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PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins rally for 2-1 win in opener (03/20)

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By Josh Claywell

Senior Zach Ditto singled to right field to drive in senior Alex Crowder, lifting the ninth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins to a 2-1 win over visiting Glasgow in eight innings Tuesday.

The Bruins (1-0) tied it in the seventh.

Senior Troy Squires singled and doubled, while junior Troy Riggs had two singles.

Squires got the win in relief of senior lefty Drew Harrington, who struck out 12 in five innings and gave up just two hits. Squires struck out five and walked one in 2 1/3 innings.

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Glasgow            000   001   00    1  4  4

Central Hardin    000   000   11    2  6  1

Glass, Shivers (8) and Garmon. Drew Harrington, Trenton Parrett (6), Troy Squires (6) and Gabe Hogan. WP: Squires (1-0). LP: Shivers. 2B: Squires (CH).

UP NEXT: Central Hardin hosts Louisville Southern at 5:30 p.m. today.

LARUE COUNTY 12, BARDSTOWN 11 (10 INNINGS). Junior Austin McDowell scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th, lifting the Hawks (2-3) to their second straight win.

McDowell, who went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, stole second and third before scoring on Bardstown’s third wild pitch of the game. Senior Cole Hughes went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while eighth-grader Cameron Dawson doubled in a run.

Bardstown (1-3) led 5-2 going to the bottom of the fourth, when the Hawks erupted for seven runs. The Tigers, however, countered with a six-run fifth – only to watch LaRue County score twice in the bottom half.

The teams combined for four wild pitches, 13 errors and 19 walks.

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Bardstown         210   260   000  0   1111  6

LaRue County    101   720   000  1   12  8  7

Shunta Muto, Lincoln Dean (4), Matt Bond (10) and Tyrone Mudd. Austin Hinton, Cole Hughes (5), Dalton Metcalf (10) and Koy Lindsey. WP: Metcalf. LP: Bond. 2B: Lindsey (LC), Hughes (LC), Matt Hornback (LC), Cameron Dawson (LC), Dillan O’Daniel (B).

UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Adair County at 6 p.m. Thursday.

SOFTBALL

LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSS 3, NORTH HARDIN 1. Junior Rebecca Miller hit a solo home run, helping the Cougars hold off the Trojans (0-1) for their fifth win to start the season.

Sophomore Bailey Blair drove in North Hardin’s run with a single, while eighth-grader Kayla Clark-Reed and junior Ashley Vasquez each singled.

Blair (0-1) struck out seven and scattered eight hits.

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Madison Ray and Rebecca Miller. Bailey Blair and Shelby Peace. WP: Ray. LP: Blair (0-1). 2B: Maranda Jacobs (HC). HR: Miller (HC).

UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Bethlehem at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the TSOA Tournament at Meade County.

TAYLOR COUNTY 15, ELIZABETHTOWN 5 (6 INNINGS). The homestanding Lady Cardinals (2-0) led 10-0 after three innings and held on to knock off the Lady Panthers (0-1) after Elizabethtown cut the lead to 10-4 in the fourth.

Eighth-grader Taylor Thomas had two singles and an RBI for the Lady Panthers, while freshman Brooke Chancey doubled and drove in two runs. Senior Allison Sherrard tripled.

Eighth-grader Morgan White took the loss, allowing 12 hits, nine earned runs and seven walks in four innings.

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Taylor County     190   221         1515  2

Morgan White, Callie Sondergard (5) and Brooke Chancey. Karissa Mings, Hannah Howard (5) and Unknown. WP: Mings. LP: White (0-1). 2B: Brooke Chancey (E), Haley Franklin (TC), Hayley Moss (TC), Howard (TC). 3B: Allison Sherrard (E), Franklin (TC), Howard (TC).

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Washington County at 6 p.m. Thursday.

FORT KNOX 22, KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY 5 (4 INNINGS). After watching an eight-run lead whittle down to four in the bottom of the first, Fort Knox eighth-grade pitcher Taylor Stephenson settled down and held the homestanding Bearcats without a hit in her first career start.

Stephenson (1-0) struck out seven and walked six. She helped herself out at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a triple, five runs and two RBIs.

Sophomore Brenna Stephenson singled, tripled and scored three times, while senior Christina Rice and eighth-grader Casey Doerer each went 2-for-4 with three runs.

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Fort Knox          872      5         2214  5

KY Country Day  401      0          5  0  5

Taylor Stephenson and Demyja Holmes. Ellie Domato and Bailey Tatum-Johns. WP: Stephenson (1-0). LP: Domato. 2B: Tatiana Wynder (FK). 3B: T. Stephenson (FK), Bianca Kelley (FK), Brenna Stephenson (FK).

UP NEXT: Fort Knox hosts Frankfort in a doubleheader at noon Saturday.

CAMPBELLSVILLE 10, JOHN HARDIN 9. The visiting Lady Bulldogs (0-2) lost their second straight game.

No statistics were available.

UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at Meade County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

LOUISVILLE EASTERN 14, MEADE COUNTY 3 (6 INNINGS). The homestanding Lady Waves were mercy ruled in their season opener.

No statistics were available.

UP NEXT: Meade County hosts John Hardin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.