HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers evened their record at 5-5 with a 13-3 win over Claiborne Friday.
Five different Lady Panthers had two hits each and all nine batters had at least one as they pounded out 13 hits in the game.
Oliva Price tripled, singled, reached on an error as she drove in two runs and scored three. McKayla Hamilton drove in three runs with two singles, including a bases-loaded shot to right-center to bring the 10-run rule into effect in the bottom of the fifth.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead as Davidson walked ahead of an RBI double from Ickes in the top of the first. With two down, Williams tripled and Walker reached on an error to push the Claiborne lead to 3-0.
Cumberland Gap’s Danielle Caldwell held the Lady Bulldogs to just two base runners the rest of the way as Williams walked and Walker reached on an error in the fourth inning. Caldwell allowed three runs, two earned, on two hits over five innings while striking out nine and walking two to get the win.
The Lady Panthers rallied to take a 4-3 in their half of the first. McKenzie Miracle led off with a single and stole second. Price reached on an error to put runners at the corners and Kaitlyn McCarty brought Miracle home with a ground out to second. Lindsey Elliott reached on an error as Price scored and with two out, Genna Lake singled, Jordan Thacker walked and Hamilton followed with a two-run single to left.
In the second, Miracle singled and scored on Prices’ triple. McCarty reached on an error as Price scored and Elliott followed with an RBI double to make it 7-3.
Cumberland Gap made it 8-3 in the fourth as McCarty singled and stole second and third. With two out, Lake blooped an RBI single into shallow center.
The Lady Panther put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Chelsey Williams started the rally with a double and scored as Miracle reached on an error. Price singled and Miracle scored on the front end of a double-steal to push the lead to 10-3. With one out, Elliott walked and Caldwell singled to bring Price home. Walks to Lake and Thacker forced in another run and Hamilton followed with her walk-off single.
Cumberland Gap (5-5) will play at West Greene on Monday.