Lady Cards pound Paris to reach 40th District finals

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Emily Schooler threw a shutout to lead the George Rogers Clark High School softball team to a 10-0 win over Paris Monday in the opening round of the 40th District Tournament

A single by Rheagan Steele in the fourth inning was a positive for Paris.

Schooler earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle. She surrendered just one hit over six innings, striking out 14 and walking none.

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Mannaiyah Jackson took the loss for Paris. She lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing ten hits and ten runs while striking out one.

Clark socked two home runs on the day. Lauren Carpenter had a four bagger in the fifth inning. Marly Rogers went yard in the third inning.

Clark collected 10  hits in the game. Paige Caudill, Rogers and Kendall Harrison each had multiple hits for the Lady Cardinals. Caudill went 3-for-4 at the plate.

Steele led Paris with one hit in two at bats.

Clark will take on the winner of the Montgomery County-Bourbon County contest in the finale set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bourbon County.


Cardinals shut out by Bourbon County

The season came to an end for the George Rogers Clark baseball team in the 40th District Tournament Saturday in Mount Sterling.

The Cardinals (13-13)  watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-0 loss to Bourbon County on Saturday.

Clark struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Bourbon County, giving up six runs.

One bright spot for the Cardinals was a double by Caden Easterling in the first inning.

Brycen Collins led the Bourbon County to victory on the hill. He scattered three hits over six and a third innings, while striking out 15 batters. Zach Workman threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Workman recorded the last two outs to earn the save for Bourbon County.

Aaron Abner took the loss for Clark. He surrendered four runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.

Easterling, Chase Scobee, and Ethan Neal all had one hit to lead the Cardinals’ offense.

Bourbon County had nine hits. Braxton Earlywine and Workman managed multiple hits for Bourbon County.

The Colonels finished runner-up in the district after a 9-6 loss to Montgomery County Monday.


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