Hoptown, Christian fall in 2nd Region quarters

Matt Hughes/The Journal-Enterprise

Hopkinsville pitcher Marley Hancock pitches during the Lady Tigers' loss to Webster County on Monday afternoon in the region tournament.

The 2nd Region softball tournament in Dixon is where three local teams began their quests for the regional championship.

Webster County 11, Hopkinsville 0 (five innings)

The Hopkinsville Lady Tigers were tasked to get hits against one of the best in the 2nd Region on Monday. Karlie Keeney was in the circle for the Lady Trojans as they defeated Hoptown, 11-0, in five innings.

Through two innings, the Lady Tigers held strong, holding Webster off the board. However, they couldn't do it in the third.

In the third frame, the Lady Trojans opened the game up, scoring five runs to get the lead.

That was enough for Keeney, who has had a 0.52 earned run average throughout the season. She allowed Hopkinsville to record just one hit in the game.

Webster ended the game early, scoring six runs in the fourth to get over the 10-run threshold to take the win the following inning.

The loss marks the end of the season for Hopkinsville. It finishes year two under Tara Toliver 12-24. The Lady Tigers lose just two players to graduation in Nadia Clayton and Sabrina Hodge.

Madisonville-North Hopkins 3, Trigg County 0

Trigg County got a solid outing from Hannah Colbert, but it wasn't enough in the 2nd Region tournament.

The Lady Wildcats mustered two hits as they fell to the Madisonville-North Hopkins Lady Maroons 3-0 on Monday.

Madisonville started the scoring in the bottom of the first thanks to an RBI single from

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MyKayla Spurlin.

One run was all that was needed for Lady Maroons' pitcher Courtney Patterson, as she pitched a two-hitter in the win. She struck out 10 batters in the process.

For extra insurance, Madisonville added two runs in the bottom of the fifth to put the game away.

The season is over for Trigg County, as it finished 17-16 on the year under Toree McMain.

McMain will be tasked with replacing six seniors next season.

Henderson County 10, Christian County 0 (five innings)

The Christian County Lady Colonels found themselves on the wrong side of a run-shortened game for the first time in a while.

Henderson County defeated County 10-0 in five innings in the opening round of the second region tournament on Monday afternoon.

CCHS has been on the right side of those outcomes on numerous occasions in the past year, but it hasn't been the loser of a game like that since the 2017 regional championship game when it lost 12-1 in six innings to Madisonville-North Hopkins.

Henderson powered its way over County thanks to three home runs and a no-hit performance from freshman Kelsie Hill.

The only baserunner Hill allowed in the game was a walk to Tyler Shemwell.

County's 2019 season comes to a close, as it finishes with a 28-9 record. It also marks the end of Johnny Blane's coaching tenure at Christian County.

Emmy Blane, Tyler Shemwell, Taylor Shemwell and Macy Lancaster have also played their final games for the Lady Colonels.

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