The George Rogers Clark baseball team honored its eight seniors and completed a regular-season sweep of Paris with a 7-2 victory over the Greyhounds Monday at Cardinal Field.
Clark, which has won 14 of its last 19 games, defeated Paris 14-2 on April 10 in Paris and secured at least a second-place finish in the 40th District standings going into the final week of the regular season.
The Cardinals paid tribute to seniors Logan McQuerry, Pokey Harris, Robert Hatler, Trevor Back, Dalton Ritchie, Wes Lawwill, Hunter Osborne and Taylor Howard before the game and Clark coach Matt Ginter used all eight players in the starting lineup.
The Cards (14-12) never trailed and scored three runs in the third inning that produced a 4-0 lead. Clark added another score in the fourth and crossed the plate with two runs in the fifth frame to round out the scoring.
Howard, Hatler, Harris and McQuerry paced the hosts with two hits each. Both hits by McQuerry went for extra bases. Harris scored two of his team’s seven runs in the contest, while Lawwill and Hatler each had a double.
Back, Lawwill and Scotty Turner each had one hit.
Clark used seven pitchers in the contest, with seniors Back, Ritchie, Howard and Lawwill throwing one inning each. Ritchie collected a pair of strikeouts, while Turner, Jesse Bates and Zack Roe tossed the final three innings.
Clark hosts Dunbar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cardinal Field.
The Lady Cardinals scored three runs in the second inning and held on for a 5-2 victory over Jeffersontown Monday in Louisville.
Clark (13-17) managed 10 hits in the game, paced by Kolbi Mitchell with three hits, all singles. Mitchell also drove in a team-high two runs. Sydney Anderson and Bryah Campbell followed Mitchell’s lead with two hits each.
Meg Terrell, Skye Skinner and Abbi Puckett chipped in with one hit apiece.
Clark starter Whitney Conkwright tossed a four-hitter and finished with 10 strikeouts.
Conkwright walked just four batters and allowed just one hit that went for extra bases.
The Lady Cardinals will play host to MontgomeryÃ?Â¿County in a makeup game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cardinal Heights. The Lady Indians nipped the Lady Cardinals 3-2 in an earlier-season matchup between the two rivals on April 12 in Mount Sterling.