Prestonsburg cruises past Cordia

Prestonsburg’s Alison Campbell crosses home plate. The Lady Blackcats defeated visiting Cordia 20-6 on Thursday.

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg posted its third straight win on Thursday, defeating visiting Cordia 20-6 in five innings in a high school softball game.

As a result of the convincing victory, Prestonsburg evened its record to 6-6.

Cordia opened its season 0-1 with the loss.

Prestonsburg pitcher Haleigh Jefferson earned the win. Jefferson allowed three hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking one over five innings.

Cordia pitcher Delilya Stidham suffered the loss. Stidham surrendered 21 runs on 11 hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out two.

Prestonsburg outhit Cordia 11-4. Megan Music, Katelyn Bingham and Abby Poe each provided multiple hits for the Lady Blackcats. Music went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Lady Blackcats in the hits column.

Prestonsburg thrived on the basepaths as six players stole at least two bases. Emily Salisbury recorded a game-high five stolen bases for the Lady Blackcats.

Prestonsburg excelled defensively, turning in an error-free performance. Bingham registered a team-high eight chances in the field for the Lady Blackcats.

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