By John Lachmann
Junior Ryan Ward retired the last five batters as Conner held off Brossart, 3-2 on Monday.
Ward allowed a runner to reach second with one out in the seventh inning, but he induced a fly out and a grounder to close out his first save of the season.
Junior right-hander Dillon Lockstead went 5 1/3 innings to earn his first win of the season for the Cougars.
Sophomore right fielder Drew Borman plated the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice in the top of the sixth. The Cougars trailed, 2-1 before senior shortstop Jared Williams drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the fifth.
CONNER 010-011-0—3 3 2
at BROSS. 011-000-0—2 5 0
WP: Lockstead (1-0). LP: Embs. SV: Ward (1). HITTING LEADERS: C—Ward 2-3, 2B. B—Hackworth 2-3; Embs 2B. RECORDS: Conner 15-8, Brossart 11-14.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 23, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – Junior right-hander Kyle Becker threw a five-inning perfect game for the Camels.
Becker fanned six in a row early in the game and finished with nine strikeouts.
Juniors shortstop Josh Reynolds and center fielder Blake Losey drove in three runs each for Campbell County.
Reynolds singled home one in the second and plated two with a base hit in the fourth. Losey belted an RBI double in the first and added run-scoring singles in the second and third frames.
CALVARY 000-00—0 0 6
at CAMP. 845-6X—23 20 0
WP: Becker (2-3, 9 K’s). LP: Lauders. HITTING LEADERS: CAM—G. Kremer 2-2; Ward 2-3, 2B; Becker 2-2; Cox 2-2; Hoskins 2-3, 2B; Reynolds 2-3, 3 RBI; Losey 3-3, 2B, 3 RBI. RECORDS: Campbell County 7-14, Calvary Christian 0-7.
LUDLOW 9, WALTON-VERONA 1 – Junior catcher Tyler Lyons drove in three runs in the Panthers’ win.
Lyons lifted a sacrifice fly in the first inning, grounded in a run in the fifth and plated another with a base hit in the seventh.
Sophomore shortstop Evan Slone added two RBI on a base hit in the first that gave Ludlow the early lead.
Panthers senior right-hander Jerad Howard went the distance, allowing six hits as he earned his second win of the season.
LUDLOW 200-110-5—9 3 0
at WALTON 000-000-1—1 6 3
WP: Howard (2-2). LP: McWhorter. HITTING LEADERS: L—Eads 2B; Lyons 3 RBI; Slone 2 RBI. WV—McWhorter 3-4. RECORDS: Ludlow 10-8, Walton-Verona 11-9.
LLOYD 9, VILLA MADONNA 0 – Juggernauts junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to extend his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 25 innings.
Molitor allowed four hits and walked one while fanning 12.
Senior shortstop Bren Warren and sophomores right fielder Jeremy Chisenhall and Kyle Davis drove in two runs each for Lloyd, all in the late innings to put the game away.
LLOYD 001-122-3—9 11 2
at VILLA 000-000-0—0 4 6
WP: Molitor (3-3, 12 K’s). LP: Kenkel. HITTING LEADERS: L—Warren 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Schaaf 3-4; Chisenhall 2-4, 2 RBI; Davis 2 RBI. VM—Schutzman 2-4. RECORDS: Lloyd 7-12, Villa Madonna 5-8.
HOLMES 14, NEWPORT 1 – The Bulldogs racked up 17 hits – all singles – en route to the win.
Senior left fielder Austin Gullett and sophomore second baseman Dimitri Dozier knocked in two runs each for Holmes.
Gullett singled home one in the second and fourth innings, and Dozier plated one each with base hits in the fifth and seventh frames.
HOLMES 112-131-6—14 17 2
at NEWPORT 000-000-1—1 2 2
WP: Daniel (2-4, 8 K’s). LP: Hisle. HITTING LEADERS: H—Gullett 4-4, 2 RBI; Dozier 3-4, 2 RBI; Herron 3-4; Bussell 2-4. RECORDS: Holmes 5-13, Newport 2-15.