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Mustangs clinch top seed in district

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Dawson Springs -- The Tigers shut out the Panthers 6-0 in their Seventh District matchup on Thursday behind the arm of Gabe East.

East threw a complete-game three-hitter and had 10 strikeouts to thwart Dawson scoring chances.

Caldwell jumped on Dawson in the third inning, beginning with an RBI single from John Davis and two-run single from Noah Brown to make it 3-0.

Dylan Gray had two hits and two runs to lead the Tiger offense.

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Caldwell 031 011 0 6 10 0

Dawson 000 000 0 0 3 0

WP: East

LP: Osten

2B: C-Ramey, East. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: C-East 2-3, Gray 2-4 (2 R). Records: Caldwell 10-4, Dawson 3-11.

Caldwell County 11, Dawson Springs 1 -- At Princeton, in its second game of the night Thursday, Caldwell County erupted in the fourth inning for seven runs to dump Dawson Springs 11-1 behind a 10 strikeout effort by Jase Felker.

With a 2-1 lead going into the fourth, the Tigers scored the first two runs of the frame on a passed ball and bases-loaded single by Noah Brown. Gabe East then doubled in two more and Felker singled in one before the last runs crossed on another passed ball and an error.

Felker went the distance and got the win, allowing one run on three hits, 10 strikeouts and no walks. The only extra base hit allowed by Felker was a triple by Jacob Guill. Kevin Brooks got the loss for Dawson Springs.

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Dawson Spring 003 000 x 1 3 2

Caldwell 011 702 x 11 9 2

WP: Felker. LP: Brooks.

2B: C-Brown, East. 3B: D-Guill; C-Thomas. HR: none. Top hitters: Brown 2-4 (RBI), East 1-4 (2RBI), Tomas 2-3 (RBI), Felker 1-4 (2RBI), Gray 2-3 (2RBI). Records: Dawson 3-12; Caldwell 11-4.

McCracken 15, Paducah Tilghman 3 -- After a walk-off victory over the Blue Tornado last week, the Mustangs made quick work of their Second District rival on Wednesday.

Thanks to a five-run second inning and seven-run third frame, McCracken County clinched the No. 1 seed in next month's district tournament.

In a 1-1 game in the second inning, Cameron Langston was hit with the bases loaded to begin the onslaught of runs. Trent Shelby followed with a two-run single, and James Michael Dodd later hit a triple to make the score 6-1.

Daniel Myatt had the big hit in the third inning with a two-run double.

McCracken, aided by a four-RBI game from Shelby and three runs from Will Sykes, finished off Tilghman in five innings. The combination of Luke Seed and Rice Carter held the Blue Tornado to a pair of hits.

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McCracken 157 02 15 8 3

Tilghman 102 00 3 2 4

WP: Carter

LP: Crim

2B: M-Myatt, Waldon; PT-Thompson. 3B: M-Dodd. HR: None. Top hitters: M-Shelby 2-3 (4 RBI, R), Myatt 1-3 (2 RBI, 2 R), Sykes 1-2 (3 R). Records: McCracken 16-5, Tilghman 12-5.

Trigg 7, Mayfield 4 -- At Mayfield, Trigg County Wildcats took advantage of four Cardinal errors, coasting to a 7-4 win Thursday night in the Dinger Wood Bat Classic tournament.

The Cardinals started hot in the first inning with a walk and Connor Guthrie's single putting runners in position. Nick Workman's RBI double and an RBI single by Ethan Crouch got the Cardinals up 2-0. With two outs and one on in the third, Colin Price hit a seeing-eye blooper to right and Workman moved to third and then stole home for a 3-0 lead.

Trigg County pushed across one run in the fourth and erupted for five runs in the fifth, with the first two runs scoring on Mayfield errors. Jake Terrell singled, followed by the third Cardinal error of the inning scoring another run. Drake Oliver finished the scoring with a 2-RBI double, giving the Wildcats a 6-3 lead. Savion Radford got the win for the Wildcats and Workman suffered the loss for Mayfield.

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Mayfield 201 001 0 4 6 4

Plymale, Oliver, Radford and Allen; Stinson, Workman and Price.

WP: Radford. LP: Workman

2B: T-Oliver; M-Workman 2, Price. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: T-Stallons 1-3 (RBI), Oliver 1-2 (RBI); M-Workman 2-3, Price 2-3 (2RBI), Records: Trigg 8-8; Mayfield 5-6.

Ballard Memorial 5, Hickman 4 -- At Clinton, one run in the first inning for the Bombers was the difference on Thursday as both the Bombers and Falcons had four-run third innings.

Matthew Gilbert allowed four unearned runs on the mound for the Bombers on his way to a complete game. He struck out five Falcons to earn the victory, which was aided by his two RBIs.

Erick Marinelli had two hits and two runs for the Bombers, while Grant Davis had two RBIs for the Falcons.

The win for the Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak.

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WP: Gilbert

LP: Estes

2B: H-Armbruster. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: Marinelli 2-3 (2 R), Thompson 2-4 (RBI); H-Davis 1-3 (2 RBI, R). Records: Ballard Memorial 3-10, Hickman 4-6.

Marshall 10, Murray 0 --At Draffenville, a year after throwing a no-hitter against Murray, JC Goins was up to his old tricks again.

Goins didn't quite throw the no-hitter, but one hit allowed was his only blemish of the game to key the Marshals to the district victory.

The 2-5 hitters for the Marshals all had two hits, with the Marshall scoring starting on RBI doubles from Dawson Smothers, Cole Griggs and Lucas Forsythe.

Forsythe scored three runs, and Drake Anderson and CJ Johnson both drove in two runs.

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Murray 000 00 0 1 1

Marshall 014 23 10 12 1

WP: Goins

LP: Gray

2B: Ma-Forsythe (2), Griggs, Forsythe. 3B: None. HR: None. Top hitters: Ma-Beal 2-3 (2 R, RBI), Griggs 2-2 (RBI, R), Ives 2-3 (RBI, R), Forsythe (RBI, 3 R). Records: Marshall 13-5, Murray 7-4.

Westview, Tenn., 10, Graves County 4 -- At Mayfield, Westview took advantage of six Eagle errors, and a five-run seventh inning by Westview sealed its 10-4 win over Graves County Thursday night at the Dinger Wood Bat Classic tournament.

The Eagles struck first blood in the second inning with a walk, a single by Cody Dawson, and an infield grounder scoring the first Eagle run. Westview answered with two in the third and three in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. Levi Nesler singled in a run for Graves in the fifth. A walk and two groundouts scored the third run for the Eagles in the sixth, and Ryan Overby and Lane Howell each singled to get the final run across for Graves. But Westview put the game away in the seventh, taking advantage of two walks, two hit batters and two errors to plate five runs.

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Westview 002 300 5 10 12 2

Graves Co. 010 012 0 4 7 6

WP: Parham. LP: Carrico

2B: W-Smith. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: W-Pogue 3-1 (RBI), Parham 2-3 (RBI), Smith 2-5 (3RBI); G-Howell 2-3 (RBI), Overby 1-4 (RBI). Records: Graves 9-4.

Calloway 18, Crittenden 2 -- At Murray, the Lakers brought out the bats in their blowout win over the Rockets.

Calloway scored 12 runs in the first inning, which included a three-run home run from Lofton Pigg to make it 4-0. Pigg later added a two-run double in the inning to give the Lakers a 10-0 advantage.

In addition to Pigg's five RBIs, Jonah Brannon drove in four. Ethan Sheridan and Jeremy Darnell, batting directly in front of Darnell and Pigg, each scored four times.

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Crittenden 002 00 2 4 2

Calloway 12 23 1 18 11 1

WP: Stalls

LP: Robinson

2B: Ca-Brannon, Pigg. 3B: None. HR: Ca-Pigg. Top hitters: Ca-Sheridan 3-4 (4 R), Darnell 0-0 (4 R), Brannon 3-4 (4 RBI, 2 R), Pigg 2-3 (5 RBI, 2 R). Records: Calloway 7-6, Crittenden 3-12.

Softball

Webster 6, Caldwell 1 -- At Dixon, Webster County got two runs in the first inning, and that was all it needed as the Lady Trojans handcuffed Caldwell County 6-1 Thursday in softball.

After the lead-off batter walked to start the game, Hattie Hartman swatted a long fly over the left field fence to get the Lady Trojans in front 2-0.

Webster scored one run in the third and fifth innings and two in the sixth off a Karlie Keeney double. Keeney started in the circle for the Lady Trojans for the win, going five innings and giving up only one hit while striking out six. Grace Scott finished in relief. Katie Franklin took the loss for the Lady Tigers.

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Caldwell 000 000 1 1 2 4

Webster 201 012 x 6 4 2

WP: Keeney. LP: Franklin

2B: W-Keeney. 3B: none. HR: W-Hartman. Top hitters: W-Keeney 1-4 (2RBI), Hartman 1-4 (2RBI). Records: Caldwell 10-6; Webster 8-5.

Tennis

St. Mary vs. Mayfield

Noble Park

BOYS

Mayfield 6, St Mary 0

Singles: Michael Day (m) d. Caden Tillett (sm) 8-4, Tate Puckett (m) d. Flynn Mudd (sm) 8-1, Kobe Morris (m) d. Tim Froehlich (sm) 8-1, Brady Smith (m) d. Vasav Rachan (sm) 8-0.

Doubles: Day/Puckett (m) d. Mudd/ Froehlich (sm) 8-4, Morris/Smith (m) d. Tillett/ Rachan (sm) 8-1.

GIRLS

Mayfield 4, St. Mary 2

Singles: Maggie Smith (sm) d. Megan Null (m) 9-7, Kiya Morris (m) d. Georgia Eck (sm) 8-6, Kaitlin Hrdlicka (sm) d. Rachel Keipp (m) 8-3, Ellie Adams (m) d. Sarah Quarles (sm) 8-4.

Doubles: Null/Morris (m) d. Smith/ Eck (sm) 8-0, Elly Rhodes/ Morgan Monroe (m) d. Hrdlicha/Quarles (sm) 8-3.

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