Boyd County’s Brennan Sargent celebrates with teammates after scoring in the third inning on a wild pitch on Wednesday. Boyd County won 10-0 at Larry Addington Field to take a 1-0 lead against Sheldon Clark in the Semi-State 8 Tournament.

Perhaps it was the ominous storm clouds on the horizon or maybe it was Sheldon Clark’s reputation as the “Cardiac Cards.”

Whatever the reason, Boyd County left nothing to chance, needing just an hour and 45 minutes to bury the 15th Region champions and take a 1-0 lead in the best of three Semi-State 8 series Wednesday night at Addington Field, 10-0.

Much like last week’s march through the first two rounds of the 16th Region Tournament, Boyd County (26-9) overpowered the Cardinals with five shutout innings from starting pitcher Justin Moore, coupled with a seven-run third inning that turned the contest into the rout.

Look for a complete story in Thursday's edition and online.

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