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The Meade County Green Wave jumped out to a 2-0 lead against fifth-ranked Louisville Male on Thursday in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, only to watch the Bulldogs score seven unanswered runs en route to a 7-2 win.
Male, which won its fourth straight, tied it in the bottom of the first and took the lead in the second against Meade County sophomore Josh Durbin (2-1), who gave up 10 hits, three earned runs and one walk in five innings.
Green Wave coach Todd Clanton was far from disappointed in Durbin, who had four strikeouts.
“He pitched well,” Clanton said. “We made some mental mistakes that cost us some runs. He did well enough to give us a chance; we just didn’t back him up very well.”
Senior Derek Bruner and junior Keith Carter each had two of Meade County’s six hits, while seniors Jake Wilson and Zach Kullman each singled and scored a run for the Green Wave (12-11).
MALE 7, MEADE COUNTY 2
R H E
Meade County 200 000 0 2 6 4
Male 211 300 x 710 2
Josh Durbin, Kase Mattingly (6) and Kaleb Lancaster. Brandon Gatz and Chris Allen. WP: Gatz. LP: Durbin (2-1). 2B: Allen (M), Heath Brownley (M), Spencer Jackson (M), Kainin Lewis (M) 2.
UP NEXT: Meade County plays No. 8 Lexington Catholic at 8 tonight in the Louisville Invitational Tournament at Male.
TAYLOR COUNTY 8, LARUE COUNTY 4. The homestanding Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 6-0 lead as they handed LaRue County (9-16) its first loss in five games.
Junior Brigitte Skaggs (6-8) allowed six hits, five earned runs and one walk in 1 1/3 innings.
Sophomore Sierra Mullins went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI, while junior Peyton Gardner tripled and scored. Skaggs and sophomore Trishtian Cruse each added two singles.
TAYLOR COUNTY 8, LARUE COUNTY 4
R H E
LaRue County 002 020 0 411 1
Taylor County 420 200 x 811 2
Brigitte Skaggs, Emillee Cundiff (2) and Sierra Mullins. Becca Orberson, Unknown (7) and Olivia Burton. WP: Orberson. LP: Skaggs (6-8). 2B: Delany Eastridge (LC), Brenna Beams (TC), Shelby Carney (TC), Haley Franklin (TC), Makayla Sabo (TC). 3B: Peyton Gardner (LC).
UP NEXT: LaRue County plays at Campbellsville at 5:30 p.m. today.