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Campbellsville’s 11- and 12-year-old All Star teams collected a pair of victories over the weekend at South Hardin in Cecilia in the Little League District 5 Tournament.
The 9-10-year-old All Stars were not quite as fortunate as they were eliminated with a Saturday loss to Marion County and a 9-7 Sunday setback vs. Adair County.
11-year-old squad one win away from state-tournament field
Campbellsville’s 11s had 22 runs off 22 hits in rolling over Russell County 22-3 in Saturday’s opening game of the tourney.
Brennon Wheeler got the win for coach Garin Hash’s team with seven Campbellsville players getting at least two hits in the run-rule contest.
Nicholas Knifley led the onslaught with three singles, a triple and three runs batted in.
Noah Hughes was next with a three-hit, three RBI showing while Hunter Maupin also had two singles and a double.
Lead-off batter John Orberson and his substitute Wes Oliver had two hits apiece as did Blake Allen and Wheeler.
Dawson Cole tripled for the local squad while Braxton Gowin, Jackson Herron and Tre Goodin singled.
Campbellsville bested Marion County 6-2 on Sunday in the three-team, double-elimination tourney as Hughes pitched 5 2/3 innings with 10 strike-outs to get the win and allowed only four hits and one walk.
Cole got a ground-out for the final out.
Cole also led the offensive attack with three singles while Allen and Herron had two hits apiece and Orberson and Maupin singled.
The 11s are off until Friday at 6 when they play the winner of the Russell County-MariCounty elimination game. The if-necessary tilt is scheduled for Saturday at 6.
12s need late heroics in opener before rolling in game two
The 12-year-old contingent used a five-run fourth inning and a sixth inning long ball to edge Washington County 7-6 in Saturday’s opener before blasting Glasgow 20-10 in Sunday’s semi-final clash.
Coach Lynn Kearney’s 12s led 1-0 on first-inning singles by Ryan Kearney and Lane Bottoms, but saw Washington County build a 5-1 advantage after three frames.
Grant McQueary, Cole Frazier, Kearney and Griffin Hall singled to make it 5-3 before Bottoms hammered a three-run home run to right center for a 6-5 Campbellsville cushion.
Washington County tied it back up in the bottom of the fourth before Tate Morris’ two-out HR down the left-field line put Campbellsville back in front.
Kearney pitched the first five innings with Hall earning the save by enticing a ground-out after two Ks with Washington County runners on first and second.
Bottoms and Kearney finished with three hits apiece while Morris and McQueary had two apiece. Hall, Landon Shively and Frazier had one.
Campbellsville used a four-run fourth fame and eight more in the fifth to run-rule Glasgow 20-10 on Sunday.
Hall got the mound win despite allowing 11 hits and only four earned runs.
McQueary paced the local Stars with four hits while Bottoms, Shively and Treyce Mattingly had three hits each out of Campbellsville’s 18 while Kearney and Hall had two safeties apiece and Wyatt Houk singled.
Bottoms had a solo home run for Campbellsville to start the fourth-inning scoring with the game tied 8-8.
In the fifth, Hall hit a solo HR with Mattingly, D.J. Goodin, Jackson Hinton, Kearney, Hall and Shively having runs batted in.
Campbellsville played Adair County, the only other unbeaten team in the seven-squad field, on Wednesday in the winners’ bracket finals with the tourney scheduled to be completed this weekend.