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  1. Congratulations to Trinity. Well deserved title, they were the best team in Kentucky this year. Trinity was also, by almost any measure, the best program in the state of Kentucky who had not yet won a state baseball championship. They're always good and had twice lost in the finals (Owensboro in 1983; Covington Catholic in 2002) so seeing them get over the hump is great for their fans.

    My five best programs without a state championship now looks something like this:

    1. Hazard - 14 region titles, 1 state runner-up
    2. McCracken County - 7 region titles, 2 state runners-up
    3. Apollo - 11 region titles, 4 state semifinal appearances
    4. Highlands - 10 region titles, 2 state runners-up
    5. Middlesboro - 11 region titles, 4 state semifinal appearances
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  2. 8 minutes ago, R1 sports fan said:

    In not sure, the UK commit was getting shelled as well.

    Tough call. I think I’d have kept him in as long as I was ahead. It was clear Morse didn’t want to use Baxter until tomorrow and was trying to leg out a victory. Ultimately he had to go to him, but it was too late.

    I saw Howe against Beechwood and McCracken, two outstanding teams. I wasn’t wowed either time. Not sure if he was tired this late in the season but fastball didn’t have its normal pop and he struggled to get outs. Hopefully with some rest he’ll be ready to go at UK. 

  3. 5 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

    Little change to the schedule...well, one game changed, and about a 560 mile round trip to Fulton, KY...so big change to the schedule, if you want to look at it that way. The away game at Paris was dropped for Oct 1, and Eminence has picked up a game at Fulton City.

    Only game I've seen Fulton City playing this season. Curious if they might be playing Ballard Memorial at some point? That's traditionally been played. Fulton County has already released a full schedule and Fulton City wasn't on it.

  4. 1 hour ago, Joe Tracy said:

    Never in the history of Kentucky High School Baseball has a team reach the final 4 teams 5 years in a row. It's been 61 years since anyone from the 1st region has won the State Title.

    It has actually happened two other times, but it hadn't happened since the late-1970s. I believe Eric Chumbler on twitter had researched as far back as the KHSAA scoreboard site would allow.



  5. 11 hours ago, Legacy12 said:

    Clay County’s program has probably improved as much as any in the state over the last couple of seasons and looks like it’s going to continue that trend.  

    Made a great hire a few years ago with Mike Sizemore. Clay County has since been ascendant while Bracken County has fallen after he left.

  6. On 6/8/2021 at 11:09 AM, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

    Paris still has games to get on the schedule for district opponents Bracken County and Bishop Brossart. Bracken's currently-released schedule shows them playing Paris on Oct 1st, but both Paris and Eminence are showing an Oct 1 game against each other on their KHSAA schedules. @brooksville, any idea what the situation is with that?

    It sure seems difficult for a lot of schools to get a correct schedule posted. Its unbelievable how many put out posters that don't match what they put on the KHSAA website.

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  7. 10 minutes ago, ImJustHere said:

    A very sloppy game played by both teams. An error here, and error there were really the determining factors to this game. Was impressed with how well Beechwood hit off of Howe. Although they didn’t have many hits today, they hit the ball hard right at the Danville defense. Sometimes that’s just the day your team can have. Best of luck to Danville going forward! 

    I can't remember which Beechwood player hit it, maybe in the sixth inning. The shot to third that Baxter jumped in the air to catch might have been the difference in a win and loss. That ball was smoked and Baxter just made a terrific play.

  8. 23 minutes ago, DevilMayCare said:

    Hazard's baseball program is really something. Almost everyone they beat is considerably larger than them, as was the case again today against JC.

    They’ve shown themselves to be competitive against the big schools at state as well. I’m sure Trinity or DeSales would be the favorite but I suspect Hazard keeps it close and even a win wouldn’t surprise. 

  9. 37 minutes ago, Runcible Owl said:

    Faces in the crowd, Park Hills, 1974 - New Cath vs. Cov Cath.

    1. A future Colonel inspects the lumber with a sense of unease. The voice of Baseball Future whispers, "It's the aluminum son; it'll ruin the game."


    2. Fun for the whole family. Nobody seems to mind the, *ahem*, rustic accomodations. I can still smell the burgers coming off of that grill. Pure bliss.


    The notion of a separate dugout seems like nothing but a mere fantasy!

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  10. 1 hour ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

    Also, let's talk about how AWESOME that 1970's sleeve logo is for the Dirty Birds. The classic "Angry Bird" face on a baseball wearing a ballcap...absolutely classic! What's it gonna take to bring THAT back?!?





    Very similar jersey design to the Atlanta Braves from that time period. Think Hank Aaron breaking the home run record. Numbers exactly the same. 

  11. 13 hours ago, BrosefStalin said:

    So are fields in the 12th all bandboxes or are these extraordinary HR numbers legit?

    7 of the 12 top HR hitters coming from one region seems a bit odd. Thanks in advance. 

    Danville’s park is kinda small but these are excellent players. Howe is going to UK, Wood to Louisville, Baxter to Marshall, and Barnes is heavily recruited (may have committed but not sure). That said, I think Beechwood can play with them. It probably favors the Tigers to keep it low scoring, like against CovCath.

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