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Clarksville ends Mustangs' winning streak

Staff report

McCracken County's winning streak ended at the hands of Clarksville, which broke open a close game with a four-run fourth inning in the 10-2 high school baseball victory Saturday.

McCracken had taken a 3-2 lead in the previous inning, but Clarksville attacked Mustang pitcher Rece Carter with four hits in the pivotal fourth inning to break away. The top third of the order for Clarksville combined for seven hits, eight runs and six RBIs.

Wil Sykes was 3-for-3 for the Mustangs with an RBI and run, but the rest of the team had just two hits.

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Clarksville 201 402 1 10 14 2

McCracken Co. 020 000 0 2 5 1

WP: James, LP: Carter

2B: C-Spain, Tyrell, Chilcutt; M-Sykes. 3B: C-Luna (2). HR: None. Top hitters: Luna 2-4 (RBI, 3 R), Spain 3-3 (3 RBI, 3 R), Young 2-5 (2 R, 2 RBI), Kimmell 3-4 (R); M-Sykes 3-3 (RBI, R). McCracken record: 14-5.

McCracken 10, Daviess 4 -- Daviess County jumped out to four-run lead and things were looking grim for McCracken County until its bats came alive behind a three-triple, four-RBI day by Cameron Langston to vault the Mustangs to victory at Edward Jones Field. Not to be outdone, James Michael Dodd and Trent Shelby also swatted triples to help the Mustangs' offense that eventually tallied 15 hits.

The Panthers scored two in the first inning and one run each in the second and third before the Mustangs could get on the board. Colin McCutchen stopped the bleeding after the third, and Caleb Reinhardt relieved in the fifth to combine for a total of four runs (one earned) on five hits with six strikeouts and only one walk.

The Mustangs did half of their scoring in the fifth inning, getting five runs from singles by Nathan Bynum, Rook Ellington and Daniel Myatt sandwiched between triples by Langston and Shelby.

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Daviess County 211 000 0 4 5 3

McCracken Co. 002 350 x 10 15 4

WP: McCutchen. LP: Whiteker

2B: D-Jordan Powell. 3B: C-Jordan Powell; M-Langston 2, Dodd, Shelby. HR: none. Top hitters: D-Jordan Powell 2-3, (RBI), Hansen 2-3 (2 RBI); M-Ellington 2-4, (RBI), Myatt 3-4, Langston 2-4 (4 RBI), Shelby 2-3 (2 RBI), Bynum 2-3. Records: Daviess County 7-7, McCracken County 15-4.

Tilghman 9, Apollo 1 -- At Owensboro, Paducah Tilghman's bats heated up as the game progressed in a victory over Apollo.

Leading just 1-0 into the fourth inning, Tilghman scored at least two runs in the next three to take over the game. Jackson Fristoe doubled twice and had three RBIs, leading the Blue Tornado offense.

While Tilghman's bats only got better, its pitcher, Josh Lang, was sharp from the start. He went six innings on the mound and allowed just three hits.

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WP: Lang, LP: Greer.

2B: PT-Fristoe (2), Lang. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: PT-Fristoe 3-4 (3 RBI, R), Crim 2-4 (2 R), Humphrey 2-3 (R); A-Humphrey 2-3 (RBI). Records: Paducah Tilghman 12-4, Apollo 11-6.

Calloway 14, Dresden 2 -- At South Fulton, Tennessee, Calloway County's Lofton Pigg continued a big week with a two-run home run to start the game, as the Lakers beat Dresden, Tennessee.

Pigg also doubled and finished with four RBIs for the game. Jonah Brannon was often the beneficiary, scoring three times.

Including an RBI double from Garrett Scott and RBI single from Jacob Fritts, the Lakers jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Dresden in the first inning and ballooned that advantage with a seven-run fourth inning that featured four bases-loaded walks.

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Dresden 000 20 2 6 3

Calloway County 520 7X 14 7 1

WP: Chapman

2B: C-Brannon, Pigg, Scott. 3B: None. HR: C-Pigg. Top hitters: Pigg 2-3 (4 RBI, R), Brannon 2-3 (3 R), Scott 1-2 (2 RBI, 2 R). Calloway record: 5-6.

Carlisle 10, Dresden 3 -- At South Fulton, Tennessee, Carlisle County stayed hot after taking the regional All "A" title the previous day.

The Comets scored three runs in each of the first three innings and seized momentum for good with back-to-back RBI singles from Daven McGee and Ian Fry in the second inning.

They both had two RBIs for the game, and Blake Nelson scored three times following his three hits. Truman Davis, Friday's hero at the plate, pitched five innings to earn the victory.

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Carlisle County 333 010 10 10 2

Dresden 110 100 3 5 1

2B: D-Winn, Yates. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: C-Fry 2-4 (2 RBI), Nelson 3-3 (3 R), McGee 1-2 (2 RBI, R). Carlisle record: 10-6.

Obion 15, Carlisle 3 -- In a week that saw Carlisle County capture the First Region All "A" title Friday after two grueling extra-inning games, and beating Dresden, Tennessee, earlier in the day Saturday, the Comets finally ran out of gas in falling to Obion County, Tennessee, 15-3 at South Fulton, Tennessee.

The Comets could muster only four hits for the outing and committed five errors, which gave Obion scoring opportunities in the third and fourth innings. Carlisle scored a pair in the third, as Chase Teasley singled in Cole Deweese and scored after a single by Davin McGee.

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Carlisle 002 10 3 4 5

Obion 006 9x 15 13 1

WP: Brown. LP: Dix.

2B: O-Darnall, Hobbs, Northam, Travers. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: O-Brown 2-4 (2 RBI), Nance 2-3 (2 RBI), Northam 2-4 (5 RBI), Travers 3-4 (2 RBI). Records: Carlisle County 10-7.

Lyon 8, Hopkinsville 4 -- At Hopkinsville, Lyon County used a loss in the regional All "A" title as motivation -- winning its second game in as many days. Christian Whalin was sharp on the mound for the Lyons, scattering eight hits to go the distance.

He was aided by an offense that was hot at the bottom of the order, as the 6-9 batters combined for six runs -- including two each from Cole Cannon and Travis Yancy. Only half of Lyon's eight runs were earned.

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Lyon County 002 302 1 8 3 1

Hopkinsville 003 010 0 4 8 3

WP: Whalin, LP: Jorgensen

2B: L-Ellis; H-Bearns. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: L-Cannon 1-3 (2 R), Yancy 1-2 (2 R); H-Bearns 2-3 (R, RBI), McArthur 2-3 (RBI, R), Justus 2-3. Records: Lyon County 9-7, Hopkinsville 10-11.

Marshall 16, Garrard 12 -- Offenses were sharp for both teams, but a nine-run sixth inning for Marshall County proved to be the difference against Garrard County.

Marshall had six hits in the sixth inning and scored five of its runs with two outs, including a two-run double from Jackson Beal, an RBI triple from Cole Griggs and Lucas Forsythe's own RBI double.

Garrard scored four of its own in the seventh inning, but couldn't close the gap.

Six Marshals drove in two runs and five scored at least twice.

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Marshall County 102 129 1 16 10 3

Garrard County 000 422 4 12 14 4

WP: Harper. LP: Justus.

2B: M-Forsythe, Beal; G-Justus 2, Carver, Pingleton 2, Iscars. 3B: None. HR: G-Justus. Top hitters: M-Anderson 2-6 (2 RBI, 2 R), Forsythe 2-4 (2 RBI, R), Dyke 2-2 (2 RBI, 2 R); G-Justus 3-5 (5 RBI, 3 R), Pingleton 4-5 (2 RBI, 2 R), Lyons 2-5 (RBI, R). Records: Marshall County 12-4, Garrard County 2-10.

Madisonville 7-8, Ballard Memorial 0-2 -- At La Center, Ballard Memorial fell victim to two dominant pitching outings in dropping a doubleheader to Madisonville. Justin Hallum pitched a 3-hit shutout in the first game, and Drew Webb followed it up by striking out 12 batters in six innings to earn the second win.

Bradley Chandler and Drew Collier both had two-hit games for the Bombers.

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Madisonville 510 100 0 7 13 1

Ballard Memorial 000 000 0 0 3 1

WP: Hallum. LP: B. Chandler.

2B: M-Hallum; BM-Gilbert. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: Hogart 2-4 (2 R), Hallum 3-3 (2 R), Webb 2-4 (2 RBI), Joseph 2-3 (RBI); BM-Collier 2-3.

Madisonville 110 112 2 8 10 0

Ballard Memorial 100 001 0 2 5 7

WP: Webb. LP: Cooper

2B: M-Browning, Hallum, Hogart, Webb; BM-B. Chandler. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: M-Hogart 2-3 (3 R), Browning 4-4 (RBI, R); B-B. Chandler 2-4 (RBI).

Trigg 13, Todd Central 6 -- At Elkton, Savion Redford led Trigg County to a win over Todd County Central behind a dominant day at the plate.

Radford was 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs, going for two of his RBIs and two of his runs during an eight-run sixth inning. Three of Radford's four hits were doubles.

Five others had multiple hits for Trigg, which got a complete game on the mound from Weslee Choate.

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Trigg County 120 208 0 13 18 2

Todd Central 000 202 2 6 8 6

WP: Choate. LP: Weathers

2B: Tr-Radford 3, Stallons 2, Allen, Wease; To-Tutor. 3B: None. HR: None. Records: Trigg County 6-8, Todd Central 1-14.

Union 8, Lyon 9 -- At Eddyville, Union County's Davis Corbett hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Braves a win over Lyon County in a back-and-forth battle.

Corbett's homer was the second heroic effort of the day, as he and Tristan Manahan hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

The Lyons made a last chance rally in the bottom of the ninth. Singles by Bridges and Cole Cannon put runners aboard for Travis Yancy. Yancy followed with an RBI double, but the potential tying run was cut down at the plate.

The Lyons took their first lead in the third inning, 3-2, and extended it to 6-3 in the fifth behind a two-run homer by Brody Bridges.

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Union County 101 012 102 8 17 1

Lyon County 102 030 001 7 8 2

WP: Manahan. LP: Bingham

2B: U-Hutchison, Manahan, Girten, Corgett; L-Walker, Yancy, Bingham. 3B: none. HR: U-Corbett, L-Bridges. Top hitters: U-Hutchison 5-6, C.Corbett 2-4 (2 RBI), Burns 2-3 (RBI), Girten 2-5 (2 RBI), D.Corbett 2-5 (2 RBI), Jones 2-5; L-Bridges 2-4 (2 RBI), Cannon 2-3. Records: Union County 7-11, Lyon County 9-7.

Livingston 9, Webster 3 -- At Dixon, Livingston Central got the bats going in the fourth inning and it was all they needed to blast Webster County.

The Cardinals made short work of the Trojans in the fourth starting with a hit batter, a walk and an RBI single by Arin Wooten. Cameron Dean followed with another RBI single, but the big blow of the inning was Tate Quertermous' double to cap the four-run frame. The Cardinals scored two more in the sixth on a bases-loaded walk and Jake Davidson's single.

Quertermous pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while scattering nine hits for the win.

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Livingston Cen. 001 502 1 9 11 1

Webster County 000 100 2 3 9 2

WP: Quertermous. LP: Clayton.

2B: L-Quertermous, Dean, Hosick; W-Clayton, Erickson, Salazar. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: L-Dean 3-5 (RBI), Cockerel 2-3 (2 RBI); W-Thompson 2-4 (RBI), Clayton 2-4. Records: Livingston Central 4-5, Webster County 5-8.

Softball

Central Hardin 6-1, McCracken 5-5 -- At Cecilia, McCracken County split a doubleheader against Central Hardin.

In Game 1, McCracken County held a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning on RBI from Hannah Jones, Jalyn Warren, Abby Shoulders and a two-run homer from Mackenzie Durbin for the big lead. But the Lady Mustangs' lone error and lone walk came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Lady Bruins took the sliver of opportunity and ran with it.

Singles from Aubree Muse, Meredith Jones and Angel Ashlock brought up Peyton Beger, who took a fly ball over the center-field fence for a game-winning three-run homer to complete the six-run rally. Lakyn Largent took an unfortunate loss with zero earned runs, four strikeouts while giving up nine hits.

In Game 2, the Lady Mustangs rebounded significantly by pouring on 13 hits for a 5-1 win.

Natalie Lang held the Lady Bruins in check by giving up just four hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts and two walks, while a four-run top of the fifth inning was powered by a two-run double from Shoulders, and RBI single from Karlie Hatton and an RBI single from Largent.

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McCracken Co. 010 201 1 5 12 1

Central Hardin 000 000 6 6 9 1

WP: Gonterman, LP: Largent.

2B: MC-Largent, Shoulders, Poindexter, CH-Shackelford, Rainey; 3B: none; HR: MC-Durbin, CH-Beger.

Top Hitters: MC-Shoulders 2-4 (RBI), Harris 2-3 (BB), Largent 2-4, Durbin 1-3 (2 RBI), Poindexter 2-3, CH-Muse (R) 3-4, Ashlock 2-4 (RBI), Beger 1-4 (3 RBI)

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McCracken Co. 000 140 0 5 13 0

Central Hardin 000 001 0 1 4 3

WP: Lang, LP: Rainey.

2B: MC-Shoulders, Poindexter, CH-Jones, Beger; 3B: none; HR: none.

Top Hitters: MC-Carroll 3-3 (R, BB), Shoulders 2-4 (2 RBI), Jones 2-3, Poindexter 2-3 (R), CH-Beger 2-3.

Records: McCracken County 13-4, Central Hardin 13-6.

Marshall 3, Greenwood 2; Marshall 14, Logan 2 -- A walk-off RBI single from Addie Young sent Marshall County to two wins at the Greenwood Border Battle.

Young had two hits and two RBIs for the game against Greenwood and proved to be clutch with a seventh-inning single to center field to score Payton Smothers. Gabbi Lovett scattered six hits and went the distance in the circle for the Lady Marshals to earn the win.

The offense was on fire in the first game, when the Marshals scored 14 runs off 18 hits to get by Logan County. Gracey Murt had a two-run double and a two-run single and finished with five RBIs for the Lady Marshals, who also had big games from Cayson Conner and Kaycee Kemp (three hits, two RBIs apiece).

Shelby Wadkins pitched all six innings and did not allow any earned runs.

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Greenwood 000 101 0 2 6 0

Marshall County 001 001 1 3 8 4

WP: Lovett, LP: Rimel.

2B: G-Allen, Campbell; M-Young. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: M-Smothers 2-4 (R), Young 2-3 (2 RBI).

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Marshall County 053 105 14 18 1

Logan County 000 002 2 7 2

2B: M-Murt, Conner; L-Bingham (2). 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: M-Smothers 1-3 (2 RBI, 2 R), Murt 2-4 (5 RBI, R), Miller 2-5 (RBI), Jezik 3-4 (2 R), Conner 3-4 (2 RBI, 3 R), Kemp 3-3 (2 RBI), Tack 2-4 (2 RBI, R); Bingham 2-2 (RBI). Marshall County record: 11-10.

Trigg 15-14, Fulton City 0-1 -- At Fulton, Trigg County allowed just two hits in a doubleheader sweep of Fulton City.

Hannah Colbert threw a no-hitter in the first game and was aided by an offense that was hot early. Madison Simpson was a home run shy of the cycle and finished with three RBIs and three runs. Logan Darnall also scored three times and Abby Terrell drove in three.

Darnell got the nod on the mound in the second game and allowed just one hit in 51/3 innings. The bottom third of the order -- TT Grubbs, Maggie Snodgrass and Kenzi Ellis -- combined for seven runs.

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Trigg County 456 15 10 0

Fulton City 000 0 0 8

WP: Colbert, LP: Patton

2B: T-Rogers, Melton, Simpson, Colbert. 3B: T-Simpson. HR: None. Top hitters: T-Rogers 2-3 (2 R, RBI), Colbert 2-3 (2 RBI, 2 R), Simpson 3-3 (3 RBI, 3 R), Terrell 2-3 (3 RBI).

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Trigg County 003 227 14 5 1

Fulton City 000 001 1 2 9

WP: Darnall, LP: Patton

2B: T-Phillips. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: T-Grubbs 1-3 (2 R), Snodgrass 1-2 (3 R); FC-Martin 2-3 (RBI). Records: Trigg County 10-5, Fulton City 0-6.

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