LICK CREEK — Betsy Layne led 4-0 before East Ridge answered with its first run in the bottom half of the third inning during a non-district contest between familiar 15th Region rivals at the start of the week. The Lady Warriors answered by plating eight runs. East Ridge eventually got going offensively and pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 14-4 in five innings in a high school softball game on Monday.

With the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 3-18.

East Ridge improved to 13-17 with the win.

Caitlyn Coleman was the winning pitcher for the Lady Warriors. Coleman allowed six hits and four runs while striking out seven over five innings.

Betsy Layne pitcher Nicole Castle suffered the loss. Castle allowed 13 hits and 14 runs over four and 2/3 innings, while striking out two.

East Ridge outhit Betsy Layne 13-6. Kelsi Slone, Kyra Looney, Bethany Tackett and Kierstin Coleman each managed multiple hits for the Lady Warriors. Slone and Looney collected three hits each to combine to lead East Ridge at the plate.

Amelia Blackburn and Lauryn Hall paced Betsy Layne at the plate, providing two hits apiece.

Betsy Layne is poised to compete in the 58th District Softball Tournament at Lawrence County High School in Louisa.

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