MASON COUNTY 7, SCOTT 6 (SOFTBALL)
Leading, 7-6, with two on and two out in the top of the seventh, Lexy Cooper got Kyra Watters to strike out to finish off the Lady Royals’ third win of the season.
Cooper finished with eight strikeouts in seven innings while allowing 11 hits and one walk.
Mason County scored three runs in the first inning on three hits and added a run in the third, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to lead, 7-4, heading to the sixth.
A wild pitch with one out scored Morgan Chalk and Audrey Griffin singled home Sidney Vaught to make it a one-run game in the sixth, but that’s as close as it would come.
Lexie Thompson led Mason County’s offense, going 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Emma Kidd singled and drove in two runs in the game, while Cooper, Emily Huber and Allison Gibbs also collected RBIs.
Chalk finished 4-for-4 at the plate for Scott, driving in and scoring a run. Abby Bosse, Natalie Trenkamp and Vaught all finished with two hits each. Bosse and Vaught each doubled once and recorded an RBI in the game.
The Lady Royals improve to 3-13 and will host Elliott County on Friday, while Scott falls to 1-6 and will travel to Holmes on Friday.
EASTERN 16, RIPLEY 0 (5 INNINGS) (SOFTBALL)
Taylor Dotson pitched a perfect game for Eastern Brown as the Lady Warriors knocked off Ripley, 16-0, on Thursday.
Dotson didn’t allow a hit or walk in five innings pitched while striking out eight Lady Jays. She also singled with a run scored in the game.
The Lady Warriors scored in every inning, with Brittney Koewler, Jayden Koehler, Allison Malott, Kameron Tomlin and Morgan Reynolds all finishing with multi-hit days. Reynolds doubled twice, driving in four runs and scoring twice in the game. Koehler doubled and tripled with an RBI and two runs scored, while Koewler also tripled and had an RBI.
Eastern improves to 10-3 with the win and will face Manchester on Monday at 5 p.m.
LEWIS COUNTY 1, RUSSELL 0 (BASEBALL)
Sam O’Keefe took a no-hitter into the sixth inning to help Lewis County come away with their first victory in 63rd District play this season, topping Russell, 1-0, on Thursday.
O’Keefe allowed only one hit in the game. He walked four and struck out one in six innings. Garrett Applegate got the save, allowing one hit and striking out three in one inning on the mound.
Adam Montgomery collected his first varsity hit in a big moment for the Lions, driving home Logan Liles for the only run of the game on a single to right.
Wyatt Yates recorded two hits, including a double. Bryce Wallingford also doubled in the contest, while Seth Wright and Mark Sparks collected Lewis County’s other two hits.
Lewis County improves to 9-4 overall and 1-3 in district play. They’re scheduled to travel to Bracken County on Friday.
BRACKEN COUNTY 2, VILLA MADONNA 1 (BASEBALL)
Bracken County scored twice in the first inning and that’s all the Polar Bears would need in a one-run victory over Villa Madonna on Thursday.
Villa Madonna took an early lead on a single from Xavier Ludwig that scored Daniel Gerst in the top of the first inning.
Logan Sorrell doubled to lead off the bottom of the frame and Tad Fisher picked up a one-out walk, before Travis Tucker drove both in on a single to right field to take the lead.
Fisher held Villa Madonna from there, finishing with three hits and three walks allowed in seven innings. The junior struck out 11 batters and the Polar Bears improved to 4-5.
Thomas Fuller allowed five hits and three walks in six innings while striking out three batters for the Blue Lightning, who fall to 6-4.
BRACKEN COUNTY 17, ST. PATRICK 0 (3 INNINGS) (SOFTBALL)
BRACKEN COUNTY 17, ST. PATRICK 2 (4 INNINGS) (SOFTBALL)
The Lady Bears racked up 34 runs in two games to sweep a doubleheader with St. Patrick on Thursday.
Bracken County took the first game, 17-0, in three innings, scoring 11 runs in the first inning.
Georganna Carpenter and Aleah Cummins each had two hits and four RBIs in the game. Cummins had a double and also scored twice, while Carpenter doubled and tripled in the game and scored three times. She also pitched three innings of one-hit softball to come away with the victory. She struck out six Lady Saints.
Natalie Bell singled and doubled, finishing with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Mya Rogers picked up St. Patrick’s only hit.
The Lady Bears didn’t slow down in game two, scoring in all four innings to come away with a 17-2 victory.
The game ended when Bracken County took a 15-run lead in the bottom of the fourth on a ground out from Olivia Bell that scored Aly Keuper. Bell finished with two RBIs and three runs scored while also picking up the win in the circle. She allowed four hits in four innings and struck out six.
Carpenter homered and finished with two RBIs and a run scored. Katelyn Bond went 3-for-3 with two triples, three RBIs and three runs scored. Keuper was 2-for-2 and also drove in two runs and scored twice.
Tori Griffith, Makenna Roush, Elizabeth McKay and Yisel Ignacio each singled in the game. The Lady Saints fall to 1-9 with the loss.
The sweep makes it a five-game winning streak for Bracken County. They’re scheduled to travel to Robertson County for a doubleheader on Monday.
WEST UNION 6, LYNCHBURG-CLAY 0 (BASEBALL)
Brandon Cornell shut out Lynchburg-Clay, 6-0, on Thursday to help the Dragons move to 9-1 on the season.
Cornell allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four. He pitched all seven innings for West Union. He also doubled and drove in two runs in the victory.
Ryan Rothwell added two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Kenny Stephenson also drove in a run and Bryce Staten had two hits.
Josh Wolfe had two of Lynchburg-Clay’s three hits. Ethan McConnaughey had the other.
ROWAN COUNTY 12, FLEMING COUNTY 0 (5 INNINGS) (BASEBALL)
The Panthers fell to 1-2 in 61st District play with a 12-0 loss to Rowan County on Thursday.
With two runs already on the board, the Vikings added 10 more in the third inning to break the game open. Tyler Gardner drove in three runs in the game, while Matthew Gagliano drove in two runs on two hits. Devon Stevens, Shane Taylor, A.J. Hacker, Corey Binion, Ryan Mullen and Brian Carter also drove in runs in the contest.
Hacker allowed three hits and two walks in four innings while striking out nine. Ben Hutchinson pitched one inning, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Josh Crump took the loss for Fleming County, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing eight runs – six of which were earned – on four hits and five walks. Nick Clark led the offense with two hits. Cole Saunders doubled in the game.