Taylor County looked to have a comfortable lead at 9-4, but saw visiting Green County score four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the eighth to defeat the Cardinals 11-9 and pin a third loss this season on Jeff Gumm’s Cardinals on Monday.
Taylor County took advantage of five first-inning walks to lead 5-2 and went up 6-4 on Jack Miller’s run-scoring hit, giving him three RBIs in his first two at-bats.
Chance Moran followed with an RBI single in the third and an inning later Tyler Frogge doubled in a run and the last TCHS run came on a wild pitch.
However, Green County battled back within 9-8 in the fifth on a two-run single by Toby Estes, who would win the game in relief. Colton Bush, who had four hits, singled home the seventh dragon run with the eighth run scoring on an infield out.
In the top of the seventh with two outs and the tying and go-ahead run aboard, Levi Murphy hit a flare to right center putting Ricky Davis’ team on top.
Catcher Zach Bale had his third hit, putting Green County up by two.
Frogge, Jordan Nicholas and Miller had two hits apiece for the Cardinals.
Taylor County (26-3) bounced back to crush Fort Knox 10-2 on Tuesday behind the six-hit, eighth strike-out pitching of eighth-grader Collin Watson.
Frogge paced the Cardinal attack with two hits and two RBI while Noah Scott and Daniel Carney also had two hits apiece and Watson doubled while Watson, Nicholas, John Robert Wood, Hunter McQueary, Tyler Franklin and Chris Sexton added singles.
Taylor County hosted LaRue County yesterday and will host Monroe County on Friday.
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Coach Jeff Gumm’s Cardinals tallied in the bottom of the sixth to edge Adair County 1-0 on April 23 as Tyler Frogge tossed a four-hitter.
John Robert Wood’s long double to left field started the winning rally. Noah Scott, who had two hits for Taylor County, sacrifice pinch-runner Marcus Moore to third where he scored on Hunter McQueary’s perfect bunt single.
Dalton Brown also had two hits for the Cardinals while Daniel Carney and Tyler Franklin each had one.
Frogge walked only one Indian while scattering two doubles to Marshall Shelley and singles to Mike Ratliff and Dustin Todd.
Ty Bennett took the tough loss for Adair County.
Taylor County run-ruled Marion County 10-0 in five innings on May 1 as Jordan Nicholas hurled his second straight shutout vs. district foes.
Nicholas permitted only a double and a walk while striking out five.
Scott, McQueary Carney and Jack Miller had two-hit performances for the Cardinals with Miller getting three runs batted in. Franklin also singled in two runs for TCHS.
Taylor County rolled over Metcalfe County 12-4 in Edmonton on May 2.
Carney had three hits wile Frogge had two and Nicholas and Wood one apiece.
Wood was credited with three RBI while Nicholas, Frogge and Scott had two apiece and Brown scored thrice.