercy scored seven runs in the top of the first against Rockets ace Haleigh LeCompte, and that was too much to overcome.

“We dug ourselves a big hole, but we kept battling,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable told The Courier-Journal. “We just couldn’t get out of the hole.”

LeCompte, who had pitched a 5-inning perfect game against Eminence in her last outing, was hit hard by the Jaguars (18-8-1). A double, a single and a double put Mercy quickly up, 2-0, and launched the big inning. Mercy finished with 12 hits.

Shelby County (10-9) mounted a rally of its own in the first, scoring three times. Two of those runs coming on an inside-the-park home run by Hannah Abbott, who finished added two singles to account for a third of the Lady Rockets’ nine hits.

Mercy added a run in the fourth, but otherwise the game finished with goose eggs on both sides.

“When you get up by seven, you can’t think the game is over,” Mercy Coach Josh Bloomer said. “Shelby County’s got a nice team.”

The Lady Rockets next play in the Owensboro Catholic Tournament on Friday and Saturday and return home to play Scott County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.