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The Hornets completed a sweep over Breckinridge County with a 5-3 win at Harned Saturday.
The game was scoreless until the Hancock County offense rallied with two outs in the third inning. Aiden Taylor led off the frame with a walk and Cole Dixon singled to give the Hornets runners at first and second base before the next two batters were put out.
Austin Volocko singled on a fly ball to center field scoring two runs. Volocko advanced to second and later scored when Jack Roberts’ pop fly was misplayed by the Tiger defense. Leading 3-0, Hornet pitcher Logan Willis struck out the side in the bottom of the same inning. Hancock went ahead 4-0 in the fourth when Drew Lyday was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Jack Duncan scored on the play.
An RBI double by Colin Johnson put the Hornets ahead 5-0. Roberts scored from first base while Johnson was tagged out at third.
Porter Hay came on in relief of Willis in the sixth and the freshman hurler struggled a bit. Three base hits and two hit batsman allowed Breck to plate three runs. Still leading 5-3, Hay closed the door on the Tigers in the seventh to secure the win. Willis got the win on the mound. He allowed no runs on two hits, with five Ks and three walks over five innings. Hay allowed three runs on three hits, with one K and no walks. Tristan Wicker took the
loss for Breck County.
Johnson was 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI. Lyday was 1 for 3 with one RBI, Roberts was 1 for 3, Volocko was 1 for 4 with two RBI and Dixon was 1 for 4. Taylor and Duncan scored a run each. Breck County Kaleb Keown smacked a homer and drove in four runs during a 9-0 win over Breckinridge County here Thursday. Brock Tindle pitched a shutout for HCHS.
Tindle struck out the first batter of the game and kept the ball in the infield for three quick outs. Dixon and Keown led off the home half of the first inning with back-to-back doubles, the second of which gave Hancock County a 1-0 lead. Lyday reached on a fielder’s choice and Carson Clark came
on as a courtesy runner and later scored on a hit by Roberts. The Hornets plated two unearned runs in the second inning and the score was 4-0.
Keown made it 6-0 when he belted a 2-run home run to right field in the fourth. Roberts scored on a wild pitch in the fifth and Johnson trotted home after Keown drew a bases loaded walk. The final run came in the sixth when Volocko singled and later scored on a base hit by Willis.
Hancock County ended the game on a 6-4-3 double play in the seventh.
Tindle tossed a complete game 2-hitter for the win. He had four Ks and zero walks. Wyatt Burnett took the loss for the Tigers.
Keown was 2 for 3 at the plate with the HR, 2B and four RBI. Dixon was 1 for 2 with three runs scored, Roberts (RBI) and Volocko were both 1 for 3, Willis was 1 for 4 with one RBI and Johnson was 1 for 4.
The Red Devils Wyatt Burnett took the lead in the fifth inning and held on to win 3-2 over the Hornets at Owensboro Monday. Hancock County led 1-0 in the first frame when Lyday doubled home Dixon. OHS tied the score in home half of the inning.
Keown put the Hornets back ahead (2-1) with an RBI double in the third. The Red Devils tied the score in the fifth then took the lead when Evan Hampton scored from third on a wild pitch.
The Hornets had a runner at second base in the seven but were unable to knock him in. Jordan Payne started on the hill and absorbed the loss. He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits, with six Ks and three walks through five frames. Luke Brown allowed no runs on one hit, with no
walks during one inning of relief. Kaleb Ashley got the win for OHS.
Lyday and Keown were both 1 for 3 with a double and one RBI each and Dixon was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.
By Steve Wimmer