**rankings are from current PrepBaseballReport poll**
Carlisle County Comets
(11-12) (4-1) – The Comets went 2-2 on the week. Split a pair with District 1 foe Hickman County. Split a home doubleheader with Lyon County out of Region 2.
April 27 Hickman County away L 2-3
April 28 Hickman County home W 6-3
May 1 Lyon County home W 10-5
May 1 Lyon County home L 4-6
The Comets couldn’t overcome three errors and a 3-run inning in a loss to Hickman County. Freshman Michael Thomason only allowed 4 hits in a complete game loss. Bailey Morefield went 2 for 3 and Brett Stephens had a double for the Comets.
The Comets doubled up Hickman County to split the season, and all but locked up the #1
seed in District 1. Daniel West pitched a complete game to improve to 5-2 on the season. The Comets did most their damage in the 2nd frame scoring five times. Morefield went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Trevor Elder had 2 hits including a double. Ethan Witherspoon had a 2 RBI single.
In the first game, Carlisle County took care of Lyon County by scoring in five of their six innings. Witherspoon went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Elder had 2 hits with 4 RBI while West and Stephens added 2 hits apiece. Stephens pitched 5 innings to get the win.
Hickman County Falcons
(9-8) (3-3) – The Falcons played four District 1 games going 2-2 while trying to hold on to the #2
April 27 Carlisle County home W 3-2
April 28 Carlisle County away L 3-6
April 30 Fulton City home L 4-5
May 1 Fulton City away W 16-0 (5 innings)
Eighth grader Jordyn Naranjo pitched a complete game against District 1 leader Carlisle County as the Falcons made a three run 2nd hold up. He improved to 3-1 on the season allowing only 4 hits. Sam Gallimore, another eighth grader, went 2 for 4 including a 2 RBI double for the Falcons.
The Falcons fell on the road to Carlisle County to split the season. Austin Boaz, a junior, took the loss in a complete game effort. He also added two hits at the plate including a double and RBI. Seventh grader Parker Estes went 2 for 4. Steven Allen added a double for the Falcons.
The Falcons lost back to back district games falling to Fulton City at home. Estes, Alec Spillman, and Allen each went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Allen pitched a complete game while taking the loss.
Fulton City Bulldogs
(3-7) (1-2) – The Bulldogs went 1-1 on the week splitting a pair against District 1 foe Hickman County.
April 30 Hickman County away W 5-4
May 1 Hickman County home L 0-16 (5 innings)
Fulton City’s Nick Armstrong doubled in the winning run in the 6th against Hickman County. The Bulldogs scored four in the 1st before Hickman tied it with two in the 3rd and 4th. Armstrong was 3 for 4 and Zach Howard was 2 for 3 including a double. Howard also picked up the save pitching the 7th. Chan Malray threw 6 innings and picked up the win.
Fulton County Pilots
(3-8) (1-3) – The Pilots lost two road games to go 0-2 for the week.
April 28 South Fulton, TN away L 5-6
May 2 Murray away L 1-23 (5 innings)
McCracken County Mustangs
(24-2) (3-0) – The Mustangs went 4-0 to remain unbeaten amongst Kentucky teams. Four very nice wins against quality opponents all on the road / neutral, which included two ranked teams and one receiving votes.
April 28 Marshall County away W 10-3
May 1 #23 Hopkinsville away W 5-0
May 1 #22 Trinity (Louisville) @ Hopkinsville W 3-0
May 2 Christian County away W 2-1
Marshall County has had some injuries but could still be considered a top 50 type team. Marshall was hoping to prove themselves against McCracken as a contender in Region 1. Sophomore Caleb Reinhardt got his second start and continued to look good in the win, as the Mustang bats came alive with 17 hits. Trent Shelby and Ryan Garner each had 3 hits while Ian Walters added 2 with 3 RBI. Breese, Seitzinger, and Pope also had 2 hits. Chad Williams pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
On Friday, Josh Scheer pitched a complete game shutout allowing 3 hits with 13 K’s in a tough match up against #23 Hopkinsville junior Easton McGee. McGee is considered a top prospect for 2016. Cole Womack had 3 hits for the Mustangs while Walters and Jeffrey Mathis each had 2 hits and RBI. In the night cap against #22 Louisville Trinity, Ryan Garner also pitched a complete game shutout allowing 3 hits with 12 K’s. Daniel Seitzinger was 2 for 3, while Shelby had an RBI double and a sac fly.
After a late drive home and an early morning return to Hopkinsville, the Mustangs beat Christian County in a close game. Christian County could be considered the favorite in Region 2 when all is said and done. They are receiving votes for the top 25. The Mustang pitching staff had their 22 inning scoreless streak snapped on a 7th inning bases loaded walk, but Williams came in to record the final out and get the save.
Paducah Tilghman Tornado
(9-12) (1-3) – The Tornado went 2-2 on the week. They split a couple of regional games getting the victory against District 2 in town rival St. Mary. They also split two games against out of region (Webster County) and out of state (Goreville, IL) competition.
April 27 Webster County home W 2-1
April 28 Graves County away L 4-5
April 30 St. Mary home W 2-1
May 1 Goreville, IL home L 6-12
Against Webster County, Isaac Humphrey got his first win by tossing a complete game 3-hitter. Nathan Hawkins and eighth grader Eric Riffe each had two hits.
The Tornado lost a heartbreaker at Graves County in walk off fashion. After falling behind early 4-1, eighth grader Colbe Crim drove in a run in the 3rd on a sacrifice. Crim was at it again in the 5th driving in Elijah Pleasants for the second time to tie the score at 4-4. Pleasants added 2 hits, but took the loss in relief after giving up a triple and a walk off single.
This District 2 game against St. Mary didn’t mean anything in the standings. These two will fill the #2
seeds in a three team district with St. Mary already being set as the tournament host. Crim pitched a complete game allowing only three singles. Catcher Aaron Armstrong went 3 for 3 which included an RBI double.
Goreville, IL improved to 14-9. Reese Butler took the loss.
St. Mary Vikings
(4-8) (1-2)– The Vikings went 0-2 on the road including one against District 2 in town rival Paducah Tilghman.
April 27 Marshall County away L 0-10 (6 innings)
April 30 Paducah Tilghman away L 1-2
Ballard Memorial Bombers
(22-3) (2-1) – The Bombers finished the week 4-1 while falling one run short in the All A Classic championship game in Lexington. They are receiving votes for the top 25.
April 27 Mayfield away W 17-2 (5 innings)
April 29 Cairo, IL home W 13-1
May 2 Carroll County @ Lexington W 8-4 (8 innings)
May 3 Hazard @ Lexington W 9-5
May 3 #2
Lexington Christian @ Lexington L 3-4
Mayfield had no answers for the Bombers offense in a district game that ended with the mercy rule. Andrew Burton pitched a 2 hit complete game. Cavin Foster had 3 hits with 3 RBI and Jakob Worley had 2 hits with 3 RBI. Wildharbor, Lawrence, and Newton each added 2 hits.
Cairo, IL made the short drive across the Ohio River but couldn’t challenge the Bombers. Cairo has been unable to field a quality team in years.
On Saturday morning in the All A Classic quarterfinals in Lexington, Carroll County and BMHS needed extra innings to decide the outcome. Pitchers Lee Chandler (BM) and Zakk Hicks (CC) battled for five scoreless innings until the Bombers managed to score in the top of the 6th on pinch hit single by Matthew Gilbert. Chandler, who had 6 K’s over 5 innings, gave way to Addison Wildharbor who gave up the tying run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 7th with two outs. The Bombers exploded for 7 runs in the 8th sending 11 batters to the plate. Evan Lawrence had a 2 RBI single and Bradley Roberts also had a single for an RBI in the inning. Aided by an error, Carroll County rallied to score 3 before the Bombers closed them out.
Sunday morning in Lexington BMHS beat Hazard in the All A Classic semifinals. For details, see thread “All A Classic Semi Finals”.
Sunday afternoon in Lexington BMHS loses to Lexington Christian in the All A Classic finals. For details, see thread “All A Classic Championship”. The Bombers Addison Wildharber, Lee Chandler and Bradley Roberts were all named to the All-Tournament team.
Graves County Eagles
(15-11) (3-1) – The Eagles went 3-0 for the week all in regional play. Two of these were District 3 games against cross town foe Mayfield.
April 28 Paducah Tilghman home W 5-4
April 30 Mayfield home W 7-2
May 1 Mayfield away W 1-0
It took a walk off single to center by Austin Jones to beat Paducah Tilghman. In the 2nd with the scored tied 1-1 Tyler Harlow blasted a 3-run HR. The Eagles would need Harlow again after Tilghman eventually tied the game 4-4. In the 7th Harlow delivered a triple to deep left forcing Tilghman to intentional load the bases. Jones then provided the walk-off knocking in Harlow. Tanner Smith got the win in relief.
Mayfield got six hits, but Graves’ Eamon Hannan didn’t give up a walk to keep the scoring at a minimum. He also had 10 K’s in a complete game. Jones stayed hot going 2 for 3 with 4 RBI. Hannan and Christian Gough each added two hits.
Tanner Smith threw a no-hitter against Mayfield as the Eagles finish district play with a 3-1 record. Smith gave up 3 walks while fanning 7 and also scored the game’s only run on a Ryan Travis sac fly.
(5-14) (0-3) – The Cardinals dropped three District 3 games going 0-3 during the week.
April 27 Ballard Memorial home L 2-17 (5 innings)
April 30 Graves County away L 2-7
May 1 Graves County home L 0-1
Mayfield only mustered two hits in a bad loss to Ballard Memorial. Lane Kennemore had both hits and a RBI.
Austin Couch threw a great game for the Cardinals, but couldn’t match the Graves County no-hitter. He only allowed 3 hits and one run in his complete game effort.
Marshall County Marshals
(16-8) (3-1) – The Marshals had a tough week going 1-3 which included two top notch opponents in #1
McCracken and Apollo who is receiving votes.
April 27 St. Mary home W 10-0 (6 innings)
April 28 #1
McCracken County home L 3-10
April 30 Ohio County away L 6-7 (11 innings)
May 2 Apollo home L 3-13 (5 innings)
In a Region 1 matchup against St. Mary the Marshals were too much for the Vikings in a shortened game. JC Goins and Weston Duke combined for a 3 hit shutout. The offensive took advantage of 5 errors and produced 8 hits. Blake Johnson and Mason Wooten each had two hits while driving in 3 RBI and 2 RBI respectively.
The Marshals couldn’t manage a hit until the 5th inning against #1
McCracken County. After a couple of errors, Lucas Forsythe had a 2 RBI single. Chase Bright added an RBI double but the Marshals would only get one more hit in the contest.
Wednesday April 29th
, Marshall County’s Mason Wooten and Blake Johnson sign with Shawnee Community College in southern Illinois (Ullin, IL).
Ohio County scored in each of the first four innings to build a 6-0 lead. The Marshals pushed the game to extra innings by scoring 6 in the top of the 7th. Hunter Jaco had a RBI double, Dalton Riley an RBI single, Johnson had a two out bases loaded walk, and Wooten had a single for 2 RBI in the inning. Wooten was great in relief, but allowed a leadoff walk in the 11th who then stole second. A deep ground ball to short was thrown low to first getting away which allowed the winning run to come home. The Marshal hitters had 22 K’s and only 4 hits.
Owensboro Apollo banged out 18 hits building a 13-1 lead. The Marshals’ attempt to avoid the mercy rule came up short after scoring twice in the bottom of the 5th. Wooten and Bright each had a hit and RBI. The Marshals only managed 4 hits for the game.
(9-8) (1-2) – The Tigers only played two games this week going 2-0 with one being a District 4 game against county rival Calloway County.
April 28 Calloway County away W 4-3
May 2 Fulton County home W 23-1 (5 innings)
Murray out hit Calloway County 10 to 5 but had 4 errors to keep the game tight. Chase Nelson threw 6 innings with 6 K’s in picking up the win. BJ Elder, John Winchester, and Logan Allen each had 2 hits. Zack Grogan pitched the 7th for a save.
Will Shelton pitched 3 shutout innings of a run rule game against Fulton County in a regional game. Shelton allowed 2 hits, 0 BB, and had 7 K’s while also helping his cause going 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI. The offense pounded out 18 hits in four home innings. Winchester and Elder each had 3 hits with 4 RBI and 2 RBI respectively. Juniors Tanner Foster and Cam Kelly each had 3 RBI.
Calloway County Lakers
(6-11) (1-2) – The Lakers lost their only game of the week at home to District 4 cross town rival Murray
April 28 Murray home L 3-4
Calloway County dropped a close one to Murray. Freshman Lofton Pigg went 2 for 3 with a double and drove in all 3 of the Lakers’ runs. Wade Carter added 2 hits including a triple.
Christian Fellowship Eagles
(1-9) – The Eagles went 1-1 on the week. Got their first win of the season against out of state Cairo, IL.
April 27 Cairo, IL away W 17-1 (5 innings)
April 28 Dawson Springs away L 4-17 (5 innings)