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Marshall gets walk-off victory against Graves

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Draffenville -- Lance Dyke hit a walk-off single to give Marshall County a 3-2 win over Graves County at the Marshall County Dreammaker Classic in Saturday's high school baseball action.

The Marshals trailed 2-1 with two outs and one on base in the bottom of the seventh when Eagle starter Jordyn Naranjo issued a walk to CJ Johnson. The Marshals pulled off a double steal with Griffen Ives scoring the tying run on a throwing error. Dyke swatted his game-winning single into center field, scoring Johnson.

The Eagles scored first in the third inning off a Levi Nessler single, and put up one more run in the fifth on an infield ground out. Skyler Brown got the win for the Marshals, going the distance and scattering seven hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

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Graves Co. 001 010 0 2 7 1

Marshall Co. 000 010 2 3 4 2

WP: Brown. LP: Naranjo.

2B: G-Howell. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: G-Cooper 2-3, Howell 2-4. Records: Graves County 17-6, Marshall County 20-8.

Franklin-Simpson 8, Marshall 7 -- At Draffenville, Franklin-Simpson scored two runs in the top of the eighth and Marshall County could muster only one in the bottom half to fall at the Marshall County Dreammaker Classic.

Tied at 6, the Wildcats got their two runs in the eighth from two walks and a single from Jordan Jones followed by a double from Quentin Kitchens. With two outs in the bottom half, the Marshals mounted a rally. Three straight singles by Cole Griggs, Skyler Brown and Derek Doss loaded the bases for Blain Bizzle, who singled in one run. But the game ended one run short for the Marshals on a strikeout.

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Franklin-Simp. 001 140 02 8 10 6

Marshall County 050 010 01 7 8 2

WP: Heinze. LP: Bizzle.

2B: FS-Caudill, Kitchens 2; MC-Belcher, Smothers. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: FS-Curtis 2-4, Kitchens 2-4 (2 RBI), Alderson 2-5 (2 RBI); MC-Belcher 1-5 (3 RBI), Brown 2-5 (RBI). Records: Franklin-Simpson 22-5, Marshall County 19-9.

Tilghman 5, Century 0 -- Paducah Tilghman got all the runs it would need in the first inning, and Reese Hutchins and Jackson Fristoe combined for a three-hit shutout over Century, Illinois. Hutchins allowed three hits with five strikeouts and one walk, and Fristoe closed the last two frames striking out two and issuing two walks.

The first inning started with a bang for the Tornado as Fristoe doubled in the first run. Cody Crim and Mitchell Crouch singled the next two runs, and the last scored on a bases-loaded walk. The Tornado added one more insurance run in the third inning.

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Century 000 000 0 0 3 4

Pad. Tilghman 401 000 x 5 5 1

WP: Hutchins. LP: Williamson.

2B: PT-Fristoe. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: PT-Fristoe 1-2 (RBI), Crouch 1-2 (RBI). Records: Paducah Tilghman 21-6.

Murray 6, St. Mary 2 -- At Murray, Murray pushed its record over the .500 mark with a win over St. Mary.

Bradley Dawson got the Tigers on the board in the first inning with a line drive to the wall in center field for a two-run lead. The Vikings answered in the second inning with two runs from a Hale Sims RBI double and a successful squeeze bunt by Billy Johnson.

Will Shelton got the win for the Tigers, allowing four hits and getting four strikeouts.

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St. Mary 020 000 0 2 5 1

Murray 200 112 x 6 3 5

WP: Shelton. LP: Sims.

2B: StM-Sims; M-Gray, Shelton. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: StM-Sims 1-2 (RBI); M-Lassiter 1-2 (2 RBI), Gray 1-4 (2 RBI), Shelton 1-3 (RBI). Records: St. Mary 7-10, Murray 11-10.

Calloway 12, Livingston 6 -- At Murray, Calloway County had the most exciting -- if not the highest scoring -- first inning of the season with seven runs off two homers in a win over Livingston Central. With two on and no outs, Lofton Pigg hit a towering fly over the left field wall for the first three runs. Later with two outs and the bases loaded, Aaron Rister hit a grand-slam and the Lakers were up 7-0.

Not to be outdone, the Cardinals clawed back in the second inning. With two on and two outs, Braxton Bebout also hit one over the left-field fence for three Cardinal runs. Carson Chapman singled in a run for the Lakers in the bottom half. But the Birds kept battling in the fourth, getting three more from another Bebout RBI, and singles by Cameron Head and Cameron Dean. But that was all Livingston would get as Garrett Scott closed the door for the Lakers in relief, getting six strikeouts.

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Livingston Cen. 030 300 0 6 9 0

Calloway County 710 004 x 12 10 2

WP: Rister. LP: Quertermous.

2B: L-Hosick; C-Brannon, Scott. 3B: none. HR: L-Bebout; C-Pigg, Rister. Top hitters: L-Ringstaff 2-3, Bebout 2-3 (4 RBI); C-Sheridan 2-4 (RBI), Pigg 2-3 (3 RBI), Brannon 2-4 (2 RBI), Chapman 2-3 (2 RBI), Rister 1-4 (4 RBI). Records: Livingston Central 10-10, Calloway County 13-9.

Ballard 6, Hickman 5 -- At Barlow, Easton Thompson lined a walk-off single to left field scoring Connor Buchanan for the winning run to give Ballard Memorial a win in eight innings over Hickman County.

The Bombers scored four times in the first inning and led until the seventh inning. After getting two in the fifth, the Falcons took the lead in the top of the seventh on a JD McClanahan single. With two outs and one on in the bottom half, an error on a Zach Drummond grounder scored the tying run and forced extra innings.

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Hickman Co. 000 020 30 5 7 6

Ballard Mem. 400 000 11 6 8 1

WP: Chandler. LP: Templeton.

2B: H-Estes, McClanahan; B-Chandler, Drummond. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: H-Simpson 2-3, Estes 1-4 (2 RBI), McClanahan 2-2 (2 RBI); B-Thompson 2-4 (RBI). Records: Hickman County 7-12, Ballard Memorial 6-13.

Franklin-Simpson 13, Caldwell 4 -- At Draffenville, Caldwell County went through six pitchers trying to shut down the Franklin-Simpson onslaught as the Wildcats scored in every inning in the Marshall County Dreammaker Classic.

Franklin-Simpson's Hunter Jones homered over the left-field fence for an early 3-0 lead. Caldwell finally got on the board in the fifth with a Gabe East RBI double and Jase Felker's double clearing the bases for three more runs.

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Caldwell County 000 040 0 4 6 5

Franklin-Simpson 331 312 x 13 8 2

WP: Sliger. LP: Lacy.

2B: CC-East, Felker; FS-Curtis. 3B: none. HR: FS-Jones. Top hitters: CC-East 2-4 (RBI), Felker 1-4 (3 RBI); FS-Curtis 3-5 (4 RBI), Jones 1-4 (3 RBI). Records: Caldwell County 18-8, Franklin-Simpson 22-5.

CCA 7, North County Christian 0 -- At Marion, Illinois, Community Christian Academy picked up its seventh win of the season behind a blanking of North County Christian (Missouri) at Rent One Park.

CCA got its winning runs in the top of the first inning, when Logan Browning picked up an RBI single and Ethan Miller followed with a line-drive RBI. Both runs were unearned. CCA had a big fifth inning -- scoring three runs behind a big hit each from Browning and Miller before Johnathan Rogers followed with an RBI on an infield error for a 5-0 advantage.

Browning came on for five innings of relief with nine strikeouts and two walks.

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Comm. Christian 200 030 1 7 8 1

NC Christian 000 000 0 0 4 4

WP: Browning, LP: Buare.

2B: none; 3B: none; HR: none. Top Hitters: CCA-Miller 3-4 (2 RBI, R), Browning 1-4 (2 RBI), Carter 1-3 (3 R), NCC Freeman 2-3. Records: Community Christian 7-14, North County Christian 5-5.

Lyon 8, Crittenden 4 -- At Marion, Lyon County scored all of its runs in the fifth inning and topped Crittenden County in Fifth District action. Down 1-0 in the fifth, the Lyons exploded for eight runs, as run-scoring hits by Jack Walker, Avery Ellis and Brody Bridges got the scoring started.

Ellis got the win, tossing six innings and giving up four runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

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Lyon Co. 000 080 0 8 8 1

Crittenden Co. 000 130 0 4 7 3

WP: Ellis. LP: Robinson.

2B: LC-Bridges, O'Daniel; CC-Dossett. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: LC-Board 2-4; CC-Belt 2-4 (RBI), Robinson 2-3.

Softball

Lou. Ballard 3, McCracken 2 -- McCracken County opened its slate at The Best of the West with a tough loss to Louisville Ballard in Bowling Green. The Lady Mustangs trailed 3-0 after 41/2 innings and got a big two-run single from No. 9 hitter Emma Ballard in the bottom of the fifth inning, but McCracken could get no closer.

In what ended up being a pitching battle, Bruins pitcher Shelby Kelley picked up the win by giving up just five hits and two earned runs while striking out one and walking one batter. Lakyn Largent took the loss after giving up eight hits and two earned runs with two strikeouts.

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Lou. Ballard 100 020 00 3 8 0

McCracken Co. 000 020 00 2 5 1

WP: Kelley, LP: Largent.

2B: LB-Skaggs, Barber; 3B: none; HR: none. Top Hitters: LB-Skaggs 3-4 (R, RBI), Kelley 2-3 (RBI), MC-Ballard 2-2 (2 RBI). Records: Lou. Ballard 25-5, McCracken County 20-6.

S. Warren 5, McCracken 2 -- In an afternoon contest at Best of the West in Bowling Green, McCracken County was held to four hits in a loss to South Warren. The Lady Spartans had entered the tournament a perfect 24-0 on the season before falling to Apollo earlier in the day.

Against the Lady Mustangs, they returned to winning ways -- picking up three unearned runs in the first inning against McCracken County pitcher Natalie Lang.

An RBI double from Taylor Poindexter (2-for-4, two doubles) and an RBI single from Lakyn Largent (1-for-3) cut the Lady Mustang deficit to 3-2 after 41/2 innings before the Lady Spartans got a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth frame.

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McCracken Co. 000 110 0 2

South Warren 300 020 x 5

WP: Nunn. LP: Lang.

Records: McCracken County 20-7, South Warren 25-1.

Caldwell 12, Graves 9 -- At the Poncho Lambert Tournament in Henderson County, Caldwell County scored nine runs in the final three innings to top Graves County. Trailing 9-3 after four innings, Caldwell regained the lead for good in the top of the seventh. Chandra Litchfield doubled in the winning run, while Moshea Glover and Katie Franklin followed with insurance RBI.

The Lady Eagles chased Caldwell's starter in the bottom of the fourth with a six-run inning behind RBI doubles from Taylor Travis, Chloe Grover and Brittany Harrison.

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Caldwell Co. 120 042 3 12 21 1

Graves Co. 210 600 0 9 9 3

WP: Franklin, LP: Wimsatt.

2B: CC-Litchfield, Glover, Franklin, Staples, Young, GC-Travis, Grover 2, Cartwright, Harrison; 3B: CC-Litchfield, Staples; HR: GC-Cartwright. Top Hitters: CC-Litchfield 4-5 (2 RBI, 3 R), Glover 3-5 (2 R, 2 RBI), Franklin 2-5 (2 RBI, R), Staples 4-4 (2 RBI, R), Fowler 2-4 (2 R), Rennison 2-4 (R), GC Cartwright 2-4 (2 R, RBI), Grover 2-4 (2 R, 3 RBI), Harrison 2-3 (2 RBI). Records: Graves County 11-11, Caldwell County 15-9.

Bullitt East 6, Lyon 2 -- At Madisonville, Bullitt East smashed a scoreless the deadlock when Karley Dawson and Taylor Roby each drove home two runs in the top of the fourth inning against Lyon County. Roby also struck out six to help earn the win. Sophie BIngham fanned eight Chargers in the loss.

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Bullitt East 000 402 0 6 9 0

Lyon County 000 001 1 2 6 2

WP: Roby. LP: Bingham.

2B: B-Roby, Renneisen. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: B-Roby 3-4 (3 RBIs), Renneisen 1-3 (2 RBIs), Dawson 1-2 (2 RBIs); L-Bingham 2-4, Collins 2-3. Records: Bullitt East 16-8, Lyon County 17-9.

Webster 7, Lyon 1 -- After missing the Best of the West due to weather, Lyon County softball picked up a tripleheader. They opened their three-game slate by falling to Second Region foe Webster County.

The Lady Lyons managed five hits against Karlie Keeney and trailed just 3-1 after 21/2 innings before the Trojans pulled away.

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Lyon Co. 001 000 0 1 5 0

Webster Co. 212 020 x 7 13 3

WP: Keeney, LP: Culp.

2B: LC-Melton, WC-Wood (2), Villines; 3B: none; HR: none. Top Hitters: LC-Bingham 2-4, Melton 2-3, WC-Carter 2-4, Villines 2-2 (R, 3 RBI), Wood 2-3 (3 RBI), Scott 3-3 (2 R). Records: Lyon County 17-8, Webster County 18-7-1.

Webster 7, Lyon 1 -- After missing the Best of the West due to weather, Lyon County softball picked up a tripleheader. They opened their three-game slate by falling to Second Region foe Webster County.

The Lady Lyons managed five hits against Karlie Keeney and trailed just 3-1 after 21/2 innings before the Trojans pulled away.

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Lyon Co. 001 000 0 1 5 0

Webster Co. 212 020 x 7 13 3

WP: Keeney, LP: Culp.

2B: LC-Melton, WC-Wood (2), Villines; 3B: none; HR: none. Top Hitters: LC-Bingham 2-4, Melton 2-3, WC-Carter 2-4, Villines 2-2 (R, 3 RBI), Wood 2-3 (3 RBI), Scott 3-3 (2 R). Records: Lyon County 17-8, Webster County 18-7-1.

Henderson 8, Graves 4 -- At Henderson, Graves County led 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, where Henderson County scored four runs on its way to earning second place at its own Poncho Lambert Tournament. Sophie Margelot gave the Colonels some insurance with a two-run homer over the center-field wall in the sixth. Sydney Turner had a two-RBI double in the fourth for the Eagles.

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Graves County 100 210 0 4 9 1

Henderson County 001 043 x 8 8 0

WP: Holder. LP: Shoulta.

2B: G-T. Travis, Cartwright; H-McNally, Holder, Ml. Stone. 3B: H-McCormick. HR: H-Margelot (1 on in 6th). Top hitters: G- T. Travis 2-4, Shoulta 2-2, Turner 1-2 (2 RBIs); H-Margelot 2-3 (2 RBIs). Records: Graves County 11-12, Henderson County 7-21.

Caldwell 7, Henderson 5 -- At Henderson, Caldwell County trailed 5-3 after four innings, but rallied behind the bats of Emma Staples and Peyton Young to defeat Henderson County on its way to winning the Poncho Lambert Tournament.

The Tigers tied it in the top of the fifth inning when Staples and Young each doubled home a run. Both players also had an RBI apiece in the third. In the sixth, Allie Felker doubled then scored on an outfield error to give Caldwell the lead for good.

Moshea Glover also singled in a run in the sixth for some insurance. In the bottom of the seventh, the Colonels had the bases loaded with one out. Katie Franklin fanned the next batter she faced and Caldwell secured the win when the final Henderson batter popped out to Staples. Franklin finished with 11 strikeouts.

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Caldwell County 003 022 0 7 11 2

Henderson County 401 000 0 5 8 3

WP: Franklin. LP: Md. Stone.

2B: C-Staples 2, Felker, Young; H-Margelot, McClanahan. 3B: none. HR: H-Margelot (none on in 3rd). Top hitters: C-Glover 2-3 (RBI), Staples 2-4 (2 RBIs), Young 2-4 (2 RBI), Felker 2-3; H-Margelot 3-4 (2 RBIs), McNally 2-3 (2 RBIs). Records: Caldwell County 15-9, Henderson County 6-21.

Madisonville 13, Lyon 3 -- Playing its third game of the day, Lyon County trailed Madisonville North Hopkins by three runs before the Lady Maroons exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. Alabama signee Kaylee Tow's lone hit of the game -- a grand-slam -- gave Madisonville a 10-3 advantage in the final inning.

Sydney Melton led Lyon County at the plate, while her homer in the top of the fifth inning cut it to a 6-3 contest.

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Lyon County 000 21 3 5 2

Madisonville NH 131 17 13 14 0

WP: Gray, LP: Bingham.

2B: MNH Oldham 2, Peyton 2, Gray, Patterson; 3B: MNH-Oldham; HR: LC-Melton, MNH-Tow.

Top Hitters: LC-Melton 2-3 (R, RBI), Smith 1-1 (R), Ellis 1-2 (RBI), MNH-Tow 1-1 (4 R, 4 RBI, 3 BB), Oldham 3-4 (3 RBI, 2 R), Peyton 2-3 (2 RBI, R), Miller 1-3 (2 RBI, R), Spurlin 2-3 (R, RBI), Patterson 2-3 (2 R)

Records: Lyon County 17-10, Madisonville 25-5.

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