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Little League round-up

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9-10 softball finishes second in district play

Marion County’s 9-10 softball all-stars finished their 2013 campaign as the 5th District runner-up.
South Hardin proved to be Marion County’s nemesis, handing the local all-stars both of their losses in the double-elimination tournament. Marion County’s second loss to South Hardin came June 27 in the district championship, 7-1.
In that game, Jenny Mattingly picked up Marion County’s only hit, while Maggie Overstreet scored the team’s only run.
South Hardin scored its seven runs as a result of five Marion County errors.
South Hardin’s first win over Marion County was 5-3 on June 24. That loss sent Marion County to the loser’s bracket, where they defeated Russell County, 15-3.
Against Russell County, catcher Amber Farris helped Marion County with two hits and four runs. She also  threw out her fifth base runner of the tournament.
Mckenzie Bagwell added two hits, three RBI and three runs in the win.
On the mound, Grace Farmer, Addi Murphy and Overstreet combined to strike out five batters and allowed just four hits.

Loser’s bracket final
Marion Co.   402 45 - 15
Russell Co.       002 10 - 3

District championship
S. Hardin      022 102 - 7
Marion Co.  001 000 – 1

11-12 baseball all-stars lose district opener
Marion County’s 11-12 baseball all-stars lost to Adair County, 4-1, Saturday in the first round of the 5th District Tournament at South Hardin Little League.
“We basically had one bad inning where we threw the ball around a little bit,” Marion County Coach David Wiser said.
Marion County managed one hit in the loss, a single by Bailey Gardner. Zachary Shewmaker scored Marion County’s only run in the game.
Adair County benefited from strike outs that got passed the catcher, allowing runners to reach base safely and eventually score, according to Coach Wiser.
Nevertheless, Coach Wiser saw some positives in the loss.
Adair County won the 11-year-old district title in 2012, defeating Marion County, 17-6, in the final. This year, Marion County lost by just three runs.
“We improved quite a bit,” Coach Wiser said.
With the loss, Marion County’s all-stars drops to the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament. They were scheduled to play again at 8 p.m. Monday. Due to early deadlines, the results of that game will appear in the July 10 edition.

First round
Adair Co.        000 121 - 4
Marion Co.   000 100 - 1

9-10 baseball wins one, loses one
The Marion County 9- and 10-year-old baseball all-stars got off to a good start in the 5th District Tournament at South Hardin Little League.
Marion County cruised past Campbellsville, 14-2, in the first round.
Marion County Coach Matt Thompson was pleased with how his team played.
“Every one of them was very discplined at the plate,” he said. “We had good at-bats. The pitchers pitched well.”
With the win, Marion County played Glasgow in the second round on Sunday.
Glasgow squeezed out a 10-9 win, and that sent Marion County to the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
Marion County was  scheduled to play Washing-ton County Monday night, with the winner playing again at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Due to early deadlines, the result of Monday’s game will appear in the July 10 edition.

11 year old boys lose to Campbellsville
The 11-year old boys all-star team lost, 6-2, in a game against Campbellsville on Sunday, June 30, in Elizabethtown.
Despite the tough competition, Mason Sullivan went 2 for 3 with two RBI. Marion County’s Ryan Lee Hayes, went 1 for 2 with a walk, while Dawson McCarty recorded a bunt single in the game.
The loss does not put them out of the tournament though. The team will face against Russell County at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Elizabethtown.