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Cards take week to upend Eagles

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TCHS earns top seed in 20th District Tourney.

By The Staff

It took nearly seven full days, but Taylor County sewed up the No. 1 seed in the 20th District Baseball Tournament by downing cross-town rival Campbellsville 8-5 on Monday night.

The game started last Tuesday and saw the Cardinals leading 7-1 after four innings when the base umpire called the game a forfeit.

However, the KHSAA ruled on Friday that the game had to be completed and it was done so six days later.

Taylor County had broken open a 1-1 tie with a six-run spot in the bottom of the fourth frame when Jacob Wise and Blake Dudgeon singled and Aylette Cowherd walked (to force in a run).

Chase Roution's single plated two more runs and A.J. Wayne singled in another.

Chris Holmes' sacrifice fly plating Ben Janes had given the Eagles a 1-0 lead and the Cardinals tied it in the third on Wayne's fielder's choice.

When the game resumed on Monday, CHS cut the deficit from 7-1 to 7-4 on hits by Brett Kearney, Zach Altman and Aaron Schwoebel.

TCHS added an insurance run in the sixth when Dudgeon singled, stole second, went to third on a ground-out and scored on a wild pitch.

Campbellsville scored a run in the seventh when Adam Simmons singled.

Cardinal senior left-hander Tyler Cross went the seven-inning distance to earn the pitching win.

Taylor County finishes 5-1 vs. district foes and will play Adair County on Monday, May 18 while Campbellsville finishes with the No. 3 seed and meets tourney host Marion County on Tuesday, May 19.

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TC beats Bethlehem and Russell around Green loss

Taylor County downed Bethlehem 5-2 in eight innings and edged Russell County 4-3 on Monday around an 8-7 setback to Green County in prep baseball.

Winston Walls went the distance vs. Bethlehem, and Blake Dudgeon tied the game in the seventh with a single and won the game in the eighth with a three-run home run.

Jacob Wise had three hits for the Cardinals.

Taylor County allowed seven unearned runs against Green County while Aylette Cowherd, Joel Hardesty and Dudgeon had two hits apiece. One of Hardesty's hits was a homer.

Alan-Michael Barnett hurled the final six innings to get the win over Russell County.

Chase Roution had two hits and Tyler Burress a two-run single.