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Friday, due to the game being postponed on Thursday, the boys 11-year-old All-Stars made the trip back to Jamestown to play Adair County in the loser's bracket game of the district tournament. The local team was not able to score enough runs to defeat Adair County, losing the game, 17-6, giving them their second loss in the double elimination tournament.
Marion County allowed Adair County to jump out to a big lead after just one inning of play. The locals found themselves in a 6-0 hole early on. The All-Stars weren't able to put a run across in the bottom of the first inning, but plated four runs in the second and two in the third inning to tie the game at six. However, in the top of the fourth inning, Adair County exploded for 11 runs to regain the commanding lead. Marion County needed two runs to keep the game going, but could not come up with anything in their half of the fourth inning. The game ended with a final score of 17-6.
The All-Stars collected 6 hits as a team, with Bailey Gardner and Ashton Lanham leading the way with two hits each. Bryce Spalding and Cameron Cox each added a single of their own.
Bryce Spalding was the starting pitcher for the local team and pitched into the fourth inning before reaching his pitch limit. Connor Cornish came in to relieve Spalding and pitched the remainder of the game.
Adair County 600 11xx - 17
Marion County 042 0xx - 6
Campbellsville 12, Marion County 5
Wednesday, the boys All-Star team traveled to Russell County to take on Campbellsville in the first game of the district tournament. The locals were only able to produce five runs, despite getting 14 hits in the game, losing the game to Campbellsville 12-5, putting the team in the loser's bracket.
Marion County's defense would allow Campbellsville to jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, giving up three hits and a walk. The locals would not be able to score in the bottom of the first inning, despite having the bases loaded. The All-Stars would hold Campbellsville in the second and third innings, and would score in each of these innings themselves. In the bottom of the second, Marion County cut the lead to 2-1, scoring one run off of three hits. In the bottom of the third inning, the All-Stars would score two runs using three hits and a walk to take a 3-2 lead.
The locals would allow Campbellsville to score three runs in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead back at 5-3. Marion County would battle back in the bottom of the fourth to score one run, now trailing 5-4. However, Marion County's defense would allow Campbellsville to have a big fifth inning, where they scored five runs to extend their lead to 10-4. The local All-Stars produced one run in the bottom of the fifth off of two hits to cut the lead to 10-5, but Campbellsville would score two more runs in the top of the sixth inning to push their lead to 12-5. This would be the final score as Marion County couldn't score in the final inning of the game.
As a team, the local All-Stars had 14 hits, with Ashton Lanham and Kyle Thomas leading the way with three hits each. Jacob Goodin added two hits, while Zachary Shewmaker, Austin Smith, Bryce Spalding, Bailey Gardner, Conner Cornish, and Cameron Cox each contributed one hit.
Cameron Cox and Bailey Gardner shared pitching duties for the 11-year-old All-Stars.
Campbellsville 200 352 - 12
Marion County 012 110 - 5