Maher mows down Menifee

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FLEMING COUNTY 11, MENIFEE COUNTY 0, 5 INNINGS (BASEBALL)

Jonathan Maher not only shut out the visiting Wildcats, but also drove home five runs as the Panthers took the 61st District battle in Flemingsburg.

Maher pitched five innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just three hits and walking one while striking out eight for the victory. At the plate, he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs. His two hits were doubles as the Panthers improved to 1-1 in the district and 5-3 on the season.

Josh Crump also had a multiple hit day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three runs scored and two RBIs. Nick Clark, Andrew Jackson and Cole Saunders recorded the other RBIs for the Panthers as they’ll face Nicholas County on Wednesday in Carlisle.

MASON COUNTY 8, PENDLETON COUNTY 5 (BASEBALL)

In a back-and-forth affair, the Royals were able to fight off the host Wildcats.

Jkari Gause hit his second homerun in as many games, Nickolas Frame went 3-for-3 at the plate with four runs scored and Carson Brammer struck out eight batters in four innings of relief for the victory.

Mason County took a 2-0 lead early to see the two tied at 2-2 after three innings of play. Two-run fourth and fifth innings gave the Royals the lead for good as they took a 6-3 lead into the sixth.

After plating two more insurance runs in the seventh, the Wildcats made it interesting with two runs in the bottom half of the inning before closing the door on their second victory of the season, improving to 2-5 this season. They’ll play at Newport on Thursday their next time out.

Pendleton County dropped to 3-9, getting two-hit games from Ethan Verst, Noah Beck and Ben Fieger.

GEORGE ROGERS CLARK 18, MASON COUNTY 6, 5 INNINGS (SOFTBALL)

A Lady Royals rally in the third woke up the visiting Lady Cardinals as they came away with the run-rule victory.

Mason County was able to trim a 7-0 lead to 7-5 after three innings of play, but the Lady Cardinals erupted for 11 runs over the next two innings to claim the victory.

Emili Kidd, Kyndal Dotson and Hannah Adkins all drove in runs in the busy third inning for Mason County, but GRC’s middle of the lineup was too much to overcome as Kendall Harrison hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, while Whitney Walker and Aly Kidd drove in three apiece. Harrison and Walker both hit homeruns in the contest. GRC improved to 5-6 on the year with a game at Franklin County on Wednesday.

Mason County had seven different batters record a hit. The loss dropped them to 2-9 on the season. They play at Bath County on Wednesday.

RACELAND 2, LEWIS COUNTY 1 (BASEBALL)

The Lions lost their first contest of the season in a 63rd District battle with the Rams.

A pitchers duel ensued on the Rams field as the Lions’ Seth Wright and the Rams’ Kirk Pence were in complete control of this one.

Wright pitched a complete game, allowing just two hits, an earned run and striking out 10 while just walking two. Pence pitched six innings, allowing four hits, no runs, while striking out 12 and walking three. Jacob Heighton came on in relief for the save, making things interesting, allowing two hits and the Lions only run of the contest.

The Rams got a run in the second on a two-out RBI single from Brayden Kelly. They’d add insurance in the bottom of the sixth when Michael Meade scored on a Lewis County error.

Austin Collins and David Grayson started off the seventh with singles and Logan Liles, pinch-running for Collins scored on an error to make it 2-1. Heighton would then strike out two batters to close out the contest as Grayson was just 90-feet away at third for the tying run. The loss dropped the Lions to 7-1 and will host Raceland on Wednesday in Vanceburg.

EASTERN 19, WEST UNION 1, 4 INNINGS (SOFTBALL)

The Lady Warriors improved to 8-0 on the season with a breeze by victory over the Lady Dragons.

Eastern raked out 15 hits and took advantage of six West Union errors in the victory. Whitney Broughton was the leader at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Andrea Edmisten, Brittany Koewler and Allison Mallot collected two hits apiece. Taylor Dotson and Allison Minnix collected two RBIs.

Maggie Dorsey pitched four innings in the circle, allowing one hit, one earned run and striking out four while walking three.

West Union got their lone hit from Mackenzie Davis while Savannah Holbrook scored the lone run as they dropped to 1-6 on the season. They’ll play at Whiteoak on Wednesday.

Eastern gets Western Brown in Mount Orab on Wednesday.

BETHEL-TATE 13, GEORGETOWN 8 (SOFTBALL)

An eight-run sixth inning proved costly in the Lady G-Men’s loss to Bethel-Tate on Tuesday.

Leading 7-5 heading into the top the sixth, the Lady Tigers plated eight runs to build a 13-7 lead and hang on for the 13-8 victory.

Gracie Keplinger recorded three hits for Georgetown, two of them doubles while driving in two runs and scoring three. Leadoff hitter Jaiden Slack went three-for-four at the plate as well, blasting a triple and scoring three runs. Caylee Graham drove in two runs in the loss, dropping to 1-7-1 on the year.

Georgetown gets a shot at redemption Wednesday when they play at Bethel-Tate.

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