Boyle County jumped out to a 9-2 lead and held on to beat visiting Lincoln County 11-6 on Thursday.
Casey Tiller drove in three runs, Clay Young had two RBI’s and all nine Boyle starters had at least one of Boyle’s 13 hits. Kody Ross, Tiller, Chris Cook and Jacob Preston had two hits apiece.
Ross went the distance on the mound for Boyle (11-6, 4-1 45th District), allowing six runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
Boyle led 5-2 before adding four runs in the third inning. Ahead 9-6, Cook added a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.
For Lincoln (5-13, 1-4), Ryne Otto had three hits and Tre Owens and Zack Brown had two hits each. Owens had a lead-off home run in the fifth inning.
Garrard County 11, Bardstown 10 — At Lancaster, the Golden Lions (5-9) scored nine runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past visiting Bardstown for their third come-from-behind win in 10 days.
Down 10-2, Garrard capped the comeback when Seth Murphy singled in two runs and then Russell Ball’s single scored Murphy for the win. Russell had two hits in the inning.
Jacob Fain went 3-for-4 at the plate and worked the seventh inning on the mound to get the win in relief. Ronnie Saylor was 2-for-4 with a home run, J.D. Durham was 2-for-3 with a homer and double, and Will Fyfe had two hits.
Micah Miniard started and allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits over four innings with two walks and four strikeouts, Jared Meadows came on in the fifth and gave up five runs, none earned, on two hit with a walk and four strikeouts before Fain came on in the seventh.
Down 5-0, Saylor and Durham had solo homers in the sixth inning before Bardstown scored five in the top of the seventh.
Danville 11, North Laurel 3 — At Danville, Rob Caudill scattered six hits over seven innings to get the complete-game win and move to 6-1 as the Admirals downed visiting North Laurel.
Rhodes Bell went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Andrew Lasure had a double and drove in two runs, Hunter Terry had a double and RBI, Caudill was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and J.B. Williams had a two-run single in the fifth for the Admirals (15-3).
Caudill struck out 11 and walked one. He allowed two home runs to account for the North Laurel runs.
“Rob threw the ball extremely well. Except for the two home runs, he had command of his pitches,” Danville coach Paul Morse said.
Max Meckes and Hunter May also drove in runs for Danville, which led 5-0 after two innings and plated five runs in the fifth to break the game open.
Mercer County 18, East Jessamine 6 — At Nicholasville, the Titans (13-3, 4-1) locked up the top seed in the 46th District with a six-inning rout of host East Jessamine.
“It was a great win. We knew we controlled our own destiny to get the top seed,” Mercer coach Jeremy Shope said. “We did a good job coming out and swinging the bats.”
Matthew Honchel went 2-for-2 with a triple and two intentional walks, Colin Buckner had two singles, a double and a home run, and Tyler Devine had a double as Mercer pounded out 17 hits and led 8-0 after three innings.
Honchel worked the first two innings, striking out five of the eight batters he faced.
Thursday’s Area Linescores
Lincoln County 011 310 0 — 6 10 3
Boyle County 234 002 x — 11 13 2
Holbrook, Volk (3), Sanders (6). Ross and Young. W—Ross. L—Holbrook. 2B—Ross (BC, Preston (BC). HR—Owens (LC), Cook (BC).
Bardstown 004 100 5 — 10 11 3
Garrard County 000 002 9 — 11 14 6
O’Daniel, Stith (6), Muto (7) and Riff. Miniard, Meadows (5), Fains (7) and Durham. W—Fain (3-3). L—Muto. 2B—Durham. HR—Durham (GC), Saylor (GC).
North Laurel 002 100 0 — 3 6 2
Danville 230 051 x — 11 11 0
Brooks, Kaminski (4), Sears (6) and Eversole. Caudill and Lasure. W—Caudill (6-1). L—Brooks.
Mercer County 404 343 — 18 17 2
East Jessamine 003 030 — 6 10 3
Eschrich, Lindsay (1), Burnight (4) and Overstreet. Honchel, Claunch (3), Cinnamon (5), Heath (6) and Gooch. 2B—Gooch (MC), Buckner (MC), Ingram (MC), Devine (MC) Russell (EJ) Baldwin (EJ), Overstreet (EJ) . 3B—Honchel (MC). HR—Buckner (MC).