JELLICO — An 8-run fifth inning propelled Scott High to a 12-6 softball win here Thursday evening.
The Lady Highlanders trailed 3-2 going into the top of the fifth, but built a commanding 10-3 lead that Jellico was unable to overcome.
The Blue Devils scored three runs in the bottom half of the fifth to cut the lead to 10-6, but Scott tacked on two more runs in the sixth and held Jellico scoreless in the bottom half of the final inning.
Anna Sexton scored three runs, while Darcy King and Tamera Dowden each scored two runs to help power the Lady Highlanders to the win.
An inauspicious start, with three consecutive strikeouts in the first and a runner left stranded in scoring position in the second, left Scott trailing 1-0 going into the third.
Sexton scored her first run in the top of the third, while Mariah Hall also scored after reaching base by being hit by a pitch, and the Lady Highlanders took a 2-1 lead.
But two runs by Jellico in the bottom of the fourth left the Blue Devils with a 3-2 lead going into the fifth.
Hall, Sexton, King, Dowden, Montana Wright and Shelby Jeffers all scored in the fifth.
Sexton and King added insurance runs in the sixth inning as the Lady Highlanders expanded the lead.
Cumberland Gap defeats Scott in baseball: A Jon Hamblin home run in the third inning spearheaded a Scott offensive effort that saw the Highlanders score six runs Thursday night, but visiting Cumberland Gap walked away with a 24-6 win.
The Panthers scored 10 runs in the first inning and added five more in the second to grab a 15-0 lead. But, after that, Scott out-scored Cumberland Gap 6-1 over the course of the third and fourth innings before the Panthers put eight more runs on the board in the fifth and final inning.
Hamblin's two-run home run scored both himself and Jordan Puckett. The Highlanders stranded Josh Butts in scoring position, and Billy Hall was on base as well when the inning ended.
But Scott kept the bats cranking in the fourth inning, with runs by Puckett, Aaron Carson, Austin Stephens and Tyler Strunk.
Scott soccer comes up short against Campbell County: Miklos Obrusanszki scored his third goal of the season Thursday, but the Highlanders came up just short against Campbell County, losing 2-1.
Obrusanszki's goal came in the 22nd minute of the game.