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Errors doom Mustangs in loss; Tilghman rolls

Staff report

Memphis, Tenn. -- Errors proved costly for the Mustangs as they saw their six-game winning streak end Thursday in a 5-1 loss to Memphis University School.

McCracken had four errors, which led to four unearned runs for Memphis. Three of those runs came in the fifth inning, as Memphis took advantage of two errors and a hit batter.

The game was tied until that pivotal fifth inning. McCracken mustered only four hits for the game. Memphis hit a home run in the sixth inning to cap its victory.


McCracken 010 000 0 1 4 4

Memphis 000 131 X 5 6 2

LP: Vinyard.

2B: Mc-Vinyard, Myatt. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: Mc-Vinyard 1-2 (RBI). McCracken record: 8-3.

Paducah Tilghman 23, Russellville 2 -- At Bowling Green, the Blue Tornado broke out of a three-game losing streak in a big way by erupting for 23 runs.

Nine players scored multiple runs for Tilghman. Eric Riffe, John Kiebler and Sammy Mundy all scored a trio of runs.

In a balanced offensive effort, Jackson Fristoe stood above the rest with two doubles to drive in a team-high four runs.

Colbe Crim pitched the first four innings for Tilghman and allowed just two hits and struck out nine batters.


Russellville 000 02 2 5 3

Tilghman 397 4X 23 15 1

WP: Crim. LP: McDowell.

2B: PT-Riffe, Crim, Fristoe (2). 3B: PT-Lang. HR: None. Top hitters: PT-Riffe 1-1 (2 RBI, 3 R), Fristoe 2-3 (4 RBI, 2 R), Crim 2-3 (2 RBI), Patterson 2-2 (2 RBI), Crouch 2-3 (3 RBI, 2 R), Hutchins 2-2 (RBI, 2 R). Records: Paducah Tilghman 9-3, Ruslleville 3-7.

Hickman 4, Lake 4 -- At Tiptonville, Tennessee, the Falcons scored two runs in the seventh inning to win their first game of the year on Thursday.

An RBI triple from Sam Gallimore in the seventh tied the game at 4-4 and a sacrifice fly RBI from Rob Simpson scored Gallimore to put Hickman ahead for good.

Gallimore had three RBIs on two hits and Simpson also had a pair of hits to lead the Falcon offense. Parker Estes pitched the final three innings in relief for Hickman and struck out the final two batters to end the game.


Hickman 002 100 2 5 8 3

Lake County 010 210 0 4 3 4

WP: Estes. LP: Medina.

2B: H-Armbruster. L-Mays, Cardwell. 3B: H-Gallimore. HR: None. Top hitters: Gallimore 2-4 (3 RBI), Simpson 2-3 (RBI). Hickman record: 1-3.

Somerset 14, Lyon County 5 -- At Destin, Florida, Lyon County fell behind early and could never catch up as Somerset put up eight runs in the first two innings at the Fort Walton Beach Bash Friday.

The Lyons got its first run in the third with Max Wadlington stealing home. In the fourth inning the Lyons scored four runs off singles by Travis Yancy, Gabe Board and Brody Bridges. Bryar Riley got the loss giving up six runs in one inning. Kade Grundy got the win for Somerset.


Lyon Co. 001 040 0 5 6 2

Somerset 620 420 0 14 11 1

WP: S-Grundy. LP: L-Riley

2B: S-Saindon, Harmon, Bennett 2. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: L-Brody Bridges 2-4 (RBI); S-Harmon 2-4 (RBI), Bennett 2-3 (RBI), Wonn 2-3 (2RBI), Bell 1-4 (2RBI). Records: Lyon 5-6; Somerset 6-4.


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Graves County concluded its South Carolina Spring Break trip with a 4-2 victory over Lawrence County on Friday morning.

Tied 2-2 after six innings, Memphis Lassiter drove in two runs with a triple in the top of the seventh inning, helping push the Lady Eagles to the victory.

Chloe Grover went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double and Shelby Amis did the same -- adding an RBI, as well.

Kristen Wimsatt pulled out the complete-game win in the circle by holding Lawrence County to just four hits and two runs on seven strike outs -- her lone gaffe being a solo home run to Keyarah Bowen to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game.

With the win, the Lady Eagles finished 4-2 in the Cal Ripken Experience and moved to 5-7 on the season.


Graves Co. 010 010 2 4 10 2

Lawrence Co. 100 001 0 2 4 3

WP: Wimsatt, LP: Bowen

2B: GC-Amis, Grover; 3B: GC-Lassiter; HR: LC-K. Bowen

Top Hitters: GC-Grover 2-4 (2R, 2B), Amis 2-4 (RBI, 2B), Lassiter 1-3 (2 RBI, 3B), Wilson 1-4 (R, RBI); LC-K. Bowen 1-3 (R, HR, RBI)

Records: GC 5-7, LC 3-6

Caldwell County 9, Murray 6 -- At Murray, the Murray Lady Tigers had trouble hanging on to the ball committing six errors in a loss to Caldwell County in its own Murray High School Spring Break Bash tournament.

Caldwell County jumped on Murray in the first inning with six runs off five consecutive singles plus four of Murray's six errors. Murray got on the board in the bottom half with a walk and Mackenzie Turley's RBI triple to right. A Calli Carver double to left scored Turley.

Caldwell got two in he second and one in the third for a 9-3 edge. The big shot of the game for Murray came in the fifth when McClure blasted a solo shot to left starting a rally. With a walk and two hit batters loading the bases a Caldwell error let two runs in before the third runner was cut down at the plate.


Caldwell 621 000 0 9 10 1

Murray 201 030 0 6 5 6

WP: C-Franklin. LP: M-McClure

2B: C-Franklin; M-C.Carver. 3B: C-Glover. HR: M-McClure. Top hitters: C-Glover 2-4 (2RBI), Franklin 4-5 (RBI), Young 2-3 (2RBI); M-Turley 2-4 (2RBI), NcClure 1-4 (RBI), C.

Carver 203, Records: Caldwell 5-2; Murray 1-10.

McCracken sweeps -- In Orange Beach, Florida, McCracken County softball moved to 8-3 with a pair of wins over Kentucky teams. It beat Franklin County 13-4 in the morning before later edging Spencer County 3-2.

The Lady Mustangs got a blast of power from Lindsey Carroll in both games with a homers in each game.

Against Franklin, it was a three-run blast in the top of the third inning, while her solo shot in the top of the fourth inning tied the game against Spencer Co. at 1-all.

McCracken County had 14 hits against Franklin and took advantage of five errors. Carroll finished with four RBI, Kalli Harris went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two doubles and Elizabeth Lindsey added a home run.

Against Spencer, Lindsey went 3-for-3 with a double, but sustained an ankle injury trying to leg out a triple. Lady Mustang head coach Tony Hayden reported nothing was broken, but didn't currently know the severity of the injury. A sprain could put her out for an extended period.

Karlie Hatton doubled in a run and later scored on a passed ball in the pivotal top of the fifth inning for a 3-1 lead, which proved to be enough cushion for the victory. Harris had the other RBI after going 1-for-3 with a double.


McCracken Co. 104 202 4 13 14 2

Franklin Co 200 020 0 4 7 5

WP: Lang, LP: Mika

2B: MC-Hatton, Harris 2; 3B: MC-Largent; HR: MC-Carroll, Lindsey

Top Hitters: MC-Carroll 2-5 (4 RBI, HR), Lindsey 1-4 (HR), Harris 2-5 (2 RBI, 2 2B), Hatton 2-5 (2B, RBI), Jones 2-4 (RBI)

Records: MC 7-3, FC 3-4


McCracken Co. 000 120 0 3 7 1

Spencer Co. 010 001 0 2 4 2

WP: Largent, LP: Cole

2B: MC-Hatton, Lindsey, SC-Brooks; 3B: none; HR: MC-Carroll

Top Hitters: MC-Lindsey 3-3 (2B), Carroll 1-3 (HR), Harris 1-2 (2B, RBI); SC-Brooks 1-3 (2B)

Records: MC 8-3, SC 7-2

Lyon 7, Tipton-Rosemark 5 -- At Clarksville, Tennessee, a four-run deficit was nothing for the Lady Lyons in their come-from-behind win.

Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the third, the Lyons tied the game thanks to an RBI single from Lexie Smith and a pair of Tipton-Rosemark errors that led to more runs.

After Sydney Melton scored on a passed ball to give Lyon the lead in the fourth inning, an RBI double from Smith gave them an insurance run.

Melton and Sophie Bingham each scored twice with their two hits apiece and Smith drove in runs on both of her crucial hits. Kaelyn Conger homered for Lyon. Bingham had trouble in the circle during the third inning, but settled down from there to pitch the win.


Tipton-Rosemark 005 00 5 6 2

Lyon 014 2X 7 10 0

WP: Bingham. LP: Whitley.

2B: L-Smith; TR-Whitley. 3B: None. HR: L-Conger; TR-Whitley. Top hitters: L-Melton 2-3 (2 R), Bingham 2-3 (2 R), Smith 2-3 (2 RBI, R); TR-Whitley 2-2 (4 RBI). Lyon record: 6-2.

Hickman County 5, Trigg County 4 -- At Murray, Gracie Lusk not only struck out 11 batters but also slammed a bottom of the sev enth walk-off triple to drive in the winning run for the Lady Falcons. Hickman County was down by two going into the seventh but rallied for three runs to edge Trigg County at the Murray High School Spring Break Bash.

Lusk pitched the full game giving up three hits with 11 strike outs and five walks. Hannah Colbert went the distance for the Lady Wildcats in the loss.

The Lady Falcons first scored in the fifth inning behind singles by Mallorie Hobbs and Liv Andrews. Hobbs singled again in the sixth to push across the second run. In the late rally, Madison Dowdy singled ahead of Lusk's game-winning shot.


Trigg Co. 100 012 0 4 3 3

Hickman 000 011 3 5 7 4

WP: Lusk. LP: Colbert

2B: none. 3B: H-Lusk. HR: none. Top hitters: T- Darnall 1-3 (RBI), Colbert 1-3 (RBI), Simpson 1-3 (RBI); H-Lusk 1-4 (RBI), Hobbs 2-3 (RBI), Andrews 2-3 (RBI), Dowdy 2-2. Records: Trigg 3-3; Hickman 3-2.

Lyon County 10, Bearden, Tenn. 0 -- At Clarksville, Tennessee, Lyon County walked away from Bearden, Tennessee, in a four inning 10-0 shutout Friday night at the TSCA tournament.

Sophie Bingham pitched a one-hitter with seven strike outs and no walks. She doubled in a run in the first inning and hit a towering fly ball over the left field fence for a solo home run in the fourth to end the game by the 10-run rule. Lexi Smith was also hot for the Lady Lyons with a run-scoring double in the third inning. Lane Oden and Kaelyn Conger also drove in runs.


Bearden 000 0x 0 1 6

Lyon County 405 1x 10 9 1

WP: L-Bingham. LP: B-Koiser.

2B: L-Smith, Bingham. 3B: none. HR: Bingham. Top hitters: L-Bingham 3-3 (2RBI). Records: Lyon 7-2.

Marshals lose two-- At Huntsville, Alabama, the Lady Marshals had a tough day losing two games, with a total of only four hits, at the Bob Jones tournament Friday. It lost to Spain Park, Alabama, 13-5 in five innings and Wilson, Alabama, 4-0.

Spain Park scored two in the first then erupted forr 11 more in the third and fourth innings. The Lady Marshals scored two in the third and three more in the fifth getting only four hits for the game. Gracey Murt, Kinley Edwards, and Kylie Meeks all drove in runs for the Lady Marshals. Aubrey Jo Kemp weny the distance for the Marshals and gave up 11 hits and four walks.

In the second game, the Lady Marshals got only two hits falling to Wilson. Shelby Wadkins started in the circle for the Lady Marshals and gave up four runs on five hits, only one earned run. Payton Smothers and Sarenna Tomassi were the only Lady Marshals to get hits.


Marshall 002 03 5 4 2

Spain Park 205 6x 13 11 5

WP: SP-Kendrick. LP: M-Kemp.

2B: Majors, Tedder, Olszewski, Bowers, Teague. 3B: none. HR: Teague. Top hitters: SP-Olszewski 2-3, Teague 2-3 (6RBI).


Marshall 000 000 0 0 2 3

Wilson 010 210 0 4 7 2

WP: W- Mask. LP: M-Wadkins

2B: W-Liverett. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: W-Liverett 2-3.

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