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Caldwell edges Lyons in All A semis

Staff report

Eddyville -- Tyler Ramey threw a gem of a game, holding the Lyons to one run as the Caldwell Tigers squeaked a 2-1 win Thursday in Second District All A semifinal action at Lee S. Jones Park.

The Tigers got their runs in the fourth inning. Shane Burns led off with a double to right followed by a walk and bunt single by Oliver Parker to load the bases. Gauge Hendon got an infield single to score the first run, and Noah Brown singled in the final run.

The Lyons got their only run in the top of the fifth from a Gabe Board double after a walk and error put runners in scoring position.

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Lyon County 000 010 0 1 4 0

Caldwell County 000 200 0 2 7 2

WP: Ramey. LP: Riley.

2B: LC-Board; CC-Burns. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: LC-Board 2-4 (RBI), Bridges 2-3; CC-Brown 2-3 (RBI), Parker 2-3, Hendon 2-3 (RBI). Records: Lyon 7-7; Caldwell 9-4.

McCracken 5, Bartlett 1 -- McCracken County baseball got the most of out six hits, coming away with a home victory over Bartlett (Tenn.) for the 14th win of the year.

Mason Vinyard was the lead Mustang by getting it done on the mound with 10 strikeouts, no earned runs while giving up just five hits. He also went 1-for-1 with two RBIs, using a single to score Cameron Langston in the bottom of the third inning and a sacrifice fly to score a pinch runner in the fifth frame.

Bartlett held a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning before McCracken County responded with five unanswered runs.

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Bartlett (TN) 010 000 0 1 6 1

McCracken Co. 013 010 x 5 6 1

WP: Vinyard, LP: Baldelli

2B: BART-Brewington, MC-Shelby; 3B: MC-Sykes; HR: none

Top Hitters: BART-Brewington 3-3 (RBI), MC-Vinyard 1-1 (2 RBI), Langston 1-2 (2R, RBI), Myatt 1-3 (R)

Records: BART 9-9, MC 14-4

Marshall County 4, Calloway County 1 -- At Draffenville, after a loss to Calloway Tuesday night, the Marshals got revenge on their home field Thursday as JC Goins dominated on the mound. scattering five hits with five K's to stop the Lakers 4-1.

Goins pitched six innings, giving up the only Laker run. Cameron Ives tossed the last inning fanning two for the save.

In the third inning after a double play emptied the Marshal bases, Jackson Beal singled and a walk and hit batter loaded the bags. Two runs crossed the plate on an infield error by the Lakers.

Goins' only miscue in the sixth led to the only Laker run after a walk and hit batter put runners in scoring position for Aaron Dawson's RBI single.

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Callowy 000 001 0 1 5 4

Marshall 002 020 0 4 6 1

WP: Goins. LP: Dawson

2B: none. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: CC-Dawson 1-3 (RBI); MC-L.Forsythe 1-3 (RBI), Records: Calloway 4-6, Marshall 11-4.

Community Christan 10, Agape Christian 5 -- At Energy, Illinois, Community Christian Academy had a big night at the plate, upending Agape Christian Thursday 10-5 in baseball action.

After Logan Browning hit two doubles, driving in three runs, he took the mound in the sixth and fanned five to close out the game for the Warriors. Ian Woodruff started for the Warriors, and John David Copeland got the win in relief.

Agape jumped out with one run in the first and two in the second to take a 3-2 lead. In the third Green singled in a run ahead of Tim Adrian's double, and a single by Ty Wilson put the Warriors up 6-3 and they never looked back.

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CCA 024 003 1 10 12 3

Agape 120 020 0 5 6 4

WP: Copeland. LP: McDaniel.

2B: C-Adrian, Browning 2; A-Worthen 2. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: Adrian 2-5 (BRI), Browning 4-5 (3RBI), Wilson 2-3 (RBI); A-Worthen 2-4 (2RBI), Daly 2-4. Records: CCA 3-9.

Graves 11, Trigg 6 -- In Cadiz, Graves County used a six-run top of the seventh inning to pull away for an victory over Trigg County.

Back-to-back walks and a single from Brandon Richards set the stages for a two-run pinch-hit single from Zack Barnett to give the Eagles a 7-6 lead.

It wound up being the game-winning hit, but the Eagles piled on as a single from Ryan Overby and a triple from Drew Cooper plated three more runs.

Lane Howell came on for the victory in 2.2 innings of relief. Drake Oliver's three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning gave the Wildcats a brief 6-5 lead.

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Graves Co. 200 300 6 11 17 1

Trigg Co. 000 240 0 6 9 1

WP: Howell, LP: Radford

2B: GC-Howell, C. Williams, Richards, Nesler, TC-Brown; 3B: GC-Cooper; HR: TC-Oliver

Top Hitters: GC-Overby 2-4 (2R), Cooper 3-3 (3R, 2 RBI), Howell 2-5 (2 RBI, R), Nesler 2-4 (4 RBI), Richards 3-4 (2R), TC-Brown 2-3 (2 RBI, R), Stallons 2-4 (R)

Records: GC 8-3, TC 5-7

Softball

McCracken 6, Christian 2 -- In a battle of two of the state's best softball teams, McCracken County picked up a gritty win by defeating Christian County in Hopkinsville.

Karlie Hatton went 3-for-4 with two runs and a double and pitcher Lakyn Largent helped herself by going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the top of the third inning. Abby Shoulders went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Largent went for seven strikeouts and just two earned runs, one going to University of Kentucky commit Emmy Blane. She led the Lady Colonels by going 1-for-3 with an RBI.

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McCracken Co. 012 111 0 6 11 1

Christian Co. 010 010 0 2 7 2

WP: Largent, LP: Re. Hancock

2B: MC-Hatton; 3B: none; HR: MC-Largent

Top Hitters: MC-Hatton 3-4 (2 R), Shoulders 2-4 (2 RBI), Largent 2-3 (2 RBI), Poindexter 2-3 (RBI); CC-E. Blane 1-3 (RBI)

Records: MC 12-3, CC 14-3

Graves County 18, Mayfield 0 -- At Mayfield, Kristen Wimsatt fired a no-hitter against Mayfield and was one walk shy of a perfect game as the Lady Eagles put up 18 runs in five innings Thursday night.

Not only was Wimsatt tough in the circle, she also knocked in a run with a triple. Carson Travis was the big bat for the Lady Eagles, going 3-3 with a double and four RBI. Chloe Grover had a double and a triple, and Bailey Cartwright knocked in three runs, going 2-4 for the night. Neely Shoulta also doubled and pushed in three runs.

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Graves 226 440 0 18 17 1

Mayfield 000 000 0 0 0 3

WP: Wimsatt. LP: n/a

2B: G-Grover, Cartwright, N.Shoulta, C.Travis. 3B: Wimsatt, Grover. HR: none. Top hitters: G-N.Shoulta 1-3 (3RBI), Wilson 2-3 (2RBI), Grover 2-3, Lassiter 2-4, Cartwright 2-4 (3RBI), Harrison 2-4 (2RBI), C.Travis 3-3 (4RBI). Records:Graves 5-7; Mayfield 1-3.

Crittenden County 3, Caldwell County 0 -- At Smithfield, in an epic battle between two of the best pitchers in the Second Region, Caldwell's Katie Franklin and Crittenden's Cassidy Moss, it was Moss with the one-hit shutout to give the Lady Rockets a 3-0 win and take the All A Championship Thursday night.

Moss allowed one hit while striking out seven and issued one walk. Franklin gave up three runs on seven hits and fanned nine.

It was a scoreless game until the sixth inning, when the Lady Rockets got consecutive singles from Matthai Long, Kaitlyn Hicks and Moss to plate the first run. With two outs, Courtney Beverly doubled in the final two runs.

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Caldwell 000 000 0 0 1 1

Crittenden 000 003 0 3 7 0

WP: Moss. LP: Franklin.

2B: none. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: Records:

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