Clark reaches region semis

Published 9:54 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019

By Keith Taylor

Sun Senior Correspondent

The George Rogers Clark High School softball advanced to the semifinals of the 10th Region Tournament following a 10-3 win over Mason County Monday at Campbell County High school.

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Clark opened by scoring four runs in the first inning and broke the game open with five more runs in the sixth inning to set up a regional semifinal date against Pendleton County Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Alexandria.

Clark coach Daniel Rogers said his team will be ready for the first pitch.

“My team is resilient and well tested,” he said. “We will be ready to play Pendleton tomorrow. Pendleton is a very good team and well coached. They’ve won over 20 games. We will have to play our “A” game every inning to get the win.”

Clark collected nine hits in the contest and took advantage of 12 errors by the Lady Royals. Courtney Miles singled home Clark’s first run. Emily Schooler also drove in a run in the first frame. Kendall Harrison had the big hit in the sixth inning for Clark.

“I thought overall we played well,” Rogers said. “We were able to jump out on them early and I believe that was the difference in the game. We ran the bases very well, hit the ball hard, and did everything we needed to do to get the win. “

Schooler and Miles combined on a one-hitter for the Lady Cardinals. Schooler pitched the first four and one-third innings and struck out 10 Mason County batters. Miles completed the contest in the pitcher’s circle for Clark.

“Emily Schooler pitched a pretty good game,” Rogers said. “In the fifth inning, she had some trouble hitting her spots so we brought Courtney Miles in to close out the game,” he said.

Miles and Schooler had multiple hits for Clark, with Miles recording three hits to pace the Clark offense.


10th Region Tournament at Campbell County

Tuesday’s games

5 p.m.

Clark vs. Pendleton


7 p.m.

Bourbon County

vs. Campbell  County

Wednesday’s game


6 p.m.

Clark-Pendleton winner

vs. Bourbon-Campbell