The Hornets and Lady Hornets competed in the 3rd Region All “A” Classic at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro Tuesday. The girls defeated Whitesville while the boys fell to Edmonson County.
Lady Hornets win
Ella House singled with one out in the second inning then stole second base. The sophomore advanced to third on a passed ball and later scored on a defensive error to give Hancock County a 1-0 lead.
The Lady Hornets went up 2-0 in the third when Baylee Estes smacked a triple and came home on another Trinity error.
Adi Hurst led off the fourth frame with a base hit and she later reached third on a hit by Brooke Toler. Hurst then scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Estes and the score was 3-0.
Hancock’s final run came in the sixth when Hallie Coomes singled and Gracie Gaynor ran the bases. The youngster later scored on an RBI hit by Estes. Trinity’s lone run came in the seventh before Lily Roberts ended the game with a strike out. It was the 12th consecutive win for HCHS. The team’s season record now stands at 14-1.
Roberts (14-1) got the win while allowing one run on four hits, with nine Ks and one walk over seven innings. Roberts is currently second in the state in strike outs with 170 on the season.
Allie Graham took the loss for Whitesville.
Estes was 2 for 3 at the plate with a triple and two RBI. House was 2 for 3, Toler was 1 for 1, Hurst and Coomes were both 1 for 2. Estes, House, Gaynor and Ava Riggs all scored.
Hancock County will play Owensboro Catholic in the title game tonight at 6:00 pm.
Hornets fall 4-1
Hancock County (7-5) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but that was it for the offense as Edmonson County rallied to win 4-1.
Jake Frames was hit by a wild pitch in the third inning and later scored on an RBI base hit by Austin Volocko. The Hornets had runners in scoring position in the sixth but could not convert.
The Wildcats plated one run in the third and three in the fifth to advance in the tournament. They will face Owensboro Catholic tonight at Chautauqua Park.
Sam Walz absorbed the loss on the mound for HCHS. He allowed four runs (none earned) on six hits, with three Ks and one walk over five frames. Jordan Payne pitched one scoreless inning, with one K and one walk.
Volocko was 1 for 2 with one RBI, Drew Lyday was 1 for 2 and Kaleb Keown was 1 for 3. Volocko stole a base and Frames scored a run.
By Steve Wimmer