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How to follow the Kentucky high school baseball state tournament

Bowling Green's Trevor Dennis (23) slid into home past Madison Central's Ben Snapp (14) during the first round of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Bowling Green beat Madison Central 8-6.
Bowling Green's Trevor Dennis (23) slid into home past Madison Central's Ben Snapp (14) during the first round of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Bowling Green beat Madison Central 8-6. aslitz@herald-leader.com

The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament finishes up this weekend at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

The first two rounds were played last week with the semifinals (Friday) and championship (Saturday) scheduled for this week. Below you'll find box scores, broadcast links, rosters, stats, details about Kentucky.com's coverage plans and more.

Tournament program

Official program for the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (PDF)

Schedule

2018 state tournament bracket (updated by the KHSAA as games are completed)

Our coverage

Twitter handles: Josh Moore (@HLpreps)

Josh Moore will have coverage of the entire second weekend (semifinals and finals) of baseball. Below are links to coverage of the first round and quarterfinals by reporters Rick Childress and Josh Sullivan.

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Photo slideshows

Photographer Alex Slitz has compiled slideshows from select games during the state tournament.

St. Xavier defeats Boyle County 9-5 in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament

Paintsville defeats Christian County 3-1 in the first round of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Paintsville will face Highlands in the quarterfinals.

Boyle County defeats LaRue County 10-0 in the first round of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Boyle County will face St. Xavier in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

Bowling Green defeats Madison Central 8-6 in the first round of the 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament Friday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

First-round box scores

Game 1: Greenup County 10, Muhlenberg County 0 (6)

Game 2: Hazard 5, Corbin 1

Game 3: St. Xavier 13, Pleasure Ridge Park 7

Game 4: Boyle County 10, LaRue County 0 (5)

Game 5: Highlands 4, South Oldham 2

Game 6: Paintsville 3, Christian County 1

Game 7: McCracken County 14, Campbell County 3 (5)

Game 8: Bowling Green 8, Madison Central 6

Quarterfinals box scores

Game 9: Hazard 7, Greenup County 5

Game 10: St. Xavier 9, Boyle County 5

Game 11: Highlands 5, Paintsville 0

Game 12: McCracken County 16, Bowling Green 0 (5)

Live stats

(Provided by the KHSAA via StatBroadcast)

Game 13: Hazard vs. St. Xavier, 6 p.m. Friday (semifinal)

Game 14: Highlands vs. McCracken County, 8:30 p.m. Friday (semifinal)

Game 15: Championship, 7 p.m. Saturday

Video streaming

Video coverage of the tournament's final three games will be available through KHSAA.tv as part of the NFHS Network, which requires a subscription. Links to those streams are below.

The NFHS Network offers one subscription option — a monthly pass for $9.95 that will renew automatically until the subscription is canceled. A subscription also grants users access to games aired by the NFHS Network from other states. Click here to purchase an NFHS Network subscription.

Live video: Hazard vs. St. Xavier, 6 p.m. Friday

Live video: Highlands vs. McCracken County, 8:30 p.m. Friday

Live video: Championship, 7 p.m. Saturday

Pre-tournament rosters and stats

(Provided by the KHSAA)

1st Region: McCracken County (roster)[stats]

2nd Region: Christian County (roster)[stats]

3rd Region: Muhlenberg County (roster)[stats]

4th Region: Bowling Green (roster)[stats]

5th Region: LaRue County (roster)[stats]

6th Region: Pleasure Ridge Park (roster)[stats]

7th Region: St. Xavier (roster)[stats]

8th Region: South Oldham (roster)[stats]

9th Region: Highlands (roster)[stats]

10th Region: Campbell County (roster)[stats]

11th Region: Madison Central (roster)[stats]

12th Region: Boyle County (roster)[stats]

13th Region: Corbin (roster)[stats]

14th Region: Hazard (roster)[stats]

15th Region: Paintsville (roster)[stats]

16th Region: Greenup County (roster)[stats]

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