High School Baseball

Lafayette softball team faces loaded 11th Region

Lafayette's Emily Kincaid allowed just four hits against North Laurel Thursday. She   also had three hits in the game, including a double and an RBI.
Lafayette's Emily Kincaid allowed just four hits against North Laurel Thursday. She also had three hits in the game, including a double and an RBI.

Lafayette's seniors have big dreams of making it back to the state softball tournament for the first time since 2004.

And if the 12th-ranked Generals manage such a feat, they will have earned it after getting what looks to be the toughest draw in this week's 11th Region softball tournament at the University of Kentucky.

Lafayette (21-10) will open Monday's first round against No. 14 Franklin County, which was upset in its district title game.

The Flyers (29-7-1) have been potent offensively, scoring a region-topping 248 runs this season and winning three of their last four games.

Whichever top-15 team manages to get out of that game could likely have a matchup with tournament favorite and eighth-ranked Scott County.

The Cardinals (25-4) have won three of the last four region championships and, like Lafayette, are unbeaten in the region this year.

Scott County has allowed a region-low 44 runs all season and will meet Madison Southern (19-11) in its first-round game.

Other hopefuls this week include Madison Central (14-20), which has won two in a row and will face Paul Dunbar (15-16). Henry Clay (13-17), which has won two of its last three games, will meet Western Hills (13-21) in the nightcap. The Wolverines, after losing their first six games of the season, have won five of their last six.

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