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PREP BASEBALL: Meade County locks up region tournament berth (05/14)

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The Meade County Green Wave earned a chance to defend their 3rd Region Tournament title Monday night with a doubleheader sweep at 11th District rival Hancock County.

The Green Wave won Game 1, 11-2, and Game 2, 6-1, to earn the No. 1 seed in the district tournament. Since Meade County is in a three-team district, the top seed means a bye into the district final – and 1-of-2 berths in the region tournament.

* In Game 1, junior Zeb Wilson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Junior Keith Carter doubled and drove in two, while senior Zach Kullman and freshman Kase Mattingly each had two hits.

Carter (5-2) struck out seven and scattered five hits in his complete-game win.

* In Game 2, senior Derek Bruner tripled and drove in two, while senior Kaleb Lancaster also had two RBIs.

Wilson (3-0) walked two, gave up five hits and didn’t allow an earned run.

game 1: meade county 11, hancock countY 2

                                              R  H  E

Meade County    101   432    0   1113  2

Hancock County000   002    0    2  5  1

Keith Carter and Kaleb Lancaster. G. Robinson, Armdon (6), DeWitt (7) and Powers. WP: Carter (5-2). LP: Robinson. 2B: Kase Mattingly (MC), Zeb Wilson (MC) 2, Carter (MC).

GAME 2: MEADE COUNTY 6, HANCOCK COUNTY 1

                                              R  H  E

Meade County    000   420    0    6  5  1

Hancock County000   001    0    1  5  2

Zeb Wilson and Kaleb Lancaster. McBride, Lewis (4) and Powers. WP: Wilson (3-0). LP: McBride. 3B: Derek Bruner (MC).

UP NEXT: Meade County plays at No. 1 Central Hardin at 5:30 p.m. today.

ELIZABETHTOWN15, BULLITT CENTRAL 1, 5 INNINGS. The Panthers (21-9) scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning as they cruised past the Cougars (13-14-1).

Sophomore Zeke Pinkham singled, doubled twice and drove in five. Freshman Hunter Sullivan doubled and scored twice, while junior Jon Tarrence, sophomore Austin Freyberger and senior Cannon Pender each had multiple hits.

Pender (7-3) earned the complete-game win, striking out eight and allowing four hits without walking a batter.

ELIZABETHTOWN15, BULLITT CENTRAL 1

                                              R  H  E

Elizabethtown          (10)04  01   1513  1

Bullitt Central             000   01    1  4  2

Cannon Pender and Zeke Pinkham, Josh Hunt (5). Parker, Dukes (1), unavailable (4) and Powell. WP: Pender (7-3). LP: Parker. 2B: Pinkham (E) 2, Hunter Sullivan (E), Caswell (BC).

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Hart County at 6 p.m. today.

BARDSTOWN 6, JOHN HARDIN 1. Half of Bardstown’s hits went for extra bases and the Tigers (15-14) broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run bottom of the fifth.

Senior Anthony Hallin had two singles to lead the Bulldogs (10-23), who have lost six straight and 16-of-19.

Freshman Landen Sisk scored the Bulldogs’ lone run in the second on an RBI walk to freshman Will Muir.

BARDSTOWN 6, JOHN HARDIN 1

                                              R  H  E

John Hardin       010   000    0    1  7  1

Bardstown         100   041     x    6  8  0

Dajour Strong, Jason Baumgardner (6) and Landen Sisk. Shunta Muto and Trey Heiskell. WP: Muto. LP: Strong (4-4). 2B: Muto (B) 2, Logan Downs (B), Heiskell (B).

UP NEXT: John Hardin hosts Louisville Seneca at 5:30 p.m. today.

LARUECOUNTY 6, WASHINGTON COUNTY 4. Senior Jordan McGaw (2-5) struck out four, walked four and scattered five singles in his complete-game win for the visiting Hawks (12-19).

Seniors Kelton Ford and Matt Hornback both had two hits for LaRue County. Hornback scored twice and Ford drove in one.

LaRue County struck out 10 times and left nine runners on base.

LARUECOUNTY 6, WASHINGTON COUNTY 4

                                              R  H  E

LaRue County    002   200    2    6  6  3

Washington Co.  002   010    1    4  5  4

Jordan McGaw and Koy Lindsey. Thomas Spalding and Trae Coulter. WP: McGaw (2-5). LP: Spalding.

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Fort Knox at 5:30 p.m. today.