Webster County had a busy week, getting in six baseball games in just seven days, with two others scheduled for just after press time on Tuesday evening. The Trojans picked up two wins to advance their record to 11-19 on the season, but committed a notable 23 errors through those six games.
On Tuesday night the Trojans headed to Owensboro to face Apollo High School. The Eagles took the lead in the first period, and held on to hand Webster County a 12-5 loss.
Landon Braden and Ben Blanford each had two hits in the game, with David Wingo, Taylor Chandler, Jackson Edens, Jace Thurby and Zach Meadors each picking up one hit.
Braden give up seven hits and one earned run through four innings to pick up the lose. Meadors gave up three hits and struck out three, while allowing three earned runs through two.
The Trojans committed a total of six errors in the contest.
On Thursday the Trojans welcomed University Heights to Dixon, where they took a tough 17-7 loss while committing five errors.
Wingo, Chandler and Edens each got two hits in the game, with Braden, Trace Hardison and Meadors each scoring a single hit.
Edens took the loss for the Trojans. He gave up five hits and five earned runs through two innings. Lawson Braden was on the mound for three innings, giving up four hits and four earned runs while striking out two. Wingo gave up one hit and one earned run in a single inning.
The Trojans grabbed an early lead on Friday against Murray High School, but couldn’t hold on in a game marred by six errors.
Webster County ended the second period with a 2-1 lead, then the Tigers offense came alive, scoring six runs to finish with a 7-2 lead.
Landon Braden and Edens each grabbed two hits, while Wingo, Chandler, Black, Thurby and Meadors had one hit each.
Jace Thurby gave up eight hits through seven innings, while striking out five and allowing just two earned runs.
Saturday proved to be a better day for the Trojans with them hosting McLean County in the morning, before welcoming Russellville to Dixon in the afternoon.
In the first game of the day, Webster County jumped out to a 1-0 in the first period, then added two more runs in the fifth. The Cougars’ only run came in their last at bat in the seventh inning for a final score of 3-1. The Trojans only committed one error in the game.
Chandler and Edens each had two hits in the contest, with Landon Braden and Ray Meredith recording one hit each.
Landon also picked up the win on the mound, giving up nine hits and striking out five, while allowing just one earned run in seven innings.
That afternoon the Webster County defeated Russellville in a 16-1 battle, in which they committed two errors.
Landon Black, Landon Braden and Thurby each had three hits in the game. Taylor and Thurby both had a pair of hits. Wingo, Meadors and Merideth were scored with one hit apiece.
Landon Black picked up the win. He gave up just two hits and no earned runs, while striking out six through four innings.
Crittenden County took the lead early on Monday, and didn’t let up in a game that ended with a lopsided 14-2 loss for the Trojans, who committed three errors in the game.
Chandler and Merideth grabbed two hits each, with Wingo and Thurby both recording one hit.
Pryce Pearcy was scored with the loss. Through 3.1 innings, he gave up five hits and eight earned runs. Tanner Robertson went for one inning, giving up five hits and two earned runs. Taylor chandler went for a partial inning, giving up one hit and two earned runs.
The Trojans were scheduled to play a double header against the Hopkins County Central Storm on Tuesday after press time. Their are scheduled to play in the sixth district tournament on Monday in Union County.
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