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Taylor County High won its second and third games of the season on Thursday and Friday giving Cardinals’ head coach Jeff Gumm his 499th and 500th baseball victories.
Gumm’s father, Larry “Pee Wee”, won over 1,000 games during his coaching tenure at Green County.
The Cardinals shut out Fort Knox 10-0 on Thursday as senior Noah Scott (three innings) and eighth-grader Collin Watson (two) combined on a no-hitter.
Justice Gregory’s sacrifice fly in the first inning gave TCHS the only run it needed as it plated Tyler Frogge.
The Cardinals put together a five-run second frame as Frogge singled in one and Jordan Nicholas’ double to left center made it 4-0.
A two-out, two-run single by Hunter McQueary improved the count to 6-0.
Taylor County ended the game in the fifth on a double by McQueary, a single by Scott and a single by Nicholas around Dalton Brown being hit by a pitcher and Frogge’s fielder’s choice.
Frogge, McQueary and Scott had two-hit games for the Cardinals.
Taylor County scored all of its runs in the third-through-fifth frames and held on to best Bethlehem, who received votes in the pre-season, state-wide poll, 6-4 on Friday night.
Nicholas, Daniel Carney and Brown had two hits for the Cardinals. Nicholas, who scored two runs, also had two runs batted in as did Brown.
Nicholas got the mound win in relief of starter Ian King (three innings) and Keaton Jones (one) by pitching the final three frames.
Taylor County (3-0) played Cumberland County and John Hardin over the weekend and will visit North Hardin tomorrow night.