May 24, 2012 12:25 PM
No.1 Lexington Catholic rallied for a 3-1 victory over Dunbar to take the 43rd District championship Wednesday night. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead after Kyle Monthie singled and advanced around the bases off a wild pitch, a ground out and a balk. The Knights tied things up in the fourth off an error and took the lead for good in the fifth. Tom Banahan got the start for Lexington Catholic, giving up three hits in five innings of work. He struck out three. Colton Cleary took the mound in the sixth and closed things out.
With the score tied 3-3, Brent Stoneking blasted a two-out home run in the seventh inning to lift George Rogers Clark to a 5-3 win over Bourbon County in the 40th District championship game. Bourbon County ace and UK signee Chase Mullins struck out 12 batters, but struggled a bit with control, walking eight.
No. 8 Madison Central rolled to its sixth straight 44th District title with a 13-1 win over Model in five innings. Trey Gross pitched a three-hitter, striking out four batters and walking one. The senior also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Logan Hunt hit a three-run triple in the second inning for the Indians.
No. 15 Woodford County pulled out a 3-1 win over No. 16 Franklin County in a 41st District pitchers' duel. Yellow Jacket hurler Logan Parrett had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning, and Franklin County's Nick Cumpston threw a complete game three-hitter. The Flyers managed four hits late in the game, including a double by Zach Arnold that led to their only run. Brandon Varble drove in two runs for the Jackets.
Harrison County pounded Nicholas County 12-0 in five innings to take the 38th District crown.
Wayne County topped Southwestern 7-6 in the 48th.
South Laurel pulled off a 3-2 win over Corbin on the 51st District finale. Stephen Simpson blasted a two-out shot down the third base line in the seventh inning, driving in the winning run. Simpson also knocked in a run to put South Laurel up 2-1 in the third inning.
No. 13 Danville eked out a 2-1 victory over Lincoln County to capture the 45th District championship.
Anderson County won the 30th District with a 7-1 win over Shelby County.