• Mike Muncy, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCHS baseball goes 4-0 over spring break

The Woodford County High School baseball team traveled to Florida over spring break, taking on four teams and coming out on top in all four to go undefeated.

They started against Inspiration Academy from Bradenton, Fla. The Yellow Jackets got their offense rolling in the second inning with Leo Guadagni doubling to drive in one run. Brayden Goins drove Guadagni home with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. Things continued to roll for the Yellow Jackets in the third inning when Guadagni singled on a line drive allowing Tanner Cavins to score. Goins doubled on a fly ball allowing Guadagni to score, making it 5-0 in the bottom of the third inning. Inspiration Academy was able to close the gap to two, but just didn’t have the offense to keep up with the Yellow Jackets. Woodford County came out on top, 5-3. Woodford County then took on SLAM academy, coming home with the win 5-1. The bulk of the offense came in the top of the seventh inning when Skyelar Johnson, Charlie Corum, and Griffin Blankenship all drove in runs to put the game out of reach, 5-1. Spencer Nauert started things out on the mound for Woodford County, going three innings and allowing no runs on three hits, while striking out one. RJ McNealy, Ben Browning, Corum, Blankenship and Johnson each had multiple hits. Woodford County pulled out a close win over King, when taking the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning to win, 3-2. The two teams went into the bottom of the sixth inning tied, until Guadagni was able to score on a pass ball with Noah Pictor at bat. King was unable to mount any offense in the top of the seventh, giving the win to the Yellow Jackets. Noah Branham started off for Woodford County on the mound, going four innings allowing one run on one hit and striking out three. Blankenship, Browning, Cavins, Guadagni, Corum and McNealy all had one hit in the game. A high scoring affair allowed the Yellow Jackets to pull off a fourth and final win against Northside Christian, 9-5. It didn’t take long for the Yellow Jackets to show how strong they were on offense going up 8-1 heading into the fourth inning. Both teams went scoreless in the fourth, but Northside Christian picked things up on offense, scoring three runs to bring the score up to 8-4. A grounder by Corum allowed Johnson to score making it 9-4. Northside Christian was able to score once more, but it wasn’t enough as the Yellow Jackets were able to cruise to a 9-5 victory.

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