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Lady Cards, Lady Eagles split games; TC, CHS battle district foes.

By Bobby Brockman

Lady Cardinals divide games against 18th District softball foes
Taylor County defeated LaRue County 7-5 on April 26 as Hannah Howard went the first 5 2/3 innings and Karissa Mings recorded the final four outs.
Haley Franklin’s three-run homer was huge for the Lady Cardinals.
Last Thursday, Taylor County (21-8) dropped a 2-0 decision at Green County as Kasey Estes struck out 13 for the Lady Dragons while allowing only two hits — a single by Franklin and a double to Hannah Milby.
Summer Rattliff’s third-inning hit accounted for both Green County runs.
Mings allowed only eight hits while striking out eight.

Lady Eagles romp past Caverna, lose rain-shortened game to LaRue
Campbellsville’s Lady Eagles rolled past visiting Caverna 14-0, a day after losing a 2-1 in shortened game at LaRue County.
The Lady Eagles used the shut-out pitching of Paige Dabney to run-rule Caverna in four innings with Brenna Wethington knocking in three runs and Cassie Squires, Amythyst McColley, Kelsey Feltner and Keena Angel having two RBI apiece.
Destiny Wilson had three hits for CHS and Wethington had two.
Campbellsville led LaRue County 4-2 in the top of the sixth inning before the game was stopped due to rain and had to be reverted back to the previous inning, giving the host Lady Hawks a 2-1 triumph.
Wilson officially had a single and sacrifice fly while Squires and Graison Biggs also had hits. Two-out hits by Wethington, McColley, Feltner and Angel did not count.
Shelley’s two-run single sends Adair County past CHS 4-1
Campbellsville lost an eight-inning baseball game at home to Adair County 4-1 on Wednesday.
The Eagles led 1-0 in the first on back-to-back singles by Brett Kearney and Bradley Bates and Aylette Cowherd’s infield out.
However, Campbellsville could not score the rest of the game and the Indians knotted the score in the fifth on Will Hixson’s solo home run and won it with three runs in the top of the eighth — two of those coming on Marshall Shelley’s two-run single to left.
Jared Denton got the win for the Indians with Kearney stuck with the hard-luck loss.
Bates led CHS with three hits.
Cards clinch top seed with 9-2 road victory over Marion County
Taylor County scored seven runs in the seventh inning to pull away from home-standing Marion County 9-2 on Wednesday.
After Marion County tallied two runs in the bottom of the first, the Cardinals tied the contest on a double by Tyler Frogge, a single by Blake Dudgeon and a sacrifice fly by Levi Smith.
Dustin Bennett shut the Knights out over the last six innings while striking out five and walking only two.
TCHS’ huge sixth began on a walk to Logan Tucker. Jason Reynolds doubled Tucker home before a single by Bennett and a run-scoring double by Jordan Hinton plus a base-loaded walk to Frogge. Will Hollingsworth also had an RBI during the inning.