Anderson County scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and twice more in the bottom of the sixth to break open a close game and cruise past pesky Spencer County in the 30th District tournament semi-final.
Anderson advances to the district championship game and to the Eighth Region tournament with a 13-15 record.
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Collins scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning and that was all the Lady Titans would need to defeat Anderson County 4-0 in the semi-finals of the 30th District softball tournament at Shelby County Tuesday night.
“It was nerves,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass.
There was no other way to describe the way a team that had won five straight and seven of nine played against a team it had beaten twice in the regular season. But Collins turned a walk, a hit batter and an error into a first inning disaster for Anderson.
LEXINGTON – Ryan Ratliff was not going to leave anything to chance on Saturday.
The Anderson County senior turned in what might have been his best performance ever when he easily cleared 6-06 to outlast Paul Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson and win the Class 3A, Region 6 high jump at Bryan Station High School.
Nervous in his last chance at an elusive state championship?
“Not really,” Ratliff said. “At least not until 6-06.”
The Kentucky Boys’ High School All-Stars will be conducting a public scrimmage at Anderson County High School on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Kentucky team, led by Mr. Basketball and LSU signee Anthony Hickey of Christian County, will be scrimmaging the Kentucky Junior All-Stars in preparation for the annual summer series against Indiana.
It just does not seem possible that another year has come and gone.
No, the calendar has not changed, but when you head up the sports coverage of a newspaper in a town whose sports are a dominant theme, your year runs from Aug. 15 to about May 30. Your calendar is the school calendar.
Actually, some members of the Anderson County track team will be competing in the state meet Saturday in Louisville and the Anderson County baseball and softball teams were alive at press time, but both were expected to have tough matchups Tuesday night.
I am pretty sure most of you out there are like me and are tired of all the rain.
I know the folks with river properties are, whether it be here along the Kentucky, along our northern border with Ohio or in far west Kentucky’s Mississippi River shores. Let’s keep all these folks in our prayers as they continue to battle the forces of nature whether it is from water, tornadoes or anything else uprooting their lives.
The 30th District baseball semifinal between Anderson County and Spencer County has been postponed a second time. The game is now scheduled to resume on Wednesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. at Spencer County High School.
The Anderson County-Collins softball game set for Tuesday night is still on for a 7:30 start.
The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments were put on hold Monday night when strong thunderstorms moved through the area.