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Jeremy Turpin homered in the bottom of the first inning, then Luke Hawkins went yard in the fourth powering Anderson County to a 7-1 win over Spencer County in the opening game of the 30th District baseball tournament Tuesday night.
While the game was played on Spencer's home field, Anderson was the home team due to its higher seeding.
"I knew it was gone as soon as it left my bat," a smiling Hawkins said of his first varsity home run.
Anderson, now 17-15, moves on to play Shelby County in the district championship game, Wednesday, May 21 at Spencer. Game time is 5:45 p.m.
Anderson also moves on to next week's Eighth Region tournament.
Check back for up-to-date district and regional tournament information.
For a complete look at the Bearcats' win over Spencer, see the May 28 edition of The Anderson News.