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Ballard pitchers shut out Western

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Barlow -- The Bomber pitching duo of Seth Cooper and Kameron Howle scattered seven hits while fanning 10 as Ballard Memorial stopped Louisville Western 1-0 in high school baseball on Tuesday.

Cooper started and got the win by going four innings giving up one run on two hits and eight strikeouts. Howle came in for the last inning and allowed no hits while striking out two.

The Bombers jumped all over the Warriors early, getting two in the first inning and three in the second highlighted by a two-out, two-run inside the park home run by Drew Collier. The Bombers put the game away in the fourth inning, getting five runs from three bases loaded walks and RBI singles by Easton Thompson and Levi Woodall.

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Western 001 00 1 2 3

Ballard 230 50 10 7 4

WP: Cooper. LP: Davis.

2B: W-Combs. 3B: none. HR: Collier. Top hitte rs: Marinelli 2-3 (2RBI), Thompson 2-3 (2RBI), Collier 1-2 (3RBI). Records: Western 1-4; Ballard 2-6.

Marshall 5, Fairdale 2 -- Five different players singled in runs for Marshall County and Griffen Ives allowed just three hits in a win over Louisville Fairdale as part of the Marshals spring break trip in Alabama.

The Marshals gave up a run in the top of the first from an error, but answered in the bottom half with a Cole Griggs RBI single. The Marshals picked up a pair in the fourth from singles by Cameron Ives and Lance Dyke, and Lucas Forsythe drove in the only run in the fifth inning. The lone extra base hit for the Marshals came with two out in the sixth, as Dalton Anderson nailed a line drive double to left field and scored on Jackson Beal's single.

Griffen Ives tossed six innings and scattered three hits. He struck out five and walked two. Cameron Ives closed out the seventh inning with two strikeouts.

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Fairdale 100 001 0 2 3 2

Marshall 100 211 x 5 7 2

WP: M-Ives. LP: F-Blanton

2B: M-Anderson. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: M-Ives 2-3. Records: Fairdale 5-5; Marshall 8-3.

Graves 21-13, Todd Central 0-0 -- Whether by spreading it out or scoring most of the runs at once, Graves County dominated Todd County Central in a doubleheader sweep at Elkton.

First, the Eagles scored two runs in each of the five innings of a 21-0 triumph. Zach Barnett allowed just one hit in four innings while fanning six Rebels. Drew Cooper, Jordyn Naranjo and Levi Nesler each drove in three runs for the Eagles.

The nightcap was closer most of the way with Graves up 2-0 after four innings. In the top of the fifth, Todd hit six batters and walked three while allowing four singles and a double. That helped the Eagles score 11 for the 13-0 victory. Taylor Goodwin had three hits and three RBIs for Graves, while Naranjo drove in four runs and Barnett got two RBIs.

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Graves County 325 65 21 13 0

Todd Central 000 00 0 1 4

WP: Barnett. LP: Parthon

2B: none. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: G-Cooper 2-3 (3 RBIs), Howell 2-4 (RBI), Naranjo 2-3 (3 RBIs), O'Neill 2-2 (RBI), Richards 2-3 (RBI), Nesler 1-2 (3 RBIs).

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Graves County 011 0(11) 13 7 2

Todd Central 000 0 0 0 2 1

WP: Carrico. LP: Parthon

2B: G-Naranjo. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: G-Goodwin 3-4 (3 RBIs), Naranjo 1-2 (4 RBIs), Barnett 1-2 (2 RBIs). Records: Graves 4-3, Todd Central 1-9.

Christian County 3, Caldwell County 2 -- At Henderson, Matthew Deck, the fifth pitcher used Tuesday night by Christian County, got the win the hard way by breaking a 2-2 tie with his walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

With one out in the bottom of the seventh, a Tiger error put Cameron Crider on base. He moved to third on two passed balls to set the stage for Deck's winning hit.

Tiger starter Gabe East pitched five good innings allowing two runs on four hits. But the game ball went to Deck as he pitched the last two innings for the Colones allowing no hits and striking out two.

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Caldwell 000 020 0 2 4 4

Christian 001 001 1 3 5 2

WP: Chr-Deck. LP: Cal-Thomas

2B: none. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: Cal-Thomas 2-3 (RBI); Chr-K.Silvey 2-4. Records:

CCA 14, Cairo 0 -- Logan Browning had a stellar day on the mound and at the plate as Community Christian Academy stopped Cairo, Illinois, in five innings. Browning struck out 10 and walked one on top of driving home two runs with a pair of doubles.

Ethan Miller had three RBIs for the Warriors in the third inning thanks to a sacrifice and a two-run single.

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Cairo 000 00 0 1 10

Comm. Christian 10(10) 3x 14 8 1

WP: Browning. LP: Brown

2B: CC-Browning 2, Adrian. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: CC-Adrian 2-3 (RBI), Browning 2-3 (2 RBIs), Miller 1-3 (3 RBIs). Record: CCA 2-8.

Softball

Graves 15, Ashland 6; E. Carter 7, Graves 0 -- Graves County looked good in the first game Tuesday at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, knocking off Ashland Blazer 15-6, but the Lady Eagles ran into a buzzsaw in the circle for the second game as East Carter's ace, Montana Fouts, struck out 21 handing the Lady Eagles a 7-0 loss.

Fouts, arguably the best pitcher in Kentucky and an Alabama commit, gave up only two hits spoiling a perfect game with no walks along with the 21 K's. Bailey Wilson and Chloe Grover were the spoilers for Graves, each getting singles.

The Lady Raiders got all they needed in the first inning plating three from a walk, hit batter, pair of singles and a passed ball. Kristen Wimsatt settled down in the circle for the Lady Eagles and did not allow another run until the sixth inning, when East Carter scored another four runs. Wimsatt took the loss, giving up seven runs (two earned), fanning five and walking four.

In the opening game of the day it was Chloe Grover lighting up the scoreboard for the Lady Eagles by smashing three doubles on a 4-for-5 day and collecting six RBI in the process. Taylor Travis also doubled going 2-for-4 and scored four runs. Shelby Amis (2-5) knocked in a pair of runs to help the Lady Eagles, and Neely Shoults (2-for-4) and Carson Travis (2-for-5) had big games as well.

Kristen Wimsatt went the distance, keeping Ashland Blazer in check until giving up four runs late in the game.

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Graves 104 402 4 15 15 0

Ashland 101 004 0 6 9 5

WP: Winsatt. LP: Mykayka Akers

2B: GC-Grover 3, T.Travis; AB-Riehs. 3B: none. HR: AB-Atkins. Top hitters: GC-T.Travis 2-4 (4 runs), Grover 4-5 (6RBI), Amis 2-5 (2RBI), N.Shoulta 2-4, C.Travis 2-5; AB-Atkins 2-4 (RBI), Riehs 2-3. Records: Craves 4-6; Ashland 3-8.

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E. Carter 300 004 0 7 7 0

Graves 000 000 0 0 2 3

WP: Fouts. LP: Wimsatt

2B: EC-Castle. 3B: Robinson. HR: none. Top hitters: EC-Sparks 2-4, Jobe 1-4 (2RBI), Robinson 1-3 (2RBI). Records: East Carter 10-0; Graves 3-6.

W. Jessamine 8, Ballard 4; Ballard 13, New Haven 3 -- At Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, it was all a matter of who struck first as Ballard Memorial split its softball games at the Cal Ripken Experience.

First, West Jessamine strung its hits together early as it scored four runs in the first inning of an 8-4 win. Shelby Elrod had three hits for the Bombers, while Leah Shelley drove in two runs with a single and a solo homer. In its second game, Ballard put together nine runs over the first three innings for a 13-3 triumph over New Haven, Michigan, in five innings. Madison Calvin collected three hits for the Bombers, and Abby Gates drove home a pair of runs.

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Ballard Memorial 011 011 0 4 7 2

West Jessamine 401 012 x 8 9 1

Hawes, Fields (6) and Taber; White and Coffey.

WP: White. LP: Hawes (5-3)

2B: BM-Calvin, Shelley, Greene; WJ-Baker. 3B: WJ-Coffey. HR: BM-Shelley (none on in 2nd). Top hitters: BM-Elrod 3-4, Shelley 2-3 (2 RBIs); WJ-Coffey 2-4 (RBI), Mullen 2-3. Record: West Jessamine 6-6.

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Ballard Memorial 243 04 13 15 1

New Haven 120 00 3 6 7

Hwes and Taber; Minelli and Goike.

WP: Hawes (6-3). LP: Minelli.

2B: BM-Fields, Shelley. 3B: BM-Greene; NH-McGee, Wiles. HR: none. Top hitters: BM-Fields 2-4, Calvin 3-3, Greene 2-3 (RBI), Shelley 2-3 (RBI), Newton 2-3, Gates 2-3 (2 RBIs); NH-Wiles 2-3 (RBI). Record: Ballard Memorial 7-4-1.

Ohio 3, Carlisle 2 -- At Destin, Florida, Carlisle County let one slip away in extra innings losing to Ohio County at the Fort Walton Beach Bash.

Knotted at 2 each in the bottom of the ninth, Carlisle's Allie Blackwell hit the first batter, handled a come-backer ground out, and walked the next two batters to load the bases. The game ended on a ground ball error to third scoring the winning run for the Lady Eagles.

Blackwell got the loss, pitching all nine innings for the Lady Comets and giving up 12 hits and striking out eight. Erika Lambert also went the distance for Ohio County and allowed two runs on 10 hits and 12 strikeouts.

Maddie Martin went 3-for-5 for the Lady Comets and Brittany Morris went 3-for-3.

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Carlisle 000 002 000 2 10 1

Ohio 100 100 001 3 12 1

WP: Lambert. C-Blackwell

2B: C-O'Daniel, Henderson, Jackson; O-Smith. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: C-Martin 3-5, Morris 3-3; O-Jones 2-3, Jackson 2-5, Desmond 2-4, Mills 2-4. Records: Carlisle 2-6, Ohio 4-5.

Marshall 9, Hillcrest 1 -- At Evergreen, Alabama, Payton Smothers and Addie Young each blasted a pair of doubles for Marshall County in a convincing win over Hillcrest, Alabama. Smothers drove in four runs, while Young had three RBIs for the Marshals. Mayson McGee was 2-for-3 with half the hits for Hillcrest.

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Marshall County 300 402 0 9 10 1

Hillcrest 000 100 0 1 4 1

WP: A-J Kemp. LP: Morrow.

2B: M-Smothers 2, Young 2; H-McGee. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: M-Miller 2-3, Smothers 2-3 (4 RBIs), Young 2-2 (3 RBIs), Jezik 2-4; H-McGee 2-3. Record: Marshall 7-6.

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