*rankings are from the current PrepBaseballReport poll*
Carlisle County Comets
(14-12) – The Comets had a good week going 3-0 including a district clinching victory. They finished district play at 5-1 to earn the #1
seed and will find out next week who they will face in the tournament.
May 4 Cairo, IL .....home W 28-1 (5 innings)
May 5 Fulton City...away W 11-10
May 7 Mayfield.......away W 5-2
Carlisle County dismantled Cairo, IL in a home contest. The Comets scored 17 runs in the first and cruised from there. They took advantage of 11 errors while pounding out 11 hits in their 4 offensive innings. Alec Dowdy pitched a 1-hitter.
Carlisle County clinched the #1
district seed in a back and forth affair at Fulton City. The Comets’ Michael Thomason had a bases clearing triple in a 4-run fifth to push them over the top. He ended the game 2 for 4 with 3 RBI. Ethan Witherspoon added 2 hits and a RBI. Daniel West was 3 for 4 and got credited with a win.
The Comets avenged two home losses to Mayfield by winning 5-2 on the road. Thomason (3 hits and a RBI) and Witherspoon (2 hits and 3 RBI) stayed hot at the plate. Each had a double. West got the start and collected the win after going 5 innings. He improved his record to 7-2.
Hickman County Falcons
(10-10) – The Falcons finished the week 1-1. Their district games are complete and stand at 3-3 guaranteeing them the #2
May 7 Christian Fellowship...away W 24-3 (5 innings)
May 8 Marshall County.........home L 1-8
After blowing out Christian Fellowship the day before, the Falcons had no answers in a loss to Marshall County at home. They only managed 3 hits and let the game slip out of reach with a rough 6-run inning.
Fulton City Bulldogs
(5-8) – The Bulldogs finished the week 2-1. After nearly knocking off the #1
district seed Carlisle County, they regrouped to win a key district game against Fulton County. Another win next week against Fulton County will guarantee at least the #3
May 4 Christian Fellowship...away W 13-2 (5 innings)
May 5 Carlisle County..........home L 10-11
May 7 Fulton County............away W 9-5
Fulton City battled until the end before falling at home to Carlisle County. They built an 8-5 lead after three innings but found themselves trailing by two going into the last at bat. They got within one and had the tying run on base, but couldn’t pull it out. Freshman Gabe Harned lead the Pilots going 4 for 4 with 2 RBI. Zach Howard and Chan Malray each had a hit and 2 RBI.
The Bulldogs beat their rival Fulton County in a battle for the #3
seed in District 1. These two meet again next week to determine the final standings.
Fulton County Pilots
(4-11) – The Pilots went 1-2 this week. A district loss dropped them to 1-4 but they do have one last chance to move out of the bottom position.
May 5 Christian Fellowship...home W 18-4 (5 innings)
May 7 Fulton City................home L 5-9
May 9 Mayfield....................away L 2-12 (5 innings)
Both at (1-3), Fulton County lost a pivotal district game to Fulton City at home. They will get another chance at them next week.
McCracken County Mustangs
(27-2) – The Mustangs had already earned the #1
seed and bye but tacked on another district win over St. Mary improving to 4-0. They went 3-0 for the week, all true road games, improving their road / neutral record to 22-0 for the season. The highlight of the week was a commanding win at #1
Cape Notre Dame, MO.
May 5 St. Mary.............................................. ..........away W 4-2
May 8 #1 (Class 4)
Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau, MO).away W 9-2
May 9 Henderson County..........................................aw ay W 10-3
Cole Womack pitched a complete game in the win against St. Mary. He was matched up against Austin Shaw for the second time this season. Both pitchers were in rhythm until the seventh. The Mustangs loaded the bases with a walk and two errors, then a single by Ian Walters scored two. Freshman Cameron Langston drove in two more with a triple to deep center. Womack took a no-hitter into the seventh, but surrendered a couple of hits and two runs before closing out the Vikings.
All nine starters had a hit for the Mustangs, with seven driving in runs, leading to an outstanding win at Cape Notre Dame. Langston and Derek Schneider each had 2 hits with a RBI. It was only the fourth loss of the season (19-4) for the #1
Class 4 team from Missouri.
McCracken County scored 5 times in the first two and last two innings to take care of Henderson County on the road. Ryan Garner and Womack each had 2-run HR’s in the first. Daniel Seitzinger had a big game going 3 for 5 with 4 RBI. Tyler Hicks added 2 hits as the Mustangs banged out 13 for the game. Josh Scheer pitched six innings striking out 6 and only allowing 3 hits.
Paducah Tilghman Tornado
(11-15) – The Tornado beat two solid teams from Region 2 this week on their way to a 2-3 record. Two road losses in region weren’t bad but a 10-run loss to McLean County (8-15) continues to show their inconsistency.
May 4 Marshall County............away L 8-13
May 5 Caldwell County............away W 8-3
May 7 Murray.........................away L 1-3
May 9 McLean County....@Trigg Co. L 4-14
May 9 Trigg County.................away W 8-7
Tilghman lost the battle in an error filled game against Marshall County. The Tornado couldn’t match the Marshals in hits, sealing their fate. Aaron Armstrong provided half of the offensive getting 3 doubles in 4 AB producing 4 RBI, while the rest of the team managed just 2 hits. Isaac Humphrey was tagged with the loss, but the defense hurt his effort with 7 errors.
After a dismal defensive game, Paducah Tilghman didn’t have an error in a win at Region 2 Caldwell County. The solid play allowed Darrell Reeves to scatter 13 hits while only giving up 3 runs in a complete game victory. Reeves had 3 K’s and didn’t allow a free pass helping him pitch around the hits. The Tornado did most of their damage in the middle innings to build a 6-1 lead going into the seventh. Zachary Crouch went 3 for 4, Travis Crouch was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and eighth grader Eric Riffe had another nice day at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.
The Tornado offense sputtered in a road loss at Murray. They only produced 4 hits and didn’t score until a fielder’s choice in the seventh but a double play ended any threat. Colbe Crim had a double.
Paducah Tilghman beat host Trigg County from Region 2 in a round robin. Earlier in the day, they took a bad loss at the hands of Region 3 McLean County.
St. Mary Vikings
(4-10) – The Vikings were handed a tall task in taking on both top 25 teams from Region 1. They competed well in both games before eventually losing to go 0-2 this week. The loss to McCracken County ends their district play at 1-3. It had no effect on the district tournament as they were already slated to face Paducah Tilghman.
May 5 #1
McCracken County.....home L 2-4
May 7 #2
5 Ballard Memorial.......away L 1-6
The Vikings hung with #1
McCracken County on the arm of Austin Shaw. The senior ace allowed only 3 hits over six scoreless innings keeping his team in it until the end. In the seventh, a walk and two errors set up a 4-run inning for the Mustangs. St. Mary fought hard for Shaw by scoring 2 in the last frame but the rally fell short. Mason Vinyard had an RBI single.
Ballard Memorial Bombers
(26-4) – This week the Bombers found themselves cracking the poll at #2
5. It may be short lived after a bad loss to Calloway County at home. They responded well in the week’s final game to finish 4-1. They completed district play this week and won the tie breaker with Graves County to get the #1
seed and bye.
May 4 Hickman County.....................home W 11-7
May 5 Mayfield................................home W 7-2
May 7 St. Mary................................home W 6-1
May 8 Calloway County.....................home L 2-9
May 9 Crittenden County....@ Marshall Co. W 23-7 (5 innings)
Ballard Memorial took care of Mayfield for the second time to improve to 3-1 in district play, tied with Graves County for first.
Six errors and twelve stranded runners kept the Bombers from any chance of winning against Calloway County. After breaking into the top 25 this week, Ballard Memorial was a considerable favorite. They started out okay by taking an early 2-1 lead going into the fourth but then allowed 8 runs (5 unearned) over the final four frames. James Roberts had 2 hits, Lee Chandler added a double, and Evan Lawrence a triple.
The Bombers apparently took their first loss as a ranked team personal. The offense came out with a vengeance against Region 2 Crittenden County by scoring 17 runs in the first two innings in the 10th annual Dreammaker Classic. Evan Lawrence was a HR shy of the cycle collecting 4 RBI. Clay Newton also had 3 hits while getting 3 RBI. Cavin Foster and Matthew Gilber each had 2 hits with 2 RBI. The Bombers defense will need to improve moving forward as they committed 4 more errors in a shortened game.
Graves County Eagles
(16-13) – The Eagles went 1-2 on the week after struggling offensively. They finished tied with Ballard Memorial at 3-1 in district play. They lost the tie break putting them as the #2
seed facing off against Mayfield in the three team district tournament.
May 5 Calloway County...................home W 2-1
May 7 Marshall County....................away L 2-4
May 9 Caldwell County......@ Marshall Co. L 3-5
Graves County got their eighth win in ten tries by beating Calloway County for the second time. Eamon Hannah had a nice performance with a complete game. He had 10 K’s while only giving up 3 hits and 1 run. Tyler Harlow was 2 for 3 with a double, and Ryan Travis had a double. The Eagles had 6 hits.
Winners of 12 of last 15, Graves County went to Marshall County looking to stay hot. Tanner Smith, coming off a no-hitter, couldn’t hold an early one run lead. He gave up two runs in the third and solo HR in the fourth. Austin Jones drove in both runs for the Eagles with 2 hits in 2 AB’s. Tyler Harlow chipped in with a 2 for 4 day, while the rest of the team only had 2 hits.
The Eagles lost to Caldwell County out of Region 2 in the 10th annual Dreammaker Classic. They fell behind 5-1 and never got the bats going, only 3 hits, while also committing 5 errors. Jones took the loss but did get one hit for an RBI.
(7-16) – The Cardinals went 1-2 this week with one game being against a ranked team. They are finished in district play (0-4) and will play Graves County when the tournaments begin.
May 5 #2
5 Ballard Memorial.......away L 2-7
May 7 Carlisle County................home L 2-5
May 9 Fulton County..................home W 12-2 (5 innings)
Mayfield looked to complete a three game season sweep against Carlisle County, but couldn’t get anything going until late. The Cardinals only managed 2 hits going into the sixth when they scored two, tightening the game at 3-2. They gave back two in the top of the seventh then failed to score. Tristen McClure had 2 hits, one a triple. Austin Couch also had 2 hits with a RBI.
Marshall County Marshals
(21-8) – The Marshals had an outstanding week going 5-0 as they continue to get healthy. They have completed district play and will be the #1
seed with a bye in the District 4 tournament.
May 4 Paducah Tilghman.....home W 13-8
May 5 Crittenden County.....away W 5-0
May 7 Graves County..........home W 4-2
May 8 Hickman County........away W 8-1
May 9 Hopkinsville..............home W 3-1
Marshall County had 14 hits on top of 7 errors by Paducah Tilghman providing plenty of runs to win at home. After giving up a 4-run first, the Marshals had doubled up the score 10-5 by the third inning. Blake Johnson started it all with a solo HR and ended up 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. Dylan Greenfield and Dylan Givens each went 2 for 4 with a RBI. Both Givens’ hits were doubles. Chase Bright and Mason Wooten each added a hit with 3 RBI and 2 RBI respectively. Hunter Jaco was credited with the win after pitching around 6 errors.
The Marshals continued to rebound from last week’s tough games by beating Graves County at home. The offense put at least one on in every inning including a HR by Hunter Jaco and a double by Blake Johnson. Chase Bright pitched around 5 hits and a couple of errors in five innings of work to get the win. He was also 2 for 4 at the plate.
Marshall County grabbed another victory at Hickman County on the arms of Weston Duke and Brandon Blossom as they combined for a 3-hitter. The offense did the most damage in the fourth with 6 runs on 6 hits, 3 BB, and a couple of errors. Johnson and Jaco had 2 hits a piece with 2 RBI and a RBI respectively. Bright was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Dylan Givens got in the mix with 2 hits, including a double, and 2 RBI.
Cody Clark’s sac fly in the first put Marshall County up 2-0 and Hunter Jaco’s pitching held off Hopkinsville in the 10th annual Dreammaker Classic. Givens had a solo HR in the sixth. Bright and Chandler Rogers added 2 hits apiece.
(12-8) – The Tigers went 2-0 both at home this week. They have completed district play and will be the #2
seed in the three team district tournament.
May 7 Paducah Tilghman....home W 3-1
May 8 University Heights....home W 10-2
Murray beat Paducah Tilghman for the second time as Chase Nelson pitched a solid game at Ty Holland Field. He had 4 K’s and only allowed 1 run on 4 hits in a complete game. Zach Grogan led the way for the Tigers going 3 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Cam Kelly and John Winchester each had a double.
Trailing by two against University Heights out of Region 2, Murray busted out for 7 runs in the fourth and never looked back. The Tigers banged out 15 hits and scored all their runs in two frames. Will Shelton had a perfect day at the plate going 4 for 4 including a 2-run triple to finish with 3 RBI. BJ Elder nearly matched him with a 3 for 4 (2RBI) performance. Logan Allen doubled twice and had a RBI. Tanner Foster had 2 RBI on a single and a double. Grogan pitched six innings and fanned 11 while only giving up 1 BB.
Calloway County Lakers
(7-17) – The Lakers had a tough week of games going 1-4. Three of those were against top 25 teams with the other two being solid opponents. The one win was special as they took down #2
5 Ballard Memorial. They have completed district play and will be the #3
seed facing off against Murray once the district tournaments start.
May 4 Hopkinsville...................away L 5-6
May 5 Graves County................away L 1-2
May 8 #2
5 Ballard Memorial......away W 9-2
May 9 #2
0 Apollo.....................home L 2-6
May 9 #2
0 Apollo.....................home L 0-6
The Lakers lose a close one to Hopkinsville on the road. Calloway took a one run lead in the 6th after scoring 4 runs, all on RBI walks. They gave up 2 in the bottom half to make the final score. The Lakers only had one hit in the game.
Calloway County dropped another 1-run game this time to Graves County on the road. Austin Anderson had a solid game on the mound, but the Laker bats couldn’t provide enough for a win. The Lakers have lost four close games in a row, three by 1-run.
After losing five in a row and 9 of 11, Calloway County got a huge confidence boost by beating #2
5 Ballard Memorial. The Lakers were gifted with 6 errors then took advantage by adding 10 hits for the game. Lofton Pigg helped his cause with a 3-hit game including a double while scoring 3 times. He only allowed 2 runs while pitching out of some key situations. Jonah Brannon went 3 for 4 with a RBI. Travis Dwyer had 2 hits and a RBI. Jeremy Darnell chipped in with 2 hits.
The Lakers couldn’t figure out #2
0 Apollo pitching in either game of a doubleheader. They only produced 3 hits in each game getting out hit for the day 25 to 6.
Christian Fellowship Eagles
(1-14) – The Eagles’ week was a rough one going 0-5 with four by run rule. They wrapped up their season falling in the consolation game of the KCAC tournament to Region 6 Beth Haven.
May 4 Fulton City...............................home L 2-13 (5 innings)
May 5 Fulton County...........................away L 4-18 (5 innings)
May 7 Hickman County........................home L 3-24 (5 innings)
May 9 Calvary Christian.....KCAC tournament L 2-13 (5 innings)
May 9 Beth Haven.............KCAC tournament L 0-10