• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCHS baseball team loses to LCA, Johnson Central

It was a tough two outings for the Woodford County High School baseball team last week, losing to Lexington Christian 3-1 in Lexington, and then falling to Johnson Central 6-1 at home on Thursday, March 30. The Bat Jackets are now 6-3 overall and 2-1 in region play. In the 3-1 loss to Lexington Christian, senior Parker Thomas started and pitched 3-1/3 innings and had four strikeouts, while giving up three runs on five hits and two walks. Three other pitchers saw action in the game for Woodford. Junior Colin Murry pitched 1-1/3 innings and gave up one hit and one walk. Senor Seth Denton pitched one inning and had two strikeouts while giving up two walks, and junior Joseph Sutherland pitched 1/3 of an inning. LCA’s runs all came in the fourth inning. Woodford’s run came in the sixth inning. It began with freshman Noah Pictor leading off and being walked. Then, with

one out, junior Caleb McNeely hit a sacrifice fly ball to center field, which scored Pictor. In the loss to Johnson Central, Jack Ockerman got the start and pitched three innings and had six strikeouts, while giving up four runs on five hits and a walk. Also pitching in the game was junior Josh Hall, who pitched 2/3rds of an inning, Murry who pitched 1/3rd of an inning and gave up two runs, on one hit and one walk. Sutherland also pitched one inning in the game and had one strikeout and one walk. Johnson Central scored four runs in the third inning and two in the fifth inning to get their six runs in the game. Woodford scored its run in the second inning. It began with Parker and freshman Skyelar Johnson being walked. Then, sophomore Ben Browning hit a hard ground ball that went into right field and scored Thomas. Next up, Woodford is on the road for spring break and play a number of games at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. When they get home, they begin district play and face Western Hills on back-to-back days. On Tuesday, April 11, they play the Wolverines at home at 5:30 p.m., and then on Wednesday, April 12, they play at Western Hills at 5:30 p.m.

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