Webster County split its pair of games this past week as the Trojans defeated Fort Campbell 3-2 at home on Thursday night before suffering a 4-2 defeat to Hancock County in Lewisport on Monday night.
The Trojans had a game scheduled at Mount Vernon (Ind.) on Saturday morning, but that was cancelled due to rain.
The Trojans played at Oldham County on Tuesday afternoon, but the conclusion of that game was after press time. Webster will return home to face Hancock County and Calloway County on Thursday before travelling to Caldwell County on Tuesday night.
WEBSTER COUNTY 3, FORT CAMPBELL 2
Even on a night where Webster County had only four hits at the plate, the Trojans still found a way to get the victory.
Webster took full advantage of four Fort Campbell errors, Brendon Thompson came in and shut out the Falcons in the final two innings, and the Trojans were able to hang on for a 3-2 victory last Thursday night in Dixon.
The Trojans struck first in the bottom of the third as Landon Braden scored after Luke May reached on an errorâ€"Braden getting on base with two outs after being hit by a pitch.
Kris Buckman reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the fourth, and the senior came around to score later in the inning on an error by the Falcon third baseman.
Webster expanded its lead to 3-0 later in the frame as Taylor Chandler scored when the Falcons had a dropped third strike and had to throw to first to record the out.
Fort Campbell posted its first numbers on the scoreboard with an RBI single by Ryan Sawyer in the top of the fifth, and the freshmen scored on a passed ball later in the inning to whittle the Trojansâ€™ lead to 3-2.
Thompson then went on the mound for Webster Countyand shut the door, allowing no hits or walks while striking out five in two innings of work to record the save.
Dylan Sowders earned the win for Webster County, surrendering two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings on the hill.
Thompson, May, Landon Black, and Drake Zimmerman each had a hit in the win for the Trojans, who improved to 3-0 against Fort Campbell under coach Mark Spainhoward.
HANCOCK COUNTY 4, WEBSTER COUNTY 2
Webster County fell just short in its road game at Hancock County on Monday night as the Hornets broke a 2-2 deadlock with one run apiece in the fourth and fifth innings to notch a 4-2 victory over the Trojans on Monday night.
The Hornets took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on successive RBI singles by Hunter Severs and Austin Volocko before Webster answered with two runs in the top of the third. Brendon Thompson singled to score Landon Braden before Taylor Chandler came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Luke May.
Hancock County reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fourth as Kaleb Keown stole home before the Hornets tacked on another run in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Parker Newby.
The Trojans put two runners on base in the top of the sixth before going down in order in the seventh. Thompson, May, Sowders, and Braden each had a hit for Webster in the loss â€" May smacking a double.