The Lady Trojans put up 17 runs in the top of the first inning on the way to a 26-0, three-inning road victory over the Lady Eagles Friday evening.

North Hardin finished with 23 hits, led by Tone Melton, Karlee Adkisson, Emilee Fife and Tiffany Kelly with three each. The team also had 22 RBIs, led by Adkisson with four. Kelly was the Lady Trojans’ leading run scorer, crossing home plate three times.

In the circle, Fife struck out six batters and finished the game without giving up a hit or a walk.

Jiali Torres pitched all three innings for Fort Knox, giving up eight walks in addition to the 23 hits and 26 runs.

MEADE CO. 10, MARION CO. 0. The Lady Waves earned their third straight win with a six-inning home shutout over the Lady Knights Friday.

The team recorded 13 hits, with three each from Rylee Webb, Annabelle Knoop and Madelyn Nevitt. Nevitt also had three of the team’s 10 RBIs.

Mary Morgan pitched all six innings, striking out nine and holding Marion County to five hits.

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E’TOWN 20, JOHN HARDIN 1. A 12-run top of the third inning helped the Panthers pull away from the Bulldogs Friday evening for a five-inning road victory.

Elizabethtown had 13 hits, led by Ryder Gregory with four. Ryan Pyles had three of the team’s 12 RBIs. Gregory and Eli Brown each scored three runs.

Caleb Adams pitched the first two innings, finishing with five strikeouts and two walks. Hendrix Thomas came on for the last three innings, striking out four and giving up a run. Neither Elizabethtown pitcher allowed a hit.

Isiah Covell scored John Hardin’s only run, crossing home plate in the bottom of the third inning.

Bryce Bradshaw was the Bulldogs’ starting pitcher and stayed on the mound until getting pulled in the top of the third inning. He finished with two strikeouts, six hits, 11 runs and three walks.

Quintin Clay briefly came on in the top of the third in place of Bradshaw, until being replaced by Covell in the same inning. Covell was the team’s pitcher through the game’s remainder.

Clay surrendered two hits, two runs and two walks in his time on the mound. Covell struck out four, but allowed five hits, seven runs and two walks as well.

LARUE CO. 16, CAVERNA 0. The Hawks defeated the Colonels for the second time in two days Friday evening, this time not giving up a run in a four-inning home victory.

The team finished with 13 hits, including three from Tate Wootton to lead the way. Wootton also had four of LaRue County’s 11 RBIs to lead this category as well.

Jameson LaRue pitched all four innings, striking out six and holding Caverna to one hit.

CENTRAL HARDIN 7, MEADE CO. 1. The Bruins won their third straight while ending a four-game winning streak for the Green Wave Friday in Brandenburg.

Caden Alvey pitched four innings for Central Hardin and struck out 11 Meade County batters. Zakery Spurrier pitched three innings for the Bruins and added five strikeouts of his own.

SOUTHERN 11, NORTH HARDIN 1. The Trojans fell behind late in a six-inning road loss to Southern Friday evening in Louisville.

North Hardin had five hits, with two from Zac Henderson. Seth Yates had the team’s lone RBI, driving in Jaylen Moore for the Trojans’ only run in the top of the third inning.

Caleb Trotta was the team’s starting pitcher and remained on until the bottom of the fifth inning. He finished with eight strikeouts, six hits and three runs.

Yates finished the inning for Trotta and added another three hits, three runs and a walk in this span. Bailey Moore came on for Yates in the bottom of the sixth and stayed on through the game’s remainder. He earned one strikeout but also had one hit, four runs and two walks.

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