George Rogers Clark senior Logan McQuerry joined some elite company during the Cardinals’ regular-season finale Tuesday afternoon at Cardinal Field.
McQuerry connected on three hits to lead the Cards to a 7-3 triumph over Pulaski County. McQuerry set the school mark for hits last season and has 233 career hits — No. 3 on the state’s all-time list. He was honored for those achievements Tuesday.
The Cards (17-13) raced out to a 3-0 lead after the first two innings, but Pulaski County, which defeated Clark 6-0 on March 31 in Somerset, tied the score at 3-3 on Taylor Gover’s three-run home run off Clark starter Derek McKenzie in the third inning. Clark broke the deadlock with a pair of runs in the fifth inning and added two more in the sixth frame for the final margin.
Pokey Harris, Hunter Osborne and Luke Sharrock followed McQuerry with two hits apiece. Osborne laced a triple in the fifth inning that plated a pair of runs and gave the hosts the lead for good.
McKenzie tossed the first five innings and scattered eight hits and three runs, all of which were earned. McKenzie collected a pair of strikeouts and didn’t walk a batter. McQuerry relieved McKenzie in the fifth and tossed the last two innings. McQuerry gave up just one hit and fanned one batter in his two innings of work.
Clark carries a three-game winning streak into the postseason, which begins next week at Cardinal Field. The Cards, the No. 2 seed in the 40th District Tournament, have won five of their last seven games and will take on Montgomery County at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Winchester. Bourbon County, the top seed, takes on Paris in the opener at 5:30 p.m. The finals are set for 6 p.m. on May 23 at Cardinal Field.
Host East Jessamine scored nine runs in the second inning and defeated George Rogers Clark 18-3 in four innings Tuesday afternoon in Nicholasville.
The LadyÃ?Â¿Cardinals (13-19) managed just three hits and received one hit each from Meg Terrell, Skye Skinner and Sydney Anderson. Terrell’s lone hit was a double and Kolbi Mitchell drove in two of the team’s three runs in the third frame.
Clark will take on West Jessamine in a makeup game at 6 p.m. tonight at Cardinal Heights and will conclude the regular season with a Senior Night game at 6 p.m. Thursday against Richmond Model at Cardinal Heights.