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Senior Cannon Pender and junior Preston Patterson combined for two doubles, two singles and seven RBIs as the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers cruised to a 14-1 five-inning victory over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Thursday.
Elizabethtown (19-6, 6-2 district), which had 13 hits, broke the game open with nine runs in the second inning. Freshman Hunter Sullivan tripled, while sophomores Zeke Pinkham and Cody Bridges each had two singles.
Senior Garrett Morgan struck out five in four innings to improve to 4-0. He allowed three hits.
Freshman Coltinn Stabler, sophomore Jon Box and senior Spencer Moore each singled for the Eagles (4-24, 0-8), who lost their third straight game.
ELIZABETHTOWN 14, FORT KNOX 1
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Elizabethtown 293 00 1413 3
Fort Knox 000 10 1 3 3
Garrett Morgan, Jayden King (5) and Jack Wilson, Josh Hunt (4), Jake Pirtle (5). Mason Stacy, Jon Box (5) and Hertado. WP: Morgan (4-0). LP: Stacy. 2B: Cannon Pender (E), Preston Patterson (E). 3B: Hunter Sullivan (E).
UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Christian Academy of Louisville at 6 p.m. today. Fort Knox hosts North Hardin at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
MEADE COUNTY 15, BULLITT CENTRAL 4 (5 INNINGS). Senior Jake Wilson hit two homers, singled and drove in five runs and the visiting Green Wave (13-13) pounded out six extra-base hits in a rout of Bullitt Central (13-11).
Senior Kaleb Lancaster doubled and drove in four runs, while senior Derek Bruner singled, doubled and had an RBI. Junior Keith Carter hit an RBI double and freshman Jacob Bewley had a two-run single.
After falling behind 3-2 through two innings, Meade County erupted for 11 runs in the third.
MEADE COUNTY 15, BULLITT CENTRAL 4
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Bullitt Central 300 01 4 9 1
Josh Durbin, Zeb Wilson (2), Logan Hicks (4), Keith Carter (5) and Kaleb Lancaster. Dukes, Curtis (3), Phillips (5) and Neal. WP: Wilson (2-0). LP: Dukes. 2B: Lancaster (MC), Derek Bruner (MC), Keith Carter (MC), John Michael Millay (MC), Parker (BC) 2. HR: Jake Wilson (MC) 2.
UP NEXT: Meade County plays at Hancock County at 6 p.m. today.
ADAIR COUNTY 4, LARUE COUNTY 0. The visiting Indians (19-6) scored all of their runs in the sixth inning as they won their 14th straight game and beat the Hawks (10-17) for the second time this season.
Senior Matt Hornback and freshman Colby Skaggs each had two singles for LaRue County, which had won 3-of-4.
Senior southpaw Jordan McGaw struck out five in seven innings. He allowed three earned runs, three hits and two walks.
ADAIR COUNTY 4, LARUE COUNTY 0
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LaRue County 000 000 0 0 4 4
Will Hixson and Cody Yates. Jordan McGaw and Koy Lindsey. WP: Hixson. LP: McGaw.
UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Hart County at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
NO. 15 CENTRAL HARDIN 3, GREEN COUNTY 1. Freshman Mariah Bryant collected two hits, including a double, as homestanding Central Hardin (23-3) picked up its 14th straight win by beating 5th Region foe Green County (15-5).
The Lady Dragons, who beat the Lady Bruins in last season’s region tournament semifinals, took a 1-0 lead in the second. But Central Hardin grabbed the lead with two in the bottom of the inning and added an insurance run in the third.
Junior April Pence struck out three and scattered four hits and one unearned run in seven innings.
CENTRAL HARDIN 3, GREEN COUNTY 1
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Green County 010 000 0 1 4 0
Central Hardin 021 000 x 3 5 1
Matney and Kayla Bale. April Pence and Amanda Shackelford. WP: Pence. LP: Matney. 2B: Bale (GC), Mariah Bryant (CH).
UP NEXT: Central Hardin plays Oldham County at 7 and Hopkins County Central at 10 tonight in the Owensboro Catholic Sports Warehouse Classic.
JOHN HARDIN 13, FORT KNOX 3 (6 INNINGS). Seniors Brooke Read and Lexi Wood went a combined 5-for-8 with three doubles and two RBIs as the visiting Lady Bulldogs (6-10, 3-3 17th District) snapped a three-game losing streak with a big win over district rival Fort Knox (4-17, 0-7).
Senior Katlyn Geer, junior Nawdya Fletcher and sophomore Channing Ray each had two singles and an RBI for John Hardin, which had 16 hits.
Geer (6-10) struck out five and gave up seven hits, one walk and one earned run in six innings.
Senior Demyja Holmes went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Fort Knox.
JOHN HARDIN 13, FORT KNOX 3
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Fort Knox 200 010 3 7 3
Katlyn Geer and Melodi Haught. Taylor Stephenson and Ashlee Kohler. WP: Geer (6-10). LP: Stephenson. 2B: Brooke Read (JH) 2, Kaitlyn Embry (JH), Haught (JH), Demyja Holmes (FK).
UP NEXT: John Hardin plays Christian County at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Glasgow Invitational. Fort Knox plays at Hart County at 6 p.m. today.
MEADE COUNTY 6, HANCOCK COUNTY 5. Junior Ashley Nikolao hit a two-run homer to tie the score in the bottom of the fifth and freshman Emma Wilson scored on a passed ball in the sixth to win it for the Lady Waves (18-7, 4-0 11th District).
Nikolao drove in three runs for Meade County, which won its fifth straight.
Junior Chaselyn Allgeier tripled, singled and scored three runs, while sophomore Elissa Youart tripled and scored.
MEADE COUNTY 6, HANCOCK COUNTY 5
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Hancock County230 000 0 5 5 1
Meade County 201 021 x 6 7 2
Rae Lynn Wigginton and B. Basham. Sarah Greer, Abby Whelan (2) and Maddie Tabor. WP: Whelan. LP: Wigginton. 3B: Chaselyn Allgeier (MC), Elissa Youart (MC). HR: Ashley Nikolao (MC).
UP NEXT: Meade County plays at Butler County at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
HART COUNTY 1, LARUE COUNTY (8 INNINGS). The homestanding Lady Raiders won it on a walk-off single in the eighth, snapping the Lady Hawks’ three-game winning streak in an 18th District game.
LaRue County (12-17, 3-3 district) had beaten Hart County (18-9, 2-4), 11-5 earlier this season but was held to just three singles – by junior Peyton Gardner and freshmen Delany Eastridge and Haleigh Gregory – in the rematch.
Junior Brigitte Skaggs (7-9) struck out five in 7 1/3 innings. She gave up three hits and one earned run.
HART COUNTY 1, LARUE COUNTY 0
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Hart County 000 000 01 1 3 0
Brigitte Skaggs and Sierra Mullins. Hodges and Dennis. WP: Hodges. LP: Skaggs (7-9).
UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Marion County at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.