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Lady Dragons rally for win over Jenkins

Down 5-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Harlan Lady Dragons rallied with four runs to force extra innings, then scored once more in the eighth to win 6-5 on Thursday over visiting Jenkins.

“I am so proud of our girls. They stuck it out and played together,” Harlan coach Alexandria Pennington said. “Every girl on our team contributed, either at the plate or on the field. We were down going into the seventh inning and this team rose to the occasion. I can’t express how proud I am of each and every one of them.”

Angel Wynn led the Harlan offense with two doubles and a single. Kailey Cornett singled twice. Haven Saylor had a double. Reagan Jones, Kaitlin Cornett, Kelli Bennett and Emma Eversole added one single each.

Payton Bennett pitched a complete game to earn the win. She struck out seven and walked one.

Madi Polly and Alexis Richie each had a triple for Jenkins. Riley Fleming added a double. Abigail Bentley, Jerrica Thacker and Kristin Thacker added singles.

The Lady Dragons suffered an 8-7 loss at Pineville on Tuesday. No other information was available.

Harlan (4-6) plays at Barbourville on Friday and plays host to Lynn Camp on Monday. Jenkins (3-12) plays host to Betsy Layne on Friday.

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Jenkins 300 000 20 — 5. 6

Harlan 000 001 41 — 6 10

Fleming and Polly; Bennett and Wynn. WP — Bennett (4-6). LP — Fleming.