ROBERTSON COUNTY 11, ST. PATRICK 5 (SOFTBALL)
After playing to a 3-3 tie through two innings of play, the Lady Devils were able to rattle off five unanswered runs to pull away from the Lady Saints for the victory.
Emma Courtney was the leader in the barrage at the plate for Robertson, having a four-hit day and adding two RBIs. Carley Turner and Grace Courtney also added two RBIs apiece as the Lady Devils improved to 8-7 on the year, snapping a three-game losing streak. Breanna Green got the win in the circle, allowing just three hits.
The Lady Saints were able to keep it close early as Tori Griffith knocked a two-run double to tie the game at 3-3 in the second. St. Patrick aimed for a rally in the fifth and sixth innings, but were unable to get more than one run across in either inning. Mercedes Hedgecock had two of the three Lady Saints hits, adding an RBI. Caroline McKay and Natalie Wilson had the other RBIs.
The loss dropped St. Patrick to 2-11 on the season as they play at Covington Latin on Wednesday. Robertson plays at Bracken County, Friday in a doubleheader.
FLEMING COUNTY 5, LEWIS COUNTY 3 (BASEBALL)
The Panthers avenged two earlier losses in the season to the Lions with a victory Tuesday, in Vanceburg.
Fleming County was able to dodge a lot of bullets in the contest as they walked nine batters and committed three errors, but nine hits at the plate proved for some timely hitting as they were able to win their second straight game.
A three-run third put Fleming up 3-0 keyed by a Jonathan Maher two-run double, followed by a Brady Clark single, plating Maher. Clark would end up with three hits on the day to pace the Panthers.
The Lions responded with two in the bottom of the third as Tate Willis drove in two with a single.
Fleming added some cushion in the fifth when Andrew Jackson hit a sacrifice fly to score Cole Saunders and Clark drove in another run with a single. The Lions got within 5-3 when Bryce Wallingford scored on a passed ball but the Fleming bullpen sealed the deal from there as they pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to preserve the victory.
Josh Crump got the win on the mound despite issuing eight walks. Wallingford led the Lions at the plate with two hits and scoring two runs.
The win improved the Panthers to 10-8 while the Lions dropped to 12-8. The two will face off for the fourth time this season on Saturday at the David Iery Classic in Vanceburg.
EASTERN 21, WEST UNION 0, 5 INNINGS (SOFTBALL)
The Lady Warriors didn’t waste any time in their pursuit of a district title. Eastern jumped out to a 16-0 lead after two innings and never looked back as they opened up the postseason with a Southeast Division III sectional win over teh Lady Dragons.
Eastern slugged 12 hits and took advantage of eight West Union errors while Taylor Dotson and Maggie Dorsey combined to throw a no-hitter in the circle, allowing just one walk to open up the game. Dotson and Dorsey combined for 10 strikeouts, seven of them from Dotson who pitched the first three innings before Dorsey came in for the final two.
Dorsey, Allison Malott and Whitney Broughton drove in three runs apiece as all but one Eastern batter reached base in the contest. The win moves them to the sectional final Friday as they await the Minford/Portsmouth winner. That game takes place Friday at Eastern.
The Lady Dragons season ends at 2-16.
BATH COUNTY 10, MASON COUNTY 0, 6 INNINGS (SOFTBALL)
Bath County knocked off Mason County for the third time this season, shutting them out twice in the three contests.
The Lady Royals were able to keep things within striking distance, trailing 5-0 after four innings, but were unable to put much offense together on the day, recording three hits and two walks throughout. Lexy Cooper recorded two hits at the plate to lead the Lady Royals while Emily Huber had the other hit.
The loss dropped Mason County to 3-19 on the season. They host Lloyd Memorial on Thursday their next time out on the diamond.
NICHOLAS COUNTY 14, BRACKEN COUNTY 3, 6 INNINGS (SOFTBALL)
Big fourth and sixth innings propelled the Lady Jackets over the Lady Bears Tuesday, in Brooksville.
Leading 3-2 heading into the fourth, Nicholas County put up six runs and added five more in the sixth to put things out of reach in the victory.
The Lady Bears showed positive signs at the plate with seven hits, but three errors in the field led to six unearned runs.
Savannah Engnes led the way at the plate with two hits, including a double and an RBI. Georganna Carpenter hit a homerun while Katelyn Bond added the other RBI. The loss drops Bracken County to 9-6 on the season as they face Bishop Brossart on the road Wednesday.
HARRISON COUNTY 15, BRACKEN COUNTY, 5 INNINGS (BASEBALL)
The Thorobreds one-hit the Polar Bears in the victory to give Bracken their second straight loss.
Harrison’s Chris O’Neal pitched five innings of one-hit baseball as he struck out seven and walked two.
Tad Fisher got the lone hit for Bracken County as they dropped to 8-8 with the loss. They’ll look to regroup Thursday when they play at Robertson County.