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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Central Hardin goes 4-0 in Greenwood tourney (04/21)

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The 21st-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins moved to 17-3 with a 4-0 showing during the Greenwood Border Battle at Buchanon Park in Bowling Green.

* Junior April Pence went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Lady Bruins beat Union County in their second game Saturday, 6-1.

Senior Jordan Lasley went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored twice. Junior Amber Hills tripled and drove in one, while senior Jackie Holbert doubled and drove in three.

Junior Jessica Nall (8-2) struck out eight.

* Pence homered, doubled, drove in two and scored three times as Central Hardin rolled to a 10-0 win over Glasgow in its first game Saturday.

Lasley scored twice and went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one stolen base. Sophomore Shelby Maggard tripled, doubled and drove in two.

Pence (6-1) struck out nine and gave up just two singles.

* Hiller homered, drove in two and scored twice as Central Hardin pounded Logan County, 10-0 in six innings in its second game Friday.

Lasley scored three times and went 3-for-4 with a double. Eighth-grader Aubree Muse drove in two and went 3-for-4 with two doubles, while Pence scored twice and went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Nall (7-2) struck out 15 and was two bloop singles away from a perfect game.

* Sophomore Kelsey McGuffin went 3-for-4 with a triple as Central Hardin opened the tournament Friday with a 11-1 pounding of Owensboro Apollo in six innings.

Pence scored three times and went 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Maggard homered, doubled and drove in three. Hiller had a triple.

Pence (5-1) struck out three, walked none and scattered five hits.

Freshman catcher Mariah Bryant suffered an injury during the game. She finished the game, but did not play the remaining three games as a precautionary measure.

CENTRAL HARDIN11, APOLLO 1

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Apollo               010   000          1  5  1

Central Hardin    312   041         1110  1

Autumn Grady and Taylor Fenwick. April Pence and Mariah Bryant. WP: Pence (5-1). LP: Grady. 2B: Ashley Adkisson (A), Pence (CH), Shelby Maggard (CH). 3B: Kelsey McGuffin (CH), Amber Hiller (CH).

CENTRAL HARDIN 10, LOGAN COUNTY 0

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Central Hardin    042   103         1011  0

Logan County    000   000          0  2  2

Jessica Nall and Amanda Shackelford. Megan Ferguson and Victoria Cates. WP: Nall (7-2). LP: Ferguson. 2B: Jordan Lasley (CH), Aubree Muse (CH) 2. HR: Amber Hiller (CH).

CENTRAL HARDIN10, GLASGOW 0

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Glasgow            000   000          0  2  1

Central Hardin    200   503         1010  0

Brittany Dugger and Haven Hernandez. April Pence and Amanda Shackelford. WP: Pence (6-1). LP: Dugger. 2B: Pence (CH), Shelby Maggard (CH). 3B: Maggard (CH). HR: Pence (CH).

CENTRAL HARDIN 6, UNION COUNTY 1

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Union County     000   010    0    1  5  1

Central Hardin    011   211     x    6  7  0

Ayla Hendrickson and DeVisha Williams. Jessica Nall and Amanda Shackelford. WP: Nall (8-2). LP: Hendrickson. 2B: April Pence (CH) 2, Jackie Holbert (CH). 3B: Amber Hiller (CH), Jordan Lasley (CH).

UP NEXT: Central Hardin hosts Meade County at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

NORTH HARDINGOES 2-2. The Trojans (10-12) went 2-2 in the Border Battle.

* In their second game Saturday, the Trojans pounded out 18 hits in a 16-2 win over Warren Central.

Sophomore Bailey Blair and junior Ashley Vasquez combined to go 9-for-9 with with seven runs and six RBIs.

Eighth-grader Brooke Mahanna struck out four in the complete-game effort to record her first varsity win.

* In their first game Saturday, the Trojans failed to take advantage of seven hits and left eight on base in a 1-0 loss to Russell County.

Senior Brittanie Mahanna went 2-for-3. Vasquez, junior Stephanie Thomas, eighth-grade Kara Bailey, Brooke Mahanna and senior Ariana Martinez each had one hit.

Blair struck out four, walked one and scattered five hits in the complete-game loss.

* Eighth-grader Kayla Reed went 2-for-3 and scored twice as the Trojans rallied for a 4-3 win over Christian Academy-Louisville in their second game Friday.

Freshman Shelby Peace doubled and walked, while sophomore Cady Wilson had one hit, one RBI and one run scored.

Blair struck out five, walked four and scattered seven hits.

* In its first game Friday, North Hardin no-hit Butler County, but still lost 2-0 because of costly errors in the sixth inning.

Blair took the hard-luck loss, striking out seven without a walk.

Blair and Martinez both singled as North Hardin was held to two hits.

BUTLERCOUNTY 2, NORTH HARDIN 0

                                              R  H  E

North Hardin      000   000    0    0  2  2

Butler County     000   002     x    2  0  2

Morgan Manning and Amy Rogers. Bailey Blair and Shelby Peace. WP: Manning. LP: Blair.

NORTH HARDIN4, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY-LOUISVILLE 3

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CAL                  120   000    0    3  7  5

North Hardin      000   022    0    4  6  1

Olivia LeFan and Jessica Powell. Bailey Blair and Shelby Peace. WP: Blair. LP: LeFan. 2B: Powell (CAL), Peace (NH). 3B: Powell (CAL), Cassidy Cook (CAL).

RUSSELLCOUNTY 1, NORTH HARDIN 0

                                              R  H  E

North Hardin      000   000    0    0  7  1

Russell Co.       000   001     x    1  5  0

Susie Roy, Cheyenne Simpson (2) and Baylee Hadley. Bailey Blair and Brittanie Mahanna. WP: Simpson. LP: Blair. 2B: Alyssa Bennett (RC), Katie Robertson (RC).

NORTH HARDIN 16, WARREN CENTRAL 2

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North Hardin      150   131    5   1618  0

Warren Central   200   000     x    2  5  8

Brooke Mahanna and Brittanie Mahanna. Hannah King, Amber Lamastus (2) and Bailey Hawkins. WP: Mahanna. LP: King. 2B: Kayla Reed (NH), Bailey Blair (NH), Kara Bailey (NH). 3B: Stephanie Thomas (NH).

UP NEXT: North Hardin hosts Central Hardin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

LARUECOUNTYGOES 2-0. The Lady Hawks (8-15 overall, 2-0 18th District) won twice at home Friday, beating district rival Hart County, 11-5 after rolling to a 12-3 win against 5th Region rival Thomas Nelson.

* Against Hart County, junior Peyton Gardner and freshman Delany Eastridge combined to go 8-for-8 (six singles, one double, one triple) with six RBIs.

Junior Courtney Johnson and freshman Haleigh Gregory both went 2-for-3, while freshman Jill Hughes singled and drove in two.

Junior Brigitte Skaggs (6-7) struck out four.

* Against Thomas Nelson, sophomore Trishtian Cruse went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, while Skaggs doubled twice and drove in one.

Hughes doubled and drove in two. Eastridge, Gregory and sophomore Emillee Cundiff had two hits apiece and all three had at least one RBI.

Cundiff (2-3) struck out seven.

LARUECOUNTY12, THOMAS NELSON 3

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Thomas Nelson  003   000    0    3  4  5

LaRue County    210   342     x   1213  2

Alexis Hutchins and Shelby Clark. Emillee Cundiff and Sierra Mullins. WP: Cundiff (2-3). LP: Hutchins. 2B: Brigitte Skaggs (LC) 2, Jill Hughes (LC). HR: Trishtian Cruse (LC).

LARUECOUNTY 11, HART COUNTY 5

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Hart County       000   050    0    5  6  4

LaRue County    020   351     x   1115  3

Amelia Cottrell, Hannah Hodges (3), Cottrell (5) and Jessica Dennis. Brigitte Skaggs and Sierra Mullins. WP: Skaggs (6-7). LP: Hodges. 2B: Jasmine Riggs (HC), Dennis (HC), Cottrell (HC), Peyton Gardner (LC). 3B: Gardner (LC).

UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts 18th District rival Hart County at 6 p.m. Monday.

FORTKNOX11, BARDSTOWN 5. Senior Demyja Holmes scored three times and went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs as the Lady Eagles (3-11) topped the visiting Lady Tigers (1-12).

Sophomore Brenna Stephenson went 3-for-4 and scored three times. Eighth-grader Casey Doerer doubled, singled and scored twice. Eighth-grade pitcher Taylor Stephenson (3-3), who struck out one, helped herself with two RBIs and one run scored.

FORTKNOX11, BARDSTOWN 5

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Bardstown         000   110    3    5  5  4

Fort Knox          420   302     x   1112  2

Haley Mattingly and unavailable. Taylor Stephenson and Ashlee Kohler. WP: Stephenson (3-3). LP: Mattingly. 2B: Casey Doerer (FK). 3B: Demyja Holmes (FK).

UP NEXT: Fort Knox plays at district rival Elizabethtown at 6 p.m. Monday.