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The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission’s Red 10-year-old All-Stars and LaRue County each earned No. 1 seeds for the West Kentucky Cal Ripken State Tournament’s single-elimination bracket play, which began Saturday.
EABC Red is the top seed out of Pool A, while LaRue County is the No. 1 seed out of Pool D. Both teams received byes into today’s semifinals at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.
EABC Red will play Henderson County or Hikes Point at 10 a.m. today, while LaRue County takes on Meade County or Blue Lick at noon. The championship game is set for 6 this evening.
EABC RED 6, OWENSBORO EAST 4; EABC RED 15, SCOTTSVILLE 0. Camden Williams struck out nine in four innings as EABC held off Owensboro East on Saturday in the final pool play game for both teams.
Williams didn’t give up a hit but allowed three runs. Bryce Pruitt struck out two and gave up two hits in two innings for the save.
Eli Brown had three hits, including a double, an RBI and a run scored for EABC, while Caleb Adams and Williams each added an RBI single. Pruitt singled and scored twice.
On Friday, Brown doubled, tripled, drove in a run and scored three times as EABC rolled past Scottsville.
Jacob Moberly singled, tripled, scored twice and drove in four runs, while Ty Been had three singles, three runs and an RBI. Williams chipped in with two singles, two runs and an RBI.
Carson Yates struck out four and allowed two hits in three innings to earn the win.
LARUE COUNTY 5, GERMANTOWN 2; LARUE COUNTY 17, GRAYSON COUNTY 3 (4 INNINGS). Daniel Snodgrass and Alec Perez each had two singles and an RBI as LaRue County finished pool play 3-0 with a win over Germantown on Saturday.
Bryson Arnette added an RBI single, while Clay Perry doubled.
Arnette and Evan Morris combined for a two-hitter with five strikeouts.
On Friday, Derek Heath and Bryce Neagle combined for nine strikeouts to lead LaRue County past Grayson County.
Neagle also had two singles and four RBIs, while Heath doubled and drove in two runs. Arnette chipped in with three singles and three RBIs, and Brooks Brackett singled and drove in three runs.
EABC 12, FERN CREEK 9. Skylar Lucas and Dawson Swift combined for five strikeouts Saturday to lead EABC to today’s tournament semifinals against defending state champion Jeffersontown at 1 p.m. at Skyview Park.
Lucas allowed three hits and two earned runs in four innings, while Swift gave up three hits in two innings for the save.
Swift singled and drove in two runs, while Coleman Clark and Lucas each had three singles. Josh Volentine added an RBI single.
EABC GOES 2-1. Todd Allen tripled, drove in two runs and scored a run to help lead EABC to a 9-3 win over Grayson County in single-elimination bracket play at Glasgow’s Jackie B. Browning Park.
Logan Wood added two singles, two RBIs and a run, while Hayden Ash and Rutledge Thomas each singled and scored twice.
EABC faces Prairie Village at 3 p.m. today in the semifinals.
EABC closed out pool play with a 25-5 win over Scottsville earlier Saturday and a 21-15 loss to Jeffersontown on Friday night.
Logan Thompson was a home run shy of the cycle, drove in five runs and scored three times, while Ash had two singles, two runs and two RBIs. Thomas chipped in with three doubles, three runs and two RBIs.
Alandre Murphy added two singles, a triple and four runs, and Wood had two singles and four runs. Conner Portlo had three singles, four runs and an RBI, and Tanner Lafollette had two singles and four runs.
Allen had two singles, three runs and an RBI, while Portlo and Lafollette had two singles and two runs as EABC fell to Jeffersontown. Thomas chipped in with three singles, a triple, two runs and two RBIs, while Gavin Hepner doubled, tripled and drove in two runs.
EABC 22, EDMONSON COUNTY 0. Ten players had two or more hits as EABC cruised past Edmonson County on Friday at the Sports Park.
Travis Lewis had three singles, a triple, four RBIs and four runs, while Ryder Gregory singled twice, doubled, tripled, drove in four runs and scored twice. Jason Towell added four singles, four runs and three RBIs and Jackson Clark had three singles, a double, three RBIs and a run.
Evan Shelton chipped in with three singles and three RBIs and Andrew Dawson had three singles, three runs and an RBI. Hendrix Thomas added two singles, a double, one run and an RBI, and Bailey Moore had two singles, a double and three runs.
EABC 21, WEST LOUISVILLE 4 (4 INNINGS). EABC scored seven runs in each of the first three innings, cruising past West Louisville on Friday.
Carter Moberly was a homer shy of the cycle and drove in six runs, while Nicholas Kerr singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored once.
Nolan Maggard singled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored once, while Gavan Young and Tucker Walters each tripled.