31st District tourneys postponed to Tuesday

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By Tommie Kendall

Sports editor

The Henry County baseball and softball teams were scheduled to open the 31st District tournaments Monday night, but were pushed back a day due to the heavy rain they swept through Gallatin County and left the fields a mess.

If the weather allowed, the teams opened district play Tuesday night instead, with the finals scheduled for Wednesday.

Henry’s baseball team (16-7, 2-2 district, 6-6 region) opened post-season action against Owen County (9-16, 2-4, 6-9), while the winner of that game will play either Gallatin (15-13, 5-2, 10-7) or Carroll County (13-14, 1-2, 4-5) for the title.

The Wildcats ended their regular season winning four of their final five games, including the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament for the first time since 2001. They lost to Simon Kenton, 6-7, in their final outing last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Henry’s softball team (15-13, 7-0, 11-4) opened post-season action against Gallatin (3-13, 1-5, 3-12), while the winner of that game will play either Owen (10-9, 4-2, 8-4) or Carroll (2-20, 1-6, 2-16) for the title.

The Ladycats have not allowed a single run against all three district opponents this season, outscoring the trio by a combined score of 87-0. They are coming off two straight district championships since making the switch from the 30th to the 31st District in the state’s new alignment in 2006.

Henry ended its season winning three of its final four games. The Ladycats final game was a 3-1 loss at Western Hills Saturday.

For more updates, game results and upcoming matchups as the postseason progresses, visit www.khsaa.org. Check the Local next week for game coverage.