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PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown, John Hardin winless on the weekend (05/05)

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Elizabethtown lost two games over the weekend, dropping a 7-2 decision to Christian Academy-Louisville on Friday and a 5-2 defeat to Woodford County on Saturday. The setbacks snapped a five-game winning streak.

* Visiting Christian Academy-Louisville (15-13) didn’t score after the first inning, but it didn’t matter as it won for the fifth time in seven games and the host Panthers (19-8) suffered consecutive losses for the first time since April 12.

Sophomore Zeke Pinham and senior Cannon Pender both singled and drove in one for Elizabethtown, while sophomore Austin Freyberger and junior Preston Patterson both singled.

Freyberger (2-2) took the loss, giving up six hits and four earned runs in one inning. Freshman Jacob Simpson pitched six innings of scoreless relief, striking out three, walking three and allowing three hits.

* On Saturday, the Panthers took an early lead with a run in the first inning, but the Yellow Jackets tied it in the fourth and broke through with a five-run fifth.

Pender had three hits, including an RBI single. Freshman Jack Wilson had the other RBI on a fielder’s choice.

Pender got the loss, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing nine hits and five earned runs.

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY-LOUISVILLE 7, ELIZABETHTOWN 2

                                              R  H  E

CAL                  700   000    0    7  9  0

Elizabethtown     100   010    0    2  4  3

Frank and Embry. Freyberger, Jacob Simpson (2) and Zeke Pinkham. WP: Frank. LP: Freyberger. 2B: Thompson (CAL), Kurnick (CAL), Sexton (CAL).

WOODFORDCOUNTY 5, Elizabethtown 2

                                              R  H  E

Elizabethtown     100   001    0    2  5  0

Woodford          000   140     x    510  1

Cannon Pender, Preston Patterson (5) and Zeke Pinkham. Pete Onan and Gage Beavers. WP: Onan. LP: Pender. 2B: Brandon Varble (WC).

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown plays at No. 25 Louisville Ballard at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

GREENCOUNTY8, JOHN HARDIN 4. The host Bulldogs (10-20) dropped their seventh game in their last eight while the Dragons (20-8) picked up their ninth win in their last 11 games.

Junior Dale Gumm had two hits and two RBIs, including a double.

Freshman Will Muir took the loss on the hill, going four innings and yielding six runs, five of which were earned.

GREENCOUNTY8, JOHN HARDIN 4

                                              R  H  E

Green County     030   302    0    813  2

John Hardin       200   020    0    4  7  2

Austin Walley and Levi Murphy. Will Muir, Dajour Strong (5) and Landen Sisk. WP: Walley. LP: Muir. 2B: Dale Gumm (JH). Murphy (GC).