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Making both region tourneys before lunch

By Bobby Brockman

 

I’m not one to normally use a GPS when heading for one of my many rides to sporting events.
However, I do admit that after 29 years in this business, I usually do know where I’m going.
While the 20th District and the others ones in the Fifth Region have gone to having their softball and baseball post-season tournaments at the same school, the Fifth Region could be from end of the alignment to the other.
This year was no exception as the Fifth Region Softball Tournament was slated for Hart County and the Fifth Region Baseball Tournament was at Central Hardin.
Munfordville to Cecilia for sure is not a straight line.
First of all, for you amateurs getting to Munfordville has one small trick.
Once you get to Greensburg, you get on KY-88, which takes you straight to Hart County High School with one turn..
You don’t leave KY-88, but the road does go completely off the path, just past the community of Monroe.
In other words, don’t stay straight or you’ll end up in Horse Cave.
Once my first game was over on Memorial Day, (an 11 a.m. start with the Taylor County Lady Cardinals’ game taking less than an hour), I already had the plan on how to get to Cecilia.
My referee buddy, Jeff Walters, gave me the plan after I thought it would be best to get on I-65 North and go the 40-plus miles that way.
But, the plan was go get on US-31 and head through Bonnieville, Upton and Glendale before finding KY-222 and then head over to US-62 and then I would be “home free.”
Although, on several occasions, I assumed I might be lost. However, it was an enjoyable May morning, nearly lunch, and before I realized it, I was at the turn to get on KY 62 and just a mile or two from the home of the Bruins for the 1:30 first pitch game with the Campbellsville High School Eagles and Green County.
After three days at Central Hardin, I finally was brave enough to take the new Ring Road exit off the Green River Parkway. It was quicker with only one traffic light, but it reminded of the slowness of the one off Bear Track Road near home when we try to cross Lebanon Road.
Like I say, after parts of four decades of chasing games, 2014 wasn’t much different than 2013 when the trusty 2010 Toyota Corolla went from Nelson County High School on Bloomfield Road for softball to North Hardin in Radcliff for baseball.
Next year’s trip will be quite similar to 2013 in that baseball will operate at Nelson County and softball takes place at John Hardin, just down Dixie Highway, on Memorial Day.
And, that’ll be even closer.