Millington, Tennessee -- Cameron Langston's walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning Wednesday sent McCracken County's 3-2 baseball win over Florida Christian, the Mustangs sixth straight victory.
McCracken scored its first two runs in the first inning from Langston and Rook Ellington, but Florida Christian tied the game in the fourth inning off Caleb Reinhardt.
Reinhardt pitched seven innings and allowed just those two runs, striking out nine batters. He handed the ball off to Colin McCutchen, who earned the win after two innings of scoreless ball.
The walk-off hit from Langston came with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth, as he drove his ball to left field to drive in Mason Vinyard for the win.
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2B: None. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: Langston 1-5 (RBI, R), Myatt 2-4, Dodd 2-5, Vinyard 2-3 (R). Record: McCracken 9-3.
Carlisle 7, Trigg 1 -- At Cadiz, Corbin Hayden threw a spring break gem to help the Comets break a three-game skid. Hayden, a freshman, allowed just one hit and one walk in Carlisle's victory. He tossed 11 strikeouts in the game, including three in the seventh to close out the victory.
Carlisle scored all of its runs in the second and fifth innings, and Daven McGee had a part in both frames with RBI singles. He and Truman Davis each had three hits and Jake Hobbs scored twice.
Trigg's Savion Radford tripled and scored to begin the game, but that was the Wildcats' only hit and run.
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WP: Hayden. LP: Plymale.
2B: None. 3B: T-Radford. HR: None. Top hitters: 3-4 (2 RBI), Fry 2-4 (RBI), Davis 3-3 (R), Hobbs 1-2 (RBI, 2 R). Record: Carlisle 6-5, Trigg 4-3.
Campbellsville 7, Lyon 6 -- At Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Lyon County trailed by five runs and tied the game but Campbellsville's seventh-inning run sealed its victory.
A two-run error from Campbellsville helped Lyon tie the game in the fifth inning at 6-6, but Campbellsville went back ahead in the seventh with an RBI fielder's choice.
Lyon was led by three RBIs from Max Wadlington and a pair of runs from Travis Yancy.
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WP: Houk. LP: Colley.
2B: L-Ellis, Wadlington, Yancey. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: C-Kearney 2-5 (RBI, R), Houk 2-3 (R); Bridges 2-4, Wadlington 1-3 (3 RBI), Yancey 1-2 (2 R). Records: Lyon 5-4, Campbellsville 6-3.
Ballard Memorial 10, University Heights 5 -- At Louisville, a four-run fifth inning keyed Ballard Memorial's comeback victory over University Heights at the Valley Invitational Tournament.
Erick Marinelli started the fifth-inning rally with an RBI double. He had two hits and two runs for the game to help lead the Bomber offense along with Zach Drummond (three hits, two runs).
Matthew Gilbert pitched the final 3 2/3 innings for the Bombers and did not allow any runs, while striking out eight.
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WP: Gilbert. LP: Hudson.
2B: BM-Drummond (2), Marinelli. UHA-Gansler. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: BM-Drummond 3-3 (2 R), Marinelli 2-5 (2 R, RBI), Chandler 2-3 (2 RBI), Thompson 2-3. UHA-McGowan 2-3 (2 R, RBI), Thomas 3-4 (RBI). Records: Ballard Memorial 3-7, University Heights 5-8.
Warren East 9, Tilghman 2 -- At Bowling Green, Paducah Tilghman kept it close with Warren East until the Raiders erupted for six runs in their final two innings. Warren East led 2-0 after the first inning, which forced the Blue Tornado to have to play from behind for the remainder of the game.
Eric Riffe had an RBI triple in the fifth and Mitchell Crouch followed it up with an RBI fielder's choice in the sixth to trim the Tilghman deficit, but Warren East responded with two in the fifth and four in the seventh to put the game away.
Ryan Hawkes was 4-for-4 with four RBIs and a run to lead the Raiders. It's the third straight loss for the Blue Tornado after winning their first eight games of the season.
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WP: Downey. LP: Humphrey
2B: PT-Fristoe; WE-Downey, Hawkes (2). 3B: PT-Riffe. HR: None. Top hitters: PT-Riffe 2-4 (RBI). WE-Hawkes 4-4 (4 RBI). Records: Paducah Tilghman 8-3. Warren East 7-4,
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Graves County softball came away with a 1-1 split during Thursday's action at the Cal Ripken Experience, dumping Russell 9-6 on a walk-off three-run homer from Bailey Wilson before later falling to Ashland Blazer 7-2.
Against the Red Devils, the Lady Eagles trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before the heroics began. Taylor Travis, who hit an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning, capped her 2-for-3 afternoon with a two-run double to help tie the game at 6-all.
In the bottom of the seventh, Wilson walloped to left on a 2-2 pitch from senior Alexis Maynard to win the game.
In Game 2, the Lady Eagles got two of their eight hits and two RBI from Chloe Grover -- as she connected for scores in the top of the third and fifth innings.
But five total errors and a four-run bottom of the fourth frame for the Kittens proved to be too much for Graves County.
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WP: Wimsatt, LP: Maynard
2B: RUSS-Darnell, Hall, GC-Travis; 3B: GC-Wilson; HR: GC-Travis, Wilson
Top Hitters: RUSS-Maynard 2-3 (2 RBI), Miller 1-4 (2 R); GC-Wilson 2-4 (3B, HR, 2R, 3 RBI), Travis 2-3 (HR, 2R, 3 RBI)
Record: Russell 11-3.
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WP: Robinson, LP: Wimsatt
2B: GC-Amis, Grover, AB-Riehs; 3B: GC-Travis; HR: none
Top Hitters: GC-Grover 2-3 (2 RBI), Travis 2-4 (3B); AB-C. Cassidy 1-3 (2 RBI), Riehs 1-2 (R, 2 RBI)
Records: Graves County 4-7, Ashland Blazer 4-8.
McCracken 11, Fairhope 2 -- At Fairhope, Alabama, McCracken County picked up an extra-inning 3-2 win over the host Pirates behind some timely hitting and nine strikeouts from Lakyn Largent.
The Lady Mustangs held a 1-0 lead after 51/2 innings behind a solo home run from Lindsey Carroll in the top of the fourth frame before Fairhope's Samantha Yarbrough hit a game-tying homer in response. A walk and fielder's choice scored another run for a 2-1 Pirates lead.
In the top of the seventh inning, Hannah Jones hit a solo blast for McCracken to re-tie the game. Largent tossed back-to-back strikeouts in the bottom of the frame to force extras.
Kalli Harris' RBI single in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the difference, as Largent forced back-to-back fly outs before outfielder Abby Shoulders doubled off the final runner for the win.
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WP: Largent, LP: Keith.
2B: none; 3B: none; HR: MC-Carroll, Jones, FH-Yarbrough
Top Hitters: MC-Harris 1-4 (RBI), Carroll 1-4 (HR), Jones 1-4 (HR)
Records: McCracken County 7-3, Fairhope 28-3-1.
Sparkman Harvest 7, Marshall 1 -- At Huntsville, Alabama, Marshall County opened its five-game slate at the Bob Jones Invitational with a tough loss to vaunted Alabama squad Sparkman Harvest.
Addie Young came away with the Lady Marshals' lone score of the night by picking up an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning to cut the deficit to 4-1.
Shelby Wadkins went five innings for Marshall County, giving up nine hits and four earned runs while striking out two and walking two. Aubree Jo Kemp came in for two innings of relief and surrendered four hits and three earned runs with two walks.
Lexie Miller and Payton Smothers both went 1-for-3 for the Lady Marshals. Cayson Conner singled in the third inning and was replaced with speedy Destiny Sauders, who scored on Young's two-bagger.
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WP: Duskin, LP: Watkins.
2B: SP-Stokes, Shikah, MC-Young, K. Kemp; 3B: none; HR: Shikah.
Top Hitters: SP-Duskin 4-4 (R), Shikah 2-4 (2 R, 2 RBI); MC-Young 1-4 (RBI, 2B)
Record: Marshall County 7-7.
Ballard 18, Bethlehem 8 -- At Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Ballard Memorial had a big start Thursday with eight runs in the second inning. Down 10-0 going into the bottom of the third, Bethlehem fought back for six runs in that frame. The Bombers then put the game out of reach with a five-run fourth inning.
Jayde Newton and Rianah Fields both went 3-for-4 for Ballard with Newton driving in three runs. Kristen Crepps also went 3-for-4 for the Lady Cats, smacking a three-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the sixth..
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Hawes and Greene; Thomas and Benningfield.
WP: Hawes (7-3). LP: Thomas.
2B: none. 3B: BM-Elrod, Greene; BE-Padgett. HR: BM-Fields (none on in 6th); BE-Thomas (none on in 3rd), Crepps (2 on in 3rd) (none on in 6th). Top hitters: BM-Fields 3-4 (RBI), Elrod 2-4, Newton 3-4 (3 RBIs), Nichols 2-4, Calvin 2-4 (2 RBIs); BE-Crepps 3-4 (4 RBIs), Padgett 2-4.
Ballard 14, Milton Union 2 -- In the nightcap at Pigeon Forge, Ballard Memorial used a 10-run second inning to stop Milton Union (Ohio) in five innings. Leah Shelley and Shelby Hawes both went 2-for-4 for the Bombers with Shelley driving in three runs. Madison Nichols helped out with the long ball in the form of a two-run homer in that crucial second inning.
Hawes had a two-hit shutout going when Hannah Oaks came through with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. It was the only blip on the radar for Ballard, which finished 4-2 at the Cal Ripken Experience heading into next week's First Region All "A" Tournament at Carlisle County High School.
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WP: Hawes (Tabor); LP: Oaks (Nevils)
2B: BM-Shelley; 3B: BM-Greene; HR: BM-Nichols, MU-Oaks
Top Hitters: BM-Shelley 2-4 (3 RBIs), Hawes 2-4
Record: Ballard Memorial 9-4-1.
Henry 7, Carlisle 4 -- At Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Carlisle County concluded its time at the Florida Beach Blast by falling to Henry County for its fifth consecutive loss. Emily Newsome drove in two Comet runs, while Maddie Martin, Taylor Owens and Alexis Bogle each collected two hits for Carlisle.
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WP: NA. LP: Blackwell.
2B: C-Newsome; H-NA. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: C-Newsome 1-3 (2 RBIs), Martin 2-3, Owens 2-3 (RBI), Bogle 2-3. Records: Carlisle County 2-7, Henry County 8-3.