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Anderson County won two of three games in the Louisville Invitational Tournament played at Holy Cross High School. The Bearcats won a pair of games by the “mercy rule,” but a late breakdown against DeSales prevented the Bearcats from sweeping their three games.
DeSales 8, Anderson Co. 6
DeSales took advantage of three Anderson County errors and the generosity of Bearcat pitching to post an 8-6 win Friday night. Anderson pitching issued seven walks as the Colts scored all of their runs in the final three innings. Kyle DeLong, came on in relief and gave up three unearned runs in the seventh to take the loss.
Anderson Co. 11, Paintsville 1
DeLong quickly recovered, giving up just a leadoff double as the Bearcats recorded a mercy rule win over Paintsville, 11-1, in Friday's second game. DeLong set down the last 15 batters and struck out 10. Jordan Alves was perfect in four plate appearances as the Bearcats improved to 11-8.
Anderson Co. 10, Louisville Holy Cross 0
Hunter Coffey went 3-for-3 and had five rbi as Anderson routed the host school 10-0 on Thursday night.
Anderson will host Dunbar on Monday, April 27 at 6 p.m.
For a complete look at Bearcat baseball in the Louisville Invitational, see the April 29 edition of The Anderson News.