It took five innings for the Bulldogs to take care of business Tuesday night. Taking on Fort Knox, John Hardin went up early and didn’t look back to defeat the Eagles 11-1 and earn its first win of the season.

On the mound, Logan Thompson struck out 12 and gave up just one hit.

John Hardin (1-6) heads to Elizabethtown on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. matchup. Fort Knox (1-2) hosts Central Hardin at 6 p.m. Thursday.

SOFTBALL

JOHN HARDIN 20, FORT KNOX 0. Madison Santon had three hits and scored three runs, Samara Neal drove in four runs and Shelbie Brown added three hits, including a double and triple as the Lady Bulldogs won big Tuesday night.

Kristeen Kettlehake also scored three runs as John Hardin improved to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in 17th District play.

Jazmine Caswell struck out seven and allowed two hits to earn the three-inning win.

Isabella Poisson and Katrina Majadas had singles for the Lady Eagles, who fell to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in district.

The Lady Bulldogs play at Fairdale today, while Fort Knox hosts Central Hardin on Monday.

GREEN CO. 12, E’TOWN 8. Hannah Riley had three hits, including a homerun and double and Natalie Shaw and Emil Schmidt added two hits apiece as the Lady Panthers lost at home to Green County Tuesday night.

Elizabethtown, 4-3, led 4-0 after three innings, but the Lady Dragons scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning. Green County also scored five runs in the sixth inning.

Heidi Tipton and Taytum Spiers pitched for the Lady Panthers, who host fourth-ranked Central Hardin on Thurs­day.

LARUE CO. 15, BULLITT CENTRAL 0. The host Lady Hawks used a strong first inning and cruised at home Tuesday night.

LaRue County, 5-2, scored nine times in the first inning in what turned into a three-inning game.

Paige Evans had three hits, drove in three runs and scored three times to lead the Lady Hawk attack. One of her hits was a homerun.

Emma Moore drove in a pair of runs, while Isabella Rivera, Natalie Gentry, Maleah English and Alivia Akers scored two runs each for the Lady Hawks.

Shianne Thompson struck out six batters and gave up two hits to get the pitching win.

LaRue County is at Hart County Thursday in 18th District play.

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