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Carroll Co. drops two as losing skid reaches five
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:00 AM
Carroll County baseball's losing streak extended to five games as the Panthers dropped a pair of decisions on Tuesday at Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown.
In the first game of the day, Carroll fell 10-2 to John Hardin. The Bulldogs scored a quick four runs in the bottom of the first before the two teams played scoreless baseball the next three innings.
The Panthers scored a run in the top of the fifth to trail just 4-1 but three runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings staked John-Hardin to a 10-1 advantage. Carroll scored one more time in the top of the seventh before the Bulldogs closed the door on the convincing win.
Carroll scattered around seven hits in the game. Jacob Wise was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Justin Ray, Austin Dunn, Zakk Hicks, Seth Hicks and Keifer McIntyre had one hit each. Ray and Seth Hicks contributed an RBI each.
Senior John Michael Adams received the loss on the mound for the Panthers. Adams threw five innings, giving up seven runs including five earned on nine hits while walking two and striking out four.
Carroll County fell again in game two, losing 10-4 to Bullitt Central.
The two teams scored a run each in the second inning and remained deadlocked at 1-1 until Carroll scored in the bottom of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead.
But the fifth inning proved pivotal as Bullitt Central exploded for seven runs to blow the game open at 8-2 before adding another two runs in the seventh. Carroll made an attempt at a longshot comeback in the bottom of the seventh but scored just two runs before bowing out by the six-run margin.
Carroll continued to hit the ball in game two, smacking nine hits over seven innings. Austin Dunn was 3-for-4 while Seth Hicks and Alex Burns each had two hits. Burns also had two RBIs and a run scored. Taylor Hill provided the other Panther hit.
Freshman Seth Hicks was tagged with the pitching loss. Hicks pitched four innings and gave up an unearned run on no hits while striking out five and walking three.
Carroll County (4-5) will be back in Bardstown today.
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