Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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April 11, 2014

Scotties pick up 2 wins in baseball

GLASGOW — Glasgow 2, Metcalfe 0

Dillon Hernandez went the distance on the mound Friday to get the win as Glasgow downed visiting Metcalfe County 2-0.

Hernandez got out of a couple of jams during the game at Richardson Field with the help of his defense.

In the top of the second inning, Metcalfe loaded the bases with two outs, but the threat ended with a fly out to Josh Boggs in right field. In the top of the third inning, Metcalfe pushed a runner to third base with one out, but consecutive ground outs ended the Hornets’ half of the inning. Metcalfe had a lead-off double in the top of the fourth inning, then single put runners at first and third. Two ground outs and a fly out again stopped the Hornets.

Meanwhile, Glasgow scored a run each in the second and fourth innings to secure the win.

In the second inning, James Kingery reached base with a lead-off single. He stole second and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Pitcock. Kingery then scored on a pass ball to give the Scotties a 1-0 lead through two innings.

Harley Hagans led off the bottom of the third with a single, but Metcalfe eventually got out of the inning with out giving up a run.

Kingery reached base in the bottom of the fourth on an error. He stole second, then moved to third on a ground out. He scored on a bunt single by Pitcock.

Those two runs were all the Scotties needed to improve to 11-4 on the season.

Glasgow 3, Greenwood 0

The Scotties only needed a run to win Thursday at Richardson Field, but got two on a homer by James Kingery.

Glass led off the bottom of the second inning with a single. Then Kingery came to the plate and slapped his first home run of the season to drive in two runs.

On the mound, Dalton Shoemake pitched through the first five innings to get the win, then Matt Shives entered for the save. He pitched the final two innings of the 3-0 victory for Glasgow.

The Scotties third run was also driven in by Kingery.

Logsdon led off with a single, then moved to second on a single by Green.

After a pitching change for Greenwood, Logsdon moved to third on a fly out by Glass. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Kingery.

Solid pitching and number of key defensive plays secured the win for the Scotties.

The Gators loaded the bases in the top of the first inning with one out. A 5-2-3 double play ended the threat when Hinkley fielded a hard-hit ground ball at third, threw to Morgan at home and Morgan fired to Kingery at first.

Greenwood loaded the bases again in the top of the third with one out.

Another double play ended the inning, this time, though, the runner was out at second and called for interfering with the throw to first. That led to a second out call.

In the top of the fifth inning, the Gators’ lead-off batter reached base on a single. Shoemake struck out the second batter, then a ground out moved the runner to second base.

Greenwood followed with a single to center field, but the runner was stalled at third when Green quickly scooped the ball and threw it to Kingery on the infield grass.

A ground out to first ended the threat.

In the Gators’ last at-bat of the game, they pushed runners to second and third. Logsdon made a diving stop and threw a batter out going to first for the second out of the inning, then made a routine stop and threw another batter out going to first to end the game.

Glasgow improved to 10-4 with that win.

The Scotties are scheduled to play Cumberland County at Clinton County at noon Saturday in the Region 4 All “A” Baseball Tournament.

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