Trinity and Daviess County won via no-hitters in their respective matchups, while the Red Devils lost in a no-hitter and the Aces pulled off a late comeback to close out the weekend with a win.
Owensboro Catholic vs. Forest Park
It was late offense on Saturday that helped Owensboro Catholic battle its way back to an 8-7 comeback win over Forest Park.
Forest Park started off the game strong, grabbing a run in top of the second and third to take a 2-0 lead into the fourth. And while the Aces were struggling to string any offense together, Forest Park opened the game up with a five-run inning to take a 7-0 lead into the fifth.
Owensboro Catholic did show some signs of life in the bottom of the fifth, getting three runs from passed balls to make it a 7-3 game. The Aces kept taking advantage of Forest Park miscues in the following inning, scoring two runs on a dropped third strike after senior Luke Evans brought in the first run of the inning on a fielder’s choice.
After an error on Forest Park, senior Braden Mundy delivered a big blow with a two-out RBI double that knotted things up at 7-7. Senior Sam McFarland then gave Owensboro Catholic its first lead of the game, stealing home to make it an 8-7 game going into the seventh.
Forest Park did try to bounce back and got two singles in the top of the seventh, but junior Jamison Wall was able to bear down and close out the 8-7 win for the Aces.
Wall threw the last four innings in relief, allowing three earned runs on seven hits, while walking four and striking out three. Junior Grant Parson got the start for Owensboro Catholic, allowing two unearned runs on four hits, while walking four and striking out three in three innings.
Mundy and Evans led the way offensively for the Aces, as they were the only two players to grab an RBI each, while senior John Frey joined them as the only players to get hits on the day.
Owensboro Catholic improves to 23-4 overall with the win, as they will now take a few days off before its final regular season district game when they take on Owensboro at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Owensboro vs. Logan County
Owensboro couldn’t put things together on Saturday, as junior Isaac Stanley threw a no-hitter in a 14-0 win for Logan County.
The Cougars grabbed the first run and first lead of the game in the top of the second, but it was the third inning where they took control of the game. Senior Connor Binkley delivered the first runs of the inning, driving in two with a single to center.
Two batters freshman Dayman McLean brought in another run with a single to right, before senior Caleb McCoy sliced a two-run double to left to make it a 6-0 game. Two more singles loaded the bases, before senior Wyatt Blake singled to bring in a run and then a run was walked in to make it 8-0.
Binkley then came through for Logan County once again, clearing the bases with a double to cap off an 10-run inning and go up 11-0 heading into the bottom of the third. This was more than enough for Stanley to get to work, as he closed out the remainder of the game by keeping his no-hitter intact, walking nobody and striking out nine in the process to grab the 14-0 win.
Freshman Cayden Ray and senior Jacob Mitchell didn’t have their best performances on Saturday, combining to allow 14 earned runs on 14 hits, while walking seven and striking out three in the loss.
The Red Devils fall to 11-15 overall with the loss, as they will look to bounce back on Monday at 5:30 p.m. against Breckinridge County.
Daviess County vs. McLean County
Junior Jackson Beckwith tossed a no-hitter on Saturday, as the Panthers offense was also clicking in a 16-0 win over McLean County.
Daviess County set the tone for the game in the first inning, using a two-out rally to take a lead quickly. Junior Layton Huskisson opened up the scoring with an RBI single and two batters later junior Jackson Loucks singled to bring in two runs and make it a 3-0 game.
Senior Cameron Lewis delivered an RBI single the following at-bat, sending the Panthers into the bottom of the first owning a 4-0 lead. McLean County walked a run in to make it a 5-0 game in the top of the third, but it was the top of the fifth where Daviess County broke things open.
Three straight walks to start the inning loaded the bases and Lewis proceeded to bring in two runs on a single to right to start the inning. Four straight walks followed, bringing in three runs to make it a 10-0 game.
Senior Brock Brubaker later delivered a two-run double, before a run scored on a passed ball and sophomore Jackson Lee slashed a two-run double to right to make it a 15-0 game. Two batters later, junior Marcus Murphy capped off an 11-run inning with an RBI single to take a 16-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth.
This allowed Beckwith to comfortably close out an incredible performance, having allowed no hits, no runs, while walking two and striking out two in five innings en route to a 16-0 win for the Panthers.
Lewis led the way offensively with three RBIs for Daviess County, while Brubaker, Lee, Loucks and Murphy all had two reach and Huskisson chipped in one.
The Panthers move to 20-7 overall with back-to-back wins under their belt, as they will look to make it three with a road matchup against Henderson County at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Trinity (Whitesville) vs. Hopkins County Central
Junior Landon Huff threw a gem on Saturday against Hopkins County Central and his offense backed him up with plenty of run support in a 16-0 win.
Huff helped himself out in the top of the first to grab the first lead of the game, delivering a two-run single to left. After a scoreless second, the Raiders offense clicked once again starting with an RBI single from senior Elijah Boarman.
An error brought in another run, before freshman Connor Hatfiled chipped in a two-run single to give Trinity a 6-0 lead. Two batters later junior Nolan Mills drove a two-run single to left and then Huff grabbed another RBI single to build its lead to 9-0.
Another Hopkins County Central error plated another run and junior Nathan Hernandez followed with an RBI single to cap off a nine-run inning to take an 11-0 lead into the fourth. After grabbing four more runs in the top of the fourth, Huff was able to shut the door in the bottom half and claim the 16-0 win.
Huff was able to shutout Hopkins County Central having allowed two hits, walking no batters and striking out seven in four innings. Huff also led the way offensively with five RBIs, while Hatfield chipped in four, Mills and Hernandez chipped in two each and Boarman added one.
Trinity snaps a two-game losing streak and moves to 5-16 overall with the win, as they will look to stay strong with a 5:30 p.m. road matchup on Monday against Cannelton.