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Lady Cards roll over Campbellsville

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Cross-town rivals will meet again May 19 in first round of district tourney

By Bobby Brockman

 

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Taylor County had 15 hits and took advantage of seven Campbellsville errors to post an 18-6, six-inning romp on Wednesday.
The Lady Cards struck for two in the first inning with doubles by Shelby Carney and Haley Wright.
The Lady Eagles knotted the score in the bottom of the first on a single by Paige Dabney and a two-run homer to left field by Brenna Wethington.
Taylor County went up 4-2 with two runs in the second on RBI-hits from Reagan Pollock and Becca Orberson and 5-1 in the third on an error and wild pitch.
Wethington followed with a third-inning bomb to center field before the Lady Cardinals put the game away with a three-run fourth and five-run tallies in the fifth and sixth innings.
Cheyenne Moran and MaKayla Sabo each had three hits and reached base in all five of their plate appearances while Orberson, Wright and wining pitcher Karissa Mings had two hits apiece. Hannah Howard also single din a run for TCHS.
Kim Davis recorded the final nine batters for Taylor County after a day earlier shutting out Green County 4-0 on the road. Wright homered in that triumph.
Wethington added a run-scoring double in the fifth to finish with three hits and four RBIs while Dabney and Kailey Morris had two hits each and Cassie Squires and No. 18 singled.
The Lady Cardinals’ win gave them their second eight-game winning streak of the season as coach Neil Sanders’ outfit improved to 23-6 overall.
The two rivals will match up again back on the Lady Eagles’ home field next Monday on the Durham Campus in the first game of the 20th District Tournament. The second round game matching No. 2-seed Marion County (15-7) against Adair County (13-8) on Tuesday with the championship set for Wednesday. (All softball games will begin at 5:30 each night with the baseball district tilts at Campbellsville High starting at 7:00 Monday through Wednesday nights.)
Taylor County concludes regular-season play with road games on Monday and Saturday at Russell County and Woodford County around home encounters with LaRue County, Glasgow and North Hardin on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Campbellsville (15-11) finish regular-season action with road games at Bethlehem on Monday, Green County on Wednesday and John Hardin on Friday.