The Webster County basketball teams advanced to the title games in the 2nd Region All “A” tournament earlier this year, with the boys winning it all to go to the state tournament.
After the events of the last two days, the softball team is hoping to pull off that latter achievement.
An 18-0 win over Dawson Springs on Tuesday night moved the Lady Trojans in the title game later this week against Livingston Central. Webster scored nine runs in the sixth inning to invoke the mercy rule on the Lady Panthers, who had downed Trigg County 12-2 on Monday.
Webster had a tougher first-round draw, rallying past University Heights Academy that same day, 7-5.
That nine-run explosion against Dawson was keyed by a pair of homers, one apiece by Macye Davis and Christian Papineau. Tyler McCulloch also homered in the game, a fourth-inning hit that followed consecutive two-out doubles by Davis, Kaylyn Winders and Kolbi Edens.
Edens, who was coming off a no-hitter last week against Crittenden County, gave up four hits in the Dawson shutout and was 3-for-4 at the plate.
She was also the last of seven Lady Trojans to score in the seventh inning Monday when Webster erased a 5-0 deficit to stun UHA. Edens kept the rally going with a two-out double, coming home on Davis’ double to left.
Webster and Livingston met on April 9 at Webster, with Livingston winning 13-3.