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Lady Bearcats win Boyle Tournament; Bearcats smoking at Woodford

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By John Herndon

Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.

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The Lady Bearcats, who had not played since April 30 because of the recent rains, won for the 16th time in 17 games and are now 19-5 on the year. Boyle is 14-14.

Anderson leadoff hitter Christina Harvey created havoc in the championship game, reaching base four out of five times, stealing two bases and scoring three runs. Harvey reached on three infield hits and her blazing speed was directly responsible for one of Boyle's six errors. “She was outstanding,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass.

Pitcher Courtney Turpin scattered four hits and struck out 11 to get the win.

No. 11 Anderson also got strong pitching performances from eighth-grader Kelsey New and junior Lauren Brown, both of whom fired shutouts in the tourney. For a complete report and stats, see the May 13 Anderson News.

Bearcats rout Bell, North Oldham.

The Anderson baseball team could do little wrong in a 35-2 win over Bell County in the Yellowjacket Classic at Woodford County. In a game that was called after five innings. Anderson batters hit everything, according to assistant coach Chris Copenhaver. The score was so out of hand, even as Anderson cleared the bench, that the scoreboard operater lost track.

Bearcat Hunter Coffey drilled his first varsity home run in that won.

Bell fell to 14-7 on the year.

Anderson also routed Eighth Region foe North Oldham 9-2 in the Yellowjacket Classic.

Anderson, ranked 24th statewide, is now 18-9 on the year and has won seven of its last eight. North Oldham fell to 13-12.

“We played awfully well in both games,” Copenhaver said.

Full details will be available in the May 13 Anderson News.