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Baseball: Hawks defeat Campbellsville, Bethlehem

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Landmark News Service

The Hawks (2-2) picked up their first wins of the season with victories over Campbellsville in the Purple Pride Leadoff Classic at Campbellsville University on Saturday and Bethlehem on Friday night.
Sophomore Slade Owens went 4-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the Hawks past Campbellsville, 14-8, in the Purple Pride Leadoff Classic at Campbellsville University.
Juniors Jesse Johnson, Kyle Meredith and Steven Carpenter and sophomore Cole Hughes each collected two hits for the Hawks, who had 14 hits.
Junior Wesley Kessinger (1-0) pitched 4 2/3 innings for the win. He struck out four, walked five and gave up three hits and one unearned run.
Johnson started for LaRue County but left the game after 1 1/3 innings with an injury. Hawks coach Chris Price said Johnson will be reevaluated Monday.
Bardstown Bethlehem
 Carpenter went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and the Hawks scored the winning run in the top of the seventh to beat Bethlehem, 6-5.
Junior Trevor Skaggs (1-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief. Skaggs struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit.
The victory came with some bad news as junior Kyle Sheeran, who started and pitched four innings, broke the ring finger on his right hand while sliding into third base. Price said Sheeran is out indefinitely.