Baseball Warriors fall to Bardstown

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By Greg Woods

The Eminence Warriors baseball team traveled to Bardstown to take on the Tigers for the second time in eight days and fell 15-4.

The Warriors got off to a good start scoring three runs in the first inning. Austin Perry led off with a single and Austin Jones followed with a walk. Trevor Payton came through with a double to drive in the first run.

Cole Lawson hit an RBI single to make it 2-0, with no outs. The next batters failed to reach base before Travis Bell hit an RBI single to score the third run of the inning and giving the Warriors a 3-0 lead.

Bardstown got a run back in the bottom of the inning and the Warriors came to bat holding a 2-run lead in the top of the second.

Ryan Gay led off with a walk. He advanced to second on another base hit from Perry. Jones’ ground out to first advanced the runners to second and third and Gay scored when Payton flew out to right field.

The Tigers got their offense going in the second inning and scored 10 runs on five hits, two walks, two hit batters and an error.

The Warriors bats went silent from the third inning on and the Tigers added three runs in the third and one in the fourth to take the game on the 10-run rule.

Warriors coach LeRoy Dunn was pleased that the offense began to show some signs of coming around.

“The guys competed for most of the game,” he said. “For the first time all year we hit the ball and put the ball in play to put pressure on our opponent but our defense and pitching weren’t there. We jumped on them 4-1 but our pitching and defense couldn’t keep us in the game.”