North Laurel's winning streak snapped after 6-4 loss

Payten Gregory and the North Laurel Lady Jaguars dropped a 6-4 decision to Garrard County on Monday. | Photo by Les Dixon

GARRARD COUNTY -- The North Laurel Lady Jaguars' five-game winning streak came to an end on Monday night after taking a 6-4 loss to Garrard County.

The game was tied at four with Garrard County batting in the bottom of the sixth inning when Brynne Galloway found a two-run home run to give the Lady Lions the lead, 6-4.

"It was a good game for us, a good learning experience getting us ready for our postseason," North Laurel Coach Doug Gregory said.

Garrard County got scoring going in the second inning, as the Lady Lions added a run on a single by Jade Peavley. The Lady Lions added two more runs in the third inning on a home run by Katy Pozzuto, taking a 3-0 lead over the Lady Jaguars.

The Lady Jaguars finally got scoring going in the sixth inning, adding a run on a single by Emily Sizemore, followed by a score on an error and a two-run home run by Taylor Jones to give North Laurel the lead, 4-3.

Garrard County answered with a run on a double by Kyla Bell to tie the game up at four apiece, when Galloway's two-run home run helped to give the Lady Lions the lead.

The Lady Jaguars weren't able to add anymore runs in the top of the seventh inning, giving Garrard County the win.

Gregory said offensive struggles and defensive miscues attributed to Monday night's loss, though he was proud of his Lady Jaguars for making a run in the game.

Payten Gregory took the loss for North Laurel, pitching for six innings. Gregory allowed six runs and eight hits, while striking out six.

The Lady Jaguars tallied nine hits with Haley Griebel leading the team with three hits and Emily Sizemore adding two hits.

North Laurel will be back in action with a doubleheader on Thursday, as they host Jackson County at 5 p.m., with Middlesboro to follow, with the game slated for 6 p.m.

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