Bat Jackets shut out at Scott County
The Bat Jackets struggled early and often against the Scott County Cardinals in a 10-0 mercy rule loss on Friday, March 23. Woodford fell behind early when the Cardinals put three runs (two earned) on the board in the first inning against ace senior Hunter Hilbert. Hilbert pitched four innings and had four strike outs and hit one batter. Sophomore Noah Branham threw one inning in relief giving up three runs on three hits and one walk.
Seniors Sam Flora and Josh Hall managed the only two hits in the game for the Bat Jackets. Both came in the second inning. The Jackets failed on a sacrifice bunt attempt and after a walk loaded the bases, the Jackets hit into a ground out to end the inning. Jordan Fox was dominant on the mound for the Cardinals before leaving the game in the third inning with an apparent injury. The Cardinals used a total of three pitchers for the six inning shutout. The Cardinal staff struck out nine batters and walked three.
Trace Wilhoit led the Cardinals going four for four with three RBI. Cooper Rob had a pair of stolen bases for the Cardinals.
The Woodford County High School baseball team lost 1-0 in a pitchers duel at Lexington Catholic on Tuesday, March 20. The Knights had only two hits in the game but scored the game's only run in the second inning on a fielder's choice.
WCHS senior Collin Murray was fantastic on the hill for the Jackets giving up just two hit in five innings of work. He struck out three and threw 32 strikes on 57 pitches.
Lexington Catholic senior Eric Sottile allowed no runs and surrendered three hits and struck out seven in six innings.
WCHS senior Blake Evans and juniors Ben Browing and Griffin Blankenship each had a hit for the Bat Jackets.