By John Lachmann
Grant County scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Simon Kenton, 7-3 in a District 32 semifinal at Grant County on Tuesday.
Sophomore catcher Brenna Nolte singled in two runs to give the Braves the lead for good. Later in the inning, sophomore third baseman Savannah Cobb knocked in two runs with a base hit to cap off the scoring.
Grant County will face Walton-Verona in the district final at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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WP: Barnes. LP: Glover. HITTING LEADERS: GC—Cobb 2 RBI; Nolte 2 RBI. SK—Perry 2B. RECORDS: Grant County 6-20, Simon Kenton 7-14.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 9, NEWPORT 2 – Freshman right-hander Haley Meyers struck out 12 to lead the Thoroughbreds in a District 36 semifinal at Highlands.
Junior catcher Kristen Schreiber grounded in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the third to give NewCath the lead for good, 3-2, and junior third baseman Loren Zimmerman added an RBI single to extend the lead to two.
NewCath will face the winner of the semifinal between Highlands and Dayton at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
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WP: Meyers (17-7, 12 K’s). LP: Hoeh (15-7). HITTING LEADERS: NCC—Ware 3-4, 2B; Zimmerman 2-4; Burkart 2-3; Meyers 2-3, 2B. NEW—Atkins 2-3. RECORDS: NewCath 18-9, Newport 15-7.
NOTRE DAME 9, HOLY CROSS 0 – Sophomore right-hander Abby Jones tossed a one-hitter in the Pandas’ District 35 final win at Notre Dame.
Jones also keyed Notre Dame’s five-run first inning with a two-run triple. Junior shortstop Haylee Smith added two of her three RBI that inning with a single that plated two.
Smith also belted a run-scoring base hit in the second inning.
Pandas freshman catcher Kennedy Baugh helped ice the game with a two-run double in the fourth inning.
Notre Dame has played eight games against district opponents this season and has outscored them, 115-0.
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WP: Jones (11-7, 9 K’s). LP: Clements (6-11). HITTING LEADERS: ND—Smith 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Jones 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Finke 2-3, 3B; Baugh 2B, 2 RBI; Rose 2B. RECORDS: Notre Dame 26-5, Holy Cross 13-19.
BOONE COUNTY 9, COOPER 1 – Senior right-hander Dallis Knotts scattered four hits and struck out 13 in the Rebels’ win in a District 33 semifinal at Boone County on Tuesday.
Eighth-grade first baseman Olivia Jackson doubled home two in Boone County’s seven-run first inning.
Senior left fielder Madison Graham also plated two runs for the Rebels.
Boone County will face Wednesday’s Ryle-Conner winner in the district title game at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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WP: Knotts (16-4, 13 K’s). LP: Van Dusen. HITTING LEADERS: BC—Knotts 2-4; Palmer 3-4; Jackson 2B, 2 RBI; Graham 2 RBI; Foster 2-3, 2B. C—Koors 2-3, 2B. RECORDS: Boone County 20-6, Cooper 6-14.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 11, SCOTT 1 – Sophomore center fielder Sara Terhaar knocked in three runs as the Camels won a District 37 semifinal at Scott.
Terhaar doubled in two with two outs in the bottom of the first, and she added a run-scoring single in the third, also with two out.
Campbell County junior second baseman Jessica Verst and senior right-hander Rachael Carroll also finished with two RBI. Verst belted an RBI single in the third inning and tripled in a run to induce the mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth.
Carroll doubled in a run in the third and sixth innings.
The Camels will face Brossart at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The game was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. but was moved up in an attempt to beat the predicted storms.
The Mustangs beat Silver Grove, 10-0 on Tuesday.
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WP: Carroll (8-8). LP: Shoemake. HITTING LEADERS: CC—Carroll 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Verst 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI; Terhaar 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI. S—Brown 2-3; Covey 2-3. RECORDS: Campbell County 11-12, Scott 11-12.
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