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Central Hardin's baseball and softball teams won 5th Region titles Wednesday night and earned spots in their respective state tournaments.
The baseball team shut out Nelson County, 10-0 at North Hardin's James R. Aldridge Field. The game was called in the bottom of the sixth because of the mercy rule.
The 16-team KHSAA baseball state tournament begins Monday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Central Hardin (32-5) plays Lone Oak in the final first-round game, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Lady Bruins had won earlier in the evening by an identical 10-0 score in six innings over North Hardin in a 17th District championship rematch played at Nelson County. Junior pitcher Jessica Nall recorded 10 strikeouts in the two-hit shutout.
Played as a double-elimination event, the state softball tournament begins June 6 at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.
For more information on Central's region champions, see Thursday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.