The Tigers are growing more-hungry for competition with each passing day. Teams are canceling due to inclement weather, the fear of inclement weather, or simply not wanting to be thrashed by Clay County. As frustrating as it is to see all the cancellations, it’s largely in part due to the Tigers success. Clay will face five different opponents this week.

Lynn Camp – (20-10) The Wildcats will come to Manchester looking to overtake the top team in the mountains with a signature win to cap off an astounding season. Lynn Camp has fivebatters who boast an average of over .430, and can score with anyone. It’s like when an unstoppable object meets an immovable force, the strong pitching of the Tigers against the solid hitting of the Wildcats. This game will be May 15th, at Clay County. First pitch is slated for 6:00PM.

Southwestern – (20-7) The Lady Warriors have yet to meet Clay County this season, but this will be a battle between two of the top teams in Southeastern Kentucky when they finally clash. Southwestern averages 11 runs per game, while also having stolen 69 bases. This team can push across runs in a hurry, by any means necessary. Expect an extremely intense environment for this contest. This game will be May 16th, at Clay County. First pitch is slated for 6:00PM.

George Rogers Clark – (11-13) The Lady Cardinals will play host to the Tigers for a Friday night matchup in Clark County. GRC, sits near the middle of the pack in the talent filled 10thregion. Clay County should handle their business accordingly. They cannot overlook GRC. Schools from the greater Lexington area can tend to sneak up on anyone, at moments’ notice. This game is at George Rogers Clark High School, May 17th, with first pitch slated for 6:00PM.

Harlan County – (13-5) The Lady Black Bears haven’t played 20 games yet, but they have faced solid competition. Lack of experience could bring them in for a rude awakening when they travel to Manchester for a doubleheader against the Tigers. Clay County, needs to be on their A game, as this Black Bear group is talented enough to shock anyone. This will be a doubleheader, May 18th, at Clay County. The first game set to begin at 12:00PM. 

Oneida Baptist Institute – (5-7) Not much needs said about this other than that Clay County defeated the Lady Mountaineers 17-1 in 3 innings earlier this season. Expect the Tigers to dominate swiftly, and with ease in this matchup to begin the 49thdistrict tournament. This game is on May 20th, at North Laurel High School, with first pitch set for 6:00PM. 

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