North Hardin baseball wasted no time jumping out on visiting John Hardin Tuesday. The Trojans scored 14 runs in the bottom of the first inning and ultimately pushed their lead out to 19-4 before they were declared victorious ahead of the bottom of the third.

North Hardin had five hits, with one each from Seth Yates, Zac Henderson, Trace Thomas, Cooper Campbell and Shane Fleming. Fleming had four of the team’s 13 RBIs.

Caleb Trotta pitched two innings and finished with four strikeouts, five hits, three runs and a walk. Ayden Chamberlain came onto the mound for an inning and stuck out three.

John Hardin also had five hits, two of which came courtesy of Quinton Clay. Clay and Karson Hilton each had one RBI.

North Hardin (7-9) travels Thursday to Elizabethtown for a 5:30 p.m. game. John Hardin (2-11) also returns to action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a road game against Fort Knox.

GREEN CO. 13, LARUE CO. 5. The Hawks fell behind early and were unable to catch up in a road loss Tuesday to the Dragons.

The team finished with four hits, with one each from Daniel Snodgrass, Brooks Brackett, Kaleb Graham and Conner Baker. Jayson Sanchez had two of the Hawks’ four RBIs.

Caden Davis pitched through the first two innings and was pulled in the bottom of the third, striking out one but giving up nine hits, eight runs and a walk. Sean Rivera came on for the game’s remainder, striking out three and surrendering three hits, five runs and four walks.

LaRue County (11-6) hosts Hart County at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

SOFTBALL

NORTH HARDIN 19, FORT KNOX 0. The Lady Trojans mirrored their North Hardin baseball counterparts with 19 runs in the first two innings Tuesday night, blanking the Lady Eagles at home and bringing the game to a close after the top of the third.

North Hardin recorded seven hits, led by Emilee Fife with two. Fife also had four RBIs and three runs.

Fife finished with five strikeouts through the top of the third inning. Ashleigh Lirot came on for the last two outs in the top of the third and struck out two. Neither pitcher gave up a hit.

Jiali Torres pitched both innings for Fort Knox, finishing with one strikeout, seven hits, 19 runs and 14 walks.

North Hardin (7-8) hosts Elizabethtown at 5:30 p.m. Thurs­day. Fort Knox (0-5) faces Central Hardin at 6 p.m. Thursday on the road.

CENTRAL HARDIN 19, JOHN HARDIN 0. The Lady Bruins needed four innings to wrap up Tuesday’s road game against the Lady Bulldogs.

Emma Case, Madyson Jones, Alyssa Gent, Sydney Green, Kaitlyn Williams, Trista Colasanti and Makenzie Tedder each had one hit for a total of seven. Tedder brought in four of the team’s 13 RBIs.

Skylar Snodgrass stayed in the circle for all four innings, striking out seven and allowing just one hit and one walk.

Mary Miller had John Hardin’s lone hit.

Through four innings, Jazmine Caswell finished with one strikeout, seven hits, 19 runs and eight walks.

BRECKINRIDGE CO. 13, LARUE CO. 1. The Lady Hawks struggled to put runs on the board while the Lady Tigers got off to a strong start Tuesday in Hodgenville.

Alivia Akers had three of the team’s nine hits. Kaitlyn Rucker had LaRue County’s lone RBI. Shianne Thompson pitched all seven innings, striking out two while giving up 15 hits, 13 runs and five walks.

LaRue County (10-5) hosts Green County at 6 p.m. tonight.

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