• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

Bat Jackets finish 3-4 in Florida

The Woodford County High School baseball team went to Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday through Thursday, April 3 to 6, for some Spring break baseball, and finished 2-3 against tough competition. Woodford is now 8-6 overall and 3-2 in region play. Here are the results of Woodford’s spring break trip. Monday, April 3 WCHS: 8 Scott County: 5 Scott County took an early 1-0 lead, but Woodford came back and scored three runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead. Then in the sixth inning, Woodford scored three runs, while Scott County scored two to make it 6-3 going into the seventh. In the seventh, Woodford scored two runs, while the Cardinals put three runs on the board, which gave the Bat Jackets an 8-5 win. Parker Thomas got the start an pitched six innings and had two strikeouts, while giving up two runs on four hits and two walks. Also pitching in the game was Seth Denton, who gave up one walk, Josh Hall, who gave up one hit in two-thirds of an inning, and Joseph Sutherland, who pitched two-thirds of an inning and had one strikeout while giving up two runs on two hits. Monday, April 3 WCHS: 3 Greenup County: 18 Greenup County scored five runs in the first inning to take an early lead in the game, and while Woodford managed to get three runs in the first inning, Greenup got three more scores in the second inning, two in the fourth and eight in the fifth to seal the 18-3 win. Logan Stone pitched two innings in the game and gave up eight runs on seven hits and one walk. Colin Murry also pitched two innings and had two strikeouts, while giving up two runs and three hits.

Tuesday, April 4 WCHS: 1 Henry Clay: 16 It was another tough outing for the Bat Jackets, as Henry Clay jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the third inning and went on to a 16-1 win. Woodford did get on the board in the fifth inning and scored one run, while the Blue Devils added to their score with 11 runs in the fourth inning. Jack Ockerman got the start and pitched three innings and got four strikeouts, while giving up five runs on seven hits and two walks. Thursday, April 6 WCHS: 2 Greenup County: 17 Following an off day, Woodford took to the field on Thursday and faced Greenup County once again. And, unfortunately, the result was the same, as they lost 17-2. Woodford scored one run in the first and one in the third, while Greenup scored nine in the first, two in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and five in the fifth to get the 17-2 win. Seth Denton pitched 3-2/3rds innings and gave up eight runs on nine hits and four walks. Flora also saw time on the mound and gave up eight runs on four hits and two walks, while Sutherland pitched one inning and gave up one run on one hit and one walk. Thursday, April 6 WCHS: 18 Mount Abram, Vt.: 18-0 Woodford closed out its spring break with an impressive 18-0 shutout of Mount Abram (Bristol), Vt. The game was highlighted by a no-hitter by Murry, who pitched five innings and had five strikeouts, while giving up no hits and no runs and only two walks. Woodford scored three runs in the first inning to take the lead, then added two more in the second, 12 more in the third and one more in the fourth to get the 18-0 win.

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