Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on April 28.
Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.
The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.
Junior Wesley Kessinger (4-1) ran into some trouble in the bottom of the seventh, allowing four runs without recording an out as the Dragons cut the led to 7-5. LaRue County coach Chris Price turned to junior Trevor Skaggs, who struck out two to preserve the win.
Skaggs singled and scored twice, while junior Slade Owens scored two runs and stole a base.
LaRue County “played really well overall,” said Price.
LaRue took the win in three other games during the weekend including Anderson 3-0 on April 29.
LaRue also toppled Bardstown Bethlehem 10-0 and Bardstown High 6-3 on April 30. “Our defense played really well considering all the rain we have had,” said Price “We have had to practice indoors and it’s just not the same.”
LARUECOUNTY 7, GREEN COUNTY 5
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LaRue County 031 120 0 7 4 3
Green County 010 000 4 5 9 5
Wesley Kessinger, Trevor Skaggs (7) and Matt Smith. Milby, Estes (5), Nunn (7) and Happ. WP: Kessinger (4-1). LP: Milby. S: Skaggs. 2B: Kyle Meredith (LC), Houk (GC), Moss (GC). HR: Meredith (LC).
Staff writer Candis Carpenter contibuted to this story.