Jason Reynolds drove Austin Hash’s 1-2, two-out pitch to straightaway center field for a three-run, third inning blast to send Taylor County past Campbellsville 4-2 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cardinals managed a lead-off single by Will Hollingsworth until wining hurler Justin Hazel led of the third with a single and Don Dabney walked with two outs.
The Eagles had first-frame hits by Julian Pierce and J.T. Holmes around Bradley Bates reaching on an error. However, the Eagles could not muster a run in that frame.
Taylor County went up 4-0 in the top of the fifth when Dabney, Reynolds and Blake Caulk had consecutive two-out singles.
Campbellsville rallied in the bottom of the sixth when Zach Durham, Holmes and Hash singled with an out and Hazel balked with the bases jammed.
Caleb Gupton’s fly-out to right plated the second run but Hazel retired the Eagles’ final four batters to end the contest.
Holmes and Gupton had two safeties apiece in the Eagles’ seven-hit outing while Reynolds had two of the Cardinals’ six.
Each squad plays their final regular-season district game today when Campbellsville travels to Marion County and Taylor County visits Adair County.
Indians shut out Knights 10-0
Adair County sewed up the top seed in the 20th District Tournament by beating Marion County 10-0 in six innings on Tuesday.
Will Hixson pitched the first five innings with Dusty Todd tossing the sixth.
The Indians will play Campbellsville while the Knights will meet Taylor County in post-season play.
20th District standings
Adair County 5-0
Marion County 3-2
Taylor County 2-3
Thursday, April 25
Campbellsville at Marion County
Taylor County at Adair County
20th District Tournament
at Adair County
Adair County vs. Campbellsville
Marion County vs. Taylor County