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Cards, Eagles post 13-3 opening wins

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Locals play for title on Wednesday at Marion County.

By The Staff

Taylor County and Campbellsville posted identical 13-3 victories on back-to-back days in the 20th District Baseball Tournament on Dave Hourigan Field at Marion County High School.

The No. 1-seed Cardinals started things with a six-inning 10-run romp on Monday vs. Adair County.

Winston Walls went the distance and struck out five and walked none while allowing only three hits and no earned runs.

After a 0-0 score heading to the third, Taylor County blew the game open with an eight-run frame.

Freshman catcher Levi Smith paced the Cardinals' offensive attack with three hits, one a home run, and five runs batted in.

Aylette Cowherd and Tyler Yates added two hits and two RBI and Blake Dudgeon had two hits while A.J. Wayne doubled and Chase Roution and James Clements had a hit and two RBI each.

Campbellsville nearly downed Marion County 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday, but needed the full seven to post its 10-run triumph.

The Eagles used a four-run second frame and five more in the fourth before going up 10-0 in the fifth.

Aaron Schwoebel shined for the Eagles by tossing the four scoreless innings and pitching the first five innings with Brett Kearney going the final two.

Schwoebel also had a single, two triples and five RBI to pace a 12-hit CHS attack.

Ben Janes added two hits plus an intentional walk while Zach Altman had two hits, a walk and was hit by a pitch, giving the top three hitters in the Eagle order seven hits and a .667 on-base percentage.

Jeffrey Eastridge and Kearney also had a pair of hits in the 8-9 slots while Chris Holmes' single rounded out the Campbellsville safeties.

The local squads played yesterday for the 20th District title with both advancing to Monday's Fifth Region Tournament at John Hardin High School.