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The LaRue County Hawks baseball team went 3-2 during spring break as they competed at the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Sophomore Slade Owens scattered three hits and two walks in five innings to lead the Hawks to a 12-3 win April 5 over Caldwell County. He struck out two and didn’t allow a run.
Sophomore Kyle Sheeran had three singles, an RBI and a run scored, while Owens had two singles, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Hawks.
Washington washed up
On April 6, the Hawks defeated Fifth Region rival Washington County 14-2 but dropped to Fairdale 4-5.
Sophomore Jesse Johnson pitched five innings against Washington for the win.
Senior Lucas Chaudoin had two hits and three runs; Sheeran had two hits and one run; Johnson had three hits and four runs; Owens had two hits and two runs; senior David Blair had one hit and two runs; and Kyle Meredith had three hits and two runs.
Washington committed three errors while the Hawks committed none.
The Hawks split their final two games April 8, beating Crittenden County, 14-1 in five innings and falling to Graves County, 15-12.
Johnson hit a two-run home run and scored three runs, and junior Matt Smith had two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored as the Hawks (7-5) blasted the Crittenden Rockets.
Senior Lucas Chaudoin had two doubles, a single, two RBIs and three runs scored. Owens had three singles, three runs and two RBIs.
Owens (4-1) struck out three, walked two and gave up five hits and one earned run.
Sophomore Kyle Meredith (1-2) was roughed up in the loss to Graves County, allowing 12 hits and 12 runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Johnson finished a triple shy of the cycle as he homered, doubled, singled and drove in two runs, while sophomore Steven Carpenter had two singles and three RBIs.
Owens doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored twice.
Trailing 2-1, the Eagles scored 11 runs in the top of the third and held off the Hawks, who scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it close.