Clark runner-up in 40th district

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, May 22, 2019

By Keith Taylor

Sun Senior Correspondent

The George Rogers Clark softball team had plenty of chances to cross the plate but failed to score in a 5-0 loss to Bourbon County Tuesday in the 40th District finals.

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“I thought we played well,” Clark coach Daniel Rogers said. “We had several opportunities to score a lot of runs but couldn’t get the hit we needed. We left nine runners on base, which was the difference in the game.”

Clark fell behind early as Bourbon County took the lead on a double in the first inning.

A single by Courtney Miles in the first inning was a positive for Clark.

Kaylyn Barnett pitched Bourbon County to victory. She went seven innings, allowing no runs on five hits and striking out nine.

Emily Schooler took the loss for Clark. She went five and a third innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out four.

“I thought our pitching was solid,” Rogers said. “Bourbon didn’t really hit the ball hard, but they put it where we couldn’t get to it.

“(Give) credit to Bourbon County. They are a very good ball club. They were the better team tonight.”

Paige Caudill, Miles, Christina Young, Schooler, and Marly Rogers all had one hit to lead the Cards.

Bourbon County tallied nine hits on the day.

Angie Snapp, Sydney Norman, Kaylyn Barnett, and Micah Hays all managed multiple hits for Bourbon County.

Clark and Bourbon split two games during the regular season by a 1-0 margin. The Lady Cardinals won 1-0 at Cardinal Heights and then suffered a 1-0 setback in a game played at Paris.

The Lady Cardinals (13-17) and Lady Colonels (25-5) advance to next week’s 10th Region Tournament at Campbell County.

Looking ahead

The Lady Cards will begin preparing for the regional tournament set for Monday. The draw will be Thursday at Harrison County High School.

“We will start preparing for the region (Wednesday) and look to improve on what we did (Tuesday night).”

Rogers has been impressed with his team’s progress since the start of the season.

“I’m very proud of how far this team has come since the start of the season., They are tough and they have been tested all season.”

Rogers said his team’s schedule has proved to be beneficial this season and has prepared his team for the task ahead.

“There is no question we have played the toughest schedule in our region, so they will be ready to go on Monday.”


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