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Raisor's one-hitter lifts Warriors over Bardstown

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Warriors fall to N. Oldham and Whitefield

By Greg Woods

Brenna Raisor was nearly perfect on the mound for the Warriors Friday night, giving up one hit against Bardstown.

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The junior walked none and struck out six as the Warriors cranked out 11 hits and six runs for the 6-0 win.

The Warriors failed to score in the first two innings but hit the ball hard several times. They finally broke through in the third inning.

Kelsie Craigmyle reached on a two-out error and Savannah Mertz doubled, bringomg her home.

The Warriors scored two more runs in the fifth, where Shelby Claxton led off with a single. After two outs, Craigmyle tripled, scoring Claxton. Mertz followed with a single to bring Craigmyle home.

In the sixth the Warriors added three more runs. Lyndsay Craigmyle reached on an error to start the inning and Raisor followed with a single. After a foul out, Claxton doubled, bringing home two runs. Claxton scored the game’s final run on a two-out single by Serena Doktor.

Coach Bill Covington was pleased with the performance of his team. “I was pleased with the way Brenna pitched, only allowing one hit all night,” he said. “The defense was very good behind her. We got timely hits in the right situations and even early on, we were hitting the ball well, but right at people.”

Covington was especially pleased with Claxton’s hitting. “Shelby returned to the lineup after missing a couple of games and had one of her best games,” he said. “Lyndsay Craigmyle had a great defensive game at second base. She made several plays.”

North Oldham 8, EHS 4

The Warriors traveled to Goshen Monday, April 22, and played the North Oldham Lady Mustangs even until the sixth inning when the Warriors gave up four runs, eventually falling 8-4.

North had a big first inning, scoring three runs on two hits, two hit batters and a walk.

The Warriors settled down and outscored the Lady Mustangs 2-1 over the next four innings to make it 4-2.

Eminence struck in the third for two runs when Marissa Puckett led with a walk. After a strikeout, Kelsie Craigmyle walked putting Eminence runners on first and second. Mertz and Morgan Smith followed with back-to-back RBI singles to pull the Warriors within one.

North came back with a run in the fourth on a solo home run to increase their lead to two.

The sixth inning was the undoing of the Warriors. The Lady Mustangs scored four runs on four hits and two Warrior errors.

In the top of the seventh the Warriors tried to rally. Puckett led off with another walk. After a strikeout, Kelsie Craigmyle hit a double to score Puckett. After a fly out by Mertz, Smith hit a double to pull the Warriors within four. But the Warriors came up short with a fly out to centerfield to end the game.

Covington was pleased with the team’s effort. “I’m very proud of the girls,” he said. “We played very hard and very well. We had three mental errors that cost us the game. Other than that we played very well.”

“Morgan Smith hit the ball very well. And Kelsie Craigmyle scored two runs and played her usual solid game behind the plate. Brenna Raisor pitched well. She had a couple of hit batters in the first and a bunt single hurt her but she settled down and pitched well after that.”

Whitefield Academy 9, EHS 3

The Warriors fell behind early and couldn’t get their bats going until it was too late, falling by six runs to the Lady Wildcats.

Whitefield scored in the first when their lead off hitter reached on an error and eventually scored on a single by their third hitter.

After a scoreless second inning, the Lady Wildcats added a run in the third courtesy of a one-out RBI double.

In the fifth they added two more runs on a hit, an error and a walk.

With the game at 4-0 the Warriors were still in it heading into the sixth but the Lady Wildcats added five runs to go up 9-0, on four hits and a Warrior error.

Eminence tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh but came up short. Puckett drew a two-out walk. Doktor followed with a single and both runners advanced on a throwing error. Kelsie Craigmyle followed with a hit, scoring Puckett, and Mertz singled scoring Craigmyle and Doktor. The rally ended with a ground out to the pitcher.

“We weren’t ready to play,” Covington said. “This game was out of character for us.

It was just a bad day. They hit a couple of balls in front of the plate that just died in the dirt and went for two infield hits. Normally they would have been ground balls to the pitcher. But we were not ready to play today and I take full responsibility for that.”