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Berea first baseman Mackenzie Howell fields a throw from shortstop in the first of two games versus Nicholas County on Wednesday, May 1. (Photo by Mike Moore)

An eight-run first inning, coupled with a four-run second inning was more than enough offense for the Berea Lady Pirates as they hammered the Paris Lady Hounds, 17-4, Monday night. Berea (8-10) was paced offensively by Makenzie Howell’s three hits, three RBI performance. Taelor Alexander also recorded three hits, and Malyah Penn enjoyed a two-hit, two-RBI night. Julia Kilgore also chipped in with two RBIs. At the plate, Madison Howell pitched five innings, giving up four runs on two hits and striking out eight batters. On Wednesday, May 1, Berea was on the short end of a doubleheader against Nicholas County, falling 13-3 in the first game, and 12-6 in the second game. Hailey Woods went 1-for-3 with two RBIs, while Penn went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Lady Eagles edge Madison Central

A three-run first inning helped propel the Madison Southern Lady Eagles to a 4-3 win over the Madison Central Lady Indians Tuesday night. Southern (19-7) also scored a run in the fifth inning to stretch a 3-2 lead to 4-2. Central managed to close the gap to 4-3 in the top of the seventh before Southern ended the comeback bid. Tessa Juett went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Samantha Cornelison also went 1-for-2. Kennadi Story had an RBI on a 1-for-2 night at the plate. Kayla Pigg picked up the win, going seven innings and striking out seven. She also had a triple in the game.

Pirates suffer two losses

The Berea Pirates (9-13) came up short Monday evening, losing to Williamsburg, 5-2. Ben West and Dylan Hanney finished the contest with two hits each. Zane Brown pitched six innings, striking out 6 Yellow Jackets. On Friday, Berea endured a 10-0 road defeat at the hands of Estill County.

Eagles win thriller at GRC

It took an extra frame Monday night to decide the game between Madison Southern and George Rogers Clark. However, in the end, a two-run eighth inning helped propel the Eagles to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals. Broc Parmer led Southern with two RBIs, while Kaden Carr-White recorded a pair of hits. Hunter Buchanan pitched the entire game and finished with eight strikeouts. On Wednesday, May 1, the Eagles (12-10) fell short in a pitching duel, falling to Danville, 2-0. Offensively, Southern managed three hits to Danville’s four. In the top of the seventh, the Admirals pushed two runs across to secure the win. Titus Haskins led Southern with two hits. Britten Robinson pitched seven innings and recorded five strikeouts in the loss.

44th District Tournament set

The draw for the 44th District Tournament was held last week. Madison Southern and Berea will face off in the first round of the baseball tournament at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Madison Central/Model game at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20.

The softball draw was a carbon copy of the baseball draw, as Madison Southern will square off against Berea on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Madison Central/Model game on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

The games will take place at Madison Southern High School.

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