LCA senior Jon Adkins tossed an impressive complete game in the season opener as the Falcons defeated Heritage Christian Academy 4-1 in Hopkinsville, Ky., on Saturday. Adkins gave up only two hits while striking out seven. Coach Rob Taylor saw his KCAA defending state champs jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.

LCA was poised to take two from Heritage, but the Warriors erased a 3-0 deficit in the nightcap, sent the game into extra innings and eventually won 6-5.

"We let the second one get away from us, but overall I saw some very positive things," stated Coach Taylor. "Now we may be faced with battling some tough weather this week. We just need to play games at this stage of the season so we can see what we have."

LCA is coming off a 19-6 inaugural season that saw the Falcons capture the KCAA State Title in Georgetown.

The Lady Falcons opened the softball season on a winning note by defeating Lawrenceburg Christian Academy 11-7 last week.

Pitcher Taylor Conn struck out 17 Lady Ram hitters while catcher Brooklyn Hesterberg collected a two RBI double and scored three runs. Allie Winkleman, Farah Weaver and Harper Wells also joined the hit parade in a four-run seventh inning that broke the game open.

Meanwhile, the Lady Falcons lost the first game of a twinbill against Heritage 5-1 over the weekend, but bounced back for an impressive 9-3 victory in the second game. In the nightcap, Coach Mike Conn's squad scored five times in the fourth inning and two in the fifth to pull away. Carly Thomas collected two hits and drove in four runs in the second game.

"Heritage has one of the established softball programs in the KCAA, so going to their place and gaining a split was a positive for our young team," said Coach Conn. "We started hitting the ball in the second game and everyone contributed."

The Lady Falcons are off to a 2-1 start.

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