PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: E’town softball defeats North

The Lady Panthers completed a regular-season sweep Tuesday night of the Lady Trojans, taking down the 17th District foes 9-4 in Radcliff.

Elizabethtown finished with 11 hits, including two each from Hannah Riley, Avery Powers, Avery Simpson and Kylie McKinney. Taytum Spiers connected on three of the Lady Panthers’ eight RBIs.

McKinney was the team’s starting pitcher, staying in the circle until the bottom of the sixth inning. She finished with seven strikeouts, eight hits and four runs. Spiers took her place for the game’s remainder, adding another two strikeouts as well as one hit.

North Hardin had nine hits, with two each from Tone Melton and Emilee Fife.

Fife started in the circle for the Lady Trojans and stayed on through the top of the fifth inning, finishing with two strikeouts, 10 hits and nine runs.

Ashleigh Lirot followed and stayed in through the game’s conclusion, adding another hit.

Elizabethtown (13-8) travels to Fort Knox for a game at 6 p.m. tonight. North Hardin (15-11) hosts Grayson County at 6 p.m. Thursday.

NELSON CO. 17, JOHN HARDIN 13. The Lady Bull­dogs came out on the losing end of a high-scoring game Tuesday against the host Lady Cards. No statistics on the game were made available.