Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 21, 2014

Trojanettes beat Caverna for tennis win; Monroe Co. girls lose

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — The Barren County Trojanettes picked up another tennis victory Friday when they rolled over Caverna by a score of 7-2. Barren County picked up five singles victories and two doubles victories to secure the win.

Caverna’s Logan Bush knocked off Danielle Nunn at the No. 1 singles position by a score of 8-6. However, the Trojanettes responded by winning the remaining matches to take a 5-1 lead heading into doubles. Brooke Simmons beat Danielle Carver 8-3 at the No. 2 position, while Madison Kerley knocked off Caverna’s Sarah Dill 8-0 at the No. 3 spot.

Brie Simmons, Mallie Wells and Rebecca Hurley followed suit for the Trojanettes. Brie Simmons beat Lauren Reed 8-6 at No. 4, with Wells beat Lyla Prince 6-1 at No. 5. Hurley had no trouble with Caverna’s Autumn Nunn, winning 6-0 at the No. 6 spot. Hope Deckard beat Caverna’s Kennedy Ballard 6-2 in a singles exhibition match.

Caverna picked up its second win of the match at the No. 1 doubles position. Bush and Carver beat Barren County’s Nunn and Brooke Simmons by a score of 8-6. Brie Simmons and Wells knocked off Caverna’s Reed and Nunn 6-2 at No. 2, and Kerley and Hurley produced a win at No. 3 when they beat Shanlyn Bybee and Allyia Maulden 6-2.

Trojans beat South Warren

The Barren County Trojans had to battle recently to pick up a 3-1 baseball victory over the powerhouse South Warren Spartans.

For seven innings, Barren County could manage only two hits, a double in the first inning by Andy Highbaugh and a single in the third inning by Barrett Billingsley. South Warren managed only three singles off freshman Andrew Baise.

In the top of the eighth, Billingsley led off with a single and Cole Payne walked. Highbaugh then tripled to right center to score Billingsley and Payne. After an out, Britt Crabtree lifted a fly ball to right field to score Highbaugh.

The Spartans responded with a single run in the bottom of the inning.

“We competed, got a really good pitched game from Andrew Baise, great job for seven innings,” said BCHS coach Johnny Vance said. “We had big hits from Barrett and Andy in the eighth, and Hunter Carroll came in and closed it out.”

Monroe County girls lose

The Monroe County Lady Falcons struggled in the field Thursday in their softball opener against Cumberland County and it cost them as they dropped a 17-1 decision.

“We got off to a good start, holding the Lady Panthers to just one run in the first inning,” said Monroe County coach Katresa Collins. “However, first game jitters combined with multiple fielding and throwing errors allowed the Lady Panthers to take a commanding lead. We could never recover, scoring just one run for the game.”

Caverna loses All ‘A’ opener

The Caverna High School Colonels couldn’t generate much offense recently when they battled Campbellsville in the first round of the Class “A” Regional Baseball Tournament. The Colonels struggled in the field, making a total of 10 team errors, and it proved costly as Caverna dropped an 18-2 decision to the Tigers.

Jordan Slagle was the losing pitcher for Caverna. He gave up four runs over two innings. Trevor Neely and Anthony Phillips came on in relief.

Trojanettes rout Logan Co.

The Barren County Trojanettes pounded the ball recently as they picked up an easy 13-1 softball victory over Logan County.

A nine-run explosion in the second inning carried Barren County Trojanettes to the win.

Brilee Houchens racked up three RBIs on two hits for Barren County. She singled in the second inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Logan County couldn’t get anything going so long as BCHS pitcher Makenzie Wells was on the hill. Logan County managed just one hit off of Wells.