9-run extra inning lifts Boyle

HHS blanks Casey, but Danville, Burgin lose

May 18, 2004

Boyle County lost a three-run lead late in the game but exploded for nine runs in the eighth inning to defeat Washington County 12-3 Monday at Springfield.

Brad Cloud and Tyler Morris had two hits each in the extra inning for Boyle (19-11), which had seven hits in the inning and 14 overall.

Cloud and Morris hit consecutive doubles to start the Rebels' big inning, and Cloud later added a grand slam home run.

Morris and Evan Teague added singles and Matt Engle doubled in the eighth.

Cloud finished with four hits, while Morris had three and Engle and Andrew Bertram had two each. Jamie Robinson and Danny Commarford added one each.


Boyle got hits from everyone in its lineup except the first two hitters.

"To score 12 runs on a day when your one and two hitters go 0-for is a pretty good day," Boyle coach David Camic said.

Bertram pitched the first six innings, striking out five batters and allowing five hits and one walk. But he was denied a win when a two-out error opened the door for Washington (14-9) to score its three runs.

"Andrew pitched real well," Camic said. "He's cruising along with a 3-0 shutout and we misplay a ground ball."

Jamie Robinson earned the win with two hitless relief innings in which he had four strikeouts and two walks.

Harrodsburg 6, Casey County 0 - At Liberty, Andy McCrystal and Josh Anderson combined for a four-hit shutout as Harrodsburg (11-14) blanked Casey (9-14).

McCrystal allowed four hits and three walks in six innings, and Anderson struck out one and walked one in the seventh.

The Pioneers, meanwhile, made the most of five hits, taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning and scoring single runs three times after that.

"We continue to play good baseball," Harrodsburg coach Brent Drury said. "I'm very proud of our kids. We are playing well at the time we need to play well, and we're excited every time we get on the field now."

Seth Leeds went 2-for-3 for Harrodsburg with a single and a double, and Anderson, McCrystal and Adam Gray had one hit each.

Campbellsville 8, Danville 2 - At Danville, Campbellsville (17-8) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and was never headed as Danville (20-10) mustered only five hits.

Rich Witten, who missed the first few weeks of the season with an illness, threw his first complete game of the season for Danville, allowing five earned runs on six hits and two walks and striking out four.

"It's good to see Rich be able to go a complete game," Danville coach Paul Morse said. "He threw the ball pretty well; we just didn't play defense (and) gave up a few unearned runs that cost us."

Ronnie Hawkins went 3-for-3 to account for most of the Admirals' offense, while Witten and Davis Teater had one hit each.

Bethlehem 7, Burgin 4 - At Bardstown, Bethlehem (3-20) rode a five-run fifth inning to its second victory of the season over Burgin (15-12) and its first win in 17 games.

Burgin made eight errors, five of them on the infield, and all seven Bethlehem runs were unearned.

"You can't make errors this time of year, and we're making them," Burgin coach Terry Pitman said.

Burgin starter Daniel Howard allowed seven hits in 42/3 innings, and Zack Gross allowed one hit in 11/3 innings.

Josh Carey went 2-for-3 at the plate for Burgin, which had five hits. Gross and Sean Bottoms doubled and Daniel Loane and Joe Harris singled for the Bulldogs.

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