The Berea Pirates baseball team picked up a 4-3 win over Jackson County last Thursday and dropping a 17-5 decision versus Model and a 17-7 result against McCreary County.
The Pirates (1-3) were led at the plate by Zane Brown who went a combined 3-for-9 on the week, with 5 RBIs and a home run. Ben West went 1-3 against Model with an RBI, while Dylan Hanney went 1-for-1 with an RBI against McCreary Central. Chandler Beaver and Will Brennan each picked up a pair of hits against Jackson County, while Brown pitched seven innings to record the victory against the Generals.
Lady Eagles improve to 5-1
The Madison Southern Lady Eagles continued their hot start to the season by going 4-1 last week. Southern began the week by knocking off Franklin County, 5-3 last Wednesday. It followed that win up with a 10-2 trouncing of North Laurel on Thursday. The Lady Eagles suffered their first defeat of the year when they dropped a 3-1 decision against DuPont Manual in the first game of the Lafayette Invitational. The squad rebounded by crushing West Jessamine, 20-0 in three innings in the second game of the tournament, and followed that victory up with an 11-3 win over Pike County Central.
“We played well this past weekend against some good teams,” Coach Abbey Stepp said. “We hit the ball very well (but) we had a few defensive errors that cost us the game against Manual. Overall, I was very proud of their performance.”
Caylen Conrad and Kennadi Story powered the Lady Eagles’ win over Franklin County. Conrad went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs. Story went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Against North Laurel, Tessa Juett went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. Payton Griffith also went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kayla Pigg’s RBI against DuPont accounted for Southern’s lone run in the loss.
The trio of Juett, Samantha Cornelison, and Courtney Kitchen combined to go 5-for-8 with seven RBIs in the win over Pike County Central. Juett also added a home run.
Monday’s game with Madison Central was called off because of rain, and a rescheduled date hasn’t been set as of press time.
Eagles tennis enjoys success
The Madison Southern Tennis enjoyed moderate success on the court last week with the boys’ team picking up a 4-1 win over LaFayette and losing, 4-1 at Lexington Christian Academy. The girls’ team also lost to LCA, 4-1, and dropped a 5-0 decision to LaFayette. The boys’ team dropped a 3-2 decision at Scott County, while the girls’ team went 1-4 against the Lady Cardinals.
Against LCA, the boys’ doubles team of Chase Hechemy and Cam Hechemy won their match, 6-0 and 6-4. Girls’ No. 3 seed Ally Bowling also won her match against LCA, 8-6.
Against Lafayette, No. 1 doubles team of Chase Hechemy and Andrew Mayo, who took a 7-5 and 6-4 win, paced the boys’ team. The No. 2 doubles team of Zack Oakes and Austin Shepherd won their match in a tiebreak, 8-8 and 11-9, while No. 1 singles seed Chase Hechemy won his match 6-1 and 6-0. Oakes won a two and a half hour matching, splitting sets and winning the tiebreak, 2-6, 6-4, and 11-9.
Against Scott County, the girls’ No. 2 doubles team of Jayden Barrett and Rachel Wilson won their match, 2-4, 4-1 and 13-11 in the tiebreaker.
The doubles tandem of Chase Hechemy and Cam Hechemy, won 4-0 and 4-1, while No. 3 singles player Jared Henderson won 4-3 and 4-1, against the Cardinals.