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PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers pick up two victories; Lady Hawks win (04/28)

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The Elizabethtown Panthers picked up a pair of road wins over the weekend.

Elizabethtown beat 5th Region foe Thomas Nelson, 21-3 in six innings Saturday and held off Louisville Fairdale, 3-2 on Friday.

n The Panthers (16-6) pounded out 19 hits and scored nine runs in the third inning and 10 more in the sixth as they routed Thomas Nelson.

Sophomore Zeke Pinkham had three singles, a double and drove in three runs, while senior Garrett Morgan had three singles and five RBIs. Sophomore Cody Bridges chipped in with three singles, and freshman Hunter Sullivan added two doubles, a single and four RBIs.

Morgan (3-0) struck out seven, while allowing six hits, three earned runs and one walk in five innings.

n Freshman Jack Wilson hit a two-run single and Morgan singled to drive in another run in the third to lift Elizabethtown past Fairdale.

Sullivan singled twice, while Pinkham doubled and singled.

Sullivan (5-2) struck out five in four innings. He gave up five walks, three hits and one earned run. Bridges struck out two and walked one in three innings for the save.

ELIZABETHTOWN 21, THOMAS NELSON 3

                                                    R  H  E

Elizabethtown     219   26(10)     2119  0

Thomas Nelson  300       000      3  6  5

Garrett Morgan, Jayden King (6) and Zeke Pinkham, Jake Pirtle (6). Druin, Masden (4) and Nance. WP: Morgan (3-0). LP: Druin. 2B: Pinkham (E), Morgan (E), Hunter Sullivan (E). 3B: Preston Patterson (E).

ELIZABETHTOWN 3, LOUISVILLE FAIRDALE 2

                                                    R  H  E

Elizabethtown     030   000    0    3  8  2

Fairdale             110   000    0    2  3  1

Sullivan, Cody Bridges (5) and Pinkham. Crabtree and Stanford. WP: Sullivan (5-2). LP: Crabtree. Save: Bridges (1). 2B: Pinkham (E).

UP NEXT: Elizabethtown hosts Nelson County at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

NO. 8 LEXINGTON CATHOLIC 2, MEADE COUNTY 0. The Green Wave (12-12) were held to four hits in their final game of the Louisville Invitational Tournament on Friday.

Senior Derek Bruner doubled and singled, while freshmen Kase Mattingly and Jacob Bewley each singled.

Junior Keith Carter took the loss. He struck out seven, while giving up seven walks, three hits and one earned run.

LEXINGTON CATHOLIC 2, MEADE COUNTY 0

                                                    R  H  E

Lexington Cath.  200   000    0    2  3  0

Meade County    000   000    0    0  4  1

Not available. Keith Carter, Zeb Wilson (7) and Kaleb Lancaster. WP: Unknown. LP: Carter. 2B: Derek Bruner (MC).

UP NEXT: Meade County plays at Louisville DuPont Manual at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

FORT KNOX GOES 0-3. The Eagles (3-21) lost both games of a doubleheader at Frankfort on Saturday. Frankfort won 8-5 and 12-2.

Fort Knox also lost to Louisville Central for the second time in four days Friday, falling 6-5.

UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at Louisville Waggener at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

FRIDAY: CAMPBELLSVILLE 8, JOHN HARDIN 6 (10 INNINGS). The homestanding Bulldogs (9-16) lost their fourth straight and for the 10th time in their last 12 games as Campbellsville scored two in the 10th to win it.

The Bulldogs lost despite getting 13 hits. Junior Lavonte Wilson doubled and singled, while freshman Will Muir and junior Brian Panckey each had two singles.

Panckey took the loss in relief of sophomore Dajour Strong. Panckey allowed three walks and three earned runs in five innings. He struck out five.

CAMPBELLSVILLE 8, JOHN HARDIN 6

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Campbellsville    320   001000  2    8  6  2

John Hardin       100   230000  0    613  2

Pierce, Sexton (4) and Hash. Jason Baumgardener, Brian Panckey (6) and Landen Sisk. WP: Sexton. LP: Panckey. 2B: Lavonte Wilson (JH), Durham (C), Russell (C).

UP NEXT: John Hardin hosts Marion County at 6 p.m. Monday.

SOFTBALL

HART COUNTY 8, JOHN HARDIN 6. Homestanding John Hardin (5-9) lost its second straight and for the fifth time in its last seven games Saturday.

No statistics were available.

UP NEXT: John Hardin hosts No. 24 Central Hardin at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

FRIDAY: LARUE COUNTY 13, CAMPBELLSVILLE 3 (6 INNINGS). Junior Peyton Gardner doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored three times to help the visiting Lady Hawks (10-16) win for the fifth time in six games.

Freshman Jill Hughes hit an RBI single and scored three runs, while junior Brigitte Skaggs doubled and drove in three runs. Junior Courtney Johnson, sophomore Trishtian Cruse and freshman Shakeya Washington each had a hit and an RBI, while freshman Haleigh Gregory had two singles and an RBI.

Sophomore Emillee Cundiff (4-3) struck out four, while allowing seven hits, two walks and one earned run in six innings.

LARUE COUNTY 13, CAMPBELLSVILLE 3

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LaRue County    272   002         1310  2

Campbellsville    000   030          3  7  6

Emillee Cundiff and Sierra Mullins. Dabney and Bailey. WP: Cundiff (4-3). LP: Dabney. 2B: Peyton Gardner (LC), Brigitte Skaggs (LC), Trishtian Cruse (LC). 3B: Gardner (LC).

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Nelson County at 5:30 p.m. Monday.