The Webster County baseball team did not have the best of spring breaks as the Trojans dropped every single game that they played to fall to 4-9 on the season.
The Trojans lost at Oldham County and Frederick Douglas (Lexington) before coming home to fall to Calloway County and Hancock County on Thursday afternoon.
Webster County had a game at Caldwell County on Tuesday night, but the conclusion of that game was after press time. The Trojans will host University Heights on Friday night and Owensboro Catholic on Saturday night before travelling to Dawson Springs on Monday night.
OLDHAM COUNTY 9, WEBSTER COUNTY 1
Oldham County took control of the game against Webster County in the second inning as the Colonels posted five runs in the frame on the way to a 9-1 victory last Tuesday.
Brendon Thompson accounted for Webster County's only run with a solo shot over the right-field fence -- the first home run of his career. The Trojan senior also added a single, and Hayden Nunn and Landon Braden each had a one-bagger as well as Webster was held to just four hits.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS 12, WEBSTER COUNTY 5
Webster County seized an early 2-0 lead against Frederick Douglass, but the Trojans were unable to keep the host team's bats in check the rest of the way in a 12-5 loss last Wednesday in Lexington.
The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first as Dylan Sowders smacked an RBI double before coming around to score via a steal of home plate. Frederick Douglass then came back with five runs in the bottom of the first -- the Broncos scoring four of these runs with two outs.
Webster cut into the deficit in the top of the third on an RBI single by Gabe Salazar, but the Broncos answered the bell with two runs in the bottom half of the frame as Webster County was unable to get closer than three runs the rest of the way.
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The Broncos pounded out 11 hits in the win but also took advantage of the Trojans' four errors and five walks issued as five of the Broncos' 12 runs were unearned.
Landon Braden had two of Webster County's five hits in the loss while Sowders, Salazar and Kris Buckman each had one hit.
CALLOWAY COUNTY 6, WEBSTER COUNTY 4
Webster County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Thursday's game against Calloway County, but the Trojans were unable to hold off the Lakers' comeback in a 6-4 loss.
The Trojans quickly got the ball rolling in the bottom of the first on a 2-RBI single by Luke May before an RBI double by Hayden Nunn in the bottom of the second pushed Webster County's lead to 3-0 after two.
The Lakers then loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the third, and Calloway County proceeded to tie the game despite the Trojans turning a double play -- their ninth of the season after having just eight all of last year.
Webster County reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fourth as Brendon Thompson brought home Kris Buckman with a sacrifice bunt. The Lakers then tied it up on an error in the top of the fifth before taking the lead for good on a sacrifice fly by Colby White.
The Trojans put five runners on base in the final three innings but were unable to bring any of them home.
May led Webster in the loss with a pair of singles to bring across two runs while Nunn and Thompson each had a hit and brought across a run. Landon Braden, Gabe Salazar, Landon Black, Dylan Sowders and Kris Buckman each had a single, and Drake Zimmerman drew three walks for the Trojans.
HANCOCK COUNTY 8, WEBSTER COUNTY 5
A change of scenery did not help Webster County against Hancock County last Thursday.
After suffering a 4-2 defeat to the Hornets in Lewisport last Monday, the Trojans were unable to get revenge in a 8-5 loss at home in Dixon.
Hancock County raced out to a 6-0 lead before Webster County posted two runs on a pair of Hornet errors in the bottom of the third. Both teams had nine hits, but Webster County was unable to fully take advantage of Hancock's miscues as the Hornets committed six errors for the game.
Hayden Nunn led Webster in the loss by driving in two runs on two hits -- one of them being a two-out home run in the bottom of the sixth. Landon Braden notched a pair of singles to drive in one run while Taylor Chandler had two singles and a double. Kris Buckman also smacked a two-bagger, and Luke May added a single for the Trojans.