High School Baseball

Thunderstorm halts district baseball and softball

Tates Creek's Kenzi Groft pitched to an LCA hitter in the 43rd District softball tourney Monday. They played less than an inning when rain postponed the game, which will be resumed Tuesday.
Tates Creek's Kenzi Groft pitched to an LCA hitter in the 43rd District softball tourney Monday. They played less than an inning when rain postponed the game, which will be resumed Tuesday.

A thunderstorm that blew through Lexington on Monday night caused postponement of high school district baseball and softball games.

The opening game of the 42nd District baseball tournament was suspended in the middle of the sixth inning.

When play was halted at Sayre's Chase Comley Field, Sayre and Bryan Station were tied 5-5.

The game will be resumed Tuesday after the conclusion of the originally scheduled game between Henry Clay and Scott County, which will begin at 5 p.m. .

Both Sayre and Bryan Station scored three runs in the first inning and one in the second.

The 12th-ranked Defenders, designated as home team, took a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning when Chris LaPorte led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.

Sayre tied the game in the top of the sixth when Wyatt Ockerman singled, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Cabot Haggin's single through the left side.

Dunbar baseball in lead

The 43rd District baseball tournament opener between Paul Laurence Dunbar and Lexington Christian Academy was suspended in the bottom of the third inning at Lexington Catholic.

Umpires stopped play just after Dunbar's Tyler Zander hit a three-run homer to give his team a 6-3 lead.

The game will be completed Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Dunbar jumped ahead 2-0 in the second as Ryan Akins, Zander and Zack Herrin collected singles.

LCA got three runs in the third. Ethan McKiddy and Aaron Johnson each had an RBI hit, and a Dunbar error allowed another run.

Dunbar's bats rumbled in the third before lightning lit up the sky. Clint Baumgardner ripped a run-scoring double, and Zander blasted his three-run homer to left to put the Bulldogs back on top before the game was halted.

43rd softball stopped in 1st

The 43rd District softball game between Tates Creek (11-22) and Lexington Christian (1-20) was scoreless in the bottom of the first inning with a Commodores runner at first when it was halted. It will resume at Lexington Catholic on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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