Eagles upend Cards in district baseball

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CHS scores game's final seven runs.

By Bobby Brockman



Campbellsville prevented Taylor County from accomplishing a three-game season sweep by downing the Cardinals 7-2 in the 20th District Baseball Tournament on Shaw Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor County (25-12) tallied in the first inning without benefit of a hit and took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Will Hollingsworth was hit by a pitch, sacrificed to second by Tyler Frogge and scored on Blake Dudgeon’s hit.
Dustin Bennett retired the first 10 Eagles before Bradley Bates and Aylette Cowherd singled in the fourth. It appeared TCHS would get out of the gym but an infield error made it 2-1 and Caleb Gupton’s singled knotted the score.
The Eagles took the lead for good in the fifth on a double by Hayden Neal and singles by Stealth Townley and Zach Durham and added a single run in the sixth on Gupton’s double and a single by winning hurler Brett Kearney. CHS’ last two runs came on bases-loaded walks in the seventh.
Levi Smith had TCHS’ only other hit in the sixth frame.
CHS (15-20-1) played for its fifth straight district championship yesterday vs. Adair County (25-12), who advanced with a 2-1, eight-inning victory over Marion County (15-18).