TRIMBLE SOFTBALL

Trimble County’s Kaylee Payton (22) is caught off second base by Beth Haven shortstop Allie Streble during Saturday’s game in Bedford.

Trimble County broke open a close game with 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to knock off Beth Haven 16-3 in softball on Saturday, the Raiders’ 13th-straight win.

Trimble spent the first two innings scratching out runs against Beth Haven while shooting itself in the foot. Two errors allowed Beth Haven to score three runs in the third and the Raiders had two runners thrown out on the basepaths.

After scoring solo runs in the first and second innings, Trimble began to find its groove in the third with four runs to take a 6-3 lead. The Raiders then exploded in the fourth for 10 runs to blow open the game and closed out the win in the top of the fifth.

Jaelynn Holbrook went 2-for-3 with a double and five RBIs at the plate to lead Trimble’s 15-hit attack while six other players posted multi-hit games. Maddie Nixon was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, Lauren Haney was 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored, Hannah Chilton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, Shelby Wright was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Kaylee Payton was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run, and McKenna Ritchie was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Junior Emma Ginn, who came into the game second in the state in batting average at .702, was limited to just a double in two at-bats but she also scored four runs.

Ritchie (13-6) went all five innings in the circle for the win, allowing three unearned runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Trimble, now 18-6 on the season, has a busy week ahead as the Raiders close out the regular season, Trimble traveled to Williamstown on Monday and hosted Owen County on Tuesday. The Raiders then headed to Walton-Verona on Wednesday, to Owen County on Thursday and host Switzerland County on Saturday.

Trimble sweeps Eminence in double header

Trimble County scored a total of 21 runs while holding Eminence to four hits in a softball doubleheader sweep of Eminence, 10-0 and 11-0, at home on Wednesday.

The Raiders pounded out 13 hits — including home runs by Emma Ginn and McKenna Ritchie — and Ritchie tossed a two-hit shutout in the game one win.

Ritchie struck out six and walked one and hit her sixth home run of the season and a double at the plate.

Emma Ginn

Ginn blasted her eighth home run of the season and drove in three runs while Jaelynn Holbrook had two doubles and two RBIs, Hannah Chilton had two hits and two RBIs, Kaylee Payton had two hits and an RBI and Lauren Haney had two hits.

Chilton (4-0) picked up the win with a two-hit shutout in game two. Ritchie had a double and drove in two runs, Ginn had a hit and two RBIs, and Payton and Maddie Nixon each had a hit.

Ginn now ranks second in the state in batting average, 0.698; first in slugging percentage, 1.397; third in walks, fourth in runs batted in, fifth in runs scored, 18th in home runs, 22nd in hits, 24th in doubles and 44th in triples.