An early Paul Laurence Dunbar lead — 2-0 in the top of the first — was short lived as Lexington Catholic responded promptly with three runs and went on to defeat the Bulldogs, 10-4, at home on Wednesday.
The beauty of baseball is that redemption is always within reach. Tyler Guilfoil was reminded of that on Thursday night when Lafayette faced off against Lexington Catholic in the second game of a back-to-back series with the Knights.
Lexington Christian baseball coach Keith Galloway said he had never witnessed three grand slams in a single game at any level until the Eagles’ 12-11 loss to Daviess County as part of the Fort Walton (Fla.) Beach Bash on Sunday. Eagles sophomore Andrew Branstetter and freshman Evan Byers cleared the bases in the second and third innings, respectively, while Daviess County senior Jonathan Powell nailed one in the fifth.
Due to a scheduling conflict with the Lexington Legends, the 2017 KHSAA State Baseball semifinals and championship game will be played in the afternoon instead of in the evening at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Former Henry Clay star Walker Buehler will make his professional debut Tuesday for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie league squad in the Arizona League. Buehler, a first-round pick in 2015 out of Vanderbilt, had Tommy John surgery shortly after the draft.
Lance Loeffler, the baseball coach at Fort Campbell High School, was charged with methamphetamine for resale, unlawful drug paraphernalia and possession of firearms during the commission of a dangerous felony after an arrest made on June 9 in Clarksville, Tenn.
Greenup County brought the state’s No. 1 ranking into its first-round matchup with St. Xavier at the Rawlings/KHSAA State Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, but the Tigers brought a not-so-secret weapon.
On the strength of a six-run outburst in the fifth inning and stingy pitching all game, Paul Dunbar upset top-seeded Lafayette 9-1 in the 43rd District softball championship at Lexington Catholic on Wednesday.