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Campbellsville’s 12-year-old All-Star squad saw its Little League State Tournament run end on Thursday with a 4-2 semi-final loss to Knox County in Prestonsburg.
Knox County hit a three-run, top-of-the-first-inning home run and Campbellsville never recovered.
Knox went up 4-0 in the second before the local squad tallied single runs in the second and sixth innings.
In the second. Grant McQueary singled and Treyce Mattingly reached on an error before Wyatt Houk’s ground-out making it 4-1.
Campbellsville had its chances in the sixth with Tate Morris and Mattingly singling around a walk to McQueary. However, three straight outs ended the season of the local outfit.
Landon Shively’s first-inning single and a hit by Ryan Kearney in the fifth were Campbellsville’s other safeties.
It was the third straight third-place finish for this group, which finishes post-season play at 13-5.
For state-tourney play, Shively hit .545 (6-11), Griffin Hall .400 (4-10) and Kearney .375 (6-16).
In post-season play, McQueary led the way at .513, followed by Shively at .491, Kearney at .468, Lane Bottoms at .446, Wyatt Houk at .440 and Hall at .404.
Campbellsville dropped its final pool-play contest on Wednesday 7-3 to North Oldham.
The visitors raced out to a 5-0 lead while Campbellsville could muster only single runs in the third, fourth and fifth frames.
Griffin Hall’s RBI double in the third made it 5-1. And, after North Oldham went up 7-1 with a two-run fourth, Campbellsville tallied a run on an error in the fourth before Landon Shively homered in the fifth.
Ryan Kearney had hits for Campbellsville in the first and fourth innings in the locals’ seven-hit attack.