MOREHEAD Rowan County bolted to an 11-0 lead after two frames, and it was more than enough for starter Mason Moore in the Vikings 14-4 win over Greenup County in six innings.
Eight Rowan County batters drove in runs on Saturday afternoon. Hunter Hampton knocked in three. Chance Furnish and Colby Wilburn each collected a pair of RBIs.
Hampton was 3 for 4 at the plate for Rowan County (24-5). Chase Alderman and Wilburn recorded a total of five hits, including two doubles.
The Musketeers managed three earned runs off Moore. Brock Kitchen was 2 for 2 and accounted for two RBIs for Greenup County (15-16).
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ROWAN CO. 650 012 — 14 15 3
Bays, Kitchen (2) and Wireman; Moore, Ingles (6) and Furnish. W—Moore. L—Bays. 2B—Wilburn (RC), Alderman (RC).
Hazard 3, Greenup County 2
MOREHEAD Hazard tallied a tying run in the seventh inning and scored another in the ninth for a walk-off victory over Greenup County on Saturday.
Sawyer Patrick pitched all nine frames to get the victory. The sophomore allowed nine hits but didn’t allow an earned run.
Robert Shoptaw went deep for the Bulldogs.
Auston Clarkson collected two hits for the Musketeers. Elijah Hankins went 2 for 4 and collected an RBI.
Garrett Miller had a pair of hits and scored a run for Hazard (22-11).
The Bulldogs also defeated Rowan County, 4-3, in the triangle played at Morehead.
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Wireman, Underwood (9) and Bays; Patrick and Craft. W—Patrick. L—Underwood. 2B—Kitchen (GC). HR—Shoptaw (H).
Woodford County 2, Ashland 0
ASHLAND The host Kittens went to-to-toe with the state’s 10th-ranked team on Saturday before allowing a run in the sixth and another in the seventh.
Claire Lehmkuhler threw a one-hitter for the Lady Yellow Jackets, allowing only Tabitha Cassidy a base knock. She fanned 10 Kittens and walked none.
Kenzi Robinson nearly matched her in zeroes. She allowed two runs — one earned — on seven hits, with six punchouts and one walk.
Tori Cavins and Addison Kerr each had two hits and Kristyn Murphy went deep for Woodford County (23-7).
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Lehmkuhler and A. Kerr; Robinson and Spears. W — Lehmkuhler. L — Robinson. HR — Murphy.
Dixie Heights 11, Ashland 5
ASHLAND The Colonels tallied three runs in the top of the first inning and four in the fifth to lead 7-0. The Kittens rallied with five in the bottom of the fifth, but Dixie Heights scored four more runs in the sixth to put it away.
Lauren Spears homered and drove in three runs for Ashland (14-13). Camryn Cassidy had two hits.
Jada Erwin took the decision for the Kittens. She had six strikeouts and two walks.
Rebecca Cundiff and Lauren Martin drove in three runs apiece for the Colonels (19-8). Brianna Patsel, Ava Meyer, Ella Steczynski, Cundiff and Martin each had two hits.
Patsel and Martin each doubled and tripled.
Riley Hopkins got the win in the circle. She allowed five runs on six hits, with three strikeouts and two walks for Dixie Heights, which is receiving votes in the state coaches poll.
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Hopkins and Cundiff; Erwin and Spears. W — Hopkins. L — Erwin. 2B — Martin (DH), Steczynski (DH), Patsel (DH), Boggs (A). 3B — Martin (DH), Patsel (DH). HR — Spears (A).